Mañana

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072017
 

I spent many of my years living in the southwestern part of the United States, and I learned that when you wanted something done there and called any kind of repairman or service person, they all operated on Mañana Time. I was talking to a friend once who lived down in the Florida Keys, and he […]

Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262017
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

Little Petri Dishes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 082015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? My friend Brenda Speidel, who was a grade school teacher and then a principal, always said that little kids were walking Petri dishes of germs, and I think she’s right. My daughter and granddaughters all had colds last week, and because they did […]

Jun 252014
 

Many of you won’t believe this, but for all of her talents and her warm, outgoing personality, my beautiful wife is actually very shy. Terry loves people and you couldn’t ask for a better friend, but making the first move is always difficult for her. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), being married to an extrovert like […]

Apr 182014
 

We have another birthday to celebrate this week. Granddaughter Destiny turns seven today. I know I used this picture just a few days ago, but it’s my favorite one of her. I just love that expression on her face. She’s always coming up with something to say that blows me away. Several people have asked […]

Rain Man

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252012
 

All of you folks in Texas can quit complaining about the droughts. Nick’s here to make it all better for you! We arrived Monday afternoon under a bright blue sky and by evening it had clouded up and was looking ugly. Yesterday we had heavy clouds all day long, lots of fog, and a few […]

Ohio Rally Recap

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022011
 

Baby, it’s cold outside! Yesterday started with more wind and rain, and it never got over about 50 degrees. The rain and wind stopped sometime in the morning, but the cold never let up all day long. And the overnight low was just 33 degrees! I’m ready to head south right now! Terry and I […]

Day One Of The Rally

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272011
 

Yesterday was the first day of our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally, and, repeating the same pattern, it rained steadily all of Sunday night and most of yesterday morning. By the time the rain finally stopped falling, we had received two inches, on top of all of the rain we got in the days before. Mike […]

Last Day In Show Low

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262011
 

Our mail came yesterday, and today will be our last day in Show Low. We have a few loose ends to wrap up today, like sending out the orders that came in yesterday’s mail, making a bank deposit, giving the motorhome a pre-trip inspection, and packing a few things away. We’re really in flux right […]