A Couple Of Pinkos

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132019
 

During my long career publishing small town newspapers in both the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, I used to always laugh at the response my editorials would get from people. To half of my readers I was a gun toting, KKK cross burning right wing extremist. To the other half of the readership I was a […]

Not Yet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312019
 

Thank you everybody who emailed or posted comments wishing Terry good luck with the hyperbaric oxygen therapy I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. As it turns out, that doesn’t start yet. We had an appointment with the facility yesterday, and I thought that’s when they would do the treatment, but I was wrong. It was […]

Day Trip To Seattle

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072011
 

If you have to spend the day in a big city, Seattle is one of the nicest you can choose to do it in. And commuting there on the ferry from Bremerton is the best way to do it. Yesterday morning we left Greg and Jan’s truck at a parking lot on the waterfront, and […]

Jun 142011
 

Well, it’s done. I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, and by the time you read this it will be sitting on our printer’s web server back in Allegan, Michigan, waiting for them to do their thing with it. This is issue 73 of our little RV travel newspaper, and we’re pretty […]

Ugly Chicks

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192011
 

I spent some time yesterday hanging out with ugly chicks. Really ugly chicks! Uglier than the “ladies” in the Cactus Queen beauty contest at our RV rally last week. Now, before you start calling me an insensitive jerk, and telling me that beauty is only skin deep, or asking if I have looked in a […]

DQ Deprived

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162011
 

We slept in yesterday morning, and then spent a couple of hours checking e-mail, catching up on our favorite RV blogs, and just enjoying not having to be any place, or doing anything. Sometimes that’s a nice feeling. We had several orders to fill that had come in during the rally, so Terry put them […]

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 […]

Crossing Them Off

 Posted by at 3:10 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152011
 

I spent most of yesterday crossing chores of my To Do list, and even though we had a little setback, I actually got a lot accomplished. That’s always a good feeling. The first order of business was to call some of the commercial mail services in the area to find one to handle mailing out […]

Feb 022011
 

I give up! I’m not even going to whine and snivel about the cold anymore. It doesn’t do a bit of good anyway. I’m just going to buy me a team of huskies, hook them to the front end of my motorhome, and go on down the road. God seems to want me to be […]

I’m Finally Warm!

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282011
 

Today is officially the last day I’m waking up early for a long time! We fell into this nasty habit over a week ago, and every morning we have been getting up much too early. As Deputy Barney Fife used to say in the old Andy Griffith television show, “It’s time to nip it! Nip […]

Ups And Downs

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272011
 

Yesterday was one of those days that had all kinds of ups and downs. It started out bad, got good, then got frustrating, then got even more frustrating, got good for a little while, got bad again, and still ended up good. Huh? Now what the heck is Nick talking about? Trust me, I can […]

Jan 262011
 

We were up bright and early again yesterday morning, a nasty habit we’re going to have to work hard to break. The inch of snow that had been predicted did not show up, and we were both relieved to see that. But it was still darned cold, and Terry flipped the engine heater on to […]

We Never Know

 Posted by at 5:08 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172010
 

I got a call from my daughter Tiffany the other day, telling me that her grandfather, Jim Zipf, had passed away. Even though I had not seen the man in almost 25 years, and even though Tiffany’s mother and I had parted company long, long ago, I was still sorry to hear the news. I […]

Dec 162010
 

Never underestimate the power of positive sniveling! It actually warmed up a bit in Fort Lauderdale yesterday, and it looks like the worst of this cold spell is about over. The forecast for the next three days is for highs in the mid-70s, and sunshine! Whatever will we do? Yesterday morning J.C. and Beverly Webber […]

Aug 202010
 

Whether we’re in our motorhome or our van, whenever time allows, we always prefer to travel the two lane back roads wherever we are going. A Denny’s or a Flying J truck stop are pretty much the same, whether they are at an interstate highway exit in Arizona or Tennessee. But on the back roads […]

Family Dinner

 Posted by at 5:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182010
 

Yesterday, relatives from all over the western United States descended on Avon, Colorado for Terry’s son’s wedding today. In the early afternoon we drove to Avon, which is sort of a bedroom community to Vail, to get together with everybody at her son Cody’s house. We had not seen Cody and Jonna’s place before, and […]

Jul 172010
 

We slept in yesterday morning, taking advantage of the calm before the storm of activity this weekend, when Terry’s son Casey marries his lady love, Leslie.  River Dance RV Resort has cinnamon rolls on some mornings, and Rusty and Rebecca, in the office, had insisted we allow them to treat us to a couple, as […]

On To The Coast

 Posted by at 6:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242010
 

We slept soundly Tuesday night, and when we woke up, our three neighbors had already left the Wasco Elks Lodge. We pulled out a little after 9 a.m., and took State Route 46, a narrow two lane road, west toward the coast. At first the land was pretty flat, and we passed a large field […]

Canyon de Chelly

 Posted by at 7:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032010
 

I have just two things to say about our visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument – “Awesome!” and “If you have never been to this natural wonderland, put it at the very top of your travel plans NOW! You won’t regret it!” I have been to the Grand Canyon and the Salt River Canyon, […]

And We’re Off!

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022010
 

After suffering intolerably for way too long, today we’re going to scratch our hitch itch, at least a little bit. We’re off on a road trip to historic Hubbell Trading Post and Canyon de Chelly National Monument, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in far northeastern Arizona. This is familiar country to anybody who has ever […]