This Month’s Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. At one of your rallies in Ohio there […]

No Room At The Inn

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062017
 

I got an email yesterday from a blog reader asking me if I had read an article on the RVtravel.com website saying that due to the dramatic increase in the number of RVers on the road these days, the spontaneous road trip is pretty much a thing of the past. The article showed pictures used […]

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 […]

Blow Me Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032016
 

Friday morning it was the sound of race cars going through their paces at the nearby track that woke us up here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park in Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday morning it was the wind. Actually, it woke us up several times during the night as it rocked our motorhome and rattled […]

Fairgrounds Camping

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022016
 

The sound of roaring race car engines woke us up the first morning of the new year. No, we had not mistakenly set up camp in the infield of a NASCAR track; there is a race track next to the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park and apparently they were doing time trials for most of […]

Just Throw Money At It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112015
 

I used to have a friend that said he didn’t have a problem in the world that wouldn’t go away if he just threw enough money at it. Back then I didn’t really understand what he meant, but after yesterday I do. After a rainy night at the fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada, we drove west […]

Oct 132014
 

Note: We are revisiting some of our favorite old places that we’ve been to before, and sharing some of their stories again from our previous visits. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, we found an impressive collection of nautical exhibits that tell the story of North Carolina’s seafaring past, and how it has […]

Oct 122014
 

Note: We are revisiting some of our favorite old places that we’ve been before, and sharing some of their stories again from our previous visits. As most regular readers know, Terry and I enjoy exploring old cemeteries. Whenever you think your life is rough, just spend an hour or so wandering through a cemetery reading […]

Unresolved Conflicts

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112014
 

In a blog about being two-gether that I wrote few months ago, I said that communication and compromise are necessary to work out problems in any relationship, and especially for an RVing couple. I think that many times problems arise because someone doesn’t understand what their partner needs or wants, and this may be because […]

Two In One Week

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102014
 

I crossed two things off my bucket list this week. Well, at least 1½. First, I had a #1 book on Amazon, and yesterday I caught a saltwater fish from a pier. How many of us get to accomplish two milestones in such a short time? While bridges scare me, for some weird reason I […]

Oct 092014
 

We thought about staying at North River Campground near Shawboro, North Carolina longer because we really liked the campground and I would have liked to have toured the Museum of the Albemarle in nearby Elizabeth City. But they are having their annual seafood festival this week and we didn’t have advance reservations, so it was […]

I Broke Yuma (Again)

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252014
 

I have a reputation for bringing bad weather with me wherever I go, and I’ve done it again. I broke Yuma. And this isn’t the first time I’ve done it. A couple of years ago we were holding one of our Gypsy Journal rallies at the fairgrounds here, and the city got more than its […]

A Vicious Cycle

 Posted by at 2:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152014
 

Though we know a lot of RVers who are up at the crack of dawn, that has never been our style. Terry and I have always been night owls. One reason I didn’t make the Army my career was because they always wanted me to get up at some ungodly hour when even the early […]

Moving Day

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082014
 

We’re moving today, but it will be a short trip, just five miles east on Interstate 10 to the Pima County Fairgrounds. We probably won’t even need the GPS to find our way there. We’ve spent a week here at Voyager RV Resort under the Thousand Trails rate of $3/day. But that rate is only […]

Frugal RVing

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242013
 

I figure that by now most of you are broke from all of your holiday shopping, so today I thought I’d share some ideas to help you save money, courtesy of my book The Frugal RVer and my seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies and shows. There are so many […]

Ice Blue

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252013
 

The storm that dumped massive amounts of rain in the desert and snow in the mountains moved out of Arizona sometime early Sunday morning and we awoke to blue sky. Ice blue, because the temperature had dropped overnight and stayed down all day yesterday. After being cooped up inside for three days Terry and I […]

That Other Russell

 Posted by at 3:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222013
 

It’s bad enough having me at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park, but yesterday things got worse when Russell and Debbie Davis arrived in their truck conversion. Dealing with me is a challenge for anyone to have to contend with, but when you throw that other Russell into the mix things can only turn out […]

Swimming Upstream

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212013
 

Sometimes I get into an e-mail exchange and it takes me two or three messages back and forth to realize that I’m swimming upstream against a strong current with no hope of making any progress. Yesterday was a good example. I received an e-mail from a fellow informing that I was wrong when I said […]

Greg Fixed It

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062013
 

In yesterday’s blog I wished my friend Greg White happy birthday and sung his praises, and here I go again, because he has done it again. A couple of weeks ago I reported that the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo had stopped turning, though it had power and the pump runs. After going through […]