Dec 302014
 

About this time every year I get a report from WordPress on how this blog performed in the past twelve months, and this year’s report came in yesterday. The numbers are very nice. In fact, a note with the report said that this is one of the top read travel blogs published on a daily […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172014
 

After a month away from it between being sick, replacing the refrigerator, and then putting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal together, I finally got back to my new book yesterday and managed to knock out close to 2,500 words. Things are moving right along and it feels good to be back in Big […]

Anchors Aweigh

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102014
 

With our new Samsung refrigerator installed, the final step was to anchor it so it would not move while we are on the road. An RV is subjected to earthquake forces every time you drive it, and the last thing you want is something as big as a refrigerator moving around, or the doors opening […]

Dec 092014
 

We had so many things we had hoped to do while we were here at Pleasant Lake RV Resort in Bradenton. We wanted to visit the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. We wanted to go to Myakka State Park for the airboat tour. We wanted to go to the beach and fly our kites. We wanted […]

How Cold Is It?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082014
 

The freezer in our new Samsung refrigerator is so cold that Terry can’t dish up ice cream until it sits out a few minutes! After years of soft ice cream that we had to eat fast or lose with our old Norcold, what a treat. Apparently the folks at Norcold are feeling the pressure from […]

It’s In!

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062014
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Kathy Huggins happy birthday. We’re thrilled we get to spend part of your special day with you. Thursday night we got a telephone call from Home Depot saying that our new Samsung RF 18 refrigerator would be delivered yesterday between 11 a.m. and […]

Time Flies

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052014
 

Four years ago today we returned to our motorhome, which was parked at an RV repair shop, and came face to face with an armed burglar. It was a terrifying experience and one that taught us that complacency can get you killed in a hurry. I wrote about the incident in a blog post titled […]

Gas Attack!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042014
 

No, I wasn’t suffering gastric distress, this is something else altogether. Even worse, if you can believe that. We spent yesterday getting our old RV refrigerator out of the motorhome. Or at least that was the plan. We made some headway, but no project ever goes as easily as planned, and we’re not quite there […]

Not Fun At All

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022014
 

We were hoping that our Norcold refrigerator would struggle along for just a couple more days, but when we woke up yesterday morning the thermometer inside the refrigerator said it was 62 degrees, and Terry could smell ammonia. So much for that idea. So we spent the day emptying out the Norcold and hauling food […]

Found It!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012014
 

Thanks to everybody who posted comments on the blog or Facebook, or sent me e-mails with suggestions for a residential refrigerator to replace our fast failing Norcold RV refrigerator. Quite a few RVers said they swapped out their RV refrigerators for either Samsung RF197 units, which are no longer available, or Samsung RF18s, which replaced […]