Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222020
 

There is so much doom and gloom in the world today and everybody seems to be uptight, angry, and frustrated with the way things are going. So I thought today we would just lighten things up a little bit and maybe I’ll give you a chuckle or two about some of the incidents that have […]

A Good Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042019
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me. After spending an hour or so going over and making corrections to the 2,000 or so words  that I wrote on Friday, I got busy and cranked out another 8,300 words. That puts me somewhere around the 40% mark in this book, which I started July 15. […]

Dec 172018
 

Another story from the Nick Happens file book. Okay, I know everybody deserves their fifteen minutes of fame. This is the story of mine. But before I write another word, I have to warn you: Do not try this at home (or anywhere else, for that matter)! Unless, of course, you think you can get […]

Okay, Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112017
 

We love our home here on Florida’s central coast. We really do. We’ve got plenty of room for all of our activities, from Terry’s huge weaving room to my snug little office, a garage that is large enough to hold all of our toys and then some, and we are just minutes from the beach. […]

The End Of An Era

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302017
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you about last week’s fast trip to Texas to drop off our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage at PPL Motorhomes in Houston. I ended that blog by saying we were spending the night at Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont. It was a nice campground, made even nicer by the fact that they have […]

Visit From A Celebrity

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302017
 

Yesterday we had a visit from a celebrity from the RV world. Our friend Al Hesselbart drove up from Bushnell to spend the afternoon with us. We had not seen Al since last summer when we were at Elkhart Campground in Indiana and we were really looking forward to his visit. If you don’t know […]

Rumor Control Says…

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232017
 

After reading my blog about all the fun we are missing at the Escapees RV Club‘s Escapade rally, which is going on in Tucson this week, I got emails from two different people who told me they had heard a rumor that I had been fired from the Escapade staff and that we are no […]

May 212016
 

Yesterday was another rainy day but we didn’t mind because we didn’t have plans to do anything anyway. I was busy writing and got another 5,200 words done in my new book. I’m just a few words shy of 56,000 total and I’m hoping to wrap this one up and have it ready to go […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

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

Today is my buddy Greg White’s 67th birthday, if my high school math still works. But that’s only a number. In reality Greg is just 30, plus shipping and handling. Okay, a LOT of shipping and handling! I tease Greg all the time but that’s only because he’s the guy comedian Jeff Foxworthy is talking […]

May 062015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a new RVer who wrote that he is terrified to dump his RV’s black tank for the first time. “It feels like holding a live hand grenade in my hand, waiting for it to explode,” he said. “What if the hose comes loose from where it connects to the […]

Sep 062014
 

Most RVers are really nice people but they don’t give you a personality test before they let you buy one of these things, and like every aspect of life, there are a few snobs out there, as well as clods and outright idiots. I’m rather well known in the RV world because of the Gypsy […]

Aug 172014
 

Except for a quick trip to the dumpster I haven’t left the motorhome. Actually, I pretty much haven’t left my desk. But the good news is that I’ve only got a little over three pages left to go on the new issue of the paper. That trip to the dumpster was enough. There are a […]

Jul 152014
 

Where we’re parked at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails our rooftop satellite dish can’t completely clear the tree line, so we’re only getting a few channels, and then yesterday a strong storm came through and knocked out the few we were getting. But it could be worse! Consider these folks. Did he not see the […]

A Change Of Scenery

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082014
 

The great thing about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors or the neighborhood, you can leave. Or sometimes just because hitch itch sets in and you want a new view out your windows. We love Elkhart Campground, but after a couple of months there we were ready for a change […]

Boom, Bang, and Kapow!

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

For the last few days it sounded like we were living in a war zone as people were popping off fireworks all over the place at every hour of the day and night. There is a nice neighborhood across from Elkhart Campground that backs up to Simonton Lake and I think every man, woman and […]

Happy Birthday America

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042014
 

Happy birthday America. Yes, we have our problems, and there are a lot of things that need changing, but isn’t it wonderful to live in a country where we can complain about the government out loud and not worry about storm troopers kicking in our door late at night? I’ve been around the world and […]

Fun In Muskegon

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242014
 

We had a wonderful time visiting Berni and Rocky in Muskegon, Michigan, a town where there is so much to see and do that you would have to work hard to be bored. We never have enough time to even scratch the surface when we visit. The weekly Farmers Market is a good place to […]

Back To The Real World

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232014
 

Congratulations to Linda Strid,this week’s winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen. We had 345 entries in this week’s contest, which is a new record by a wide margin. Stand by, a new contest starts soon! Yesterday was a good day for hanging out and being lazy at cousin Berni’s […]

Kids And Kites

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162014
 

Yesterday was a day for kids and kites. I started out sitting outside with Greg and Jan and Greg’s cat Mister, who doesn’t know he’s a cat. I’m not sure what he thinks he is, but it’s definitely not a cat. I secretly think he’s really a dog in cat’s fur. I like cats about […]

Little RVs And Big RVs

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062014
 

With the rain gone and the temperature much warmer, yesterday was absolutely beautiful here in northern Indiana. We were up early because Luke and Jody Duquette from Workamper News were leaving Elkhart Campground and had offered to come by and pick up a bundle of sample copies of the Gypsy Journal to pass out in […]