Easy Trip To AJ

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252014
 

Charles and Chris left their lot in the Yuma Foothills a little after 7 a.m. yesterday morning, and after checking e-mail and the news to see who we’re at war with this week, we were not too far behind them. It was about 9:30 by the time we had pulled out of their lot, turned […]

Good Results

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142013
 

Thank you for all of the e-mails and Facebook comments of encouragement for Terry’s dad. He had laparoscopic surgery yesterday to remove his infected gall bladder and the results were good. There was no evidence of this being related to his previous cancer, and Terry talked to him a few hours after surgery and he […]

Cooling Down

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172013
 

Thanks for all of the nice anniversary wishes everybody sent us as blog comments, e-mails, and on Facebook. You all make us feel very, very loved. Except for writing this blog, I didn’t do a lick of work yesterday. We slept in, then stayed in bed and snuggled a while, talking about the last fifteen […]

Sep 162012
 

I think I’m getting the hang of this being lazy thing. Of, course, I’ve had most of 60 years to perfect the process. Yesterday we slept in, mostly because it got down into the 40s overnight and it was so darned chilly that neither of us wanted to crawl out from under those warm covers. […]

A Man Of My Word

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162011
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to sleep late, and then do absolutely nothing the rest of the day, and I’m a man of my word. That’s exactly what we did! Sometimes we need days like that, where we shut out the rest of the world and just play hooky from life. I […]

Oct 142011
 

Yesterday was one of those frustrating days when I just could not make any progress, no matter how hard I tried. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I started out by wading through the morning’s load of e-mails, including one from somebody who routinely sends me forwards, telling me it was very rude of […]

Sep 012011
 

After driving 460 miles Tuesday, from Elkhart to Muskegon, Michigan, on to Traverse City to visit my cousin in the hospital there, and then back to Muskegon, we had just enough energy left to grab a bite to eat and watch a little TV, before crashing in Rocky and Berni Frees’ spare bedroom. Yesterday morning, […]

A Snuggle Day

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202011
 

With the paper out of the way, and with a couple of days to kill before we can pick up the envelopes from the commercial mail service, yesterday was designated as a snuggle day. We treat ourselves to one of those every now and then, and treasure them. Since I had worked late the night […]

How Do You Get Online?

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092011
 

I had an e-mail from a couple who are three months into their new fulltime RV lifestyle and have quickly become discouraged with the often unreliable RV park WiFi systems they have encountered. They said that the service has ranged from free to paid, with the only common denominator being that it never seems to […]

Jun 192011
 

Yesterday was a rainy day here in Tillamook, Oregon. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning, and it kept up all day long. Sometimes it really poured, and at other times it was more of a drizzle, or even a sprinkle. A typical Pacific Northwest coast day. Which made it a […]

DQ Deprived

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162011
 

We slept in yesterday morning, and then spent a couple of hours checking e-mail, catching up on our favorite RV blogs, and just enjoying not having to be any place, or doing anything. Sometimes that’s a nice feeling. We had several orders to fill that had come in during the rally, so Terry put them […]

I May Live After All

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062011
 

Thank you to everybody who left comments or sent e-mails hoping I would get well soon. I think I’ve finally turned the corner, and I may live after all. But there was a while there when only the hope of death was keeping me alive! Except for my allergy to onions and my bad back, […]

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 152010
 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Two For One Holiday Special. So if you haven’t clicked the link above, there’s still time. You can enter a new subscription to the Gypsy Journal for yourself, or renew your subscription early, and we’ll give someone on your Christmas shopping list a free one […]

Nov 152010
 

Sometimes it sucks to be me. Oh, the life of a hard working fulltime RVing newspaper publisher! Will the grind never end? Yesterday I slept in until about 10 a.m., which isn’t really sleeping in for me, because that’s about the time I usually wake up. But Miss Terry wasn’t there to snuggle and cuddle […]

A Lazy Day

 Posted by at 4:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212010
 

Yesterday was a much needed lazy day for us, after our week at the RV show. We slept in, then didn’t do much of anything all day long. Terry did a couple of loads of laundry, we checked e-mail, cruised the internet, watched TV, and I napped for a while on the couch.  We needed […]

Sep 152010
 

It’s getting close to that time of year again. The leaves are already beginning to turn in some places up north, and before we know it, the snowbirds will start migrating south for the winter. If you follow the seasons, and will be away from your summer address for the winter, please don’t forget to […]

Aug 132010
 

Fortunately, most RVers we know are pretty mellow people who, aside from a heightened sense of adventure and a love for seeing what’s over the next hill and around the next bend in the road, are pretty much like anybody else you’d encounter anywhere. Most RVers, especially fulltimers, seem to be pretty tolerant people, and […]

Aug 122010
 

As of yesterday afternoon, the FMCA website is down, the victim of a virus attack that hit sometime Monday. The computer savvy folks I know recommend that if you visited the FMCA website in the last few days, you should run a complete system scan to ensure your computer is not infected.  Roger Marble also […]

A Vicious Cycle

 Posted by at 5:12 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052010
 

The problem with getting up early in the morning is that, like any bad habit, if you do it too often, you find yourself caught up in the action without even realizing it, or giving it a second thought. When that happens, only strong intervention and a lot of willpower can break the vicious cycle.  […]