And The Madness Begins

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272015
 

It’s Black Friday, let the madness begin! This is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, and my official boycott of all big box stores until all of the nonsense is over. Until January 1st I do everything I can to avoid the crowds and insanity driven by American consumerism. It has nothing to […]

Hanging Out At Jojoba

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Nov 142015
 

We had a lot of little chores to do around the motorhome so we spent yesterday hanging out here at Jojoba Hills getting some of them done. And I actually made some headway on whittling down my To Do list. I started out by calling our mail forwarding service to have our mail sent to […]

I Worked For It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232015
 

With 770,000 visitors last year, this blog generates a lot of e-mail. Usually around 100 a day. Much of it is from readers with comments and questions, which is always fun. But there is also a lot of trash. Besides the spam that slips through in spite of my filters, the never-ending forwards that I […]

RV Washing

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172015
 

Every week, both by e-mail and on Facebook, I get a lot of questions from new and wannabe RVers, and many of them are the same ones over and over. “How do I get my mail when I’m on the road?” “What’s the best state for my domicile?” “Which is better, a motorhome, fifth wheel, […]

We’re Connected!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132015
 

As I’ve said many times, there is no more beautiful place on earth than the Oregon coast. But one big drawback for a lot of RVers is the difficulty of getting online in many places. The combination of having few cell towers outside of the larger towns and the rough terrain makes getting a signal […]

Mar 292015
 

There has been a lot of talk about the recent brawl at the Cottonwood, Arizona WalMart, where a family living in a vehicle attacked a store employee and then police officers who responded to the store’s calls for help. By the time it was over, a policeman had been shot, one of the suspects was […]

Mar 182015
 

In our first year on the road, we made a pilgrimage to Slab City in Niland, California. If you’re not familiar with this outpost of individuality, Slab City is located on the site of an abandoned World War II Marine training base. It is home to a motley collection of people that most would call […]

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, […]

Dec 212014
 

No I wasn’t at Disney World, but I had the words to that old song running through my head yesterday. While we were having lunch with Don and Sharon Del Rosario the other day, we had a conversation about the small world encounters we all have from time to time. You know the ones I’m […]

Dec 112014
 

I’m not sure how it happens, but it does. We can arrive at a campground and Miss Terry can back me into our RV site on the first try and it goes smooth as silk… if nobody is there to see it. But let there be half a dozen people standing around watching, and it […]