Goodbye TTO

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022016
 

Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, known simply as TTO to Thousand Trails members who frequent this huge campground in central Florida. It’s become almost a second home to us; this was our second two-week stay this winter, and when we are in Florida we have stayed several […]

Mar 022016
 

There’s a saying in the RV world that if you don’t like the neighbors, you can just move. So we did! Actually our neighbors were fine people, they were just parked too close to us. But that wasn’t their fault, the RV sites in some parts of the A section at the Orlando Thousand Trails […]

Crud Times Two

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172016
 

Some men give their ladies flowers or chocolates or jewelry for Valentine’s Day. I’m a little more creative than that. I had a guy come to the campground and wash our motorhome! But then I got to thinking that Miss Terry deserved more than that for everything she does for me on a daily basis. […]

Alabama Two Lane Roads

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272016
 

The other day I was going to the post office in Tuscaloosa to mail off some orders and was stopped at a traffic light when a man in the vehicle behind me got out and walked up to my window and said, “Hello Nick.” It was longtime reader and friend Jack Allen. He and his […]

The Numbers Are In

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302015
 

At the end of December every year WordPress sends out an annual report to bloggers, telling them how much traffic their blog received in the past 12 months, where those visitors came from, which blog posts received the most attention, and a lot of other interesting data. My report came in yesterday, and looking it […]

Putting In Time

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

Now that the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is at the printers and the digital edition has been sent out to all of our subscribers, we’re just putting in time waiting for the printed issue to get shipped back to us. But that’s okay, sometimes it’s nice not to have anything on our schedule […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042014
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to break up the 450 mile trip from the Wilmington, Ohio Thousand Trails to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails into two days and to stop somewhere along the way overnight, I really meant it. Honest, I did. But as it turns out, I lied. After bittersweet […]

A Change Of Scenery

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082014
 

The great thing about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors or the neighborhood, you can leave. Or sometimes just because hitch itch sets in and you want a new view out your windows. We love Elkhart Campground, but after a couple of months there we were ready for a change […]

It Was A Good Day

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052014
 

We left Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction about 10:30 yesterday morning and had an easy run on two lane roads through Florence and Catalina, arriving at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park in Tucson a little before 1 p.m. We expected to have to settle for a 30 amp site, but lucked out […]

Back To Wildwood

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032013
 

Yesterday was a traveling day, but we didn’t travel very far, just 48 miles. We left the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve about 9:30 and took U.S. Highway 27 north to Leesburg, where we picked up State Route 44 west through Wildwood to the Three Flags RV Resort, a Mid-Atlantic property that is part of the […]

Southbound

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222012
 

We pulled out of Harbor View Outdoor World Resort in Colonial Beach, Virginia a little after 9 AM yesterday morning and pointed the nose of our Winnebago southbound. The campground was closing for the season and it’s time to be someplace else. We had an easy 337 mile run down Interstate 95, skirting around the […]

Settled In At TTN

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152011
 

We were up early yesterday morning, eager to get to the Orlando Thousand Trails (TTN) preserve early in the day, since it was supposed to be in the high 80s later in the day. Also, because the sites here are on a first come basis, and we wanted to snag one in the 50 amp […]

It’s Not Camping

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 022011
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we are at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve, a blog reader said that they had only been here once, and left after two days because the RV sites are crammed in so close together, and this isn’t their idea of camping. There is no question that this […]

Much Ado About Nothing

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012011
 

It was darned cold when we woke up at 7 a.m. yesterday morning, and when I poked a foot out from under the covers, all I really wanted to do was pull it back in, roll over and spoon Miss Terry, and sleep for another two or three hours! But alas, duty called. Once I […]

Mar 172011
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about how my buddy Greg White wouldn’t take me to Dairy Queen for my requisite sweet treat, and I have to say that I was rather dismayed when one reader made a post to Greg’s blog, congratulating him for holding fast, and even suggesting he feed me a rice cake! […]

Saying Goodbye To Yuma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152011
 

As promised, the road service fellow that Coach-Net sent out Sunday night called at 7:30 yesterday morning to tell me that he had located a replacement tire for our motorhome, and that he would be there within a half hour. He arrived promptly at 8, and mounted the new tire and the outside dual on […]

Mar 032011
 

The Arizona Good Sam rally is going on at the Yuma Fairgrounds this week, and yesterday I spent some time visiting with the rally staff and the vendors who are here for the rally. Most of them will be staying over for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally next week, and since a couple were vendors […]

Mar 022011
 

When I was a younger person, I thought I would never get old, and didn’t want to. What fun could that be? Now that I have almost six decades under my belt, I realize just how dumb I was back then. This is absolutely the best time of my life. When I look at the […]

Mar 012011
 

Sometimes it can be very frustrating trying to plan an RV rally. There are a thousand details that have to be handled behind the scenes, like pre-ordering enough donuts for everybody every morning, but not ordering too many and having them go to waste. Or making sure we have enough two-way radios for the parking […]

Down To The Wire

 Posted by at 2:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282011
 

We’re getting down to the wire on our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally, and everybody on our advance team is busy, busy, busy! The rally starts a week from today, and we still have a lot to get done. Miss Terry and Barbara Westerfield have been locked to their computer keyboards, making lists, setting up registration […]