Jan 142017
 

I got an email yesterday from a couple who are currently stuck in Wisconsin dealing with a family medical issue that may keep them there most of the winter. They said that while their RV is supposed to be an “all seasons” rig, they are finding it is far from adequate in the situation they […]

Shivering And Shaking

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 092017
 

People who have not spent much time here during the winter may think that Florida is warm year-round, but that’s not necessarily so! We had a cold front come through this weekend, dropping temperatures down into the low 50s during the daytime into the 30s at night, with a lot of wind accompanying it. Of […]

Use That Generator!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112016
 

Like most motorhome owners, we have a generator in our rig to supply electric power when we are not plugged into a campground’s power outlet. And like many new RVers who own generators, when we started fulltiming we abused our first motorhome’s gasoline powered Onan auxiliary power plant for a long time. Not by using […]

If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052016
 

Note: I have shared these tips in the Gypsy Journal and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, and thought my blog readers might find them useful as well. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a […]

A Beachy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282016
 

We’ve been spending too much time at home and both had a touch of cabin fever, so Saturday evening I told Miss Terry that we needed to get up early the next day and go for a ride or do something. And then, wouldn’t you know it, I had a bad night and woke up […]

I’m So Stuffed!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262016
 

I’ll tell you right now, the turkey wasn’t the only thing to get stuffed at our house for Thanksgiving! We had a quiet day at home, just the two of us, which is just the way we like it. Miss Terry had bought a turkey breast and cooked it, along with all the goodies, and […]

The End Of An Era

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152016
 

Yesterday we moved the Winnebago to the storage area here at our little manufactured home community, and Terry and I both found ourselves getting misty eyed. Even though we’ve been living in our house for almost three weeks now, I think storing the motorhome finally made it hit home to us that after over 17 […]

Nov 132016
 

I can’t find my underwear. No, I didn’t get drunk and crazy at the office Christmas party and do something stupid, mainly because I don’t drink, it’s not Christmas yet, and I’m the only person in my office. But somehow in the move from the motorhome to the house I managed to lose all but […]

One Bite At A Time

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122016
 

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s the only way to get the job done. Just like you write a book one word at a time, or move into a house one box at a time. You just start at it and you keep on going until the job is […]