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 […]

Jun 262019
 

Today let’s discuss problems in the bedroom. Don’t worry. I’m not talking about any difficulties Miss Terry and I have in the boudoir. For a couple of old farts, we seem to manage okay. But apparently not everybody is so lucky, based on some of the emails I’ve been getting lately. The other day I […]

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 […]

Really, More Q&A

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052018
 

I know it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last Q&A column, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers that I thought might be of interest to some of you as well, so here we go. Q. Years ago we bought a membership in Western Horizons campground chain which has […]

Aug 132018
 

I get a lot of questions from new and wannabe RVers, as well as experienced road warriors, and I always try to answer them to the best of my ability. And if I don’t know the answer, I try to steer them to a source who can provide it. But sometimes I get something I […]

Hanging Up The Keys

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242018
 

A blog reader contacted me yesterday asking when Miss Terry and I knew it was time to hang up the keys. He and his wife have been fulltiming for close to 10 years and enjoyed it much of that time. But he said lately they are beginning to dread it every time they leave a […]

Yes, More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Here are some of the latest. Q. Instead of selling your RV, have you considered donating it to a charity and taking […]

Stay Away, Irma!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052017
 

While folks in Texas and Louisiana are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, here in Florida we are watching the Caribbean, where Hurricane Irma is making a path toward us. Or at least that’s one of the paths. If and where she will land in Florida is still in question. Here’s an idea; […]

Apples And Oranges

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 282017
 

Quite a few of you have asked how traveling to Arizona and back in our Chrysler Pacifica compared to traveling in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage diesel pusher. There are pros and cons to both methods of travel, but really, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. While there are some similarities, there are also many differences. […]

Feb 032017
 

My longtime friend Jim Lewis has been staying with us for a while now, waiting to close on a home he bought a block or so away. The closing happened on Wednesday, and yesterday we went into Port Orange and Daytona Beach looking for some furniture he needed. Our first stop was at some kind […]

A Near Miss

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112016
 

We left the Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida a little before 10 a.m. yesterday for the 280 mile trip back to the Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange. The trip would not be uneventful. When people ask me about safety in an RV, I always tell them that you are much more likely […]

Vintage RV Rally

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302016
 

Today’s blog is going to be more show than tell because I’ve got some really neat old RVs to show you today! The Northern Indiana Vintage Trailer Rally is going on here at Elkhart Campground, and yesterday Miss Terry and I, along with our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel, spent most of the afternoon wandering […]

Gary The Gator Guy

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252016
 

 We’ve been in a lot of campgrounds that have different kinds of entertainment over the years, including everything from bingo, to jam sessions, to movie nights. But my buddy Gary Greene, the manager of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, goes the extra mile and provides alligator wrestling! After a day out exploring with our friends Charles […]

Making New Friends

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

It’s always fun to meet our readers and make new friends, and that’s just what we got to do yesterday. Sometime in the early afternoon there was a knock on our motorhome’s door and I opened it to find Terry and Diane Pyatt standing there. They introduced themselves and Terry said he is a devoted […]

It Really Happened!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072015
 

The latest nonsense making the circuit around campfires and RV internet forums is about gangs of thugs approaching RVers at truck stops while they are getting fuel and luring them to the back of their rigs by claiming somebody hit them and telling them that they have a big dent. When they follow them to […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

Back To Seaside

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

Our three weeks at the Long Beach Thousand Trails ended yesterday and we moved about 35 miles south back to Seaside, which is one of our favorite parks in the entire Thousand Trails system. We had one of the nicest sites at Long Beach, where most RV sites are very tight and their weird utility […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 302015
 

I’ve been working hard on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I’m still at it, but getting closer to wrapping it up every day. When I knocked off to write the blog at 10 last night I had eight pages to go. Since the temperature is supposed to be in the triple digits […]

Helping A Newbie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 022015
 

Terry and I have always enjoyed helping new RVers learn about the RV lifestyle, and yesterday we got to help a very special newbie get settled into her new home on wheels. Terry’s sister Dani bought a brand new Cedar Creek fifth wheel trailer and yesterday afternoon it was delivered to a lot she is […]

Guy Rules

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052015
 

Okay, fellows, this is for your eyes only. If your beautiful bride spots this we’re both in big trouble. These helpful hints are guaranteed to make things easier as you travel down the highway of life with the girl of your dreams. Strict adherence to these “guy rules” can add years of enjoyment to your […]