Kite Flying Weather

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092013
 

It’s been very windy here at the Thousand Trails campground in Cottonwood, Arizona, with more wind predicted today. Which makes it perfect kite flying weather. But alas, the only thing I’ve been flying is my keyboard. The good news is I’m making steady progress on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I’m on […]

And We’re Off!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 012012
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Terry had a dentist appointment at 11 AM, and then we drove over to LensCrafters so she could talk to the doctor about a problem with her new contact lenses. A few days ago she went for an eye exam, and came out wearing bifocal contacts. At first […]

And We’re Off!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 012012
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Terry had a dentist appointment at 11 AM, and then we drove over to LensCrafters so she could talk to the doctor about a problem with her new contact lenses. A few days ago she went for an eye exam, and came out wearing bifocal contacts. At first […]

What Happens Next?

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192012
 

I have been so busy lately that I’ve gotten behind in my blog reading, so it wasn’t until last night that Miss Terry told me about Chris Guld’s blog from February 10th, titled My Problem with Nick Russell. At first I thought I was in trouble, but as it turns out, it was actually a […]

Jul 312011
 

We love small town festivals, and in our years on the road, we’ve been to many of them, from coast to coast and border to border. We’ve seen Mexican dancers at Verde Valley Days in Camp Verde, Arizona; tapped our toes to bluegrass music at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming in Clinton, Tennessee; watched basket weavers […]

Roads And Rallies

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212011
 

We left the Western Horizons campground in Camp Verde a little after 10 a.m. yesterday morning, driving east on State Route 260. I was a bit apprehensive about traveling this winding two lane road through the mountains in our 40 foot diesel pusher motorhome, but I needn’t have been. The Winnebago handled it with no […]

Apr 042011
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, headed for Home Depot for more parts for the bathroom faucet project. I’m not sure why I was up so early, since Miss Terry and Greg were the ones working on the faucet. Sometimes I think they drag me along just for ballast. As I […]

Road Trip To Show Low

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022011
 

It had been way too long since we we had seen my daughter Tiffany and her family, so yesterday morning Terry and I were up bright and early for a road trip to our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. We left the Verde Valley Thousand Trails preserve about 9:30 and followed State Route 260 […]

Techno Updates

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012011
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had purchased a new Garmin 465T trucker model GPS, and a couple of blog readers asked me to let them know what I thought of the new unit, after using it for a while. After traveling about 1,000 miles with the GPS. I have to say that […]

Mar 302011
 

Even though Spring has barely sprung, many of the RVers we know are already on the road, starting their summer travel adventures. Some have been sitting still all winter long in one snowbird roost or another from Florida, to Texas, to Arizona and southern California, and have a bad case of hitch itch. Others have […]

Last Day In Tucson

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292011
 

I had a quick in and out at the Tucson V.A. hospital yesterday. I had several vials of blood drawn, a urinalysis, an EKG, picked up meds at the pharmacy, made a trip to the other side of the place for a blood pressure monitor, and I still walked out in one hour and 2 […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132011
 

Yesterday, we did a whole lot of nothing. And it sure felt good! 🙂 During the rally last week, Terry and I were getting by on minimal sleep, and were on the go from before daylight every day until after midnight. By the time the last RV left the Yuma Fairgrounds on Friday, and then […]

Aug 012010
 

My mother used to say that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. I was reminded of that last week when we were at the Winnebago Customer Service facility in Forest City, Iowa. Several of us who were having our coaches worked on were relaxing outside under the shade of a big old tree, […]

May 232010
 

We’ve stayed at a lot of campgrounds in our eleven years of fulltime RV travel, some really nice places, and some not so nice. There are campgrounds that we return to on a regular basis, and others where one stop was more than enough. RVers often ask us what our personal favorite campgrounds are. Sometimes […]

Jan 262010
 

Like everywhere, the State of Arizona has been hit hard by economic setbacks, and the state has announced the closure of thirteen of its 22 State Parks in the next few months. The parks on the closure list are Homolovi Ruins State Park in Winslow, Lyman Lake State Park in St. Johns, Riordan Mansion State […]

Aug 122009
 

I got an e-mail from a lady yesterday that told me she was heartbroken because they had just lost their beloved eight month old Jack Russell terrier when a coyote came into their campsite in northern California and made off with it. She said her husband had yelled and thrown rocks at the coyote, but […]

Jun 122009
 

We have a Campground Reviews section on our website, but I thought I’d share our Top 10 Favorite Campgrounds and why we feel that way, and see how they compare to yours. 1. Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana – Every year when we pull into Elkhart Campground, we feel like we have arrived back home. We know […]