Aug 012016
 

I guess because they don’t have enough to worry about with things like wars and natural disasters and politics, people are involved in a big debate going on online about the future availability of campgrounds and how hard it is becoming to find a last-minute campsite in many areas. Some blame long-term seasonal campers, others […]

A Short, Easy Move

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142016
 

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]

May 022016
 

Okay, actually it was a big pair of vise grips, but it did the job, so who’s keeping score? I’ve been trying to track down the source of our intermittent electrical problem and had pretty much narrowed it down to our inverter. We have good strong power coming into the coach, so it’s not the […]

We Like Buc-ees!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152016
 

We were up early again yesterday morning, something we’ve done all too much of lately. That’s a habit we have to try really hard to break. It’s starting to get out of hand. After checking morning e-mails, storing the last things away inside the motorhome for traveling, and unhooking our utilities, we were ready to […]

Moving South

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

Normally we don’t travel on holiday weekends, but our fifteen day stay at Gettysburg Farm RV Resort was over and it was time to move on down the road. We pulled out of the campground yesterday morning at 10 and traveled a few miles west to U.S. Highway 15 and turned the nose of the […]

A Trip From Hell

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182014
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we only had a short 45 mile drive from the Hershey Thousand Trails to the Gettysburg Farm RV Resort near Dover, Pennsylvania. Easy peasy. Yeah, right. It was raining when we woke up and continued while I had my Corn Pops, checked e-mail, and answered those that needed immediate […]

Almost Done!

 Posted by at 2:32 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112013
 

We originally planned to leave Santa Fe RV Park here in Apache Junction today and to go back to Tucson to get settled in for more stuff at the V.A. hospital next week. But we decided to extend for two more nights to give me time to get the next issue of the paper finished. […]

We Like Quiet Days

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182013
 

As much as we like traveling in our motorhome and seeing new places, and our hobbies like kayaking, geocaching, and kite flying, there’s something to be said for just having a quiet day at home, too. And that’s what yesterday was. It was a damp, gray morning, with the clouds hanging low in the sky. […]

Jul 312013
 

We woke to a gray foggy morning yesterday, and I would have loved to roll over and go back to sleep, but we had a lot of miles to cover. The shortest route between the Escapees Evergreen Co-op in Chimacum to Oceana Resort in Ocean City is south down U.S. Highway 101 along the eastern […]

Making New Friends

 Posted by at 3:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192013
 

Yesterday started off with a telephone interview with a young lady who was assigned to do a profile on us for Woodall’s Campground Management. We talked about how we became fulltimers and came up with the idea of publishing the Gypsy Journal, our traveling style, my book publishing activities, and what we look for in […]

Holiday Weekend

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 242013
 

As fulltime RVers, there are three holiday weekends every year when we try to plan ahead and be settled in at an RV park by midweek to be off the road ahead of the holiday crowds. We learned this lesson our first summer, when we found ourselves on the Washington coast at Independence Day with […]

Crowded Campground

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242013
 

Tuesday morning we were up at 7 AM because Terry had a dental appointment in Orlando, 50 miles from Wildwood. Yesterday morning we were up at 7 AM again to get ready to move to the Orlando Thousands Trails Preserve. Will this madness never end? We checked our e-mail, I responded to several that needed […]

Nov 232011
 

Could it be true? Is it possible? Has the spell been broken? It looks like we’re going to have a decent winter here in Florida. We had a few windy, rainy days when we were over in Titusville, and we’re supposed to have some scattered rain today, but overall, the curse that follows me around […]

Call Me Dear Nicky

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302011
 

I had hoped to get some writing done yesterday, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I spent most of the day making phone calls, answering e-mails, and trying to help a couple of our readers with issues that were causing them problems. I must be the RV world’s answer to Dear Abby! 🙂 I had several […]

Living With Less

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022011
 

We are driveway camping at my cousin’s house in Traverse City for a few days, so we’re adjusting to living with less. Less, in terms of electrical power. Yes, you can live on just 20 amps, even if you have a big old diesel pusher that is set up for 50 amp service! We’ve done […]

So Much To See And Do

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212011
 

If anybody ever tells you that North Dakota is dull and boring, you can bet they have never been there! There is so much to see and do here that it would take an entire year just to get to it all, if you hurried! We awoke to wind yesterday, but at least it had […]

Jan 252011
 

After spending a chilly night parked at the VFW post in Abilene, Texas, we had a great time yesterday exploring a couple of attractions in the Abilene area. There is a lot to see and do there, but a couple of places we wanted to check out were closed on Mondays, and we didn’t have […]

Oct 042010
 

I’m beginning to feel like I have my very own personal rain cloud hanging over my head, dumping on me every time I turn around. It rained three out of the seven days we were in the Washington D.C. area, two of those days so hard that we couldn’t go out and sightsee. Now we’re […]

Oct 092009
 

I must be directionally challenged. In spite of the fact that I can read a road map, I have three different computer mapping programs, and two GPS units, yesterday we found ourselves driving north when any RVer with half a brain would be headed south! Under a gray sky that threatened rain and looked like […]