If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052016
 

Note: I have shared these tips in the Gypsy Journal and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, and thought my blog readers might find them useful as well. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a […]

Nov 272016
 

When we first started spending our winters in Florida, even before we bought our house, people kept telling us about how bad this region was for hurricanes and asking us if we weren’t afraid of getting caught in one. No, not at all. In our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we dealt with tornadoes, wildfires, […]

I Miss My Wife

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092016
 

Miss Terry and I had such a wonderful marriage for so long that some people even said we were codependent. If you saw one of us, you can bet the other was close at hand. Living in a motorhome for over 17 years, any time I looked up she was right there. I really miss […]

I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182016
 

The title of this blog is also the title of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song, which he wrote after his first visit to Key West, Florida. If you have never listened to it before, check it out at this YouTube link. Miss Terry and I can relate to that song today. As most of you […]

Sep 262016
 

Miss Terry and I have been busy since we got to Florida and on the go every day. So we declared yesterday to be a stay-at-home day for us. One of those days where we don’t set foot outside of the RV and just enjoy being alone together. We need those every once in a […]

Selfish Can Be Good

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252016
 

Words are funny things. They can make us smile and even laugh out loud, or they can bring us to tears. Words can build us up or they can tear us down. But why? Every word in the English language is made up of some combination of just the 26 letters in the alphabet. And […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

Aug 092016
 

I have a friend who is much younger than me, the father of two children, who went through a bad patch in his marriage a while back. It looked like things were over between him and his wife and he moved out for a while, at her request. Fortunately, they seem to be working things […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172016
 

I don’t have a lot of family left in the world, and I’m not that close to most of them because I have lived in different parts of the country while I pursued my newspaper career, and then traveling for the last 17 years in our motorhome publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper. But yesterday […]