Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262017
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Even More Q&A

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222017
 

Except for putting the front page photo in place and then printing it out to be proofed, which I will do this morning, the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is pretty much done. And since that’s about all I’ve been doing lately and I don’t have anything else to write about today, I thought […]

Such A Deal!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182017
 

I got an email from a blog reader yesterday who said he and his wife are brand-new fulltimers and looking for their first workamping opportunity. He wanted to run a job offer by me to see what I thought of it, because while the campground manager was telling him what a great deal it was, […]

Feb 172017
 

Note: This story is from the July-August, 2013 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Besides Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower II, Pilgrim Hall Museum, and plenty of other attractions, Plymouth, Massachusetts is also home to the largest free standing granite monument in the world. But you have to make an effort to find it. The National Monument […]

It Takes Work

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162017
 

After I posted my Valentine’s Day blog about my parents, longtime reader Bettie Kincaid said it reminded her of another blog I did on our anniversary last year, titled Our Love Story, and said maybe romance ran in the Russell family. She added that she and her husband fulltimed for two years but decided to […]

More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112017
 

Last month I shared ten questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers that I have received Q. Do you and Terry plan to do any traveling this year, and if so, where will you go? A. Yes, we will definitely be traveling, though we don’t have any set schedule at this point. We will […]

Losing A Landmark

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102017
 

Thank you to everybody who sent messages or emails expressing concern about Terry falling off of her bicycle, which I wrote about in Wednesday’s blog. She is still a little stiff and has some bruises, but otherwise she is fine and looking forward to taking it for a ride as soon as she loosens up […]

Feb 032017
 

My longtime friend Jim Lewis has been staying with us for a while now, waiting to close on a home he bought a block or so away. The closing happened on Wednesday, and yesterday we went into Port Orange and Daytona Beach looking for some furniture he needed. Our first stop was at some kind […]

Not Just By E-mail

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish Terry’s mother happy birthday. I’m not sure my mother-in-law always knows how to take me, but she has let her daughter hang out with me for the last 19 years so I guess I must be doing something right. Happy birthday, Bess! We love you. […]

Shiny Wheels

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212017
 

There was a 4×8 foot piece of white plastic trellis leaning against the outside of our garage when we bought this place, and we wanted to use it to enclose the propane tank we had installed for Terry’s new Samsung gas range. Yesterday I brought it out onto the big concrete apron in front of […]