October Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062019
 

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 occasionally. Q. You said your daughter is flying in to visit you. As I recall […]

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 […]

Birthday Girls

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to send out birthday greetings to some very special ladies. Today is my daughter Tiffany’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is, because I guess that is verboten, but just let me just say that when she was born I still had some hair and […]

Smacked Down By Karma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082017
 

In a blog post a few days ago, I bragged about driving down the beach in New Smyrna Beach watching all of the pretty girls in their skimpy bikinis while my pal Rocky Frees is stuck up in Muskegon, Michigan shoveling snow. I should have known better than to gloat like that, so I wasn’t […]

More Snowbird Options

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

Based upon the comments I got both here in the blog and by email in response to yesterday’s blog, You Must Plan Ahead, it’s obvious that there is a lot of interest in being able to spend the winter in places like Arizona and Florida, and also obvious that there are a lot of people […]

You Must Plan Ahead

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012016
 

Apparently some folks don’t understand my twisted sense of humor. So just to clear the air, no, I did not change my car’s horn to gunshots as I said in yesterday’s thought for the day. Four different people posted blog comments or sent me e-mails to say that was scary or dangerous and I might […]

Just Biding Our Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092016
 

We have spent the last few days just biding our time here at Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida, waiting until we can go back to the coast. I’ve spent most of the time working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, researching some other writing projects, watching storm coverage on TV, and cruising […]

Apr 042016
 

We started yesterday by having brunch with our friend Michele Henry and her pretty daughter Raven, who are here from Elkhart, Indiana for a few days. We had a nice visit and shared a few laughs. After stops at Books-A-Million and Bed Bath and Beyond, we came back to Horseshoe Cove RV Resort, our home […]

Goodbye TTO

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022016
 

Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, known simply as TTO to Thousand Trails members who frequent this huge campground in central Florida. It’s become almost a second home to us; this was our second two-week stay this winter, and when we are in Florida we have stayed several […]

TireTraker Upgrade

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012016
 

One of the nice perks of publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and this RV blog is that we get to test a lot of neat RV accessories and gadgets when something new or updated hits the market. Over the years we’ve been able to evaluate everything from cordless vacuum cleaners to inverters, GPS units, waterless […]

Rain On The Roof

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302016
 

Is there any better way to sleep than with the sound of rain on the roof of your RV? If there is, I haven’t found it yet. It beats the heck out of any kind of over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid ever invented as far as I’m concerned. We got a late start yesterday just […]

It Got Here Eventually

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272016
 

When we had dinner with Charles and Chris Yust Friday evening we had discussed going to New Smyrna Beach yesterday. They have not been there, and there were three or four properties that we wanted to look at. So we were up early yesterday morning but the weather didn’t look too good. I messaged a […]

Just Don’t Have One!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262016
 

Today’s blog is going to start with a bit of a rant and it’s not about a pleasant subject, so you may want to scroll down or skip today’s post. I got an e-mail from some folks who were upset about an incident that did not have to happen and just pisses me off. They […]

Mar 222016
 

For years I have had a reputation for bringing bad weather with me everywhere I go. A community could be in a year-long drought, but about the time I show up they get torrential rains. Folks can be planting their gardens on a sunny spring day when I pull into a campground, and the next […]

A Cooling Trend

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192016
 

It’s been in the mid-80s here in central Florida for the last couple of weeks, which the weatherman has been calling unseasonably warm. But a cold front is supposed to be coming in this weekend and they are predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-to-upper 70s by the first of the week. That will be […]

Big Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162016
 

Yesterday was moving day for us, but it was a short trip of about 45 miles to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve. We were up early and it didn’t take us all that long to get ready. We pulled out of Three Flags RV Resort about 9:25 and drove a couple of miles into Wildwood, […]

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 […]

New Smyrna Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282016
 

We are not ready to stop traveling yet, and probably never will be, as long as our health allows. But after almost 17 years of fulltime RVing we are slowing down. We like being at Point A and Point B and Point C, but we find we are not enjoying the trips between those places […]

Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262016
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is the many wonderful friends we have made over the years as we have roamed America’s highways and back roads. And reconnecting with them is always a lot of fun. Yesterday afternoon we got to do just that when we met our friends Stu and Donna […]

Shortest Move Ever

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192016
 

I’m not quite over my cold yet but I think I have pretty much the worst of it behind me, except for a nagging cough that doesn’t want to let go. But Terry’s a couple of days behind me in the cycle and feeling crappy. I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of […]