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 […]

Thank You, Jim

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272016
 

I owe my buddy Jim Lewis a huge thank you. He has saved me a lot of aggravation. I wrote in a blog a few days ago that we went to the Verizon store in Daytona Beach so Jim could upgrade his phone, and while he was there they told us about this great deal […]

Dec 242016
 

After 17 years of fulltiming and 17 Christmases living in a motorhome, this will be our first Christmas in our new home. I have to be honest, it feels kind of strange. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. Kind of like learning to flush the toilet with a handle instead of with a foot […]

You Must Plan Ahead

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012016
 

Apparently some folks don’t understand my twisted sense of humor. So just to clear the air, no, I did not change my car’s horn to gunshots as I said in yesterday’s thought for the day. Four different people posted blog comments or sent me e-mails to say that was scary or dangerous and I might […]

Nov 252016
 

In Wednesday’s blog we discussed ways RVers can make money with a computer as they travel the country. Here is a second helping of ways that different RVers we know or have met are earning a full or part time income with their computers. Affiliate Marketing – There are many different affiliate marketing websites online […]

Snowbird Roosts

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162016
 

With the season upon us, I thought this would be a good time to revisit some thoughts I have shared in the past on popular snowbirds roosts that we and other RVers seek out when the weather up north starts to get cold. One of the first things new snowbirds have to learn is that […]

Nov 082016
 

This is not a political blog, and this is not a political post, so please don’t reply about which candidate you believe is best or which party you think is ruining the country, or any of that, because I will delete those kind of comments. But there’s something we all need to understand. No matter […]