No, It’s Both

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122020
 

I lived in Arizona for many years, both down in the desert and up in the White Mountains. I remember people in the desert saying, “Sure, it’s 112°, but at least there’s no humidity.” My response was always that there is no humidity in an oven, either, but I don’t want to spend the day […]

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. […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We are new to the RV life and not sure what the accepted […]

Jun 082019
 

Most RVers are really nice people, but they don’t make you take 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 […]

Feb 122019
 

Note: We are making our way through Texas and I don’t have time to write a full blog, so here is another story from the Nick Happens file. I try to be a nice guy. I really am not all that hard to get along with. Just ask any of my ex-wives. My motto is […]

Oct 132018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

New Or Old?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212018
 

Note: Because this is a topic that comes up often, I thought I would brush off and repost this blog from March, 2013. I have been thinking about living and traveling in an RV and how different the RV lifestyle can be among different fulltimers and snowbirds. We know many RVers who enjoy seeking out […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152018
 

Several people have asked me how we are handling our first full summer here in Florida, and if the heat and humidity are getting to us. We are actually doing quite well. Every day it gets into the upper 80s or low 90s and humidity is somewhere about the same, but it’s a wet heat. […]

I Need A Helmet

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132018
 

I’ve spent some time wearing helmets in my life. When I got my first motorcycle, much to the dismay of both of my parents, one promise I made them was that I would never ride it unless I was wearing a helmet. I know there are some bikers who frown on helmets and say the […]

Yes, I Really Do

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072017
 

Once in a while people ask me if I really do get all of the e-mails I occasionally share with blog readers because it’s hard to believe people could be that: A. Dumb, B. Naive, C. Clueless, or D. All of the above. But something I learned early on in my career publishing small town […]

Sep 042017
 

We made some wonderful memories and met some amazing people during our years as fulltime RVers. If nothing else, there was never a dull moment! The other day our friend Lynette Milligan McHenry had this photo on her Facebook wall, and it sure got a lot of laughs. This was during our Indiana Gypsy Journal […]

Even More Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012017
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is the third in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

I Gregged It

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272016
 

Google is a wonderful resource. You can find anything there. Need a recipe for sourdough bread? Just Google it! Trying to figure out how to set the points in a ’66 Pontiac Bonneville? Google it! Can’t remember the name of that obscure actor who drove the bus in some 1960s sitcom? Just Google it! Anything […]

Running In The Rain

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we weren’t sure if we would leave Saturday or Sunday to begin our trip south, depending on the weather. There were a couple of systems coming through the region that were going to bring some rain, but none of them looked to be very large. It started raining hard […]

A Heck Of A Deal!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172016
 

It’s always nice to meet blog readers and make new friends, and that’s what I got to do yesterday. Jimmy Crawford is here at Elkhart Campground for the IRV2 rally and sent an email asking if we could meet. So yesterday afternoon I dropped by his motorhome and we had a nice visit. Jimmy is […]

Today We Play

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142016
 

For the last few days we’ve been sticking pretty close to home writing and weaving, so I have declared today a play day. We need those every once in a while. Terry finished weaving her latest project and took it off the loom last night. It’s a huck lace shawl, a new pattern for her […]

100 Miles From Here

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132016
 

Even if we weren’t publishing the Gypsy Journal, Miss Terry and I would still be running around the country visiting all of those little out-of-the-way places, small town museums, and historical sites that we write about. I’ve never understood people who buy an RV, go to a campground, and just sit inside and watch TV […]

Sep 122016
 

It’s been a busy weekend here at Elkhart Campground. The IRV2 rally is going on this week and the place is packed. I wanted to give them some door prizes for the rally, but I wasn’t able to find anybody who knew who was in charge of anything. I’ll probably go to the office today […]

Sep 112016
 

We’ve been busy with some chores the last couple of days and I had not had any time for writing. So yesterday after I dealt with all of the e-mails that came in overnight, I parked myself in front of the computer and went to work. By the time I knocked off several hours later, […]