Jan 192018
 

We love lighthouses and have toured them from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest coast, so we were excited to discover Florida’s tallest lighthouse, near Daytona Beach. The 175 foot tall Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse is one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the country. The lighthouse construction […]

Dec 142017
 

I spent some time yesterday having an email conversation with a couple who are in their fourth year of fulltiming and said they feel like they are in a rut. Like all new fulltimers, when they started out they expected to be seeing new sites and having new adventures all the time, but in their […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302017
 

I sent out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, which included the following announcement: As I shared with you in the September-October issue of the Gypsy Journal, Terry and I feel like we have come to a crossroads in our lives. We started publishing the paper in the spring of 1999, when we […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 022017
 

I spent many years of my life living in Arizona, which is where the people from Hell go to warm up when things get too chilly for them down there. Yes, I have seen the television news people fry an egg on the sidewalk in Gila Bend in August. Fans of Arizona will tell you […]

Smart Phones

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142017
 

It has taken me a while to get used to my new Moto Z Play phone, but overall I’m very pleased with it. The camera is excellent, the battery life is amazing, and I get a better signal with it here in our fringe Verizon reception area than I did with my Samsung. There has […]

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 […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

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, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought 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 […]

It Can Happen Anywhere

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152016
 

Whenever I say that we have been looking around here for a winter base and someday home if we ever hang up the keys I get e-mails from people who ask me why we would consider living in Florida, the land of hurricanes. And I always reply that every place in the country has something, […]

We Needed A Play Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022016
 

We needed a play day, and we decided yesterday was it. So instead of writing or weaving, or any of the things we have been doing a lot of lately, we spent the day browsing a couple of the antique malls here in Elkhart. This is always an interesting experience for me, because I see […]