Big Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162016
 

Yesterday was moving day for us, but it was a short trip of about 45 miles to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve. We were up early and it didn’t take us all that long to get ready. We pulled out of Three Flags RV Resort about 9:25 and drove a couple of miles into Wildwood, […]

Back To The Island

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082014
 

Some RVers like to play golf, some enjoy pickleball, and others are never happier than when they’re lounging around a campground swimming pool. For Terry and me, give us a back road to drive and no eighteen wheelers crawling up our rear bumper and we’re as happy as clams. (Are clams really all that happy? […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122014
 

What do you do all day? It’s a question fulltime RVers get asked all the time. The real question is, how can we cram another twelve hours into every day to get all of the things done we want to? RVers have many hobbies that fit perfectly into our lifestyle, offering plenty of opportunities to […]

Frugal Vs Cheap

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012014
 

There is frugal and then there is cheap, and there is a difference between the two. I wrote a book called The Frugal RVerto help RVers save money on the road. We publish guides to free campgrounds, fairgrounds with RV camping, and casino camping. Taking advantage of these opportunities is being frugal. And then there’s […]

Wind And Whitecaps

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122012
 

We would really like to get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet while we’re down here in the Florida Keys, but so far the weather has not cooperated. It warmed up nicely yesterday, but the wind was still kicking up some strong gusts and there were whitecaps in several places. We’re not whitewater adventurists, we’re old […]

I Started A Hurricane?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302012
 

What would a Gypsy Journal rally be without rain, wind, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at us? I should just put all of that stuff on the schedule, because they seem to be staples of our events. A couple of years ago, Yuma, Arizona got more rain on our Early Bird parking […]

It’s All Over

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092012
 

Yesterday was the last full day of the Arizona Gypsy Journal rally, and after coffee and donuts this morning, everybody will be pulling out and hitting the road. Some will be staying in nearby RV parks, others will be heading back to their home bases in different parts of the country, and others will be […]

On The Road To Yuma

 Posted by at 2:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242012
 

We pulled out of Patio Gardens at 11 A.M. yesterday and had an easy run southwest on the 202 Loop to Interstate 10 just south of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With the southeast section of the Loop now finished it makes it a piece of cake to get to the East Valley. Where once it […]

Taming The Dragon

 Posted by at 2:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082012
 

As I’ve written before, I am developing a bit of arthritis in my hands, and sometimes after a long day at the keyboard, my fingers and knuckles just ache. A while back I started researching the Dragon speech to text software to see if that would make life easier for me. For Christmas, I bought […]

Dec 282011
 

The weatherman was predicting thunderstorms for yesterday afternoon, with some of them possibly being severe, so we planned to stay close to home all day. As it turned out, we had some rain for about ten or fifteen minutes mid-day, but then it cleared up and we had blue sky for most of the afternoon. […]