May 232017
 

Note: With the official start of summer less than a month away, I thought today would be a good time to repost this blog from 2010. A lot of us snowbirds and fulltimers who have been sitting still much of the winter are hitting the road, and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

It’s Not All Purging

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Jul 152016
 

As I have shared with you, recently Miss Terry has been in a purging state of mind, cleaning out all of the cupboards in the front end of the motorhome and getting rid of a lot of things that we no longer need or use, and outdated pantry items. But Nature abhors a vacuum, so […]

Jan 242016
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about the fact that there is no perfect RV, and that the best the RV shopper can hope to do is to find a rig that meets most of their needs and then make changes and upgrades to it. Here are some of the upgrades we have made to our […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152015
 

The shipment of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal got to the freight dock in Astoria either Monday or Tuesday, but we never received a call, so I called yesterday to see where it was. After tracking it down on her computer, the woman at the shipping company’s office in Portland said it was […]

So Far, So Good

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 202015
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed or posted on Facebook hoping I was doing well after my fall on Monday. I’m a bit sore but not too bad overall. Yesterday I checked the tire pressure on the inside dual where we had the replacement wheel installed on Monday and so far, so good. I wanted to […]

Life’s A Gamble

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May 122015
 

When we open our eyes every morning, none of us know if we’ll be around to go back to bed that night. Anything can happen, from a tiny piece of plaque breaking loose inside an artery and going to the heart, to a tree falling on our house, some fool texting or running a red […]

Jul 132014
 

Yesterday was hot and muggy. It almost felt like you could cut the air with a knife. It was a good day for writing and that’s pretty much what I did all day, knocking out another 4,500 words in my new book. I really want to get it done by the end of the month […]

Feb 072014
 

Especially in the lives of fulltime RVers. If you’re not familiar with the term, we always say that our schedules are written in Jello and we never know when something will come up to change our plans at the last minute. We’re in Jello mode right now. From here, we had planned to go over […]

Last Day In A.J.

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122013
 

Today is our last day in Apache Junction, or A.J. as the locals call this community at the far eastern edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and I don’t know where the last two weeks have gone. We’ve been busy touching base with as many people as we could, and I know we disappointed some […]