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Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122020
 

I’ve get a lot of e-mails from blog readers and a surprising number of them are from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living […]

Picking Up Women

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 112020
 

Here is another installment from my Nick Happens file, a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. In this one I will tell you how to pick up women, and what happens when you pick up the wrong one. We were visiting Mackinac Island, Michigan, known for the famous Grand Hotel, the fact […]

Shaving The Mango

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102020
 

Boy, doesn’t that sound like the title to a bad 1970s porn movie? Not that I’ve ever seen a porn movie, mind you, but I had a friend who saw one and he told me all about it. But we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me tell you about yesterday morning. You […]

Life Is A Crapshoot

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 092020
 

Note: I first posted this story back in 2010, but its message is just as real, if not more so, today. You can plan carefully, take every precaution, and still, sometimes, we are at the whimsy of fate, as our Escapee friends Mel and Charlene Schwartz experienced recently while traveling through Utah. About 3 p.m. […]

First Q&A Of 2020

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082020
 

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 them here occasionally. These are some that have come in since the new year began. Q. This […]

Jan 072020
 

Miss Terry and I spent more than 18 years traveling from border to border and sea to shining sea during our life as fulltime RVers, and when it was time to hang up the keys, we bought a house on Florida’s central coast. Why, you ask? What made us decide on Florida over other places […]

Jan 062020
 

I goofed in yesterday’s blog when I said that the police car on the cover of Return to Dog’s Run was a 1960 Ford. Blog reader Dave Davis corrected me on that, telling me he thought it was a 1963, and he was right. I should have known better, because back in my high school […]

Jan 052020
 

As a former newspaperman and an independent book author and self-publisher, I hate typos. But I’ve also been at this game long enough to know that they are a part of life, and no matter how carefully you watch for them, they slip in. I have at least three or four proofreaders for every book […]

Jan 042020
 

After driving my Mustang to Daytona Beach a few days ago and some running around I did yesterday in it, it now has 840 miles on the odometer. So I was a little distressed to find rust on one of the bolts that holds the driver’s side door hinge to the car. It lives in […]

Jan 032020
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file, a collection of true stories about my adventures and misadventures over the years. We all know you can save a lot of money by doing your own vehicle maintenance and simple repairs. I even suggest it in my book The Frugal RVer. The problem is that there […]