If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

Sunday = Fun Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 162016
 

Have I mentioned lately how nice and laid-back life is now that we’re not chasing the RV rally scene as vendors, teaching at Life on Wheels, holding our own rallies, and mailing out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal? There was a time when we put an average of 15,000 or more miles per […]

Gary The Gator Guy

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252016
 

 We’ve been in a lot of campgrounds that have different kinds of entertainment over the years, including everything from bingo, to jam sessions, to movie nights. But my buddy Gary Greene, the manager of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, goes the extra mile and provides alligator wrestling! After a day out exploring with our friends Charles […]

Close, But No Cigar

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052016
 

As I’ve said here previously, we are looking for a place to buy to use as a winter nesting spot, and maybe a fulltime home if and when we ever have to hang up the keys due to health issues or something like that. We have certain criteria that we will not compromise on, and […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Mar 092015
 

Yesterday was our first vending day at the Escapade rally, and though it was a short day, we were very busy. From the moment the Market area opened it seemed like every vendor had people standing at their booths, and many had a crowd. All day long we had friends stopping by to say hello, […]

Mar 082015
 

Yesterday was vendor set up day for the Escapade so we were up early (for us). Many of the vendors sell lots of different products and have elaborate booths but we’re pretty simple by comparison. A few books, a few bundles of sample issues of the Gypsy Journal, our sign, and we’re good to go. […]

Oct 092014
 

We thought about staying at North River Campground near Shawboro, North Carolina longer because we really liked the campground and I would have liked to have toured the Museum of the Albemarle in nearby Elizabeth City. But they are having their annual seafood festival this week and we didn’t have advance reservations, so it was […]

RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292014
 

I’ve been working hard to finish my new Big Lake book, so instead of boring you with the details of that, today I thought I’d share some RV goodies that we find useful and add to our comfort and safety level. Strike-Hold: We discovered this amazing product on Ken and Marilyn Murphy’s vendor table at […]

Last Vending Day

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 152014
 

If you don’t like the weather in northern Indiana this time of year, just wait a day or two and it will change. Usually for the worse. Last week it was in the 80s for a couple of days and then it got cold and rainy again. The high yesterday was 53o and it rained […]