May 232017
 

Note: With the official start of summer less than a month away, I thought today would be a good time to repost this blog from 2010. A lot of us snowbirds and fulltimers who have been sitting still much of the winter are hitting the road, and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for […]

May 132017
 

It’s been pretty hot here for the last week or so, and we have stayed close to home for most of it. Terry is involved in a weaving project, and I’ve been working on my new Big Lake mystery book. I’m at 16,000 words now and moving right along. Speaking of books, that’s the subject […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012017
 

Note: This is a reprint from a 2014 blog post. One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel, or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question because no one size fits all RV has […]

Invaded Again

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242017
 

We are being invaded again. I’m not sure how much more of this we can take. When will it ever end? Our little corner of the world is usually pretty quiet, and even this time year, with all the snowbirds around, it’s not too bad. Sure, you have to wait a little bit longer in […]

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 […]

Smacked Down By Karma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082017
 

In a blog post a few days ago, I bragged about driving down the beach in New Smyrna Beach watching all of the pretty girls in their skimpy bikinis while my pal Rocky Frees is stuck up in Muskegon, Michigan shoveling snow. I should have known better than to gloat like that, so I wasn’t […]

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 […]

Where Will You Winter?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222016
 

Most fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds are either in their winter roosts already, or will be headed for them right after the holidays. Many will be joining us here in Florida, others will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, or to Arizona or Southern California. Anywhere the sun shines and the snow […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

Dec 032016
 

After I mentioned camping opportunities at Elks and Moose lodges and VFW posts in yesterday’s blog, More Snowbird Options, I got quite a few emails from people asking more about joining the Elks and Moose, as well as the VFW. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote a while back about Camping […]