Nick’s Blog

Mar 262019

I thought (hoped) we had won the battle of problems with the blog and my author’s website not coming up or showing a phishing warning for people using Google Chrome. At least for the daily blog. But when I published yesterday’s blog, I had the same issue. People using Microsoft Edge and other web browsers could access the blog, but nobody using Google Chrome could. So we are still fighting the battle.

As for my author’s website, the only solution may be to delete the entire thing and start over. Nothing else has worked to this point. Greg White, who has forgotten more about computers and the Internet than I will ever begin to know is working on it, and I really appreciate all of his help.

Good news for people who like to blacktop boondock. In their recent e-mail newsletter, the folks from Casino Camper report that an expansion project at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa, Arizona has been completed and RVs are once again allowed to park there overnight. If you’re leaving the Yuma area and are and headed east or north, this could be a good overnight stop for you.

The same newsletter also reminded readers that New Mexico’s Annual Camping Pass is a heck of a deal for anybody planning to spend some time camping there. The pass costs $180 for New Mexico residents, $100 for New Mexico residents age 62 or over or who are disabled, and $225 for non-residents.

Passholders can dry-camp for free at any New Mexico State Park with camping facilities or pay $4/night for a site with electric, or $8/night for sites with electric and sewer. Stay limits are 14 days and you can’t return to the same park for 14 days, but you can go right to another state park and get the same price. The passes are good for a full year and can be a real money saver if you utilize them. You can learn more about camping at New Mexico State Parks at this link.

If you have a Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, or EB2200i portable generator, you may want to check your serial number. The company is currently recalling some of their generators due to a safety hazard that could allow gasoline to leak from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards. I’m a big fan of Honda generators. They are quiet, very fuel efficient, and are just about bulletproof. We actually have three of them sitting in our garage for the next power outage. I need to check the serial numbers on ours today and see if they are included in the recall. You can find out more information at this link.

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – I thought it would be romantic if the wife and I cuddled naked on a bearskin rug in front of a roaring fireplace. As it turns out, Cracker Barrel has rules against that.

Mar 252019

Sometimes I want to find the person that invented the Internet and poke his eyes out. Does anybody know where Al Gore is hanging out these days? Yeah, yeah, I know he didn’t say exactly that, but somebody somewhere had to come up with the idea, and whoever that person is, I hate him (or […]

Mar 242019

When I was young man I used to be involved in all kinds of shooting sports, including trap shooting. I was never great at it, but I was able to bust a few clay pigeons and I always had fun. Over time life got in the way and I stopped competing in matches but still […]

Mar 232019

Check out my new ride! It’s roomy, stable, and only costs a few thousand dollars an hour to operate. Anybody want to take a cruise with me? On Thursday Terry had an appointment with her eye doctor in Titusville, and once we were done with that we decided to take a little ride. We wound […]

Mar 222019

Almost as soon as we started fulltiming other RVers told us that we had to stop at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas for dinner. If you’re not familiar with this roadside icon, the Big Texan is a famous steakhouse that has been serving travelers and locals alike, since 1960. The restaurant is […]

Mar 212019

After a few weeks of testing and adjusting to make sure they had things just right, yesterday afternoon we returned to Connect Hearing in New Smyrna Beach and Beverly turned in the loaner units and picked up her new hearing aids. I had no idea how much goes into getting properly fitted and adjusted for […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 1:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202019

At every seminar I did on fulltime RVing at rallies and shows nationwide, I always got the same questions from new and want to be fulltimers, and I get the same questions by email all the time. So today I thought I would try to answer some of them for you. How much does it […]

Mar 192019

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We have a Verizon MiFi Jetpack and have been considering changing carriers. This […]

Mar 182019

Note: This story was a reprint of a past blog post requested by RVers who will soon be headed east after wintering in Arizona. Hollywood and pulp fiction have glorified and made him out to be a hero, but in truth Billy the Kid was a ruthless runt who killed not only for money, but […]