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 […]

We’re In Texas!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292015
 

There’s an old saying that goes “the sun has rose, the sun has set, and we ain’t out of Texas yet.” But what the heck, we’re not in a big hurry to leave the Lone Star state so, it doesn’t matter. When we left West Monroe, Louisiana Tuesday morning we had an easy run west […]

Oct 232012
 

We pulled out of Bass Lake RV Campground in Dillon, South Carolina at 10 AM yesterday morning and headed south on Interstate 95. It was a nice day, plenty of blue sky, no wind, and traffic was moderate. A good day for traveling in an RV. We stopped at the Flying J in Latta, filled […]

Back In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092012
 

Terry had a restless night, but I slept pretty well at the travel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike and woke up ready to finish our trip to Elkhart Campground. We only had four hours to go, plus the time for a stop at the Flying J just south of Toledo for fuel. This was another […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

Tired Before We Start

 Posted by at 11:51 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052011
 

Our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally doesn’t even start until Sunday, when we start parking our Early Birds, but I’m already worn out. Miss Terry, Tom and Barb Westerfield, and Greg and Jan White have been doing most of the work, so I don’t know why I’m the one who is so tired. Yes, it does […]

Settled In At Yuma

 Posted by at 3:11 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252011
 

When the alarm went off at 7:15 yesterday morning, we both wanted to throw it out the window and roll over for another 400 winks. I mean, what the heck good is a measly 40 winks going to do anybody? But alas, it was one of those days when we had to act like grownups […]

I’m Finally Warm!

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282011
 

Today is officially the last day I’m waking up early for a long time! We fell into this nasty habit over a week ago, and every morning we have been getting up much too early. As Deputy Barney Fife used to say in the old Andy Griffith television show, “It’s time to nip it! Nip […]

Jan 262011
 

We were up bright and early again yesterday morning, a nasty habit we’re going to have to work hard to break. The inch of snow that had been predicted did not show up, and we were both relieved to see that. But it was still darned cold, and Terry flipped the engine heater on to […]

Oct 302010
 

In spite of noisy trucks coming and going, we slept soundly at the Georgia Welcome Center, and felt refreshed when we woke up yesterday morning. Before we hit the road, we turned on our Onan Quiet Diesel generator, and while Terry brewed herself a pot of coffee, I had a bowl of cereal, checked e-mail, […]

Oct 292010
 

For some reason, neither Terry or I sleep well the night before we hit the road for someplace new. I’m not sure why that is, but Wednesday night we tossed and turned most of the night, and only got four or five hours sleep. We were up early, and while I answered a bunch of […]

Oct 282010
 

With the storms gone, we have sunshine and blue sky, and it’s time to hit the road. We are leaving the Escapees Raccoon Valley campground today and heading for Florida. We’ve enjoyed our time here, but we have a lot we want to do in the Sunshine State, and we’re eager to get there. We […]

Oct 272010
 

As massive storms moved across much of the country yesterday,  we spent the day and evening monitoring the weather. This area of Tennessee was under a tornado watch, and we were braced for whatever Mother Nature decided to throw at us. We’ve been in some really nasty weather in our 12+ years on the road, […]

Oct 262010
 

A few days ago we covered the reasons to consider upgrading your present RV rather than going into debt to buy a new (or newer) motorhome or fifth wheel trailer. But a few people have written to ask when you should consider the other option, of trading in your old rig for something new(er). Terry […]

Being Lazy

 Posted by at 3:59 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252010
 

I was lazy pretty much all day yesterday. Actually, I’m lazy every day, but most of the time I make myself do something. Yesterday, I just indulged myself and didn’t do much of anything. The Stamps.com website was down all day Friday and Saturday, so I couldn’t print the last of the labels for our […]

Oct 242010
 

Yesterday was a graveyard rabbit day for us. No, we weren’t out chasing Bug Bunny through a cemetery with shotguns, but we did visit a couple of graveyards doing some hunting. If you’re not familiar with the term “graveyard rabbit,” they are people who are interested in the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and […]

Oct 232010
 

I exchanged e-mails yesterday with a couple who said that they have a very nice 1999 Newmar Mountain Aire that they absolutely love, but the coach is beginning to show its age and they were thinking about buying a new diesel pusher to replace it. They said that after months of shopping, they have not […]

Oct 222010
 

A few readers have asked lately about operating a business on the road, and more specifically, how we run our business as we travel. While there are some websites whose owners go into depth about their finances, how much they need to earn, and how they plan to earn it, I really don’t feel comfortable […]

Oct 212010
 

When we arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday the place was packed, but by yesterday it was almost a ghost town. There were probably only a half dozen or so other RVs on our entire loop. With our business in Lexington finished, we had no reason to hang around any longer, and we […]

How We Choose

 Posted by at 4:18 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202010
 

Several readers have written to ask why we didn’t visit Colonial Williamsburg during our recent trip to Virginia, suggesting that it would be a good story for the Gypsy Journal. We have also had e-mails from readers in the last couple of weeks wanting to know why we didn’t tour this place or that place […]