Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282017
 

Potpourri 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. Just a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’ll share, because I really don’t have anything else […]

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 […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

Sep 212014
 

After our busy day playing tourist in Richmond on Friday, we decided to stay at home over the weekend. I always have plenty of writing projects to keep me busy and Terry wanted to work on her latest weaving project. At least that’s what she said. Instead she tackled the latest backlog of paperwork, logging […]

Apr 012014
 

After spending so much of our time at the hospital and then hospice lately, yesterday we finally had a chance to slow down a little bit and start getting back to normal. Or at least what is normal for us. We slept in a little bit, then spent most of the day catching up on […]

Mar 102014
 

Note: I get a lot of requests for information on vending at RV rallies. This is an updated article that first ran in the March-April, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. It sounds like a great idea. Find a couple of products, buy a folding table or two, and pay for your travels by selling […]

Feb 062014
 

As I reported in Tuesday’s blog, All American Direct, the company that has been providing distant network service (DNS) to Dish Network customers who want to get the east and west coast feeds, is going out of business and it looked like Dish was not going to do anything to help. As with most calls […]

Last Day Of Escapade

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042013
 

Happy Birthday America! Isn’t it wonderful to live free in the greatest country the world has ever known? I don’t know about you, but as the old Lee Greenwood song proclaims, I truly am proud to be an American. Today is the last day of the Escapees RV Club Escapade rally, and following a catered […]

An Early Start

 Posted by at 2:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 032013
 

Though we have had a few campground neighbors who seemed to be offended by it over the years (I have no idea why they even care), I make no apologies for the fact that we are night owls by nature and live on a schedule that works for us. I do my best writing in […]

It Do Feel Good!

 Posted by at 5:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102010
 

Sometimes I have all kinds of things to write about in this blog, and there are other times when I sit down at the computer with no idea what I will come up with to fill the minimum 500 word quota I set for myself every day. Fortunately, one way or another, I always seem […]

Sep 062010
 

I’m a short round guy, but sometimes I feel stretched so thin that I just can’t cover all the bases, no matter how hard I try. We have a lot of folks from our rally who are still here at Elkhart Campground, or else are at the fairgrounds in Goshen, waiting for the Escapees Club […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172010
 

Yesterday we wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, our 68th issue. That’s a lot of travel stories! Today we will take it to our printer in Michigan, and they will give everything a once over, print it on Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll pick it up Thursday morning. But we’re not done yet, […]

A Great Response

 Posted by at 7:19 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112010
 

After telling you in yesterday’s blog that I had uploaded the registration page for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, we had a great response. By yesterday evening we had 25 reservations come in, the greatest majority of them for 50 amp full hookup sites. I guess a lot of folks are quite happy to pay […]

Nov 182009
 

Is there any greater treasure than the people you love in this life, and those who love you? Yesterday Terry and I spent the day visiting with two very special people, who have helped enrich our lives in so many ways that I could not begin to count them all. We met Tim and Ann […]

Escapade 2009

 Posted by at 4:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 242009
 

We were up early yesterday (or at least early for us) to get ready for our move to the Sedalia, Missouri fairgrounds for the Escapees RV Club’s Escapade rally. By the time we had everything packed away, I had checked the oil in the bus, unhooked the water and electric, taken down our tripod TV […]