Last Day In Long Beach

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

Today wraps up our two-week stay at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve, and Tuesday we’ll be returning to the Seaside Thousand Trails. We booked a three-week stay there, but I’m not sure how long we’ll actually stay. If the weather keeps being wet and nasty like it was this past weekend, we may start […]

Life Had Other Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162015
 

Yesterday was a cold, dreary day here on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, and I had hoped to spend it writing while Terry was weaving. But life had other plans for us. Monday evening Terry washed the dinner dishes with no problem, but at bedtime we could not get more than a trickle of water from […]

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 […]

Revs And Rods

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122015
 

Between uncooperative weather, catching up on chores around the motorhome, and being busy with writing projects, it been so long since we’ve been flying that I was going through withdrawals. We tried Thursday afternoon, but when we got down to the beach about 4 o’clock, the wind was blowing so hard that it wouldn’t have […]

Handicapped Parking

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092015
 

We left the Seaside Thousand Trails at 10 yesterday morning, with Terry at the wheel of the motorhome. We had a short run of about 35 miles to the Long Beach, Washington Thousand Trails preserve, but since that involved driving over the long, high Astoria-Megler Bridge, I was delegated to the role of navigator and […]

Rules? What Rules?

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

What part of “Burn Ban In Effect” don’t people understand? Some folks in overflow here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve had a barbecue or something going yesterday and there was a big patch of burned grass about 10×10 feet next to their rig Monday. Yesterday afternoon they had the barbecue going again, along […]

Cold, Wet, And Nasty

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092015
 

That about describes yesterday here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve. We woke up to gray skies that never cleared up all day long, and while it didn’t rain hard, there was a heavy mist most of the day. It reminded me of the old saying that was popular when I lived here many […]

Oct 142013
 

I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, Terry proofread it, and I uploaded it to our printer’s web server late last night. Now it’s time to play. Somebody please ring the bell for recess! While Terry was proofing the new issue, our neighbor Albert Casaus came by to renew his subscription and […]

Pins And Needles

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132013
 

We’ve been on pins and needles for two days now, worried about Terry’s 83 year old father. He and her mother spend their summers in their RV in northern Arizona and winters at their home in Mesa. Pete is a bladder cancer survivor and started having severe pain a few days ago. The hospital in […]

Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 3:43 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012013
 

I was out of bed and ready to greet the world by a little after 7 yesterday morning, for the second day in a row. I had the low tire on the Explorer aired up, took the trash down to the dumpster, dumped our black tank, stepped in dog poop, and pissed the neighbor off, […]