Negative… Maybe

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 202020
 

Some readers have asked me if we received the results of our COVID-19 antibody tests, which we took last Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Yes, we got the results two days later, and both of us tested negative for having the antibody. Well, maybe we did since when we were getting the tests, the […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182019
 

If it seems like all I am doing lately is wishing women happy birthday, it’s because a lot of ladies who are very important to me all have birthdays in the space of seven days. Sunday was daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday, Monday it was daughter Tiffany’s, and today is Destiny’s, our youngest granddaughter. And there are […]

Jan 092019
 

It’s no secret that I love books. I love reading them and I love writing them. Even with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there are still a lot of great RVing books that should be on your bookshelf, or in your Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are […]

Oct 132018
 

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. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282018
 

I know it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last Q&A column, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers that I thought might be of interest to some of you as well, so here we go. Q. I’m 72 and wondering if it’s “too late” for me, as much as […]

Sep 042018
 

If you are a fulltime RVer today is the start of a great time of year for you. Labor Day ended the busy summer camping season, the kids are all back in school, and life starts moving at a slower pace at your local RV park. You’ve got about nine months to enjoy it, so […]

Jun 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. Nick, can you recommend somebody in southern California […]

Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
May 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. You guys were on the road fulltime for […]

Q&A Time Again

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132017
 

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, I wanted to share some with the folks here today. Q. I know that you and Terry built a bus conversion and lived in it for quite some time before getting […]

Make It Your Own

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122017
 

I heard from someone yesterday who had some questions about the Winnebago motorhome we have for sale. She said she had looked at all of the photos we have posted of it, including the upgrades we have done, and her concern was that those upgrades may have lowered the value of the motorhome. She said […]

And Away We Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242015
 

The first order of business yesterday morning was to call the VA hospital in Tucson to see when I can get in for a follow-up to my hospital stay here in Temecula, California. It being a holiday week, I didn’t think they’d be able to do anything for me very quickly. But after I spoke […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

Electrical Upgrades

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262015
 

Yesterday was a busy day doing some electrical upgrades in our motorhome. When we installed our Samsung residential refrigerator back in December I knew it would not work well with the existing modified sine wave inverter that came from the factory in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. The refrigerator requires a “cleaner” pure sine wave. Since […]

Samsung’s First Trip

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122014
 

With our month at Pleasant Lake RV Resort in Bradenton finished, yesterday it was time to hit the road. We were up by 7:30 and puttered around the motorhome for a little bit before getting things ready to go. Whenever we’re going to be traveling, Terry puts the passenger and driver’s seats in the proper […]

Oct 152014
 

We had planned to leave Morehead City today and continue our southward journey, but a nasty storm system tracking through the country is bringing lots of wind and rain to this region of the coast, so we’re going to stay here until it passes through. It’s part of that flexibility that all fulltime RVers have […]

We’re In The Money!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062014
 

We had a nice surprise when I logged into our bank account yesterday – Terry’s first Social Security payment was there. We didn’t expect it until the end of the month, but we’re sure not complaining. I’m not sure what she plans to do with her newfound wealth. Maybe a couple of trips to the […]

Oddball RVs Part Four

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032014
 

It’s been a while since I did a blog about oddball RVs and some folks have asked if I had any new ones to share. As a matter of fact, I do! Here are several that readers have sent me or I’ve found online. We’ll start with a real oldie, an expanding RV from 1934, […]

Apr 182014
 

We have another birthday to celebrate this week. Granddaughter Destiny turns seven today. I know I used this picture just a few days ago, but it’s my favorite one of her. I just love that expression on her face. She’s always coming up with something to say that blows me away. Several people have asked […]

Fire In the Sky

 Posted by at 2:31 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152014
 

For years we have been hearing about Winter Blast in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and people kept telling us it was a can’t miss event. Every year members of the Western Pyrotechnic Association come to town for a week of seminars, demonstrations and to put on world class fireworks displays. Our friends Tom and Barbara […]