Apr 082019
 

In our nearly two decades of fulltime RV travel we made it a point to get off the interstates whenever possible to travel the two lane roads. The pace is slower and you will get a chance to see many wonderful small towns and the treasures they hold. One such treasure was the DeQuincy Railroad […]

A Dozen More RV Tips

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162017
 

You asked for them and you’ve got them! Here are twelve more RV tips learned in nearly two decades of fulltime RV travel or suggested by our readers. In my last blog about RV tips, I mentioned how important it was to know the actual height of your rig. Not just what the specs in […]

Nov 192016
 

Note: I first posted this blog in January, 2013, based upon my book Work Your Way Across The USA and the seminar by the same name I present at RV rallies coast to coast. Since I hear from a lot of RVers looking for ways to make money on the road, I thought we would […]

Nov 082016
 

This is not a political blog, and this is not a political post, so please don’t reply about which candidate you believe is best or which party you think is ruining the country, or any of that, because I will delete those kind of comments. But there’s something we all need to understand. No matter […]

Running Our Legs Off

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042015
 

Or our wheels, at least. We’ve been going pretty much non-stop since we got to Tucson, getting all of our annual medical appointments taken care of. Monday was Terry’s turn, and yesterday was mine. We arrived at the VA hospital a little after 9 a.m. and I didn’t have to wait long before they took […]

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 […]

Long, Hard Days

 Posted by at 3:10 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222014
 

We’ve been putting in long, hard days at the hospital with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis as she draws closer to what appears to be the inevitable. It’s not the way we’d prefer to be spending our time, but it’s what is needed now for the people we love. Jim and I go back […]

Jan 022014
 

After reading my year end blog the other day, I got an e-mail from a very nice man who said he and his wife would love to see some of the places we have visited, but that their fulltiming is limited to summers in the Midwest and Florida in the wintertime because their adult kids […]

Jun 062013
 

We love finding strange museums in our travels around the country, and in fourteen years of fulltiming we have discovered some real finds as we explore this great land of ours. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order. Warther Carving Museum; Dover, Ohio – Showcasing the life work of master carver Ernest […]

A Disney Day

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 072013
 

You would have thought you were in a Disney movie if you visited our motorhome yesterday. We had to be up before 7 a.m. to pick up my cousin Beverly so we could drive from the far southeast side of Tucson to the far northwest for doctor appointments Terry and Beverly had, starting at 9:30. […]

Get Off The Road!

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182013
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a new RVer who was really rattled after an experience he had on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona a couple of days ago. He told me they were on their way to Las Vegas in their new Class A motorhome and encountered very strong winds east of Holbrook. The […]

A Wasted Day

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112012
 

Yesterday was a totally wasted day. The phone rang about 9 A.M. and it was the manager of Patio Gardens, the mobile home park where we always stay when visiting Miss Terry’s parents in East Mesa. The park has half a dozen RV sites and we have stayed in the same site the last three […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 192012
 

A few days ago, I outlined the tentative schedule for our trip west, and most of the driving days were around 250 miles or less. I said that would set the pace for the trip. Slow and easy. I lied. We we were awake by 7:30 yesterday morning (what’s up with that?), and it was […]

The Thin Blue Line

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112011
 

On our first visit to Titusville, three years ago, we heard about the American Police Hall Of Fame & Museum, and added a visit to it to our bucket list. We decided yesterday that it was about time we crossed that one off, because no matter how many neat places we visit, or how many […]

Beach Bums

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102011
 

Yesterday I took a break from writing, and we spent the day being beach bums. After all, as the old saying goes, "When In Florida, do what the Floridians do." Yeah, I know that’s wrong, real Florida residents are all at the local buffet getting the Early Bird Senior Special! I think only tourists actually […]

And The Winner Is…..

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302011
 

Well, it’s about over. Today is the last day of our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally, and after coffee and donuts this morning, and a last round of hugs and goodbyes, most of the attendees will be leaving the Mercer County Fairgrounds here in Celina. That is, they will if they can get out of the […]

Just Hanging Out

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042011
 

Right now, we’re just hanging out here in Traverse City, waiting for Miss Terry’s doctor appointment on Friday, visiting with my cousin Terry and his family, and their neighbors Ed and Mary Jo, who have become close friends of ours over the years. It’s a good time to sleep in late, catch up on our […]

Jun 222011
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, so before I do anything else, I want to wish her a very, very happy birthday. I love you very much, my darling. Thank you for sharing your life with me. We started yesterday off with a visit to the Tillamook Air Museum, a former World War II airship base, […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212011
 

Yesterday was a very frustrating day for us. One of those “hurry up and wait” kind of days. Before we visit an area, I do a lot of research on places to visit to gather stories for the Gypsy Journal, and contact them ahead of time to try to obtain passes to come in and […]

Breaking The Cycle

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 172011
 

Yesterday I managed to break the nasty cycle of getting up way too early in the morning, and I think I may be on the road to recovery. We slept in, then stayed in bed snuggling and having some quiet time together. These are the moments I cherish most between Terry and I. We finally […]