Apr 282020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062019
 

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. I know that at one time you had a bus conversion, and I […]

Cajun Invasion

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
May 122019
 

Several years ago when we were staying at the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails preserve we were invaded by stinkbugs. If you are unfamiliar with these nasty little critters, consider yourself lucky. They seem to be able to find their way into every little nook and cranny of a home or RV, and once you get […]

No Contest This Week

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052018
 

I hope everybody had a safe and sane Fourth of July, and I hope your dogs weren’t freaked out by all the fireworks. Over the years I have had some dogs who went totally ballistic at the sound of fireworks, and others who completely ignored them. We had a quiet day at home, doing some […]

Jul 042018
 

Warning: This is more of a Bad Nick blog than a regular blog, but I think it needs said. Happy birthday to my country. If I haven’t said it lately, I love you. I love the personal freedoms we all have because millions of brave men and women laid their lives on the line, and […]

Bad Nick Goes Flying

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

Readers keep asking me what happened to Bad Nick, and if I’ll be posting any more to the Bad Nick Blog. I enjoyed doing it and I miss being able to spout off about all kinds of things that Miss Terry tells me I can’t talk about in the Gypsy Journal or this blog. But […]

Hot Weather RVing Tips

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082014
 

My cousin Beverly called the other day to tell us it was 108 degrees in Tucson. There’s a reason I stay out of Arizona in the summer. Although I’ve seen some days here in northern Indiana when it felt just as hot. Of course, fans of the desert will tell you that while it does […]

May 312014
 

We love exploring new places and seeing new sights but it seems that every time we visit someplace new, somebody tells us we missed something there that we really should have seen. Miss Terry tells them that we do that on purpose so we’ll have an excuse to go back. There are some places we’ve […]

The Mighty Bungee

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 022014
 

Except for a Swiss Army knife, can you think of anything more versatile than the simple ball bungee? As RVers, what would we do without them? They’re like elastic duct tape and no recreational vehicle should be without a ready supply on hand. A Ball bungee is a short piece of rubber bungee cord looped […]

Never Enough Hours

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162014
 

It seems like there are never enough hours in a day to accomplish everything I want to do. Yesterday was a good example. We started the day visiting with Tiffany, who comes out to the motorhome every morning for coffee with Terry. It was Tiffany’s birthday, so I had to tease her about getting older, […]

Apr 152014
 

I want to start the day by wishing my daughter Tiffany happy birthday. Wow, was it really 32 years ago I first held that beautiful little girl? Where did the years go? Today she’s a grown lady with kids of her own. But you know what? Dad still loves holding her. Tiffany, I love you […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022014
 

It seems like nothing ever gets cheaper, even if our income stays the same. That’s why Millenicom customers hoped that the announcement of yesterday’s price increase was just a bad April Fool’s Day joke. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Millenicom has been providing its customers real bargains on internet service; $69.99 a month for 20 gigabytes of […]

The Vigil Ends

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292014
 

For the last 10 days we’ve been pretty much living at the hospital and then hospice with our friend Shar and her husband, getting there early and staying late. We would get home in time to check e-mail and Facebook, write a blog, and go to bed. So I have not gotten much work done […]

Back To Santa Fe

 Posted by at 1:59 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242014
 

No, not that artsy-fartsy New Mexico city that we were disappointed in when we visited last summer. Today we’re headed back to Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction for a week or so. We want to spend some time visiting with Terry’s parents, and to check in with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis, […]

Time To Get To Work

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032014
 

Congratulations to Gary Pearce, this weeks winner of our drawing for an audiobook of John Daulton’s Rift in the Races . Enjoy your book, Gary. Stay tuned, because another drawing starts soon. I know I should have been working, but for some reason I just couldn’t get motivated, and I spent most of yesterday goofing […]

Jan 242014
 

I get a lot of e-mail. Not counting the forwarded jokes, cartoons and conspiracy theories, missives from hot horny college girls who want my portly posterior, and that nice man in Africa who wants to share his $20 million dollars with me, I get at between 30 and 50 e-mails on an average day. Sometimes […]

Just Ducky

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292013
 

If you’ve been following the whole Phil Robertson media fireworks show, you probably already know that A&E Network has now rescinded its decision to suspend the family patriarch from the popular Duck Dynasty reality TV series. I won’t go into the debate here, it’s been covered everywhere, including on Bad Nick, but I got to […]

Frugal RVing

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242013
 

I figure that by now most of you are broke from all of your holiday shopping, so today I thought I’d share some ideas to help you save money, courtesy of my book The Frugal RVer and my seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies and shows. There are so many […]

Still Going Strong

 Posted by at 2:07 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202013
 

Thank you all for your e-mail and messages of support. I’m not overly worried about the skin cancer thing at this point; it is what it is. The folks at the V.A. have always taken very good care of me. My only concern is that cancer has claimed several members of my family, including my […]

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 […]