RV Trash

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202020
 

Ken Harris of Liverpool, New York sent this to us quite some time ago and we got a chuckle out of it! You know you’re RV trash when: *They post signs at WalMart saying your RV is not welcome! *You call the garbage cans at rest areas “dump stations.” *You “found” most of your RV […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 032018
 

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. My husband is an introvert who is perfectly happy staying home reading books […]

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 […]

If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

May 102016
 

 In today’s blog I thought I would answer a few questions that I seem to get on a regular basis. But before I do, let me say that my answers are what work for us. What works for you may be entirely different. The first question is, how do we access Internet on the road, […]

Aug 302015
 

Yesterday I got an e-mail from somebody who is interested in purchasing a Thousand Trails membership but was confused by all of the options as to what parks a member can use, how long they can stay at a park, and if they can move from park to park or must stay out of the […]

Plugging Away At It

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

We always try to stay at home and off the crowded streets and highways on holiday weekends, which is what we have been doing. Except for a trip to the dumpster I didn’t leave the motorhome all day yesterday. I spent most of the time plugging away at the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, […]

Nov 282014
 

Note: I’m too full of turkey and Miss Terry’s delicious homemade pecan pie to want to work, so I’m giving myself the night off and re-posting this blog from earlier this year. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them […]

Aug 142014
 

Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them make the best choices, but today I thought we’d go in a different direction and we’ll talk about some things NOT to do. We thought we had done our research, but starting out we made just about every mistake […]

May 112013
 

We didn’t have anyplace we had to be yesterday, so I made up from having to wake up early Thursday morning by sleeping in and then we just stayed in bed and snuggled for a while. Oh yes, that’s much better! Once we finally did get up, we spent some time with our usual morning […]

Back To Wildwood

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032013
 

Yesterday was a traveling day, but we didn’t travel very far, just 48 miles. We left the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve about 9:30 and took U.S. Highway 27 north to Leesburg, where we picked up State Route 44 west through Wildwood to the Three Flags RV Resort, a Mid-Atlantic property that is part of the […]

Nov 032012
 

A campground membership can be a good investment if you get it at the right price and use it. But if all you are doing is paying your annual dues and stopping a few times a year at campgrounds in your membership, it can be a waste of money. Only you can decide if a […]

Oct 302012
 

Even though we’re far south of where Hurricane Sandy came ashore, and have had pretty good weather since we’ve been here, it took a turn for the worse yesterday. The wind blew hard most of the day and the temperature dropped quite a bit. I don’t think the high got much over 60° and the […]

May 112012
 

I get a lot of e-mails from new RVers and wannabe fulltimers asking all kinds of questions, from what kind of RV to buy, to whether or not to buy a campground membership, to dealing with family members who are not happy with their decision to hit the road. I always try to answer to […]

Dec 132011
 

We’ve got a great lifestyle and a nice little business, and I know that a lot of people would gladly trade places with us. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our share of frustrations, too. There are some days when I just want to scream. Yesterday started very well. We were up and ready […]

Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292011
 

When the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning, Miss Terry got out of bed and started some of the last minute things she does on moving day morning; starting her coffee brewing, stowing our automatic rooftop TV dish, and taking the solar screens off the inside of our windshield. I really did plan to […]

Apr 102011
 

Damn, it’s cold! It was cold when I went to bed Friday night, it was cold all day Saturday, it was cold all night long, and it’s still cold this morning! Enough already! My buddies Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and Rocky Frees up in Muskegon, Michigan have delighted in writing […]

Jan 302011
 

My mother always thought I was a pretty good kid, my father constantly told me I could accomplish anything I wanted to in life if I worked hard enough to make it happen, and I had a dog once that was sure I was the greatest creature that ever lived. But in spite of all […]

May 132010
 

Did I mention that I really, really hate getting up early in the morning? I’ve never been a morning person and never will be. I have never minded working long hours, I just always wanted the night shift, not the morning shift. But I was still awake at 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s two mornings […]

Apr 172010
 

Hindsight is always 20/20, and more than once in my life, I’ve found myself repeating that old saying “I sure wish I knew then what I know now.” Looking back over my life, from today’s perspective, I can see a lot of things I would change, if I had it to do over.  For example, […]