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 […]

Jan 102019
 

I called my buddy Greg White last night, and assuming you can believe him, he is still alive. I think it’s probably true, I can’t think of any reason why Greg would lie to me about that. Now, that thing about him and Annette Funicello making out in the backseat of his dad’s Rambler station […]

50 Years Too Late

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022018
 

They say timing is everything, and I think they’re right. Think about how different your life would be today if you had turned right instead of left twenty years ago. Or taken a moment or two to chat with your neighbor across the hedge before you got in your car to go to work. What […]

Aug 282018
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. A while back I was taken to task by a reader for using the term “gal” in the Gypsy Journal. In reply, I wrote that I refuse to be politically correct. I’ve tried it, […]

Aug 212018
 

Yesterday blog reader Richard Sullivan wrote to tell me about an incident that happened while he was backing his motorhome into their site at an RV park. He said he was doing just fine with his wife guiding him as he backed up. Then two little boys came out of nowhere and ran directly behind […]

Yes, More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Here are some of the latest. Q. Instead of selling your RV, have you considered donating it to a charity and taking […]

A Refugee Feeling

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082016
 

Miss Terry and I are getting a very small taste of what it must be like to be a refuge from a natural disaster. While we are fortunate to have full hookups here at Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida, the place is filled with RVs of every shape and size with folks forced inland […]

Testing Techie Toys

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042016
 

My friend Brenda Speidel calls me Gadget Boy because I always like checking out the latest high tech toys available. And yesterday I got to play with a couple of neat ones. We started out looking at smart TVs at Best Buy. I wasn’t really sure what a smart TV was, so I asked one […]

Aug 052016
 

I’ll admit that I stole some of these from advice I received back when I was learning to fly or ride a motorcycle, but I think they are just as appropriate to driving an RV. 1) No one has ever hit something at too slow a speed. 2) Always try to keep the number of times […]

Butt Bit

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212016
 

RVing is a wonderful lifestyle, whether you’re a fulltimer, a snowbird, or a weekend warrior. But like anything we do, it takes a little bit of knowledge and some experience before you get it right. I think any RVer who has been doing this for very long and is totally honest will admit to making […]

Dec 212014
 

No I wasn’t at Disney World, but I had the words to that old song running through my head yesterday. While we were having lunch with Don and Sharon Del Rosario the other day, we had a conversation about the small world encounters we all have from time to time. You know the ones I’m […]

10 More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252014
 

A lot of you seem to like my blogs about RV Goodies that help make life easier on the road, so here we go with some more that we use ourselves or that other RVers have suggested. If we’ve missed something that you find useful, please tell me and I’ll try to share it with […]

Another Good Guy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192014
 

We were up and out the door by 7:30 a.m. yesterday, headed for Benny’s Auto Repair to get the front end of our Ford Explorer worked on. Not for the first time, we both said a little prayer of thanks for not having to be part of the working world commuting to a job every […]

Too Hot To Trot

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032014
 

Or even waddle. It was 92 here in Colonial Beach yesterday with sky-high humidity. In other words, it was a good day to stay home and give our Winnebago’s air conditioner a good workout. Hopefully it will start cooling down so we can enjoy getting out and exploring the area. Being at home meant that […]

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, […]

Aug 042013
 

We woke up to no water here at the campground yesterday morning. I called the office and the maintenance guys showed up quickly, but it was back on by then. Apparently the folks a few sites down were filling their fresh water tank and the pressure here is so low it could not reach us […]

Sweet Old Rides

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212013
 

When we checked into the Bremerton Elks lodge last week, the lady in the office apologized for the fact that they had a car show scheduled for yesterday and hoped the crowd wouldn’t disturb us. Are you kidding? I love old cars! I’d have paid extra for a campsite with a car show too! Of […]

Crowded Campground

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242013
 

Tuesday morning we were up at 7 AM because Terry had a dental appointment in Orlando, 50 miles from Wildwood. Yesterday morning we were up at 7 AM again to get ready to move to the Orlando Thousands Trails Preserve. Will this madness never end? We checked our e-mail, I responded to several that needed […]

Oct 092012
 

Okay, I’ll be honest, I sniveled a bunch! But most of it wasn’t out loud. I think that’s an improvement. We left the Hershey Thousand Trails Preserve yesterday morning, stopped for fuel, and then headed south toward the Harbor View Outdoor World Resort in Colonial Beach, Virginia, a distance of about 200 miles. It wasn’t […]

Feb 282012
 

It’s cold. The wind is blowing hard. It even rained for a while. Yes indeed, Nick is in Yuma! Can you believe that my perpetual black cloud caught up with us already? If you see folks selling snow tires on street corners here in the desert, don’t be surprised. It was bound to happen. Miss […]