Oct 122015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Last Day In Ohio

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032014
 

Yesterday was our last full day in Ohio, and what a full day it was! We crammed a lot into just a few hours. Terry and I got up early and went back to the Caesar Creek Flea Market again. This time we only browsed the outdoor vendors, since they had all kinds of interesting […]

A Buckeye Boy

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012014
 

Yesterday I needed a break from writing, and with only a couple of days left on our stay here at the Wilmington Thousand Trails preserve, we decided it was a good day to play tourist again. We left the campground about 10:30 and traveled south on U.S. Highway 68 to Georgetown, Ohio, a friendly little […]

Jul 312014
 

When you’re rolling down the highway headed to your next RV adventure, did you ever wonder for a moment about the interesting places you may be passing by that you will never know existed? We love getting off the interstates to find those hidden gems on the back roads and in the small towns of […]

Move To Wilmington

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222014
 

Yesterday we had a short, easy move to the Wilmington (Ohio) Thousand Trails preserve. It was only 78 miles from our site at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails to our site at the new campground, and even with a couple of narrow construction zones going around the top side of the Cincinnati metro area, it […]

Signs Of The Times

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112014
 

Yesterday was a working day for us. We had to drive into Ohio and play tourist. Yeah, I know, it sucks to be us. We left the campground about 11 a.m. and our first stop was supposed to be the National Underground Railroad Center, down near the riverfront in Cincinnati, but we got caught in […]

Feb 282014
 

Occasionally when I have nothing new to share with you, I will recycle an old story from a previous issue of the Gypsy Journal to give you an idea of some of the interesting things we have seen in our travels. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio […]

Sep 252012
 

After two weeks at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails preserve near Batesville, Indiana, it was time for some new scenery. We really liked the campground and the area around it, but management’s apparent lack of concern about the rowdy pipeline crowd that stays there long term spoils a lot of the experience. I’m not sure […]

I Never Had A Train

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212012
 

It’s very possible that I am the only boy of my generation who never had a model train when he was growing up. I’m not sure if that was because my folks couldn’t afford one, or didn’t think I’d shown any interest, or (more likely) they realized what a klutz I was, even at a […]

Sep 152012
 

Miss Terry got to spend a couple of hours getting a workout at her new favorite place yesterday, the Jim. No, I didn’t spell that wrong. We try very hard to avoid those other gym places, where all the young girls with hard bodies and the guys with six pack abs are working out and […]