The Best Laid Plans

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 162017
 

Something I learned early in my Army days was that you can plan an operation down to the last detail and spend weeks talking strategy, but it can all go out the window the minute you put boots on the ground. That’s why you should always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to […]

There Are Benefits

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032016
 

Let’s be honest, when it comes to friends, I’m pretty high maintenance. Especially if you know anything about maintaining anything mechanical. Just ask my buddy Greg White. Years ago his wife Jan mentioned that he could fix just about anything, and 24 hours later I had him standing in a pool of cold water on […]

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 […]

A Fast Four Hours

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022015
 

We got a note on our door the other day telling us that power here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve was going to be out from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. while they made repairs to the main line. So when we went to bed we turned off both of our computers, to be […]

Terry Calls Girl

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272015
 

Most of you already know that Miss Terry can do darned near anything she sets her mind to, from driving the motorhome to building the cabinets in our old MCI bus conversion, so it was only natural for her to be the one to help Phil Botnick with installing our inverter the other day. But […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242014
 

I get a lot e-mails and letters to the editor and see posts online from people with limited funds who want to go fulltime and are looking at older, usually entry level RVs. And many of those RVs have been sitting a long time, which is why they are for sale at relatively low prices. […]

RV Upgrades

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032014
 

I’m always surprised when people say they wish they could make some change to their RV so it would better suit their lifestyle but won’t because they are afraid of reducing its resale value. I always tell them not to worry about that because whether they bought their rig new or used, it lost a […]

Honey, We’re Home!

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282014
 

We definitely need new batteries. When we were boondocking Saturday night I ran our Onan generator for three hours. We turned everything off before we went to bed about midnight and the batteries were at 12.4 volts. When we woke up at 7 a.m. they were down to 10.8 volts. These are Interstate batteries that […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052013
 

Today is my buddy Greg White’s  65th birthday, which makes him really, really old! But that’s okay buddy, I’m not that far behind you. Just two charming old farts, right? Although his pretty wife Jan and Miss Terry might disagree with that statement since when the two of us get together, we seem to regress […]

Nov 062012
 

Yesterday started out bad, but it ended very well, so I guess it was a good day after all. But man, that bad part sucked! When we parked at Seasons in the Sun RV Resort a few days ago, I parked about one inch too close to the campground’s power pedestal, which meant I couldn’t […]