Aug 052017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about the campers from hell, I received some interesting comments from campground owners and workampers. They were all in agreement that 99% of the people who come to their campgrounds are wonderful guests and a joy to be around. But they all agree that there is always that small number of […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

Where Will You Winter?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222016
 

Most fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds are either in their winter roosts already, or will be headed for them right after the holidays. Many will be joining us here in Florida, others will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, or to Arizona or Southern California. Anywhere the sun shines and the snow […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

May 312016
 

For the most part, the weather has been pretty good here in Florida all winter and we have dodged the worst of the storms that did come through. When we were at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve in Clermont they were getting hit hard down in the Tampa Bay area. Then, when we spent a […]

Goodbye TTO

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022016
 

Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, known simply as TTO to Thousand Trails members who frequent this huge campground in central Florida. It’s become almost a second home to us; this was our second two-week stay this winter, and when we are in Florida we have stayed several […]

TireTraker Upgrade

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012016
 

One of the nice perks of publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and this RV blog is that we get to test a lot of neat RV accessories and gadgets when something new or updated hits the market. Over the years we’ve been able to evaluate everything from cordless vacuum cleaners to inverters, GPS units, waterless […]

Got Wood?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312016
 

When you have been fulltiming as long as we have you pick up a trick or two along the way. One of them is to always carry a supply of wood. No, not for campfires. Fulltimers seldom have campfires. We are usually inside our homes at night, just like when we lived in a sticks […]

Rain On The Roof

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302016
 

Is there any better way to sleep than with the sound of rain on the roof of your RV? If there is, I haven’t found it yet. It beats the heck out of any kind of over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid ever invented as far as I’m concerned. We got a late start yesterday just […]

It Got Here Eventually

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272016
 

When we had dinner with Charles and Chris Yust Friday evening we had discussed going to New Smyrna Beach yesterday. They have not been there, and there were three or four properties that we wanted to look at. So we were up early yesterday morning but the weather didn’t look too good. I messaged a […]