Fake News

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172017
 

You all know what that is, right? That’s all the misinformation, innuendo, and BS that anybody associated with politics and the media puts out these days. Well, apparently I’m just as guilty as the rest of them. But in my defense, I really couldn’t help it. After all, besides publishing the Gypsy Journal for the […]

Frugal Or Cheap?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182016
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a reader who asked why anyone would consider spending a night at a WalMart, truck stop, or highway rest area when there are so many campgrounds around the country. She asked if the RVers who do this are all cheapskates, or it there is ever a legitimate reason to […]

Listen To That Voice

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292015
 

When people ask me how I come up with all the plots I use in my mystery novels, I tell them I’m not really all that creative, I just write down what the voices in my head tell me to. What? You don’t have voices in your head? Sure you do! Maybe your voices don’t give […]

Klutz

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 192015
 

I’m a klutz. I was born a klutz and I’ll die a klutz. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if I died from being a klutz! My dad used to say that I should probably get a job in a mattress factory, but I’ve always suspected that if I did I’ve have been smothered by an […]

Unresolved Conflicts

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112014
 

In a blog about being two-gether that I wrote few months ago, I said that communication and compromise are necessary to work out problems in any relationship, and especially for an RVing couple. I think that many times problems arise because someone doesn’t understand what their partner needs or wants, and this may be because […]

Getting Busy

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 062014
 

As we get closer to the Escapees Escapade rally next week at the fairgrounds in Goshen, Elkhart Campground is getting busier. Yesterday it seemed like one RV after another pulled in. But there is still plenty of room for anyone needing a nice place to stay until the rally starts. Terry and I have been […]

Apr 232014
 

Yesterday I wrote about how much we love the fulltime RV lifestyle, but it’s not for everybody and we have seen a lot of fulltimers come and go over the years. Some dropped out because once they were out on the road away from family and friends they realized that it just wasn’t for them, […]

Feb 072013
 

Of all the groups I thought I’d get in trouble with, I never expected it to be the Veterans of Foreign Wars! I’ve been a member of the VFW for many years, but yesterday I got a certified letter from Robert B. Greene, Quartermaster General of the national headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, rather rudely […]

RV Unfriendly Cities

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 262013
 

I was back at it again all day yesterday, working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal pretty much nonstop all day long, and into the evening. I got a lot accomplished and by the time I gave up for the day I had 15 of 36 pages done. That feels good. About 5 […]

Sep 252012
 

After two weeks at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails preserve near Batesville, Indiana, it was time for some new scenery. We really liked the campground and the area around it, but management’s apparent lack of concern about the rowdy pipeline crowd that stays there long term spoils a lot of the experience. I’m not sure […]

Driveway Camping

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 152012
 

One thing many new fulltimers and extended time RV travelers are surprised to discover is that they do not have to stay in an RV park every night. There are many alternatives to a traditional campground, and a lot of them are free, or almost free. Or at least a lot less expensive than a […]

A Lot Of Options

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292012
 

I’ve had e-mails from three or four RVers in the last week or so asking about how to find affordable RV sites in Florida for next winter. One couple said they had just returned to Indiana after spending four months in a very nice RV Park in the Tampa area, but the cost was over […]

What Every RV Needs

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232012
 

Miss Terry had a very rough night Wednesday night, with coughing, a fever, and an upset stomach. All that on top of just coming off of a colonoscopy. The poor lady was just miserable! So yesterday was a stay-at-home day. I think part of it is that we are just both so run down from […]

On the Road To ?

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 312011
 

We’ve had a wonderful time here at the Escapees Park of the Sierras, and this is one area that is very high on our list of places to come back to. We had hoped to do some exploring up along Highway 49 in the Gold Rush country while we were here, but we just ran […]

Ten Year Rule

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 282011
 

After reading my blog The View Is The Same, from a couple of days ago, a reader sent me an e-mail expressing her concerns that she might be turned away from a lot of campgrounds that have a rule banning any RVs older than ten years. This is a topic that comes up from time […]

Dec 152010
 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Two For One Holiday Special. So if you haven’t clicked the link above, there’s still time. You can enter a new subscription to the Gypsy Journal for yourself, or renew your subscription early, and we’ll give someone on your Christmas shopping list a free one […]

Nov 122010
 

Wow, I go away for one afternoon and the whole world changes! What’s up with that? I had to get up earlier than usual for me yesterday morning, because I needed to be wide awake for a 9 a.m. conference call. I’ve found that folks tend to get offended or lose confidence in you if […]

Nov 082010
 

Yesterday was a short travel day for us. In fact, one of the shortest we’ve had in a very long time. We enjoyed our time at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, Florida, and I took a photo of our Winnebago in Peter and Connie Bradish”s lot before I started unhooking our campground utilities in preparation […]

Nov 072010
 

We’re leaving The Great Outdoors in Titusville, Florida today and are going to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, which is actually in Clermont. We owe a big thank you to our friends Peter and Connie Bradish for hosting us on their lot here for the last few days. We really appreciate your hospitality, dear friends. […]

Sep 082010
 

This part of northern Indiana is a stronghold of the Amish people, and wherever you travel around the communities of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, and the surrounding area, you are likely to see Amish women  in their simple handmade dresses, their heads covered in white kapps, and men wearing black straw hats or stocking caps. There […]