Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212020
 

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 have three 12-volt batteries in my motorhome to power the things inside […]

Oops, I Goofed!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072017
 

In yesterday’s blog, when I talked about RV fire extinguishers I recommend my friend Mac McCoy, the world’s acknowledged RV fire safety expert, and included a link to his website. As it turns out, I goofed. When Mac and I talked a few weeks ago, he told me that he was planning to pull the […]

Thanks Greg!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022015
 

Terry has had the same pair of glasses for three years and it was time for a new pair, so we started the day yesterday with a trip to the WalMart Vision Center for her to get an eye exam and order a pair. When we were done with that we went to her parents […]

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 […]

Cabin Fever

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052013
 

It was just as well that I spent the weekend working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal because it was gray and cold, and breezy at times. When I walked down to the dumpster to throw away the trash yesterday I was glad to bet back inside. I lived here on the Washington […]

Time To Move

 Posted by at 2:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162013
 

We’ve enjoyed our time here in Vancouver, and even though it’s only been a few days, we’ve been busy. We both agree we want to come back again. Yesterday morning we drove a few miles east to Washougal, where we toured the Pendleton woolen mill. No photos were allowed on the 45 minute free tour, […]

Jul 082013
 

After a stop at the post office this morning we will be hitting the road headed for Montana. It’s time to change the view out our windshield. We’ll be sad to say goodbye to Greg and Jan, who have been here helping us man our booth at Escapade, and Greg has been doing some work […]

Feb 152013
 

A storm system came across central Florida beginning Wednesday afternoon soon after we arrived at Three Flags in Wildwood and it rained off and on all the way through yesterday and last night. I hope Cupid brought his umbrella with him, because the little guy really needed it. We didn’t have any plans for the […]

My Eyes Hurt

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062012
 

Before I get into yesterday’s activities, Terry and I want to thank everybody for your positive blog comments and wonderfully supportive e-mails after our announcement yesterday that this would be our last Gypsy Journal Rally, at least for the foreseeable future. Your overwhelming expressions of love and support have reinforced to us that this was […]

The Heat Beat Me

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062012
 

It’s a good thing I got so much writing done on my new Big Lake book the last few days, because yesterday I was pretty much worthless. A lifetime ago I got a serious case of heat stroke when I was overseas, to the point that I had to be airlifted out of the field […]

How Hot Is It?

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052012
 

It was so hot here in Elkhart, Indiana yesterday that I saw two trees fighting over a dog! Now that’s hot! It was 103° here yesterday afternoon. The basement air conditioner in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage usually keeps it cold enough to hang meat in here, but yesterday, even with the curtains closed over our […]

Jul 022012
 

Yesterday was a good day to be an author. At least, it was a good day for me, as an author. 🙂 I started writing early yesterday afternoon, and except for a couple of short breaks I kept at it until about 10:30 PM. By the time I finally stopped, so I could start working […]

They Found Big Lake!

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012012
 

As I reported in yesterday’s blog, we dropped my iMac computer off at the Apple Store in Mishawaka on Friday afternoon and I was told that the repairs could take two to three weeks. But Daniel Davis, the repair tech, said he would do his best to expedite things. And expedite he did! At 11:30 […]

Jun 242012
 

For quite a while now, Candace Rivero has been a blog reader and Facebook friend, and we’ve exchanged several e-mails. So when she contacted us to say she was in Goshen and would like to come by for a visit, and to pick up one of our 7-in-1 CDs, we were looking forward to meeting […]

Back Home In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192012
 

We were up and at it early again yesterday, so the Spartan Chassis tech could get started on our motorhome a little after 7 AM. Now I have to tell you something, you can call me a whiner and a sniffler and a crybaby all you want, but this getting up so early in the […]

Jun 122012
 

If a guy has to work, I guess I’ve got about the best gig going that anybody could hope for. I get to travel around the country to interesting places that other people only visit on vacation, I can stay as long as I want to, they usually let me in for free, and then […]

Never A Dull Moment

 Posted by at 2:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112012
 

There’s never a dull moment when we’re visiting Rocky and Berni. There’s so much they want to show us and so much we want to do together, from sightseeing around Muskegon, to sampling the fare at the local restaurants, to playing Mexican Train, or a dozen other things, that we hit the ground running in […]

We’re Getting Close

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
May 272012
 

The wind was blowing so hard Friday night and yesterday morning that I’m surprised our motorhome didn’t set off seismographs in California! It never let up for hours, and you could almost get seasick just sitting still, the motorhome was rocking so hard. We decided that we were going to skip the Memorial Day parade […]

Up In The Air

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
May 242012
 

We originally planned to stay a week or two here in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. But when we checked into the Elks Lodge campground the manager said we could only stay for eight days because the place was booked for the summer. Those eight days would put us leaving today. However… We […]

Smiles And Smores

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 202012
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I was having trouble formatting the printed edition of Big Lake Lynching, and decided to sleep on it and see if I could come back with a clear head and figure it out. And sure enough, yesterday morning in less than thirty minutes I knew what I needed to […]