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 […]

I Broke Florida

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232014
 

I have a not undeserved reputation for bringing bad weather with me wherever I go. Did you ever see that old movie The Rainmaker? Burt Lancaster was conning drought-stricken farmers, promising to make it rain, a promise he could not deliver on. I don’t charge a penny, but I’m starting to think maybe I could […]

Pitt Bulls Prohibited

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052014
 

There is an ongoing thread in the Living The RV Dream Facebook group about RV parks that do not allow pitt bulls, Rottweilers, and other dog breeds that are considered aggressive. I wasn’t surprised that the thread got a lot of comments and raised a lot of emotions, but it also revealed just how short-sighted […]

We Had To Go Back

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022014
 

I want to start today’s blog by wishing my mother-in-law Bess a happy birthday. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you on your special day, Bess, but we’ll see you soon. In the meantime, we’re sending you lots of love and virtual hugs. Sometimes when we are working we just seem to lose all […]

Jan 272014
 

Congratulations to Jim Hamm, this week’s winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Birdsongs, by Jason Deas. We had 164 entries this time around, and stay tuned, because a new contest starts Wednesday! They say time speeds up as you get older and if that’s true I must be around a thousand years old […]

I Broke Yuma (Again)

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252014
 

I have a reputation for bringing bad weather with me wherever I go, and I’ve done it again. I broke Yuma. And this isn’t the first time I’ve done it. A couple of years ago we were holding one of our Gypsy Journal rallies at the fairgrounds here, and the city got more than its […]

Jan 092014
 

Since we only had a few miles to go, we were in no hurry yesterday morning. We checked e-mail, read our usual blogs, and puttered around for a while, then I went outside to dump our holding tanks and unplug our campground utilities. We hooked the Explorer to our Blue Ox tow bar and left […]

Never Forget

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112013
 

I don’t think any of us need reminding that today is the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. It was a defining day in our history and I think all of us can remember where we were and what we were doing when we realized what was happening. It’s important that […]

7 Directions At Once

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052012
 

It feels like Terry and I have been going in seven directions at once, greeting and visiting with rally attendees and doing everything else that is involved in running an RV rally. Yesterday Terry was up at 5 AM and out the door an hour later to get the coffee made and get her donut […]

Sep 012011
 

After driving 460 miles Tuesday, from Elkhart to Muskegon, Michigan, on to Traverse City to visit my cousin in the hospital there, and then back to Muskegon, we had just enough energy left to grab a bite to eat and watch a little TV, before crashing in Rocky and Berni Frees’ spare bedroom. Yesterday morning, […]