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 […]

Jul 112019
 

I love hearing from blog readers, and in an average week I will get well over 100 personal emails. Many of those emails have questions about RVing or other things I’ve written about, and I’m always happy to answer to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I try to refer […]

Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 292019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve run a blog featuring some of the questions I receive and my answers to them. While I try to answer all questions individually, from time to time I find some that are worth sharing here. Q. The plan was to go to Alaska this summer, and at the last […]

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 […]

Cut And Paste

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042017
 

There are some questions I get asked so many times that I’m almost tempted to just type the answer once and cut and paste it in from then on to save myself the trouble of having to retype it all over again. Yesterday was a good example. I got an email from someone asking me […]

Keeping It Real

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112017
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our pal Chris Yust happy birthday. Not only is Chris our insurance agent, she and her hubby Charles are two of our oldest friends in the RV world. We first met at an  Escapees RV Club rally in Goshen, Indiana what seems like a lifetime ago when we were […]

Aug 172016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we have been getting a lot of rain here in northern Indiana. But even the weatherman on the 11 PM news on Monday didn’t know how much we were going to get. They were predicting up to three inches, but the storm was just getting started by then. Depending […]

Dec 102015
 

Tuesday afternoon I sent the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off to the printer in Michigan, and yesterday was a goof off day. We slept in a bit and then spent some time snuggling and enjoying not having to jump right back into the computer work before we finally got up and ready to […]

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. […]

Sometimes Less Is More

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312015
 

One topic that comes up a lot when fulltime RVers and wannabe RVers meet, and a question that I often get, is what size RV is best. There is no right or wrong answer to that question, because they don’t make a one size fits all recreational vehicle. Everybody’s needs, interests, capabilities, and budget are […]

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 […]

It’s A Circus

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292015
 

It’s been a circus here at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve in Florence, Oregon this weekend. RVs have been going every direction on the narrow roads, meeting head on and having to back up, and trying to shoehorn large rigs into small, tight sites. So far nobody seems to have lost their temper and […]

Mar 112015
 

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. JC and Beverly Webber […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014
 

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

Jul 282014
 

I love getting e-mails from RVers and wannabes and I try hard to answer their questions if I can, or else point them in the right direction to get the information they need. But sometimes I get one that just makes me shake my head in wonder at the things people ask. As a cop […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 3:33 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162014
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question, because there is no one size fits all. Each of us has our own needs and priorities, and […]

Time To Walk Away

 Posted by at 3:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142014
 

I don’t believe that every RV salesman is a liar and a cheat. But the sad fact is that a lot of them are; enough to cast a wide shadow that, unfortunately, sometimes touches the whole industry. I’ve worked in sales over the years, everything from advertising to automobiles, and was successful at all of […]

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 […]

Sep 252013
 

Yesterday was a day for bad roads and big waves. Lots of both. We left the Seaside RV Resort about 10:30, stopped for fuel, and then started south on U.S. Highway 101. It was 118 miles to the Elks lodge in Newport, but it was a slow 118 miles. Part of the way was along […]