Oct 302018
 

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, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Apr 032017
 

I got an email yesterday from a someone who has only been RVing for about three months and was incensed because they went to a campground here in Florida and discovered it was completely full due to spring break and some big local festival that was going on at the same time. The campground owner […]

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 […]

Nov 032012
 

A campground membership can be a good investment if you get it at the right price and use it. But if all you are doing is paying your annual dues and stopping a few times a year at campgrounds in your membership, it can be a waste of money. Only you can decide if a […]

A Windy Trip

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312012
 

After sad goodbyes and lots of hugs with Greg and Jan, we pulled out of Hardeeville RV Park at 10 AM yesterday morning, headed for Florida. The weather report predicted winds picking up in the afternoon, but since we only had a four hour run to St. Augustine we decided to go for it. Within […]

Oct 302012
 

Even though we’re far south of where Hurricane Sandy came ashore, and have had pretty good weather since we’ve been here, it took a turn for the worse yesterday. The wind blew hard most of the day and the temperature dropped quite a bit. I don’t think the high got much over 60° and the […]

Finally Done

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202011
 

I was up before 9 a.m. yesterday morning, and I had hoped to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal wrapped up and uploaded to the printer’s web server by early afternoon. But we all know how plans can sometimes go awry, don’t we? I ran into some problems in layout, basically in making […]

Never Enough Time

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042011
 

I swear, it seems like we never have enough time to get everything done that we want to. I need about 12 more hours in every day! We only have about three weeks left here in Florida before we have to start heading west to get set up for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in […]

Jan 022011
 

Stuffing envelopes. Many, many envelopes. That about sums up our first day of the new year. Miss Terry has been busy getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal stuffed into envelopes so we can get it mailed off first thing Monday morning, so I don’t think she even stepped outside all day long. That […]

Where Did The Day Go?

 Posted by at 5:13 am  Dailies
Dec 302010
 

Sometimes I don’t have anything special to write about, because a lot of the time, living in an RV is just like living in a house or apartment. We do chores, we goof off, we visit friends, and before we know it, the day is gone. Yesterday was a good example. My friend Dave Damon […]

Dec 292010
 

Sometimes I don’t have anything special to write about, because a lot of the time, living in an RV is just like living in a house or apartment. We do chores, we goof off, we visit friends, and before we know it, the day is gone. Yesterday was a good example.  My friend Dave Damon […]

Changes Are Coming

 Posted by at 6:06 am  Dailies
Dec 282010
 

It was another chilly day here at the Orlando Thousand Trails campground, so we spent most of the day at home. The bad news is that being stuck inside too long really gives me cabin fever. But, the good news is that we’re getting a lot of things accomplished. Yesterday I found a mail service […]

Solomon’s Castle

 Posted by at 5:06 am  New, Nick's Blog
Dec 252010
 

For years people have been telling us about this guy named Solomon, and about the castle he built for himself, way out in the citrus groves of central Florida. It was one of those places I figured we’d get to “someday” when we had nothing better to do. Well, someday came, and I’m sure glad […]

Dec 192010
 

The old saying “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” dates back to the story of the Trojan Horse, when the Greeks besieged the city of Troy during the Trojan War. According to legend, after a long siege, the Greeks built a huge wooden horse, and concealed a small force of their best soldiers inside. Then they […]

Dec 182010
 

Today is our last day in Fort Lauderdale, and it sure has been a fast week! Between bad weather and getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal wrapped up, we haven’t gotten to see much during our stay. But last night Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour took us for a quick […]

We Never Know

 Posted by at 5:08 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172010
 

I got a call from my daughter Tiffany the other day, telling me that her grandfather, Jim Zipf, had passed away. Even though I had not seen the man in almost 25 years, and even though Tiffany’s mother and I had parted company long, long ago, I was still sorry to hear the news. I […]

Dec 152010
 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Two For One Holiday Special. So if you haven’t clicked the link above, there’s still time. You can enter a new subscription to the Gypsy Journal for yourself, or renew your subscription early, and we’ll give someone on your Christmas shopping list a free one […]

Dec 142010
 

I think we missed a turn somewhere along the way south, and instead of Fort Lauderdale, we ended up at the South Pole! I mean really, 33 degree overnight lows just 30 miles from Miami? Really? Isn’t that just a little bit ridiculous? Uh huh, global warming, sure. Would somebody get that damned penguin off […]

Dec 132010
 

Even though I knew it was going to work, and even though the folks at the Ford dealer who reprogrammed our Explorer’s computer brain so the four wheel drive transfer case would go into neutral for towing assured me it would, I still wanted to be sure everything was working properly before we took off, […]

Dec 122010
 

Today is moving day for us. We are leaving the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve this morning, headed for Paradise Island RV Resort in Fort Lauderdale, about 220 miles south. The “quicker” route is to get over to Interstate 95 and take the superslab south, but what fun is that? If you’ve been on one interstate […]