Sharing Some Tips

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 262017
 

Most of yesterday was spent getting the initial 5,000 mile oil change and check-up on our Pacifica, then running some errands in Daytona Beach, and stopping for dinner at Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, the best Chinese buffet we have found in the area. So rather than bore you with the details of all of […]

Blow Me Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032016
 

Friday morning it was the sound of race cars going through their paces at the nearby track that woke us up here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park in Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday morning it was the wind. Actually, it woke us up several times during the night as it rocked our motorhome and rattled […]

No Rain But Windy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022015
 

The weatherman predicted rain yesterday but we woke up to blue sky and moderate temperatures. In fact, it was so nice that we had the door and windows open for most of the day, enjoying the fresh air. There was a steady breeze and it would have been a good day to try out my […]

Protect Your RV Awning

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132014
 

In a blog post last week I shared some Hot Weather RVing Tips to make living and traveling in an RV more comfortable when the temperature starts climbing toward the stratosphere. Among those tips were the benefits of awnings for temperature control. Patio and window awnings not only shade your home on wheels, they also […]

Hot Weather RVing Tips

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082014
 

My cousin Beverly called the other day to tell us it was 108 degrees in Tucson. There’s a reason I stay out of Arizona in the summer. Although I’ve seen some days here in northern Indiana when it felt just as hot. Of course, fans of the desert will tell you that while it does […]

Fun With Newbies

 Posted by at 2:20 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212014
 

I know it’s not nice but if you’re an experienced RVer, you have to admit that watching newbies set up is always fun. Yesterday morning some folks pulled in next to us with the requisite shouted directions, managed to get the campground utilities hooked up, and then spent the next 90 minutes trying to aim […]

Mar 192012
 

Early Sunday morning the wind began to blow so hard here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park that the straps on our window awnings were making a lot of noise. So much noise that I drug myself out of bed, pulled on my sweats, and went outside to put the awnings up. Brrrr…. it […]

Dumb And Dumber

 Posted by at 1:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192011
 

I got an e-mail from a new fulltimer, who said she had totally embarrassed herself while guiding her husband into a tight site in an RV park where the rigs are only feet apart. She reported that she was walking slowly backward, waving her hands to help him get parked, and was so busy concentrating […]

Settled In At Yuma

 Posted by at 3:11 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252011
 

When the alarm went off at 7:15 yesterday morning, we both wanted to throw it out the window and roll over for another 400 winks. I mean, what the heck good is a measly 40 winks going to do anybody? But alas, it was one of those days when we had to act like grownups […]

A Vicious Cycle

 Posted by at 5:12 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052010
 

The problem with getting up early in the morning is that, like any bad habit, if you do it too often, you find yourself caught up in the action without even realizing it, or giving it a second thought. When that happens, only strong intervention and a lot of willpower can break the vicious cycle.  […]