Road Trip To Texas

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292017
 

Most people who know me well will tell you that I have a few decent qualities including a good sense of humor, a bit of intelligence, and I’ve even been accused of generosity a time or two. However, if they were honest, they would also tell you that patience is not one of my virtues. […]

Q&A Time

 Posted by at 11:29 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Q. I am wondering if you have ever written any articles about starting your own blog – and/or website hosting services? If not, […]

A Good Day On the Road

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032016
 

Thunderstorms were predicted for Baldwin County, Alabama yesterday afternoon, and we wanted to be on the road and well ahead of them before they arrived. So we left the Escapees Rainbow Plantation co-op a few minutes after 9 AM, headed for Florida. And it was a good day on the road. We had just under […]

Cowboy Country

 Posted by at 2:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272013
 

Twelve days in the Denver area were about eleven days and twenty hours more than I needed. It sure was good to get the wheels rolling yesterday. We left the Westminster Elks lodge campground about 9:30 a.m., got on Interstate 25 and headed north, waving goodbye to the Denver skyline. Cruising down the highway with […]

428 Long Miles

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162013
 

Thanks to everybody who made blog comments, sent e-mails, and posted on Facebook about Terry’s dad. His Valley Fever tests came back negative, and he is having a needle biopsy on the nodule in his lung early Tuesday morning. We plan to be there for that. He’s strong and has been in overall good health, […]

A Short Drive Pays Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152012
 

We really wanted to be away from where we were Wednesday night, so yesterday morning we were up bright and early and on the road before 9 AM. We had an appointment for Monday morning at Spartan Chassis in Charlotte, Michigan and I knew there were a couple of fairgrounds and an Elks lodge with […]

I Love Two Lane Roads

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012012
 

I love traveling America’s two lane roads whenever we can, and except for one short stretch when U.S. Highway 60 joined the Interstate near Amarillo, all of this trip so far has been on those slower paced roads. This is where you see the real America, where your route takes you right through the little […]

In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022012
 

We were up about 7:30 yesterday morning, which is much earlier than normal for us but we wanted to get on the road before the predicted winds kicked into high gear. We’ve been caught in a Arizona sandstorm once in our motorhome, and it’s an experience we are not in any hurry to re-live. I […]

West Texas Travels

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 062012
 

It was raining when we woke up yesterday morning and I was really tempted to just roll over and go back to sleep. But we have a lot of miles to cover, so there was no time to waste. Fortunately, by the time we were dressed, checked our e-mail, and were ready to start facing […]

$5 Gallon Gas

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032012
 

In the last week I’ve had three different people tell me that $5 a gallon gas is coming this summer, which will put an end to the RV lifestyle as we know it. One gentleman told me he can’t decide if he should sell his RV now while there’s still a chance to get something […]