We Need A Calendar

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292017
 

Somebody told me once that you start becoming old the day you buy one of those little plastic boxes with the days of the week numbered on them so you know when to take your pills. I don’t think we are quite there yet, but we seem to have reached the point where we need […]

Q&A Time

 Posted by at 11:29 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Q. I am wondering if you have ever written any articles about starting your own blog – and/or website hosting services? If not, […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

Some People

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302016
 

I get well over 100 emails a day, and sometimes twice that many. A lot of them are spam that somehow makes it through all of my spam filters, a certain amount are forwards and junk like that that I don’t even bother opening, but there also always some from readers wanting to share their […]

Nov 252016
 

In Wednesday’s blog we discussed ways RVers can make money with a computer as they travel the country. Here is a second helping of ways that different RVers we know or have met are earning a full or part time income with their computers. Affiliate Marketing – There are many different affiliate marketing websites online […]

Apr 132016
 

We have been hanging out here at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton, Florida with John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream and Charles and Chris Yust from C&C Insurance. And then Monday evening Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour pulled in. It was like we were having our own little […]

BJs and Beaches

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022015
 

Except for the first couple of days we were here in Florence, most of the time it has been cold, with a lot of clouds and fog. Since we were spending so much time here at home getting the most recent issue of the Gypsy Journal in the mail, and then dealing with the leaks […]

Mar 072015
 

We’ve belonged to the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, Bus Nuts, and a few other RV clubs over the years, but we’ve dropped them all except for the very first one we joined, the Escapees RV Club. Based in Livingston, Texas, the Escapees provide all kinds of valuable resources for RVers, from […]

No Rain But Windy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022015
 

The weatherman predicted rain yesterday but we woke up to blue sky and moderate temperatures. In fact, it was so nice that we had the door and windows open for most of the day, enjoying the fresh air. There was a steady breeze and it would have been a good day to try out my […]

And The Rain Came

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232015
 

It’s been cool but clear here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and as I said in yesterday’s blog, there hasn’t been enough breeze for kite flying. But late yesterday afternoon it started raining, and by last night it was coming down hard. And the weatherman is even saying there is a chance of snow flurries. I highly […]

A Geek And A Geezer

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172014
 

Thanks to those who sent messages hoping Miss Terry was feeling better. Yes, whatever bug was picking on her passed and she woke up feeling much better yesterday morning. When I checked my morning e-mail I had one from Chris Guld, the better looking and smarter half of Geeks on Tour, suggesting she come by […]

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. […]

It’s Here!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102014
 

After a couple of unexpected delays, Terry’s new Splendide washer/dryer combo was delivered yesterday afternoon. She is officially a happy camper! And just in time too! Another day and I would have been reduced to going commando! Trust me, nobody wanted to see that happen. After getting the old unit out, we weren’t too sure […]

I Broke It!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 272014
 

Anybody who knows me well knows that I can keep a platoon of mechanics and handymen busy with all of the things I mess up in the course of a day. But yesterday I impressed even myself. Just by joining RVillage, the great new social network for RVers, I crashed the whole thing! Call me […]

The Madness Begins

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 242014
 

RVs are pulling into Elkhart Campground one after another as weekend warriors arrive to kick off the season. For the next three months or so every campground and RV park in the country will be full of campers, kids, barking dogs and smoky campfires. You gotta love summer, right? Hey, it’s all part of the […]

We Survived The Storm

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
May 222014
 

Severe storms were predicted for the Elkhart area Tuesday night, with winds up to 60 MPH, lightning, rain and hail. We got the rain, lots of thunder and lighting, and some hail, but fortunately it wasn’t nearly as bad as predicted. But it sure was a noisy night that made sleeping difficult for a lot […]

May 202014
 

Oh what a difference a few days make! A week ago it looked and felt like a winter landscape here in northern Indiana. The sky was dark with clouds, the trees were bare, and we were running our RV’s furnace to keep warm. Yesterday it was nice enough for short sleeves, folks were out walking […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
May 192014
 

Today’s the day I kick off my first day-long self-publishing workshop and I must admit to being a bit nervous. I’ve presented hundreds of seminars over the years on everything from working on the road to how to buy an RV to seminars on self-publishing. But this is the first time I’ve attempted a day-long […]

It Was A Good Week

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 162014
 

We had a very good week at the Escapees Escapade rally this past week, in spite of the pouring rain, frigid temperatures, wind, and mud. Yeah, it was typical RV rally weather. Terry and I enjoyed seeing so many old and new friends who stopped by our vendor booth.   Here we have a combination […]