Bears Up Close!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the July-August, 2011 edition of the Gypsy Journal. If you have ever wanted to see bears up close and personal, make your way to Williams, Arizona, and spend some time at Bearizona Wildlife Park, one of the best attractions in a region that offers everything from historic Route 66 […]

Jun 232010
 

America really is a land of contrasts, and probably no more so than in the American West. That fact was brought home to us yesterday in our drive from Williams, Arizona to Bakersfield, California. We left Williams, at almost 7,000 feet, about 9:30 in the morning, and before long we had begun to drop down […]

Jun 212010
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed me saying get well. It seems to be working. I was in bed by midnight Saturday night. I just crashed and slept eleven hours. When I woke up yesterday I felt a lot better, and by day’s end I was almost back to normal. I knew I was feeling better […]

Jun 202010
 

As I reported in yesterday’s blog, firefighters were hoping the wind would hold off and not make battling the Eagle Rock forest fire that is burning northeast of Williams, Arizona any more difficult. But Friday evening, the wind began blowing and it still hasn’t stopped. Yesterday the winds were steady at 35 mph, with gusts […]

Jun 182010
 

I’ve said many times before that saying goodbye is the hardest part of the fulltime RV lifestyle. Yesterday evening when we took our leave from my daughter Tiffany and her family, we all had tears in our eyes. Seven year old granddaughter Hailey clung to us until we almost had to pry her arms loose, […]

Apr 132010
 

As I reported in a previous blog entry Caught In A Dust Storm, on Monday of last week we drove from Williams, Arizona to Juniper Ridge RV Resort  in Show Low, Arizona. On Interstate 40, between Meteor Crater and Winslow, we ran into the worst dust storm I had ever been in. Soon after we […]

Pay It Forward

 Posted by at 7:06 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 082010
 

A few days ago we were in an RV park in Williams, Arizona when a man in a big diesel pusher motorhome parked near us asked if we had a ladder he could use. The high wind had ripped the cover off of his rooftop vent, and he needed to cover the opening it left.  […]

TV Troubles

 Posted by at 7:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072010
 

For the last couple of weeks, the television mounted above the dashboard in our Winnebago motorhome had been warning us that it was on its last legs. The picture would go black for a few minutes, and then return, and the duration of the video outages was growing longer and longer. Since this was the […]

Apr 062010
 

My father always told me that he never made a wrong decision in his life, given the information he had available to him and the circumstances when he made that decision. He said that sometimes, looking back with 20/20 hindsight, he could see where a decision went wrong, but that he never consciously made a […]

Apr 052010
 

Can you believe that we had to work on Easter Sunday? And we didn’t even get holiday pay? Sometimes it’s hard being self-employed gypsies. Than again, if you have to work, we’ve got a pretty good gig going for ourselves. We go to the places other people can only dream about, or have to squeeze […]