Jan 062017
 

Do you remember all of those problems I talked about in yesterday’s blog? I wrote about how my computer kept wanting to do updates, and then when I made the PDF of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, the file size was too big, then I had problems getting it uploaded to our Web […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032017
 

I wish I had something exciting to tell you about in today’s blog – a road trip, a fishing excursion in our boat, dipping shrimp from our dock, or that I won the lottery. But alas, I would be lying. The last couple days have been pretty much the same thing. I have been getting […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

Aug 152016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. For generations, Indians told stories about a mysterious hole in South Dakota’s sacred Black Hills that blows wind. They believed that this was where humans first emerged from the underworld where they lived before the creation of the world. Tipi rings […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072016
 

There’s a lot happening in the area this weekend, from a craft fair in Nappanee to an RV show at the RV Museum here in Elkhart, to a gun show in Shipshewana. We didn’t go to any of them. In fact, the only time I went outside yesterday was to dump our holding tanks. But […]

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 […]

Jul 112016
 

Note: This story appeared in the January-February 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Ever since it was formed by glaciers eons ago, the St. Marys River system has played an important role in the history and development of the region we now know as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The river, which forms part of the international border separating […]

Where Will It End?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092016
 

If you have been reading this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long, you probably know I have a reputation for saying what’s on my mind, and I’ve been known to step on toes now and then. You may also know that I have said for a long time that the biggest problem with […]

Jul 042016
 

Happy birthday to my country, the greatest nation the world has ever known. We’ve had a lot of problems along the way, and sometimes some of us have strayed from the path, but we all seem to get together when we need to and get the job done. I know there’s a lot of turmoil […]

TireTraker Upgrade

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012016
 

One of the nice perks of publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and this RV blog is that we get to test a lot of neat RV accessories and gadgets when something new or updated hits the market. Over the years we’ve been able to evaluate everything from cordless vacuum cleaners to inverters, GPS units, waterless […]