Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062019
 

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. I know that at one time you had a bus conversion, and I […]

Why Bother To Ask?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242019
 

I like to wear T-shirts that have a message on them. Quite often, the message is about me being a writer, such as one that says, “Pay No Attention To My Browsing History, I’m A Writer, Not A Serial Killer.” You would be surprised how many times this leads to a conversation with a perfect […]

Who Makes The Rules?

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
May 112019
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog from a few years ago that covers some questions I get quite often. Okay, the question of the day is, who makes the rules? I never get invited to the meetings when whatever secret society it is that determines such things get together, but apparently there is […]

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 […]

Yes, I Really Do

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072017
 

Once in a while people ask me if I really do get all of the e-mails I occasionally share with blog readers because it’s hard to believe people could be that: A. Dumb, B. Naive, C. Clueless, or D. All of the above. But something I learned early on in my career publishing small town […]

Road Trip To Texas

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292017
 

Most people who know me well will tell you that I have a few decent qualities including a good sense of humor, a bit of intelligence, and I’ve even been accused of generosity a time or two. However, if they were honest, they would also tell you that patience is not one of my virtues. […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 312017
 

I had hoped to get some work done in my new book yesterday but it wasn’t in the cards. Instead, I spent most of the day playing catch up on the emails and messages and other things that I had put off while Travis and Geli were here. I must have had a dozen emails […]

Some People

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302016
 

I get well over 100 emails a day, and sometimes twice that many. A lot of them are spam that somehow makes it through all of my spam filters, a certain amount are forwards and junk like that that I don’t even bother opening, but there also always some from readers wanting to share their […]

Were His Lips Moving?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 152016
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a couple who are devastated because the used Class A motorhome they recently purchased is turning out to be a lemon. And while I feel sorry for them, their story is not unique. They said they bought the rig, a 2012, from what they thought was a reputable dealer. […]

A Good Day On the Road

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032016
 

Thunderstorms were predicted for Baldwin County, Alabama yesterday afternoon, and we wanted to be on the road and well ahead of them before they arrived. So we left the Escapees Rainbow Plantation co-op a few minutes after 9 AM, headed for Florida. And it was a good day on the road. We had just under […]

Nov 252015
 

I had another rough night Monday night, so when we got out of bed at 7:30 yesterday morning I wasn’t ready to start the day. But we had to get some miles put behind us, so I only sniveled a little bit as I got dressed and we started getting ready to hit the road. […]

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 […]

May 062015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a new RVer who wrote that he is terrified to dump his RV’s black tank for the first time. “It feels like holding a live hand grenade in my hand, waiting for it to explode,” he said. “What if the hose comes loose from where it connects to the […]

Feb 132015
 

Longtime blog readers know that I have not been a big fan of the Rio Grande Valley, the Texas RV mecca that is home to thousands of Winter Texans. But I have to admit, our stay here at Pleasant Valley RV Resort in Mission has me rethinking my previous position on the place. We came […]

Feb 062015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Often with fulltiming couples […]

Jan 052015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? In a new feature we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Doug and […]

Jan 192014
 

There always seems to be something going on here at the Pima County Fairgrounds, and staying here in their RV park we get a front row seat for much of the activity. Or inactivity, occasionally. This weekend alone there are three events going on – a horse show, a Spa and Patio show, and an […]

Unexpected Visitors

 Posted by at 2:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132014
 

A few days ago I listed Terry’s Ashford rigid heddle loom on the local Craig’s List, because since she got her Baby Wolf loom she didn’t use the Ashford any longer. It was an excellent starter loom and she could have used it for a long time but the Baby Wolf will do anything it […]

Overruled

 Posted by at 2:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222013
 

We spent most of the day visiting with our friends Jim and Sharleen Lewis at Editha House and it was late when we got back to the RV park. And Terry still had laundry to do. So I have dusted off a fun blog post from a few years ago that I think you’ll enjoy. […]

Jul 102013
 

Pioneer explorer Daniel Boone is quoted as saying about his journeys through the uncharted Kentucky frontier, “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks." Boone has been one of my heroes since I was a kid, and yesterday I felt like I was following in his footsteps even […]