May 252017
 

It seemed like every day for the last week or two the weatherman has been predicting rain for our area. And though there has been some rain come down around us, all we have had here is a brief shower or two that lasted for a couple of minutes. But that all changed yesterday. A […]

May 072017
 

Note: This story is from the November-December, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. The wild Dakota Territory left a mark on the young Theodore Roosevelt, who would become the 26th President of the United States, and there is no doubt that the man left his own mark on the land. Roosevelt, a lifelong outdoorsman, came […]

Jan 182017
 

For the last couple of days I have been involved in an email exchange with a couple who are brand-new fulltimers trying to adjust to life on the road. They are currently dry camping in the desert a couple of miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona and are freaking out about being in such a different […]

Jan 052017
 

Yesterday was one of those days when I should have stayed in bed. It seemed like from the time I sat down at my desk to make the final corrections to the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, things started going wrong, and they never stopped all day long. It started out with the batteries in […]

Ninemile Remount Depot

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the September-October, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. At first glance the Ninemile Remount Depot, with its white fences and Cape Cod style buildings, might lead you to believe you have been transported to a Kentucky horse farm, but one look upward at the mountains looming in the distance […]

Sep 282016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Is there a kid anywhere who doesn’t know The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, or the Lorax? They all sprang from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author, poet, and cartoonist known and […]

A Short, Easy Move

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142016
 

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]

Frustration City

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052016
 

Yesterday was a busy day, much of it spent in Frustration City. You know that place, right? It’s where all of the bureaucrats and idiots of the world work. And I talked to a bunch of them! I get my medical care through the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System, and my primary care provider is […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

I Blame Beverly

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142016
 

My cousin Beverly is probably my oldest friend in the world. We were born six months apart, and from the time we were in diapers we were close. She is more a sister to me than a cousin, and a friend more than anything. Over the years, as teenagers and later as single parents, we […]