Feb 172019
 

Fulltime RVers and snowbirds, or anybody who travels a lot, know that saying goodbye is always the hardest part of going back to visit the people you love. And so it was when it was time for us to leave Arizona for the trip home. The good thing is that the highway runs in both […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152019
 

Now that we’ve had a chance to get some much needed rest, answer a ton of emails, and get some laundry done, I’ll use the next few blogs to get you caught up on our trip to Arizona. We knew we were going to eventually go to Tucson to get my cousin Beverly out of […]

Feb 082019
 

Okay, Arizona. Enough of this nonsense! It was 31o here in Apache Junction overnight Wednesday night and about 40o at 9 a.m. And it was cold all day long. I highly disapprove! Meanwhile, when I talked to my son last night, he was bragging that it was in the low 80s at his place in […]

Nick’s In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172015
 

I had no idea that writing about how cold it was here in Apache Junction in yesterday’s blog would lead to a financial opportunity, but as it turns out, it has. People in Arizona are taking up a collection to pay me to get the hell out of the state, while the people in Florida […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162015
 

Okay, I’ve tried to be nice about it and just snivel and whine, but that hasn’t helped. The warmest it got was 50° yesterday, and it got down into the 20s last night here in Apache Junction. Just like it did the night before, and just like it’s supposed to do tonight. If I see […]

Winter Is Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122015
 

Brrr! It looks like winter has hit Arizona big time. We had temperatures in the mid to upper 70s early last week but it cooled down big time yesterday. The high here in Apache Junction was in the low 60s, and overnight lows were in the low 40s. And that’s about the best we’re going […]

Hanging Out At Jojoba

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142015
 

We had a lot of little chores to do around the motorhome so we spent yesterday hanging out here at Jojoba Hills getting some of them done. And I actually made some headway on whittling down my To Do list. I started out by calling our mail forwarding service to have our mail sent to […]

Apr 192015
 

Our time in Apache Junction is over and today we’re headed for our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. I’m not sure if it’s just in time, since the temperature here in the desert is already climbing, or if we’re jumping the gun since they had snow flurries in Show Low the middle of last […]

Running Our Legs Off

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042015
 

Or our wheels, at least. We’ve been going pretty much non-stop since we got to Tucson, getting all of our annual medical appointments taken care of. Monday was Terry’s turn, and yesterday was mine. We arrived at the VA hospital a little after 9 a.m. and I didn’t have to wait long before they took […]

Rainy Day Pizza

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022014
 

It has been raining hard here in Apache Junction since sometime in the wee hours of yesterday morning and I’m talking a real downpour, not just a shower. The news has reported flooding in some areas and there have been reports of carports being destroyed by wind and hail in some places around Phoenix. If […]

Three Dog Night

 Posted by at 2:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102013
 

Last night was definitely a three dog night here in Apache Junction, with the wind blowing and the temperature dropping down to 33º. It was so cold that I was tempted to call my pal Chris Yust and see if I could borrow a couple of her poodles to keep my feet warm. But please […]

Yeah, Rub It In!

 Posted by at 2:51 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092013
 

After I wrote about it being cold here in Apache Junction but nice and warm in Florida this winter, blog reader Josh Cashman sent me a photo of the thermometer under his motorhome’s awning, showing 80 degrees in Hollywood, Florida, and Josh wearing shorts and a T-shirt. Yeah, Josh, rub it in! Meanwhile it’s going […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272013
 

We had planned to go to Benson and drop off sample copies of the Gypsy Journal yesterday and our plan for the next few weeks was to stay here at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson until December 20, when we would head back to Apache Junction to spend Christmas with Terry’s family. But a […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 3:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252013
 

We only have a few more days left here in Apache Junction. Next Wednesday we’ll leave for Tucson, where we have medical appointments scheduled and family members to spend time with. We’re not sure how long we’ll be there, at least two weeks and maybe longer, depending on how soon all of the medical stuff […]

Love The Bypass!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172013
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, regular reader Don Adams had suggested an alternate route to avoid all of the traffic in El Paso, taking State Route 302 out of Odessa to US 285, then State Route 652 to US 180 through Salt Flat to the Loop 375 on the eastern edge of El Paso. […]

Feb 152012
 

Okay guys, what did you give your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Flowers? Candy? Something slinky from one of those stores at the mall? Did you take her out to a nice dinner? Those are all great things, but I like to give Miss Terry something much more personal. So I gave her my cold. Yes, […]

Winter Returns

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202011
 

After having to get up early all week while we were getting our TV cabinets upgraded at RV Renovators, I can’t begin to tell you how nice it was to sleep in yesterday morning. Especially given the weather! We had enjoyed temperatures in the low 80s for a while, but now winter has returned to […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 3:29 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192011
 

I have to be honest, when we got up yesterday morning, I wasn’t entirely sure that the guys at RV Renovators would meet our deadline of getting finished by the end of the day. But Billy had told us not to worry, and true to his word, at 4:45 he backed our motorhome out of […]

Feb 182011
 

While we think the folks here at RV Renovators are a great bunch, and they have treated us very well, I’ll sure be glad to tell them goodbye! This is our fourth day in the shop, and I’d really like to look out my window and see the Superstition Mountains, instead of mechanics and RV […]

Feb 172011
 

In yesterday’s blog, I promised you more pictures of our TV cabinet upgrade project. But as I learned when we were converting our MCI bus years ago, there are times in many projects where, while there is a lot of progress being made, not very much of it is visible. Yesterday was such a day. […]