Not For Sale

 Posted by at 2:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112013
 

Yesterday I got an e-mail from the advertising agency for a large multi-line RV dealership, asking for access to our mailing list so they could share news of a “special savings program” they have developed just for Gypsy Journal readers. Well, wasn’t that nice of them? And they even wanted to pay us for giving […]

Moving Up The Charts

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032013
 

I am amazed and thrilled by the response to yesterday’s announcement that my newest book, Big Lake Blizzard, had been published on Amazon. Within the first 24 hours it had sold 140 copies and its Amazon Best Sellers Rank was #1,334 Paid in the overall Kindle store, #27 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense […]

No Flood So Far

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032012
 

We got lucky and most of the rain that was predicted for the weekend bypassed Celina, and we’re sure grateful for that. We’ve parked RVs on a soggy fairgrounds before and it’s no fun. We only had 31 RVs come in yesterday, since most of the Early Birds arrived on Friday, with a few more […]

Teetering On The Edge

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312012
 

We are running into one frustrating snag after another with our Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally and we are teetering on the edge of whether or not to even hold it, so I’m going to vent a little bit here, if you will allow me. Two years ago the fairgrounds changed the starting time for our […]

I See Live People

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102012
 

After days of being cooped up inside trying to escape the blistering heat wave that has blanketed much of the country, for the last two days people here at Elkhart Campground have started coming back out of their RVs, blinking their eyes in the sunlight, and looking like refugees from bomb shelters. For a while […]

Good News At The Pump

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272012
 

Do you remember a couple months ago when the talking heads on television were predicting $5 a gallon gas this summer, and everybody was changing their traveling plans or talking about selling their RVs and getting off the road? Guess what? It didn’t happen! In fact, in most places both gas and diesel are at […]

Saturday In Charlotte

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172012
 

We took advantage of not having anything to do and slept in yesterday morning. It seems like it’s been a while since we could do that. There were four or five RVs here with us in the camping area at Spartan on Friday night, folks who had finished up with their work but decided to […]

Up In The Air

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
May 242012
 

We originally planned to stay a week or two here in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. But when we checked into the Elks Lodge campground the manager said we could only stay for eight days because the place was booked for the summer. Those eight days would put us leaving today. However… We […]

Rally Recap

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292012
 

I’ve had a chance to read over all of the feedback forms from our Yuma rally, and Terry has most of the paperwork wrapped up. Much of the results are about what I expected, though some are a bit surprising. There are always a lot of feedback forms that tell us we’re doing a good […]

Mar 052012
 

If you heard a lot of noise coming out of Yuma, Arizona last night, it wasn’t the sound of jet fighters roaring out of the Marine Air Station, it was the sound of our hard working volunteers snoring. As hard as they all worked, I know they were really sawing logs! The parking crew was […]