Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122020
 

I’ve get a lot of e-mails from blog readers and a surprising number of them are from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. It’s been a while, but here are some of the latest. Q. A friend told me something about diesel fuel with red dye in it and […]

The Other Arizona

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112017
 

Three blog readers have asked me how we are tolerating staying in Terry’s sister’s fifth wheel trailer in the middle of an Arizona summer, and wondering if it is even safe to do so, given the limited insulation and barely adequate air conditioners that most RVs have. Down in the desert it would not be […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address NickRussell@simple.je No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

Roadside Service

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252015
 

There are some things that no RVer should be without, in my opinion. These include safety items like good fire extinguishers, an electrical management system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. They are more than just gadgets, they are essential equipment that can save your life and your rig. Something else I feel that you […]

Good Deal Or Ripoff?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242015
 

One reason that we don’t have very much advertising from the RV industry in the Gypsy Journal is because I have never made it a secret that a lot of what is being made and sold is junk, and that poor service after the sale seems to be the norm with many companies. In fact, […]

Pontoons And Pie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082015
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014
 

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

Sorry To Disappoint

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132014
 

It seems like I’ve been spending a lot of time telling people no lately, and as much as I try to be accommodating to others whenever I can, I know that I’ve disappointed some folks. In the last two days alone, four different people have asked if Terry or I would look at their book […]

Yes, They Break

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162013
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a gentleman who is appalled that he has had to take his new motorhome back to the dealer three times to get things fixed. I hated to tell him that he should get used to doing that, because it’s part of the RV lifestyle. And there is no question […]

On The Waterfront

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182013
 

A few days ago I wrote about a teenaged girl who was throwing a tantrum here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve when she arrived with her parents and discovered that the cell phone data connection here is so bad that she couldn’t text her friends. I also wrote a Bad Nick blog post […]

Jun 222013
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, and I want to wish her a wonderful day, because she makes every day of my life so very wonderful. I love you, baby. It’s been in the mid-90s the last few days, and with everybody running their air conditioners the power here at the Elks lodge campground has been […]

Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302013
 

I’ve had three e-mails in the last two days from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living in a campground is much like living […]

Almost A Good Day

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122012
 

Yesterday was a good day. Well, at least it was almost a good day. As promised, we slept in, because we had no place we had to be and nothing we had to do. That sure was a good feeling! And when we did wake up, we lay in bed for another hour or so, […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092012
 

With the Ohio rally behind us, we slept in yesterday morning, and when we did wake up we spent another hour so just snuggling and enjoying being together after our busy week. It was nice not to have to jump out of bed and be rushing off to do something. When we did get up, […]

Aug 052012
 

We have had a good time visiting New England and seen some awesome places while we’ve been here. But our time is about up for this visit and I thought I would share my perspective on this part of the county from an RVer’s point of view. First of all, if you come to this […]

Jul 312012
 

We wanted to get an early start yesterday, so we were up by 7:30 AM and getting ready to hit the road. Since the RV sites at the Gateway to Cape Cod Outdoor World Resort were pretty tight, we were a little concerned about being able to get out and past the heavy duty pickup […]

A Town Named Sandwich

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182012
 

We spent yesterday visiting the Cape Cod town of Sandwich. How can you not like a small seaside town named sandwich? I mean, it’s a small town, it’s on the water, and it’s named after food! What more could you want in a town? Actually, Sandwich, incorporated in 1639, was named after a town in […]

A Message From God

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102012
 

I know you’ve seen them at your favorite RV park. Those guys who, the moment they arrive and have their RV parked and hooked up, are out there with a hose and bucket washing it, or using some type of waterless car wash product. But that’s not enough, oh no! Many of them seem to […]