Dec 122018
 

It’s still cold here in Florida, and cold is not my friend. It makes my joints ache and before you know it I’m launching into a snivel. Nobody wants to hear that. As fulltime RVers, we tried to avoid cold-weather whenever possible. But sometimes we got stuck someplace and had to deal with. I never […]

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 […]

We Are Humbled

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312017
 

To say that we are humbled by the many, many responses we got after our announcement that this was the last issue of the Gypsy Journal would be an understatement. All day long yesterday I answered emails and texts and Facebook messages, and read comments on the blog from so many people thanking us for […]

Looking Back

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282016
 

Our friend Jim Lewis says that Miss Terry’s cooking is going to ruin him. I’ve known Jim for over 30 years, and he never has been a big eater. But that was before he was introduced to Terry’s cooking. Now he cleans his plate, and often has seconds. Yes, it’s that good. Yesterday she made […]

Really? That’s Why?

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282016
 

I’ll admit I’m just an average guy, maybe even a little below average in most respects, and I guess I don’t see the “big picture.” But I’m always amazed at the things people find to worry about. I received two emails from people yesterday saying they were canceling their summer travel plans because of Great […]

Why?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042015
 

I heard from somebody yesterday who was headed south in the middle of the bad storms that are chewing up the Carolinas. He said it was raining so hard that he could not see his friend’s motorhome, less than 100 feet ahead of him, but they were making good time in spite of the downpour. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Conehead

 Posted by at 1:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102014
 

Did you ever see those plastic cones they put around a dog’s head to keep it from getting someplace it shouldn’t be biting or licking? I kind of feel that way right now. We were up by 6:30 yesterday morning, which is an ungodly hour even if it’s 80 degrees outside and you’re going to […]

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 […]

Nov 152013
 

We were both worn out from our early start and long day Wednesday, and the strong wind rocking our motorhome and rattling our slide toppers made it hard to fall asleep so when we finally did, we slept in yesterday morning. I started the day with a bunch of orders to fill, and spent several […]

Nov 112013
 

If you love your freedom, thank a vet. That sums it up, folks. Without the sacrifices made by our military members past and present, you and I would not have the freedoms we enjoy and all too often take for granted. And while you’re thanking that vet, thank his or her family members, too. If […]

Well Done, Heartland

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072013
 

When some 50 employees at Heartland RV in Elkhart, Indiana were called off the job this week and told to report to the company’s main building, they must have wondered what was going on. Especially given the volatile RV market, which has had plenty of ups and downs in recent years. Even when you work […]

Nov 052013
 

Where does the time go? Our first week in Apache Junction ends today and it feels like we just got here. We’ve been busy every day. Yesterday, after the usually round of answering e-mails from our readers and filling some orders, Terry and I made a quick stop at the post office to mail them […]

Trying Something New

 Posted by at 3:11 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252013
 

I want to start today’s blog by wishing our dear friend Jan White happy birthday. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting her, Jan is a wonderfully kind and patient woman, which she needs to be to put up with hubby Greg, and in extra large doses when Greg and […]