A New Record

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132016
 

It has been miserably hot here in Elkhart the last couple of days, with temperatures up in the 90s and high humidity, which upped the heat index to around 100°. Fortunately, the basement air conditioner on our Winnebago motorhome cranks out enough cold air that even with some of the ceiling air vents closed, it’s […]

We Got Some Good News

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082016
 

The comfortable temperatures of mid to upper 70s that we’ve been enjoying for the last week or so in Elkhart have gone away and for the last two days it’s been in the upper 80s. And it looks like we will be in the mid to upper 80s for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the basement […]

Did I Speak Too Soon?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052016
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that ever since I applied the “hammer treatment” to our motorhome’s inverter it been working fine and we had not had any more power blips. Then, sometime after 3:30 in the morning the warning beeper on the battery backup power supply I use for my computer woke me up. I […]

Handicapped Parking

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092015
 

We left the Seaside Thousand Trails at 10 yesterday morning, with Terry at the wheel of the motorhome. We had a short run of about 35 miles to the Long Beach, Washington Thousand Trails preserve, but since that involved driving over the long, high Astoria-Megler Bridge, I was delegated to the role of navigator and […]

Greg Said I Could

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

And so did Miss Terry. I haven’t asked Ron Speidel yet, but that’s two to one, so the majority wins anyway. What the heck am I talking about? Boats. A couple of times I have said that if we ever hang up the keys or buy a winter place in Florida, I would get a […]

Mar 292015
 

There has been a lot of talk about the recent brawl at the Cottonwood, Arizona WalMart, where a family living in a vehicle attacked a store employee and then police officers who responded to the store’s calls for help. By the time it was over, a policeman had been shot, one of the suspects was […]

Trying To Stay Warm

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232012
 

We love our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. It’s roomy and comfortable, the floor plan fits us perfectly, there is lots of storage inside and in our bays down below, and its 350 horsepower Cummins diesel engine will climb any grade we want to go up. But the one area where it doesn’t measure up to our […]

Back On The Road

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052012
 

Well, it took longer than expected, and we made a very nice donation to the economy of Redlands, California before we got out of town, but we’re back on the road. The first thing yesterday morning the guys at Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center were hard at work on our Winnebago again, pushing to […]

102°!

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222012
 

That’s right, it was 102° here in the East Mesa/Apache Junction area yesterday. And it’s supposed to be even hotter today! This is no place for a chubby RVer like me to be. 🙁 We spent most of the day at home yesterday, trying to avoid the heat. We have been pleased to discover that […]

Apr 092012
 

We must have been really tired Saturday night, because sometime Sunday morning Miss Terry got up and turned on the basement air conditioner because it was getting warm inside the motorhome, and then came back to bed. I was vaguely aware of it and snuggled up against her, and the next thing I knew she […]