A Bit Of The Grape

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182015
 

It’s probably been forty years since I drank any alcohol, which is a good thing. I mean, imagine all of this with no inhibitions! The world is probably a better place because I prefer Pepsi, even if my waistline isn’t. But Miss Terry does enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, and a couple of years […]

Loving Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222015
 

I’m real close to wrapping up my next book and Miss Terry is almost finished her latest weaving project. So yesterday we put them both on the back burner and went kite flying instead. Hey, when you have wind, why waste it, right? The Long Beach Peninsula has a beautiful 28-mile long beach that is […]

Kite Stakes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192015
 

Before I came into her life and carried her away, kicking and screaming, to spend our days wandering America’s highways and byways, Terry lived in a cozy little cabin in Arizona’s White Mountains that was filled with antiques. She had everything from curved glass-fronted Hoosier cabinets to an impressive collection of oil lamps. But these […]

Sep 152015
 

One of the things new or wannabe fulltime RVers sometimes worry about is making friends on the road. Then when they get out here, they’re surprised at how many friends they have! And unlike the so-called “friends” they had in their former life, who were sometimes friends of convenience because they worked together or bowled […]

A Busy Saturday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132015
 

No matter what part of the country we are in, we would have to work very hard to be bored because there are never enough hours in a day to cram in everything we want to do. Yesterday was a typically busy day for us. We started out with a visit to Purley Shell Fiber […]

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 […]

Aug 222013
 

The only thing more fun than going to the kite festival here in Long Beach is to go with longtime friends. So that’s what we did! And what fun it was! Yesterday our pals Tom and Barbara Westerfield drove up from the campground where they are staying at in Barview, Oregon to see us. They […]

Aug 172013
 

On our last visit to this area we discovered a great place called Jack’s Country Store in Ocean Park, twelve miles up the Long Beach Peninsula, that really impressed us. So yesterday we went back for another visit. Jack’s is like the old time general stores we have seen in the Amish communities of Indiana, […]

Aug 152013
 

We have really poor internet here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails. Sometimes we can get on for a few minutes and speeds are reasonable and the next minute you can’t do anything. When I was trying to upload yesterday’s blog, a little after midnight local time, I got knocked offline over and over and […]

A Play Day

 Posted by at 3:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132013
 

After I talked to our printer back in Allegan, Michigan yesterday and confirmed that they had received the files for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and things looked good, Terry and I decided we deserved a play day. We left the campground about noon and drove a few miles north to the tiny […]