I Should Listen To Me

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192016
 

We left Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, Kentucky at 10 o’clock yesterday morning under cloudy skies. When we’ve been there before we have always pulled into one of the two dump stations to hook the Explorer up to the back of the motorhome. But we’ve never left there on a Sunday before. Each dump station […]

Sunday = Fun Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 162016
 

Have I mentioned lately how nice and laid-back life is now that we’re not chasing the RV rally scene as vendors, teaching at Life on Wheels, holding our own rallies, and mailing out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal? There was a time when we put an average of 15,000 or more miles per […]

Two Special Ladies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202016
 

The first order of business in today’s blog is to wish my two favorite cousins in the world happy birthday, Beverly McKiddy and Berni Frees. They’re not twins or even siblings and their birthdays are a few years apart, but both ladies are very special to me. We wish we could be with both of […]

Mar 122016
 

You can tell it’s mid-March in Florida because the crickets are chirping and the snowbirds are starting to make their migration back up north. Low fuel prices and cold weather in other parts of the country have made for full campgrounds here in the Sunbelt all winter. But in the last few days we’ve seen […]

Jan 242016
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about the fact that there is no perfect RV, and that the best the RV shopper can hope to do is to find a rig that meets most of their needs and then make changes and upgrades to it. Here are some of the upgrades we have made to our […]

We Like Buc-ees!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152016
 

We were up early again yesterday morning, something we’ve done all too much of lately. That’s a habit we have to try really hard to break. It’s starting to get out of hand. After checking morning e-mails, storing the last things away inside the motorhome for traveling, and unhooking our utilities, we were ready to […]

We’re In Texas!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292015
 

There’s an old saying that goes “the sun has rose, the sun has set, and we ain’t out of Texas yet.” But what the heck, we’re not in a big hurry to leave the Lone Star state so, it doesn’t matter. When we left West Monroe, Louisiana Tuesday morning we had an easy run west […]

Meet And Greet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172015
 

Terry and I want to thank all of you for your e-mails, Facebook comments, and comments here on the blog yesterday, wishing us happy anniversary. There were too many to reply to all of them, but you all made a very special day even more special. Yesterday John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV […]

Sep 182014
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we needed to find a shop to look at the front end of our Explorer. The front tires were wearing on the inside and we’ve had a vibration and occasional clunking noise. I got on the Thousand Trails Facebook group and asked if anybody here could recommend a shop […]

Let The Fun Begin!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 122014
 

Congratulations to Corkey Bergamo, winner of an audiobook of Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost in this this week’s Gypsy Journal drawing. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. We were up early yesterday morning and getting ready for our trip to Escapade. After a quick look at e-mail I dumped the holding […]

Getting Busy

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 062014
 

As we get closer to the Escapees Escapade rally next week at the fairgrounds in Goshen, Elkhart Campground is getting busier. Yesterday it seemed like one RV after another pulled in. But there is still plenty of room for anyone needing a nice place to stay until the rally starts. Terry and I have been […]

Apr 232014
 

Yesterday I wrote about how much we love the fulltime RV lifestyle, but it’s not for everybody and we have seen a lot of fulltimers come and go over the years. Some dropped out because once they were out on the road away from family and friends they realized that it just wasn’t for them, […]

Apr 032014
 

A cold front is making its way across Arizona, bringing a mixture of rain and snow to the high country, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and lows in the upper 20s for the next couple of days. Down here in the desert we’re in the low 70s during the day and […]

The Vigil Ends

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292014
 

For the last 10 days we’ve been pretty much living at the hospital and then hospice with our friend Shar and her husband, getting there early and staying late. We would get home in time to check e-mail and Facebook, write a blog, and go to bed. So I have not gotten much work done […]

What’s Next?

 Posted by at 2:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 262013
 

Several readers have asked where we are going when we leave Show Low next week and what our travel plans are. While we have a general idea of what we’ll be doing, nothing is set in stone. The only obligation we have is to be in Gillette, Wyoming for the Escapees Escapade rally the end […]

Oct 032009
 

Our Gypsy Gathering rally ended yesterday, and in spite of morning rain and afternoon wind, RVs departed the Mercer County Fairgrounds here in Celina, Ohio headed in every direction. The greatest majority of them are headed south. That’s right, it’s time for the annual snowbird migration. Over the next few weeks, every highway in the […]