Ohio Rally Early Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 082012
 

Even though it’s five months away, and that may seem like a long time, it really isn’t when it comes to planning an RV rally. I’ve been busy working on preliminary details for our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally in Celina, Ohio September 3–7. We are hoping to make this one of our best rallies ever. […]

Race Cars And Rabbits

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252012
 

Our last couple of nights here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park have been less than stellar. The fairgrounds is located right next to Tucson Raceway Park and Friday and Saturday night they had races going on. No problem there, I like racing. In fact, I even published a racing newspaper for a while, […]

Mar 242012
 

Tom and Barbara Westerfield had been here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park the last four nights, and yesterday morning it was time for them to head on down the road looking for new adventures. After they had pulled out of their site they stopped across from our rig to hook up their Jeep […]

Mar 192012
 

Early Sunday morning the wind began to blow so hard here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park that the straps on our window awnings were making a lot of noise. So much noise that I drug myself out of bed, pulled on my sweats, and went outside to put the awnings up. Brrrr…. it […]

Sep 062011
 

In spite of my buddy Greg White’s misgivings about our switch to Mac computers (see his The Gates Of Hell blog post), we are already getting the feel for our new iMacs, and I have to tell you, Terry and I are both very impressed! I used to always think of Mac fans as almost […]

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, […]

And The Thunder Rolled

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242011
 

Miss Terry has been working in a mad frenzy, stuffing envelopes as fast as I can lug bundles of papers into the motorhome and carry the filled mailing tubs back out to the Explorer. I tell you, that girl never stops! I get tired just watching her work! We had visitors yesterday afternoon, and I […]

Aug 232011
 

We had visitors yesterday! Chuck and Claire Rossbach, longtime subscribers from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, were passing through and stopped at Elkhart Campground to look us up and say hello. How nice of them to interrupt their trip, just to pay us a visit! Claire told us that they have been campers since the 1950s, in […]

Aug 222011
 

Yesterday morning Miss Terry decided that it was time to get some things done around here that we have been too busy to tackle until now. Since it was a comfortable day, with a very gentle breeze blowing to keep the mosquitoes and gnats down, it was a good day to do some outside chores. […]

Aug 212011
 

Yesterday was a rainy day here at Elkhart Campground. I’m glad we didn’t have anything that we needed to do outdoors, because it was a good day to stay inside. Before the rain started, I dumped our holding tanks. I’m looking forward to getting over to Celina,Ohio, where Kevin from Cruising America RV Service Company […]

Taking A Break

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182011
 

Proofing the new issue of the paper took longer than I expected yesterday, and then uploading it to the printer’s web server was very frustrating. Even though we have full bars of EVDO service here at Elkhart Campground, the service on our Verizon air card is very slow, and we keep getting knocked offline. We […]

Aug 172011
 

I finished laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal last night, and after a final proofing this morning, I will upload it to our printer’s web server so they can do their thing. This is issue 74, and I still get a thrill every time we put a new issue to bed. Then […]

Falling Into A Routine

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152011
 

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and the subject of our winter travel plans came up. I always say that our plans are set in Jello, because we never know when something may come up, or we’ll just get bored with what we’re doing, and shake up the Jello and take off an entirely […]

Aug 102011
 

We have had a wonderful time visiting Rocky and Berni, here in Muskegon, and as always, the time has gone by way too fast. We have joked, laughed, acted like kids, and forgotten all of the troubles of the world for the last four days. Thanks for always making us feel welcome, Rocky and Berni. […]

Just Hanging Out

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042011
 

Right now, we’re just hanging out here in Traverse City, waiting for Miss Terry’s doctor appointment on Friday, visiting with my cousin Terry and his family, and their neighbors Ed and Mary Jo, who have become close friends of ours over the years. It’s a good time to sleep in late, catch up on our […]

Aug 032011
 

Heavy thunderstorms were predicted for Grand Traverse County yesterday, and about 7:30 a.m. it rained really hard for about 15 minutes, and then it stopped. It was strange, because there was no light rain or wind as a prelude; it just suddenly started to pound on the roof of our motorhome, and just as suddenly […]

In The Land Of Yoopers

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272011
 

Thank you to the many blog readers who e-mailed asking if Terry and I were okay when yesterday’s blog didn’t get posted at the usual time. We are fine, we were parked at the Bad River Lodge and Casino in Odanah, Wisconsin, with no cell phone or Verizon air card signal. We were pretty tired […]

Jul 242011
 

Yesterday was a totally nonproductive day. I accomplished absolutely nothing at all, and basically just used up space and oxygen. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I was a member of Congress! The predicted thunderstorms arrived late Friday night, and all night long the rain pounded down on our motorhome. The wind was […]

Jul 152011
 

Since we don’t have full hookups here at the Bremerton Elks lodge campground, Miss Terry has not been able to use the washer/dryer combo in our motorhome for a couple of weeks now, so Wednesday we set off looking for a laundromat. We got onto a street we had not traveled yet, and as we […]

We All Get Hitch Itch

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132011
 

A few days ago, Pennie Walters had a blog post titled Dilemma, in which she lamented the fact that she was feeling hitch itch and longed to be on the move, though she and her husband are enjoying family time with their kids and grandkids. Pennie wrote: “A part of my heart wants to stay […]