Aug 222017
 

When I asked blog readers to share some of their RV tips, you folks responded with some great ideas. Some were things I’ve heard of before but had forgotten about, and others were new to me. Hopefully you will find some of them useful. Larry Merritt said before he ever backs into an RV site […]

Saved Some Money

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212017
 

Anybody who knows me, or who has ever read this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long knows that I am about the most un-handy man in the world. Seriously, if you ever see me with a tool in my hand, take it away quickly and scold me before I get into trouble. Because left […]

Two Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, has been through two proofreaders now, with one more to go. So it won’t be long now, folks! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited. Since we have been pretty much confined to the house while I was working on the new book, we decided to take […]

Getting Closer

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192017
 

Last night Terry finished the editing and first proofing of my new Big Lake book and I made the corrections. Then I sent it off to my other two proofreaders. It should be live sometime early next week. The book came in at just a little under 77,000 words. In looking at my notes, I […]

Watermen’s Museum

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a visit to Yorktown, Virginia we discovered the charming little Watermen’s Museum, located on the bank of the York River, almost in the shadow of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. We love small town museums, and this one was a […]

12, 17, And 27

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172017
 

It’s been a writing marathon for the last few days for me. I got 8,000 words done Tuesday, and another 8,000 yesterday, and finished my newest book, Big Lake Tragedy. Today I will give it a final read-through and make any corrections that I see, then I will print it out so Miss Terry can […]

A Dozen More RV Tips

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162017
 

You asked for them and you’ve got them! Here are twelve more RV tips learned in nearly two decades of fulltime RV travel or suggested by our readers. In my last blog about RV tips, I mentioned how important it was to know the actual height of your rig. Not just what the specs in […]

Q&A Time

 Posted by at 11:29 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Q. I am wondering if you have ever written any articles about starting your own blog – and/or website hosting services? If not, […]

Indy, Mel, And Me

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132017
 

As I wrote a while back, years ago I had an old cheap metal detector that was really good at finding pulltabs and bottle caps, but that was about it. Since we’ve moved here I keep seeing people on the beach with metal detectors and reading some local online forums about the rings and jewelry […]

Make It Your Own

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122017
 

I heard from someone yesterday who had some questions about the Winnebago motorhome we have for sale. She said she had looked at all of the photos we have posted of it, including the upgrades we have done, and her concern was that those upgrades may have lowered the value of the motorhome. She said […]