Friends And Fresno

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
May 232011
 

Years ago, in our early days as fulltime RVers, we met a very nice couple named Rick and Laurie Phillips at the Escapees Rainbows End RV park in Livingston, Texas. We struck up an immediate friendship, and crossed paths a couple of times in our travels. Over time, we lost contact, but we knew that […]

May 232010
 

We’ve stayed at a lot of campgrounds in our eleven years of fulltime RV travel, some really nice places, and some not so nice. There are campgrounds that we return to on a regular basis, and others where one stop was more than enough. RVers often ask us what our personal favorite campgrounds are. Sometimes […]

How Dare They!

 Posted by at 6:56 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152010
 

There is an ongoing thread on the Escapees Forum about the fact that Flying J truck stops are now charging RVers $5 to dump their holding tanks. Some of the people who have commented about Flying J’s new policy, as well as some who have written to me about it, are really ticked off, calling […]

Nov 032009
 

After a chilly night in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Gallipolis, Ohio, we were up bright and early yesterday morning. There were several things we wanted to see locally, so I went inside the store and obtained permission to leave our motorhome there for a couple of hours while we went exploring in […]

Sep 282009
 

Today is the first day of our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, but by the end of the day yesterday, we already had 104 RVs on the fairgrounds! This included our advance staff, the parking crew, quite a few vendors, the Escapes class reunion group, the attendees at the Geeks on Tour Computer Boot Camp, and […]

Sep 272009
 

Okay, we both know that headline is a lie. I’m very overweight. But the good news is that our Winnebago motorhome is not overweight! My buddy Rick Lang from the Recreational Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF) arrived at the fairgrounds here in Celina yesterday, and will be weighing RVs for folks coming in for our […]

Sep 212009
 

Yesterday we took our first short trip in our new to us Winnebago Ultimate Advantage, and we love it! The motorhome has so much storage that getting ready to hit the road was a simple matter of pushing a button to stow the automatic satellite TV dish, pulling in the slides and retracting the leveling […]

Back To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072009
 

After six days in Muskegon, Michigan, we said a sad farewell to Rocky and Berni Frees and hit the road, driving three hours south to Elkhart, Indiana. We pulled into Elkhart Campground, stopped to pick up a big box of mail that was waiting for us in the office, and then pulled into our regular […]

Jul 192009
 

I’ve received a couple of requests from blog readers to share some information about banking while traveling around the country in an RV. Hopefully I can offer some useful insight into the topic. In my seminars for new RVers, I always suggest that while they may have a good relationship with their hometown bank, if […]

Jul 082009
 

We were out of bed earlier than usual yesterday morning and hit the ground running, and didn’t slow down until well past midnight. Sometimes there just are not enough hours in the day. We’re leaving Elkhart Campground today and driving 150 miles to Muskegon, Michigan for a week to spend some time visiting with my […]