Campers And RVers

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122019
 

Note: This is an updated post that I thought some of you might find interesting. It is based upon nothing more than my own personal opinion. In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails from RV campers who think that they are RVers. I hate to burst their bubbles, but at the […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142016
 

The heat wave that has been baking the upper Midwest has broken, for a while at least. After more than a week of temperatures in the 90s, it’s supposed to be down to 82° today, and then in the 70s for a couple of days. That sure sounds good to me. Friday night it rained […]

How Hot Is It?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122016
 

A heat wave has been baking the upper Midwest, with temperatures here in northern Indiana in the 90s. Every newscast is warning people to be sure to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid strenuous activity whenever possible. So how hot is it? Yesterday I saw two trees fighting over a dog. But don’t take […]

Two Special Ladies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202016
 

The first order of business in today’s blog is to wish my two favorite cousins in the world happy birthday, Beverly McKiddy and Berni Frees. They’re not twins or even siblings and their birthdays are a few years apart, but both ladies are very special to me. We wish we could be with both of […]

Jun 142014
 

The combined FMCA GLAMARAMA/Fleetwood rally is going on at the fairgrounds in Goshen and Greg and Jan wanted to check it out so we rode down there with them yesterday morning. I don’t think we’ve ever been to a rally that we weren’t putting on or working as vendors, so it felt kind of strange. […]

Last Day In Gillette

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072013
 

This is our last day in Gillette and I think we’re both ready to get the wheels rolling to someplace new. Not that Gillette is a bad place, it’s actually a nice little town, and all of the people we have met in the stores and restaurants have been very friendly. But hitch itch is […]

Jul 052013
 

If anybody came by to knock on our door yesterday morning, we never heard them. We were busy sawing logs after having to be up early every morning to man our vendor booth at Escapade. When we did finally drag ourselves out of bed, we went outside to wish Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks […]

Well, Yes And No

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152013
 

After a quick run to the post office to send out some orders, we left the Las Vegas, New Mexico Elks lodge about 9:30 yesterday morning and headed north on Interstate 25 toward Colorado. Except for a few places where the pavement had some sudden dips in it, we had a nice ride through rolling […]

Off And Running

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042012
 

Our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally is off and running and everybody is having a good time. That’s mandatory at one of our events. Frowning can get you in trouble around here. The day started a 7:30 AM with me chasing down a couple of Class C motorhomes driving around the fairgrounds, seemingly lost and confused. […]

Ohio Rally Early Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 082012
 

Even though it’s five months away, and that may seem like a long time, it really isn’t when it comes to planning an RV rally. I’ve been busy working on preliminary details for our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally in Celina, Ohio September 3–7. We are hoping to make this one of our best rallies ever. […]

Rally Notes

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 292012
 

Yay, the mailing is all finished! Miss Terry worked and worked and worked just like a little dynamo, and yesterday afternoon just before they closed I dropped the last bins of envelopes off at the post office. I’m sure glad we have that behind us! Now we can concentrate on all those rally details we […]

Today’s Gonna Suck

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282011
 

Yep, today’s gonna suck, no question about it. It’s going to suck big time. I know, because we are in Celina, Ohio and the overnight low was 33 degrees. That’s abut 50 degrees below my preferred temperature range. And, I have to get up about 6 a.m. so I can dump and flush our black […]

Aug 142011
 

Why is it that if I goof off for just one day, I’m suddenly two or three days behind schedule? How does that happen? So I spent yesterday making up for lost time. I started putting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal together as soon as I got up, and pretty much stayed at […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312011
 

We spent yesterday playing catch up, trying to put a lot of paperwork and household chores that had accumulated during our trip from Florida to Arizona behind us. It always seems like there’s a pile of laundry to be done, a stack of orders to log in and fill, and a backlog of e-mails to […]

And Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142011
 

We’ve had all the fun we can have, or at least all the fun we have time to have, and today we plan to hit the road. There were a lot of things that we didn’t get done while we’ve been here in Florida, but we have to be in Yuma in mid-February to get […]

Campers And RVers

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132011
 

In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails from RV campers who think that they are RVers. I hate to burst their bubbles, but at the same time, I don’t want to be responsible for them thinking otherwise, or making costly mistakes. There is a difference between campers and RVers. I define […]

Cafe Masaryktown

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122011
 

Yesterday was the last warm day we’ll probably have while we’re here in Florida. I think it topped out at 68 degrees. Starting today, the daytime temperatures are going to be in the 50s, with overnight lows in the mid-20s. I don’t think we’ll be here much longer; in just a few days we’ll be […]

Weird Weather

 Posted by at 7:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232010
 

Yesterday was a weird weather day. When we woke up we had about an inch of snow covering everything, but at least the wind from the day before had stopped. We left for Flagstaff about noon, and bucked a headwind most of the way, but nothing the van couldn’t handle. About fifteen miles east of […]

Jan 192010
 

The bad weather that had been predicted rolled into central Arizona right on schedule, with cold, a gloomy sky, and rain. Monday was a gray day in more ways than one for me. I got an e-mail first thing in the morning that one of my oldest and dearest childhood friends, Dan Connell, had passed […]

Oct 042009
 

Friday our Gypsy Gathering rally ended, and after the morning coffee and donuts, I walked over to Dave and Jean Damon’s fifth wheel trailer, where Jean, a professional masseuse, gave me an wonderfully relaxing massage. Jean was trained in the Philippines, and by the time she got done kneading and prodding my sore, tired muscles, […]