Time For More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132020
 

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. Our house is sold, we finally retired, and we are getting ready to […]

May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Mar 132020
 

I have heard from quite a few people about the coronavirus and how they are reacting to it. It seems like some people are ignoring it completely, thinking it’s just the media crying wolf again, while other people without any symptoms are self-quarantining themselves in their RVs or homes and avoiding the public as much […]

Feb 062020
 

Your first view of Devils Tower National Monument, rising 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River and surrounding grassland and Ponderosa pine forests of northeastern Wyoming like a rocky sentinel, is always breathtaking. The closer you get and the more time you spend here, the more the power and beauty of this natural wonder takes […]

Feb 032020
 

I received an e-mail from a lady suggesting that I write a story about the problems dog owners encounter with RV parks that will not allow animals of certain breeds or over a certain weight. She said that she and her husband had been asked to leave three different RV parks because they have a […]

A Very Quiet Christmas

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262019
 

I hope everybody had a very Merry Christmas . How did you spend your holiday? Visiting family? At an RV park Christmas dinner? Did you go out to eat someplace? We had a very quiet Christmas here at home, just the two of us. We started the day snuggling in bed like we always do, […]

Nick In Drag

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my Nick Happens stories, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. Today I thought I’d tell you about an RV trip we took to Maine early in our fulltime RVing days, and how I wound up a drag queen. Maine was […]

Oct 122019
 

Estero, Florida, located just 17 miles from Fort Myers, is considered by many to be one of the best places to live in the state. Home to many retirees, Estero has a lot to offer, including shops, restaurants, parks, and a low crime rate. But modern-day retirees are not the first to discover the area […]

The People We Meet

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262019
 

We met some interesting people in our 18 years as fulltime RVers running a business on the road. Most have been nice, but some have been, shall we say, interesting? Challenging? Unique? Early in our fulltime adventure we had signs on our truck that said Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Once, we were approached by […]

There Must Be A Reason

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142019
 

There is an old saying that everything happens for a reason. I might add that sometimes you need to listen to reason. I once got an e-mail from a gentleman asking my advice about an RV purchase. He wanted to buy a motorhome that he said was an excellent deal, $35,000 less than any comparable […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032019
 

The last couple of days have been busy, busy, busy for us. You may recall that a while back I had an episode of dizziness, blurred vision, and a terrible headache. After going to my primary care doctor, they sent me for what they said was going to be an MRI, but actually turned out […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

Living Two-Gether

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102019
 

Note: This is a blog post I dusted off and updated because it talks about something I hear often from new or want to be RVers. If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked us how we managed to live together in the relatively small confines of a motorhome, or heard somebody say, […]

Be Prepared

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062019
 

That old Boy Scout motto comes in handy in the RV lifestyle, just as it does in the rest of the world. We may never know what’s going to happen in the next moment, but we can do a few things to help us deal with whatever comes along. Here’s an example; we were parked […]

10 Travel Books I Like

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 172019
 

There is more to RVing than just driving down the highway from one campground to another. America has many delightful and fascinating treasures that people drive by every day, never even knowing they exist. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here are some favorite travel guides that I refer to often. 50 States, 5,000 […]

May 152019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 032019
 

With everything that has been going on in our lives lately there has not been a lot of time for writing or weaving, or much of anything else. But while Beverly has been in the hospital things are not quite as busy. We make the trip over to see her two or three times a […]

Fun With Telemarketers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042019
 

We all hate them. Those annoying calls from someone that immediately launches into a spiel about the good news they have for you. They’re going to reduce your credit card debt, extend your car’s warranty, protect your investment in your house with pest control service, or whatever they are hustling. Most people just hang up […]

Feb 012019
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file. Anybody who knows me well already knows that I require adult supervision at all times. Left to my own devices, there is no end to the trouble I can get into, and I don’t have to look far to find it. So you can blame Miss Terry, […]