I Must Be Crazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052015
 

Seriously, I know a lot of you have suspected it for a long time, and now I’m beginning to wonder, too. We left the beautiful Oregon coast because it was getting cold, with temperatures down into the 40s at night. And where did we end up? On California’s Central Coast, where it was in the […]

Apr 272015
 

It was a cold, wet, windy weekend and I’m sure glad it’s over. Between strong wind, rain, scattered snow showers, light hail, and temperatures down in the upper 20s, it was a good time to stay inside. And that’s just what we did yesterday. Terry spent much of the day editing and proofing my new […]

Another Windy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162015
 

One thing you can count on in Arizona during late winter through summer is wind. Lots and lots of wind. And yesterday was another very windy day here in Tucson. I was sure glad we were not out on the highway. But we did see a few RVs leaving Voyager RV Resort and new ones […]

Good Timing

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292014
 

I guess we timed our arrival at Elkhart Campground well on Sunday because the wind came up and it started raining in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and kept it up for much of the day. I was glad we weren’t out on the road in that kind of weather! A few RVs […]

Jan 202014
 

Congratulations to Virg Chomic, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series! We had 142 entries this week, and stay tuned because you may be next week’s lucky winner. The wind blew hard all Saturday night and Sunday morning, and when I […]

Nov 282013
 

The wind blew hard all Tuesday night at the Pima County Fairgrounds and the slide topper awning over our bedroom slide rattled and flapped so much it was like sleeping inside a bass drum. We had the slide toppers replaced a couple of years ago by a mobile awning guy in Apache Junction and he […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272013
 

We had planned to go to Benson and drop off sample copies of the Gypsy Journal yesterday and our plan for the next few weeks was to stay here at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson until December 20, when we would head back to Apache Junction to spend Christmas with Terry’s family. But a […]

Oct 282013
 

Congratulations to Mike Knight, the winner of an audiobook version of Big Lake in our first free prize drawing. We had 162 entries, and if you didn’t win this time around, don’t worry, we have lots of other prizes to give away and more coming in every day. Watch for news of our next giveaway […]

Warm Is Good!

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032013
 

Several blog readers wrote to tell me that driving 445 miles in one day like we did on Tuesday was insane and that we need to slow down. So I took their advice and only drove 435 miles yesterday. We left the Fernley (Nevada) WalMart and drove south on U.S. Highway 95, which was a […]

Sep 232013
 

A storm system rolled in Saturday night, slamming the northern Oregon coast with high winds and pounding rain. At one point the weather service was reporting wind gusts of 45 miles per hour, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if some were even stronger. Our friends Dan and Jenny Sheppard left for Newport in the […]

Cowboy Country

 Posted by at 2:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272013
 

Twelve days in the Denver area were about eleven days and twenty hours more than I needed. It sure was good to get the wheels rolling yesterday. We left the Westminster Elks lodge campground about 9:30 a.m., got on Interstate 25 and headed north, waving goodbye to the Denver skyline. Cruising down the highway with […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
May 282013
 

We had planned to leave Arizona today, but the weatherman is predicting strong winds, with gusts over 40 miles per hour, so that’s not going to happen. We’ll extend our stay for one more day and head out on Wednesday. A one day delay won’t change our schedule, since we really don’t have much of […]

Blowing In The Wind

 Posted by at 3:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 042013
 

The wind blew all of Thursday night and most of the day yesterday. It rocked the Winnebago all night long, and when we woke up yesterday morning we could actually see our bedroom slide visibly moving with each strong gust. We’ve been in some bad windstorms over the years, but never anything like that! For […]

An Early Start

 Posted by at 2:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 032013
 

Though we have had a few campground neighbors who seemed to be offended by it over the years (I have no idea why they even care), I make no apologies for the fact that we are night owls by nature and live on a schedule that works for us. I do my best writing in […]

Windy!

 Posted by at 2:50 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092013
 

The weatherman had been predicting a cooling trend with heavy winds across Arizona yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The breeze was stiff all morning, and about noon it really began to pick up. I was glad we didn’t have our big patio awning out! The wind increased all afternoon and the news was reporting […]

428 Long Miles

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162013
 

Thanks to everybody who made blog comments, sent e-mails, and posted on Facebook about Terry’s dad. His Valley Fever tests came back negative, and he is having a needle biopsy on the nodule in his lung early Tuesday morning. We plan to be there for that. He’s strong and has been in overall good health, […]

Blown Away

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272012
 

About 4 AM yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of strong wind flapping our slide-out toppers and window awnings and by about 7 our motorhome was rocking and rolling, but not in the fun kind of way. The wind blew hard all morning and I sure wouldn’t have wanted to be out on […]

Back Home In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192012
 

We were up and at it early again yesterday, so the Spartan Chassis tech could get started on our motorhome a little after 7 AM. Now I have to tell you something, you can call me a whiner and a sniffler and a crybaby all you want, but this getting up so early in the […]

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 […]

May 262012
 

The wind was blowing terribly all night Thursday, and by Friday morning it was really rocking our motorhome. But that didn’t stop the campground host from rapping on our door bright and early to tell us that we had to leave because the campground was completely rented. I looked around, saw the same empty spaces […]