Aug 292015
 

If you’re anywhere near the Oregon coast, put in your awnings, batten down the hatches, and hang on. A big storm is coming in and the weatherman says we can expect lots of rain, and 25 – 35 mile per hour winds with gusts to 45 today. It’s definitely not a day to be outside, […]

Aug 272015
 

When it comes to kite flying, the wind is your friend, unless you’re in a flat out hurricane. There are different models of kites that will fly in almost 0 wind conditions, and others that perform great in winds over 30 miles per hour. But that’s not the case when you’re an RVer. When you’re […]

All Washed Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212015
 

After months of nursing it along, last summer the Splendide washer/dryer combo that came with our motorhome when it was built in 2002 gave up the ghost and we went to RV Parts Nation in Elkhart, Indiana and replaced it with the newest model Splendide2100XC. The new one has more bells and whistles than the […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202015
 

Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda. Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime […]

Banditos

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212015
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that he was tired of hearing about kite flying and seeing pictures of kites, that this is an RV blog and that’s all he wants to read about. Sorry, but it’s my blog about our life as fulltime RVers and we don’t spend every minute of every day […]

I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042015
 

Happy Independence Day everybody, and happy birthday America! I want to thank all of the veterans and active duty military who made this day possible. I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. We’re spending it staying close to the campground and off the highway as much as possible. We’ve been on the go […]

Apr 132015
 

We haven’t stepped outside the motorhome for the last two days but we’ve sure been busy! I’ve been studying the calendar and making reservations for our summer travels. We usually don’t like to be tied up to a schedule if we can avoid it, but since we plan to be on the Oregon and Washington […]

New Toys

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012015
 

A couple of months ago Terry ordered a book online from a nice lady named Tracy Kaestner who owns a place called Lone Star Loom Room in Houston, and Tracy invited her to stop in when we were in the area. But after dealing with Houston traffic on our way here from Livingston, Terry said […]

The Happy Hooker

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252015
 

It rained much of Friday night but by yesterday the storm had moved out and we awoke to blue sky. It was chilly, with the high in the low 50s, but otherwise a nice day. A good day for flying. About noon we went to Travis and Geli’s house, because now that I have my […]

And The Rain Came

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232015
 

It’s been cool but clear here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and as I said in yesterday’s blog, there hasn’t been enough breeze for kite flying. But late yesterday afternoon it started raining, and by last night it was coming down hard. And the weatherman is even saying there is a chance of snow flurries. I highly […]