A Busy Saturday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132015
 

No matter what part of the country we are in, we would have to work very hard to be bored because there are never enough hours in a day to cram in everything we want to do. Yesterday was a typically busy day for us. We started out with a visit to Purley Shell Fiber […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

Rules? What Rules?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192015
 

What part of “Burn Ban In Effect” don’t people understand? Some folks in overflow here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve had a barbecue or something going yesterday and there was a big patch of burned grass about 10×10 feet next to their rig Monday. Yesterday afternoon they had the barbecue going again, along […]

Bad Nick Goes Flying

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162015
 

Readers keep asking me what happened to Bad Nick, and if I’ll be posting any more to the Bad Nick Blog. I enjoyed doing it and I miss being able to spout off about all kinds of things that Miss Terry tells me I can’t talk about in the Gypsy Journal or this blog. But […]

Not Much Going On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012015
 

We have not had much going on for the last couple of days, and that’s okay, too. Every day can’t be a round of sightseeing and adventuring. Sometimes the quiet times are the best ones. We had hoped to get some kite flying in on Thursday afternoon, and we met Nancy Kissack at the beach […]

Jul 202015
 

As I said in a post a few days ago, flying sport kites is contagious and can be highly addictive. And now that Miss Terry is addicted, too, we have two new additions to our kite bag. The three Revolution kites we have are all solid sail models. That’s kite-talk for the ripstop high-grade nylon […]

Sep 232013
 

A storm system rolled in Saturday night, slamming the northern Oregon coast with high winds and pounding rain. At one point the weather service was reporting wind gusts of 45 miles per hour, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if some were even stronger. Our friends Dan and Jenny Sheppard left for Newport in the […]

Et Tu, Terry?

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262013
 

Yesterday was the last day of the kite festival, and a little after noon we went to town and walked out on the beach to get one last look at all of the fun. There were a lot of kites flying, though not as many as on previous days, since it was Sunday and a […]