Bang, Boom, Bang!

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032016
 

That’s the soundtrack here in northern Indiana this weekend. Elkhart is the home of the recreational vehicle industry, and while I don’t know how all of that business is doing, I’m pretty sure the people selling fireworks are making a killing. I was out by the dog run here at Elkhart Campground and somebody was […]

Cold, Wet, And Nasty

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092015
 

That about describes yesterday here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve. We woke up to gray skies that never cleared up all day long, and while it didn’t rain hard, there was a heavy mist most of the day. It reminded me of the old saying that was popular when I lived here many […]

Looking Back At 2013

 Posted by at 2:22 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312013
 

Where did the year go? They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true, because it seems like 2013 flew past in a blur. Or maybe that was just because we have been so busy having fun exploring this great land of ours. We started the year […]

Et Tu, Terry?

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262013
 

Yesterday was the last day of the kite festival, and a little after noon we went to town and walked out on the beach to get one last look at all of the fun. There were a lot of kites flying, though not as many as on previous days, since it was Sunday and a […]

Aug 202013
 

Yesterday was another typical gray day on the Washington coast, and since we have been on the go a lot since we arrived here in Long Beach, we decided to stay home and take a day off. Except for a trip to the dumpster to throw trash away and moving the Explorer a couple of […]

A Play Day

 Posted by at 3:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132013
 

After I talked to our printer back in Allegan, Michigan yesterday and confirmed that they had received the files for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and things looked good, Terry and I decided we deserved a play day. We left the campground about noon and drove a few miles north to the tiny […]

Roll Those Wheels!

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012013
 

We’ve been in the Apache Junction area for six weeks, which is at least two weeks longer than I like sitting still, and we both have a bad case of hitch itch. But today we get to roll our motorhome’s wheels! We plan to leave Countryside RV Resort mid-morning and drive to Tucson, where we […]

Jul 032012
 

We got a rude awakening our first year on the road as fulltime RVers. We were on the Washington coast and discovered that if one doesn’t make reservations well in advance of summer holidays, especially in tourist areas, the chances of finding an available RV site are pretty slim. We called around and got the […]

Chainsaw Massacre

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 122012
 

I was surprised by how many people left comments or e-mailed me after reading yesterday’s blog to say that they carry chainsaws with them in their RVs. Most said they use them for cutting firewood, or for trimming the occasional tree limb that is too close to their home on wheels. Who knew? But don’t […]

Jul 022011
 

Yesterday I swatted mosquitoes with one hand while I unhooked our campground utilities with the other, and we pulled out of the Long Beach Thousand Trails a couple of minutes before 9 a.m. Greg and Jan had left a half hour or so earlier to get fuel, and were pulled over on the shoulder waiting for […]