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 […]

Aug 272011
 

I had a conversation last night with my good friend Brenda Speidel, who has spent the summer in Missouri, caring for her mother during a health crisis. While Brenda is emotionally and physically wrung out, she is also grateful that their mobile lifestyle as fulltime RVers has given her and hubby Ron the freedom to […]

A Dreary Driving Day

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242011
 

We pulled out of Dennis and Carol Hill’s lot in Livingston a little after 9 a.m. yesterday, and drove about 45 miles to Huntsville, then got on interstate 45 and headed north. It was a cold, dreary day, with a heavy cloud cover, and it looked like it could rain or snow at any minute. […]

Will I Ever Be Warm?

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212011
 

Will I ever be warm? I’m really beginning to wonder. We froze our butts off in Florida, and now we’re in Livingston, Texas freezing some more! It was 28 degrees last night, it’s supposed to make it all the way up to the mid-50s today, and down into the 20s again tonight! This sucks! Yesterday […]

Never Enough Time

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042011
 

I swear, it seems like we never have enough time to get everything done that we want to. I need about 12 more hours in every day! We only have about three weeks left here in Florida before we have to start heading west to get set up for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in […]

Feb 012010
 

After reading the Thought For The Day in yesterday’s blog (When you go into court, your fate is in the hands of twelve people who aren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty), two different wannabe fulltimers e-mailed me to ask how fulltimers handle civic obligations such as voting and jury duty. Do they […]

Why Do I Try?

 Posted by at 1:05 pm  Nick's Blog
Dec 222009
 

I don’t know why I even try to give our readers an idea of our travel plans, because the minute I do, everything changes. I reported in yesterday’s blog that we would send the CD with the new issue to our printer, and hopefully head west by way of Livingston, Texas and across the central […]

Dec 212009
 

I wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late in the afternoon yesterday, Miss Terry got it proofed, and today we’ll send it over to our printer for final tweaking and printing. If all goes according to plan and if the angels are smiling on us, we’ll get it back and mailed by […]

Oct 082009
 

We met a very nice couple at the Escapees Rainbow’s End campground in Livingston, Texas during our first year on the road and really hit it off with them. They were about our age, had retired early, and were ready to see America. They lasted about a year on the road, because they found the […]

Aug 142009
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, longtime reader Gene Teggatz suggested that maybe I need to consider having a sign made that says “Visitors Welcome Today” and a second sign that says “Visitors Not Welcome Today,” or perhaps a more diplomatic one saying “Please let me get some work done today.” Really, we don’t mind visitors dropping […]