A Cooling Trend

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192016

It’s been in the mid-80s here in central Florida for the last couple of weeks, which the weatherman has been calling unseasonably warm. But a cold front is supposed to be coming in this weekend and they are predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-to-upper 70s by the first of the week. That will be […]

Close, But No Cigar

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052016

As I’ve said here previously, we are looking for a place to buy to use as a winter nesting spot, and maybe a fulltime home if and when we ever have to hang up the keys due to health issues or something like that. We have certain criteria that we will not compromise on, and […]

Dec 032015

We lived in Arizona many years before we started fulltiming, and though a lot of people love it, especially in the wintertime, we’d much rather be in Florida. I’ll take beaches and mosquitoes over desert and scorpions any day of the week. Some people like the low humidity here in the desert, but with that […]

Gypsy Journal FAQs

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252015

Five years ago I wrote a blog on frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Gypsy Journal. We get some questions over and over about how we produce the paper, and why we do things the way we do. So I thought I’d update it and give it another shot. Here are some of our most […]


 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032015

I got an e-mail yesterday that brought a tear to my eye, though it’s a story we have heard over and over. The woman who wrote it said that she and her husband planned to start fulltiming three years ago when they both turned 62, but somebody convinced them that they really needed to continue […]

A Soggy Day

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262014

It started raining hard in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and never stopped for more than a few minutes all day long. Many areas in central Florida were under flood watches, there were a few tornado warnings, and many areas got as much as seven inches of rain! Yes, SEVEN inches! That’s a […]

Nov 202014

It was so cold here on Florida’s west coast yesterday that I saw a teenager with his pants pulled all the way up! I think our high was only about 62, and yes, I know that compared to the rest of the country, that’s a heat wave. But I’m not in the rest of the […]

Good News, Bad News

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192014

Well, the good news is that I felt a lot better yesterday. So good that I managed to spend several hours working on my new Big Lake book. By the time I knocked off last night I’d written about 1,500 words. The bad news is that Terry is coughing and has a sore throat and […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

Too Windy To Play

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 022014

The weatherman was predicting colder temperatures and high winds yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The wind started blowing hard in the wee hours of the morning and it never stopped all day long. Sustained winds were between 20 – 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 40, and I don’t think it got over […]