Jan 072016
 

Any small business owner worth their salt cares about their customers and does everything they can to earn and keep their business. Here at the Gypsy Journal we always try to go the extra mile to let our readers know how much they mean to us. But we realize that we can’t always please everybody, and […]

You Have Been Warned!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272015
 

High winds and very cold temperatures across the southwest made for a miserable day yesterday. When I went outside to dump our holding tanks in the afternoon, I would have sworn I was in the Arctic, not Arizona. If this crap keeps up much longer, I’m going to launch into an epic sniveling fit that […]

And Away We Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242015
 

The first order of business yesterday morning was to call the VA hospital in Tucson to see when I can get in for a follow-up to my hospital stay here in Temecula, California. It being a holiday week, I didn’t think they’d be able to do anything for me very quickly. But after I spoke […]

Mar 182015
 

In our first year on the road, we made a pilgrimage to Slab City in Niland, California. If you’re not familiar with this outpost of individuality, Slab City is located on the site of an abandoned World War II Marine training base. It is home to a motley collection of people that most would call […]

Snowbird Hair

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092014
 

At first glance I may look bald to you, and to be honest I thought I was bald. But as it turns out, I was wrong. I’m not bald after all, I have snowbird hair. I haven’t lost any of my hair, it just migrated south several winters ago and never came back. Seriously, I […]

Unbalanced

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222014
 

More than one divorce lawyer representing different ex-wives of mine suggested in court that I might be unbalanced, and it looks like they may have been right after all! We went back to the VA hospital yesterday so they could take the stitches out of my ear. There were a lot of deep tissue stitches […]

Jan 112014
 

We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I have reached the point where we prefer the comforts of a full hookup RV park, we are no strangers to dry camping. In fact, we probably have a lot more experience at it than most folks we know. There was a […]

Tuesday In Tucson

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192013
 

After the usual morning routine of checking e-mail, discarding the junk and forwards, and responding to those that needed it, I spent most of yesterday creating back issue CD sets and printing out our various RV guides to fill orders that came in over the weekend. I hoped to get done in time to get […]

Our Little Community

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302012
 

We were having dinner with RVing friends Stu and Donna McNicol and Greg and Jan White, and during our conversation the names of other fulltimers we knew came up several times. Later, driving home from the restaurant, Jan said that it was surprising how many people we knew in common. That’s one of the many […]

Day Trip To Seattle

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072011
 

If you have to spend the day in a big city, Seattle is one of the nicest you can choose to do it in. And commuting there on the ferry from Bremerton is the best way to do it. Yesterday morning we left Greg and Jan’s truck at a parking lot on the waterfront, and […]