Dec 102017
 

I’ve been working hard to make the final corrections to my new Big Lake book, so instead of boring you with the details of that, today I thought I’d share some RV quick fix products that we find useful and can come in handy in many ways. Back at Thanksgiving I told you about a […]

Art Imitating Life?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222017
 

In my mystery novel The Gecko In The Corner, a gecko has taken up residence in the bedroom of the main character, John Lee Quarrels, hanging out in a corner on the wall. John Lee wants to get rid of the lizard, but a lady friend tells him that they are good to have around because they […]

Q&A Time

 Posted by at 11:29 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Q. I am wondering if you have ever written any articles about starting your own blog – and/or website hosting services? If not, […]

What We Use

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232016
 

I get a lot of e-mails from readers asking for recommendations or advice about various RV products. Over the years many manufacturers have provided us with products to test. Some of them we have liked a lot and others we have passed on for something we consider to be better. So I thought today I […]

Raining Sideways

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112015
 

It’s been a cold, ugly weekend here on the Oregon coast. Lots of rain, lots of wind, high waves… at times it was blowing so hard that it seemed like it was raining sideways. In short, it’s been a good weekend to hunker down inside the motorhome and write. So that’s what I’ve been doing. […]

Can You Say Yuck?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022015
 

There’s nothing like opening your curtains on the very first day of the year and seeing the guy in the RV site across from you washing his sewer hose out by sticking it under the water bib where the next RVer will be hooking up their fresh water hose. Yuck! Who doesn’t understand that if […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 1:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182013
 

One of the things many new RVers seem to be baffled by is the care and treatment of their black tank and I’m not sure why. It’s really a relatively simple process but people make it difficult. There are only four things to remember, and if you remember them and don’t listen to all of […]

Cooling Down

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172013
 

Thanks for all of the nice anniversary wishes everybody sent us as blog comments, e-mails, and on Facebook. You all make us feel very, very loved. Except for writing this blog, I didn’t do a lick of work yesterday. We slept in, then stayed in bed and snuggled a while, talking about the last fifteen […]

Rice and Rainbows

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022011
 

Yesterday was a busy day, but we solved a problem, at least temporarily, and we had a lot of fun in the process. But then, we always seem to have fun, no matter what we’re doing. As I reported earlier, our black tank valve has been leaking, and through Greg tried to fix it while […]

A Four Hour Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012011
 

Yesterday was an easy traveling day for us, just four hours. We hardly had time to get our Cummins diesel engine warmed up! As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I wasn’t sure where we were headed, either to the Lake Minden NACO campground a little north of Sacramento, or the Russian River NACO, near Cloverdale. […]