Tea Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032017
 

Note: This story is from the September-October, 2013 issue of the Gypsy Journal. You don’t have to be British to appreciate tea. Just ask the folks at Celestial Seasonings in Boulder, Colorado! Started by hippies gathering herbs in the Rocky Mountain foothills in 1969, with a vision of making the world a better place by […]

May 102017
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that Terry and I started fulltiming in our mid-40s, a couple of people who are in that age range now wrote to ask me how we could afford to do that. They wanted to know if we sold a business or got rich in the stock market or something […]

Out Of Retirement

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 052017
 

Anybody who’s been reading the Gypsy Journal or this blog for very long knows that for over eight years we fulltimed in a 1976 MCI bus that we converted ourselves. And many of you know that Miss Terry is the handylady in our family. While I installed the plumbing and electrical systems in the bus, […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302017
 

I finished laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late yesterday and printed it out for Terry to proof. She’ll do that this morning, then I’ll make any final corrections, upload it to our web server, and then send it out to our subscribers. So sometime this evening you should be getting the link. […]

Mary Washington

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. We all know a lot about George Washington, the Father of Our Country, but how much do you know about his mother, Mary Washington? Would she be called the Grandmother of Our Country? Born November 30, 1708, in Lancaster County, Virginia, Mary […]

A Daytona Day

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I can get it sent out to our subscribers on time. But I had to put that aside yesterday for a Daytona day. I had a follow-up appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and […]

Log House

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252017
 

Note: This story appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a rustic log cabin perched on the shore of a clear, cold mountain lake at one time or another? It sounds almost as much fun as living in an RV, doesn’t it? While touring St. Augustine, […]

I Hope That’s Over

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242017
 

When I logged onto my computer yesterday morning I was greeted by three messages from readers who also read my buddy Greg White’s daily blog, Our RV Adventures, wanting to know if Greg was okay because they could not access his blog. Two of them just said there was no blog, while the third said […]

It’s Not Hay Fever

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232017
 

A lot of people in Florida are walking around with red, burning eyes, and I think the stock in the company that makes Kleenex has gone up dramatically. But it’s not hay fever or some other seasonal allergy, it’s because of smoke. There are currently more than 100 wildfires burning in the state, one just […]