Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052013
 

Today is my buddy Greg White’s  65th birthday, which makes him really, really old! But that’s okay buddy, I’m not that far behind you. Just two charming old farts, right? Although his pretty wife Jan and Miss Terry might disagree with that statement since when the two of us get together, we seem to regress […]

Not Exactly A Volcano

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132013
 

As always seems to happen the night before we start out on a trip, Terry and I didn’t sleep well, getting about four hours at best. We’d have loved to roll over and gone back to sleep when morning came, but we had to get a move on. We got the water and electric connections […]

Sep 072012
 

Yesterday was another busy day here at the Gypsy Journal rally, the last full day of seminars and activities. As usual, Miss Terry was up by 5 AM so she could get down to the Junior Fair Building to make sure that morning coffee and donuts went off without a hitch. Lazy me, I finally […]

My Eyes Hurt

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062012
 

Before I get into yesterday’s activities, Terry and I want to thank everybody for your positive blog comments and wonderfully supportive e-mails after our announcement yesterday that this would be our last Gypsy Journal Rally, at least for the foreseeable future. Your overwhelming expressions of love and support have reinforced to us that this was […]

No Flood So Far

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032012
 

We got lucky and most of the rain that was predicted for the weekend bypassed Celina, and we’re sure grateful for that. We’ve parked RVs on a soggy fairgrounds before and it’s no fun. We only had 31 RVs come in yesterday, since most of the Early Birds arrived on Friday, with a few more […]

I Started A Hurricane?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302012
 

What would a Gypsy Journal rally be without rain, wind, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at us? I should just put all of that stuff on the schedule, because they seem to be staples of our events. A couple of years ago, Yuma, Arizona got more rain on our Early Bird parking […]

Busy As Bees

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292012
 

We have been busy little bees here at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio as we get ready for our Gypsy Journal Rally. But we are getting a lot accomplished and things are moving right along. I reported a couple days ago that there had been a change in fairgrounds management and we were […]

Midwest Back Roads

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262012
 

Since we only had about 165 miles to go yesterday, we took our time getting up and getting into gear. After checking our e-mail and responding to the most pressing, Miss Terry stowed things away inside the motorhome while I unhooked our campground utilities, and we were ready to leave a little after 10 AM. […]

Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252012
 

Where does the time go? It seems like we just got to Elkhart a few days ago, and it’s already time to leave! Of course, we have really been here about three weeks, we have just been so busy that the days have flown by. We were on the go all day yesterday, dropping a […]

New Tools

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242012
 

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, whether you are a mechanic, a carpenter, or a plumber, you need the best tools you can get your hands on to do your job. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I am not allowed to touch any kind of tool you can buy at […]