Pins And Needles

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132013
 

We’ve been on pins and needles for two days now, worried about Terry’s 83 year old father. He and her mother spend their summers in their RV in northern Arizona and winters at their home in Mesa. Pete is a bladder cancer survivor and started having severe pain a few days ago. The hospital in […]

Cool It!

 Posted by at 3:47 am  Nick's Blog
May 222013
 

In June Terry and I will begin our fifteenth year of fulltime RVing, and we love it just as much now as we did the day we drove away from our old hometown. That means that we have been living this wonderful lifestyle for almost 1/4 of our lives! And while we may not be […]

On To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092010
 

Proving just how hard it is to break a bad habit once it gets established, I was awake by 7 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s about four hours after the time I normally get to bed. This really has to stop! The weather report had called for scattered thunderstorms in western Michigan, and soon after I […]

Jul 222010
 

After boondocking in the parking lot overnight, we pulled out of the Flying J in North Platte, Nebraska just after 9 a.m. and headed east on Interstate 80. There were some clouds overhead, but no rain coming down. For years I have driven under the huge wooden arch that spans Interstate 80, near Kearney, Nebraska, […]

Jun 082010
 

With summer finally here, a lot of us who have been sitting still much of the winter are hitting the road, and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for vacations and summer camping trips. RVs are complex machines, and while I am far from a technical person, even I am capable of taking a […]

May 132010
 

Did I mention that I really, really hate getting up early in the morning? I’ve never been a morning person and never will be. I have never minded working long hours, I just always wanted the night shift, not the morning shift. But I was still awake at 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s two mornings […]

RV Batteries

 Posted by at 7:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242010
 

It’s time to go shopping for house batteries for our Winnebago motorhome. For those armchair travelers or newbie RVers, I’ll give you a quick explanation, keeping in mind that I am not a technical person. Most motorhomes have two separate battery banks. One bank is called the “coach” battery bank, and is used to start […]

Homecoming

 Posted by at 6:56 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252009
 

After spending the night at the Flying J in Midway, Florida, we had an easy run west to the Alabama state line, and pulled into the Escapees Rainbow Plantation RV Park in Summerdale about noon yesterday. I have always said that coming into an Escapees park is like a homecoming, because there is always somebody […]

Oct 062009
 

A lot of people have asked us if we will be transferring our solar panels from our bus conversion to the Winnebago diesel pusher motorhome we just bought. Quite a few have been surprised when we told them we don’t plan on doing so. Terry and I have discussed it at length, and we just […]

Aug 012009
 

Living on limited electric power seems to be a major concern for many RVers, and I have never understood why. Time and time again I have had people ask when registering for our Gypsy Gathering rallies if we will have 50 amp power available. When I tell them that (depending on the location) we will […]