Aug 132018
 

I get a lot of questions from new and wannabe RVers, as well as experienced road warriors, and I always try to answer them to the best of my ability. And if I don’t know the answer, I try to steer them to a source who can provide it. But sometimes I get something I […]

Time To Go Home

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 262018
 

After our very long day driving through West Virginia that I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, we were both exhausted and slept very well at the Hampton Inn in Wytheville, Virginia. One thing Terry and I discovered on the trip is that king size beds seem to be the norm in hotel rooms these days. […]

Apr 242018
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from January, 2014 and is based on the seminar by the same name that I have presented at RV rallies coast to coast.  We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I reached the point where we preferred the comforts of […]

Melrose

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162018
 

Lavish plantation homes are the symbol of the antebellum South and throughout the region stretching from Georgia to Mississippi, many fine examples of these old homes have been lovingly preserved and restored. While some remain in private hands, serving as homes or bed and breakfast operations, others are owned by historic preservation organizations that open […]

High Expectations

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122017
 

Sometimes people have some very high expectations. I don’t know if it’s because they have a sense of entitlement or because they are just foolish, but either way they need to get a dose of reality. Here are some examples based on emails and social media messages I’ve received in just the last two weeks. […]

Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Oct 172017
 

An outpost of westward expansion, Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming was crucial in the transformation of the American West. The fort served as a fur trading post, military garrison, and as a way station for fur trappers, Indian traders, missionaries, and Oregon Trail emigrants for over 50 years during one of the most important time […]

So Much Has Changed

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012017
 

Any parent knows that we often don’t see the changes as our children grow up. But when we look back at old pictures we wonder how things changed so fast. Looking back over our 17+ years as fulltime RVers, I’m amazed at the changes we have seen. Most of them good, some not so good. […]

You’ve Got Mail

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242017
 

If you are a Gypsy Journal subscriber, check your e-mail. Yesterday morning I made the final corrections after Terry proofread the new issue, then I uploaded it to our web server and sent the link out to our subscribers. Today I will be sending out renewal notices to subscribers who are up for renewal. It’s […]

Coca-Cola Museum

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the May-June, 2003 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  Who doesn’t appreciate an ice cold Coca-Cola on a hot summer’s day? It truly is the pause that refreshes, as the old advertising slogan once claimed. On a visit to Vicksburg, Mississippi, we toured the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, where the soft […]