Sep 132018
 

On a winding back road in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we discovered the tranquil remains of Laurel Hill, once a thriving plantation and the birthplace of one of the greatest heroes of the Confederacy, J.E.B. Stuart. William and Elizabeth Letcher, the great-grandparents of J.E.B. Stuart, settled here in 1778, during […]

Aug 012018
 

As history buffs, we have visited all kinds of historical sites in our travels, from Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields to historic homes, old forts, and all kinds of history museums in every corner of the country. We have walked the Freedom Trail in Boston and visited Paul Revere’s house. We stood on the […]

Fort Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302018
 

We love exploring America’s back roads because you never know what hidden gem, lost in history, you’re going to find. At the intersection of State Routes 3 and 14 near Gloucester, Virginia, I spotted this cannon and the sign for Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Really? A fort named Nonsense? How could we not stop? During […]

Almost Overlooked

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222014
 

I’m always surprised at how many neat places get overlooked because they are in the shadow of more well-known attractions and visitors never hear about them. So today I thought I’d share some interesting stops you shouldn’t miss on your way to the big attraction down the road. Gettysburg – We have paid many visits […]

Vampire Begone!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202014
 

With the new issue of the paper finished and at our printer’s in Michigan, we have a few days to goof off before it gets delivered to us here in Pennsylvania. So yesterday, that’s what we did. A while back Miss Terry had read about a place in nearby Gettysburg called Hacienda Shiloh in Karen […]

That’s 92!

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192014
 

Last night I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I will upload it to our printer’s web server this morning. This is issue 92, and that’s a lot of travel stories! And there’s still so much that we want to see and do, and tell you about. Overheard yesterday morning at the […]

Boom, Bang, and Kapow!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052014
 

For the last few days it sounded like we were living in a war zone as people were popping off fireworks all over the place at every hour of the day and night. There is a nice neighborhood across from Elkhart Campground that backs up to Simonton Lake and I think every man, woman and […]

May 312014
 

We love exploring new places and seeing new sights but it seems that every time we visit someplace new, somebody tells us we missed something there that we really should have seen. Miss Terry tells them that we do that on purpose so we’ll have an excuse to go back. There are some places we’ve […]

Love That Jello

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 042012
 

Fulltime RVers always say that our plans are written in Jello. That’s because we know life happens and you have to be flexible and take what comes as it comes. We love that Jello feeling, because it sure has helped us this week. We originally thought we would only be here at Redlands Truck & […]

Magic Carpet Ride

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112011
 

My father was a voracious reader and a great storyteller, and from as far back as I can remember, he would tell us stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn rafting down the Mighty Mississippi, John Henry beating the steam drill and dying with his hammer in his hand, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and magic […]