A Three Hour Tour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212015
 

It’s almost exactly 125 miles from the gate at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve to the gate at Whalers Rest Thousand Trails, just south of Newport, Oregon. But it’s a slow 125 miles. Between a lot of twists and turns and road conditions that are often less than perfect, U.S. Highway 101 in Oregon is […]

Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Sep 242015
 

It’s very often true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes when you make a purchase, it’s better to spend a little money up front for value that will last you a long time. A good example is Tilley hats. The first time I saw one I thought that they were a waste of […]

We’re Stopping Here?

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

We were up early yesterday morning to get ready for our trip to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Terry had already turned the driver and passenger seats around the night before and done some other prep work. That always helps. While she was finishing things up inside the motorhome, I walked down to the dumpster […]

A Fast Four Hours

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022015
 

We got a note on our door the other day telling us that power here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve was going to be out from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. while they made repairs to the main line. So when we went to bed we turned off both of our computers, to be […]

Back To Seaside

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262015
 

Our three weeks at the Long Beach Thousand Trails ended yesterday and we moved about 35 miles south back to Seaside, which is one of our favorite parks in the entire Thousand Trails system. We had one of the nicest sites at Long Beach, where most RV sites are very tight and their weird utility […]

Aug 042015
 

Yesterday afternoon we were downtown in Seaside and saw a couple of guys with skateboards who were in their late 20s and being a bit obnoxious. I was tempted to tell them to grow up, but then I remembered that I’m 62 and I spend my time flying kites, so I kept my mouth shut. […]

Jul 262015
 

It’s often said that if RVers don’t like their neighbors, all they have to do is turn the key and leave. We did that Friday night, but it wasn’t because of our neighbors. We were in a 30 amp full hookup site here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve, and for the first couple of […]

A Move To Seaside

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222015
 

We were awake at 6 a.m. yesterday because it was moving day. And though it was only a 120 mile trip, we needed to get to our new location, the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve, early to snag a good site. This is a very popular campground and stays busy all summer long. We were on […]

Banditos

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212015
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that he was tired of hearing about kite flying and seeing pictures of kites, that this is an RV blog and that’s all he wants to read about. Sorry, but it’s my blog about our life as fulltime RVers and we don’t spend every minute of every day […]