Six Thousand Words

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 122020
 

No, that wasn’t my output in my last writing marathon. Actually, I did 6,150 words on Sunday. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I am referring to the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And today, I am sharing some pictures of Miss Terry’s output, not mine. While I have […]

May 052020
 

Well, are you bored yet? Cabin fever setting in? How many times have you rearranged the items in your pantry? I got an email from a friend yesterday who told me that he’s doing just fine, but his poor wife has run out of yarn and doesn’t know what to do with herself anymore. I […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

10 Great RV Routes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122019
 

We may not be fulltime RVers anymore, but we still get hitch itch and like to travel. Since we’re sitting still right now, I’ve been looking over past issues of the Gypsy Journal and thinking about some of our favorite routes from past travels. Here are my ten favorite RV routes. Natchez Trace Parkway – […]

Eco-Discovery Center

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102019
 

Note: This story is from my book Overlooked Florida, available on Amazon. Most people know about the big tourist attractions in Key West – Duval Street, the daily Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, President Truman’s Little White House, Ernest Hemingway’s house, and the Mel Fisher Shipwreck Museum. But there is a lot more to see […]

Mar 122019
 

Note: This is an update from a story in my book Overlooked Florida – 30 Great Florida Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss! On a trip to the Florida Keys we stopped to pay a visit to an old time movie star. Sitting in a cradle at a small marina next to the Holiday Inn in Key […]

Where Did The Year Go?

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312018
 

When I was a kid I always heard grownups say that the older you get, the faster time passes. I didn’t believe that then. How can time go any faster? There are only 60 minutes in an hour, right? And seven days in a week. Nope, time doesn’t speed up. At least I was convinced […]

Fireworks In November

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112018
 

I expected to set off some fireworks in yesterday’s blog about the woman being thrown out of the campground swimming pool because she had her two emotional support dogs in the water with her, and I wasn’t disappointed. And while most of the blog comments were positive, I did get hammered by email. One blog […]

10 Go Back Places

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062018
 

In a Q&A blog post a while back, somebody asked if there was any place that Terry and I wanted to visit while we were fulltiming but never managed to get to. As I said then, we crossed every place off of our bucket list that we wanted to see. A couple of days later […]

Kayaks And RVing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112018
 

For active RVers who enjoy nature and a little bit of adventure, kayaking is one of the best activities you can consider. Paddling is great exercise and we have done it everywhere from the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys to Midwest lakes and rivers. And once you purchase your kayak and equipment, it’s […]

Warm Is Nice

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222018
 

After all the cold weather we had last week, it sure was nice to see temperatures warming back up into the upper 60s yesterday. We are supposed to see mid to upper 70s starting today. Warm is nice. I started out yesterday going through my e-mail, and I really have to say that there are […]

Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Florida Is Still Here

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

I have received quite a few e-mails from RV snowbirds wanting to know if I think they’ll be able to come to Florida for the winter as they had planned, due to the problems from Hurricane Irma. Yes, come on down. Florida is still here and open for business. While some areas got hit worse […]

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 […]

Birthdays And Books

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

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The […]

Apr 172015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. The fulltime RV lifestyle […]

Too Windy To Play

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 022014
 

The weatherman was predicting colder temperatures and high winds yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The wind started blowing hard in the wee hours of the morning and it never stopped all day long. Sustained winds were between 20 – 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 40, and I don’t think it got over […]

In The Mail

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272014
 

Terry worked like a mad woman all weekend and finished up with the last of the envelope stuffing last night. Today we’ll take them to the post office and the new issue of the Gypsy Journal will be in the mail. It always feels good to get that chore behind us. While she was busy […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122014
 

What do you do all day? It’s a question fulltime RVers get asked all the time. The real question is, how can we cram another twelve hours into every day to get all of the things done we want to? RVers have many hobbies that fit perfectly into our lifestyle, offering plenty of opportunities to […]

A Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092014
 

After fifteen years of fulltiming we still love it as much as we did the first day, if not more. How could we not love a lifestyle that allows us the freedom ours does? But I have decided that if I ever do stop traveling I will live in the Florida Keys, write half a […]