It’s Almost Warm!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062020
 

Note: This is a post from 2011 about our first visit to one of my favorite cities. After a very cold night in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, we made ready to hit the road yesterday morning, about 11 a.m. in search of warmer weather.  We took Interstate 40 into Asheville, where we picked up Interstate […]

Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122020
 

I’ve get a lot of e-mails from blog readers and a surprising number of them are from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living […]

Be Prepared

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062019
 

That old Boy Scout motto comes in handy in the RV lifestyle, just as it does in the rest of the world. We may never know what’s going to happen in the next moment, but we can do a few things to help us deal with whatever comes along. Here’s an example; we were parked […]

Don’t Stay, Go!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said we didn’t plan on evacuating our home here on the Florida coast unless a real biggie of a hurricane is headed our way, I was surprised by the fact that I got not one, not two, not even four, but five emails from people yesterday who are […]

High Expectations

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122017
 

Sometimes people have some very high expectations. I don’t know if it’s because they have a sense of entitlement or because they are just foolish, but either way they need to get a dose of reality. Here are some examples based on emails and social media messages I’ve received in just the last two weeks. […]

Mar 202017
 

Note: At least two or three times a month I hear from readers who are new to RVing and want to know how membership campgrounds work. Here is a blog post from a while back that covers the topic. The first thing we should do is understand the basic differences between a discount camping club […]

I See The Light!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212017
 

After writing about the couple who were offered a workcamping position in Branson, Missouri that was far from equitable, I received some questions from blog readers about workamping. One was how hard is it to find workcamping jobs, and where do you look for them? One of the best resources around is Workamper News. In […]

A Refugee Feeling

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082016
 

Miss Terry and I are getting a very small taste of what it must be like to be a refuge from a natural disaster. While we are fortunate to have full hookups here at Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida, the place is filled with RVs of every shape and size with folks forced inland […]

Jun 112016
 

We were up by 7 AM yesterday, getting ready to hit the road. I had the water and sewer disconnected and Terry had the inside of the motorhome pretty much ready to roll when Travis and Geli got there about 8:30 to see us off. Goodbyes are always the hardest part of the RV lifestyle […]

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 […]

Blow Me Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032016
 

Friday morning it was the sound of race cars going through their paces at the nearby track that woke us up here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park in Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday morning it was the wind. Actually, it woke us up several times during the night as it rocked our motorhome and rattled […]

The Numbers Are In

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302015
 

At the end of December every year WordPress sends out an annual report to bloggers, telling them how much traffic their blog received in the past 12 months, where those visitors came from, which blog posts received the most attention, and a lot of other interesting data. My report came in yesterday, and looking it […]

We Made It To Tucson

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

Before I get started today, I want to wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you’re sharing the day with family back home or with friends in an RV park somewhere, I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and good food. We were up early yesterday morning, a habit that we really […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272015
 

We loved our week with my son and his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but all too soon it was time to say goodbye and hit the road. Travis and Geli came over about 9 a.m. yesterday to see us off, and after a lot of hugs and a few tears shed, we left the Elks […]

Nov 122014
 

Yesterday we moved from the east coast to the west coast, and it only took us three hours! No, we didn’t take some kind of supersonic jet, we did it in our Winnebago motorhome. You got that we moved from the east coast of Florida to the west coast of the state, right? We left […]

Sep 162014
 

An idling diesel engine woke me up about 7 yesterday morning, and though I tried to roll over and get back to sleep it kept running for a long time before finally pulling out. I guess the guy owns stock in an oil company and didn’t mind sitting there burning up money. We got up […]

Escaping Escapade

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
May 172014
 

The Escapade officially ended yesterday, but with vendor days over on Thursday afternoon, we either had to pay for an extra night or leave by noon. We had plenty to keep us busy so we said our goodbyes and left yesterday. It got down into the low 30s overnight and it was downright frigid when […]

Family Fun

 Posted by at 3:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132014
 

Yesterday was a family day and we sure had fun hanging out with Tiffany, Scott, and our three granddaughters. In the morning we all had some errands to run. Scott, Hailey and I went into Show Low to pick up some metal for a project Scott and I will be working on today. When we […]

Jan 112014
 

We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I have reached the point where we prefer the comforts of a full hookup RV park, we are no strangers to dry camping. In fact, we probably have a lot more experience at it than most folks we know. There was a […]

Back To Tucson

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142013
 

Our two weeks at Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction went by in a blur, between running back and forth to the hospital to be with our friends Sharleen and Jim, dealing with the major discomfort of the Fluorouracil treatment on my face, and working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. We […]