How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. It’s been a while, but here are some of the latest. Q. A friend told me something about diesel fuel with red dye in it and […]

Now The Work Begins

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062017
 

 With only a few more days left before we hit the road, it’s time to begin the work of preparing and packing the motorhome for our summer RV travels. Yesterday we moved the RV out of the storage lot and over to the big concrete apron in front of our house. We weren’t sure the […]

Oct 102016
 

We were awakened yesterday by a lady knocking on our door to ask me if I thought it was safe to return to St. Augustine. She was alone in a travel trailer and eager to get back home but worried about traffic, wind, and what she might find when she got there. I told her […]

Big Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162016
 

Yesterday was moving day for us, but it was a short trip of about 45 miles to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve. We were up early and it didn’t take us all that long to get ready. We pulled out of Three Flags RV Resort about 9:25 and drove a couple of miles into Wildwood, […]

Lunch With New Friends

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102016
 

It’s always fun to meet our readers and make new friends, and we’ve been able to do that in every corner of this country. Not as often as we’d like sometimes, because there are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week. But when we can make it happen, […]

Oct 292014
 

Before I get into the blog, I want to wish a happy birthday to a very special young lady. Today our beautiful granddaughter Hailey turns twelve. Wow, where does the time go? Happy birthday Hailey. We love you! Today is our last day at Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort and I don’t know where the […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052014
 

We were tired from our long trip Sunday, so we slept in yesterday, and when we got up I did a whole lot of nothing all day long. If I were on an Army base, somebody would have painted me. Seriously, the most strenuous thing I did all day long was take the trash down […]

Feb 062014
 

As I reported in Tuesday’s blog, All American Direct, the company that has been providing distant network service (DNS) to Dish Network customers who want to get the east and west coast feeds, is going out of business and it looked like Dish was not going to do anything to help. As with most calls […]

Goodbye DNS

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042014
 

As I wrote in my recent blog Bad News For Dish Customers, All American Direct, the company that provided distant network service (DNS) for Dish customers, is going out of business as of February 24. At that time customers will lose their east and west coast network feeds. They can still call Dish to request […]

Jan 312014
 

If you are a fulltime RVer and a Dish Network customer, there are big changes coming and they aren’t good. All American Direct, the company that has been providing distant network service for Dish customers ever since the FCC banned them from doing so several years ago, is going out of business on February 25th […]

TV Good, Internet Bad

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092013
 

We were up bright and early yesterday morning because Dish Network was supposed to send a tech out to figure out why the reception on our bedroom TV was so fuzzy. We knew he would arrive sometime between 8 a.m. and noon, so we were up well before then to be ready for his arrival. […]

Is It Over?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262012
 

Is it over? Can I come out now? Have all those crazy people maxed out their credit cards buying stuff nobody really needed and gone home? No, now they’re all back at the stores returning all the stuff they didn’t need or want that somebody else maxed out their credit cards buying! I’m going back […]

We’re Getting Close

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
May 272012
 

The wind was blowing so hard Friday night and yesterday morning that I’m surprised our motorhome didn’t set off seismographs in California! It never let up for hours, and you could almost get seasick just sitting still, the motorhome was rocking so hard. We decided that we were going to skip the Memorial Day parade […]

Jul 052011
 

We have met some wonderful people in our years on the road, and it’s always a treat to make new friends or to put a face to a name on a mailing label in our subscription base. We got to do that here in Bremerton. Longtime subscriber and faithful blog reader Dona Clayton lives just […]

DirecTV Impresses Me

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 072011
 

I’ve never been a fan of either Dish Network or DirecTV. I’ve had both services at one time or another, and am currently a Dish customer. As a fulltime RVer, I have had a number of frustrating encounters with the customer service people at both companies.. However, I believe that when a company goes the […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032011
 

I have been getting a lot of e-mails from RVers who are concerned about the recent upswing in fuel prices and are starting to panic, just like they do every time fuel goes up. Five or six people have told me that they have scrapped their plans to go to Alaska this summer, quite a […]

Dec 062010
 

My wife is a very hard woman to shop for, because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her birthday, our anniversary, or whatever, she always says she has everything she wants. Once in a while, she’ll let me buy her a […]

Dec 032010
 

Yeah, I know, you watch TV in your RV all the time. I do, too. In fact, I have for over twelve years now. But according to the dweebs at Dish Network, you can’t watch TV in an RV. Who knew? In Monday’s blog, titled You Win Some, You Lose Some, I wrote that Dish […]

Dec 032010
 

Yeah, I know, you watch TV in your RV all the time. I do, too. In fact, I have for over twelve years now. But according to the dweebs at Dish Network, you can’t watch TV in an RV. Who knew? In Monday’s blog, titled You Win Some, You Lose Some, I wrote that Dish […]

Oct 302010
 

In spite of noisy trucks coming and going, we slept soundly at the Georgia Welcome Center, and felt refreshed when we woke up yesterday morning. Before we hit the road, we turned on our Onan Quiet Diesel generator, and while Terry brewed herself a pot of coffee, I had a bowl of cereal, checked e-mail, […]