Silver Screen Cowboy

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092020
 

It’s a long way from a sound stage in Hollywood to the rolling hills of Parke County, Indiana, so we were surprised when a geocaching outing in southern Indiana took us to the gravesite of an old-time cowboy movie star from the heyday of the silver screen. Tex Terry appeared in over 50 B westerns […]

Hunting Peanuts

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182019
 

On our recent trip to Alabama, we spent some time hunting peanuts. Don’t worry, Charlie Brown and Lucy are still alive and well, I’m talking about real peanuts. Well, they were not exactly “real” either. Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding area produce over one-fourth of the U.S. peanut crop, and much of it is processed […]

RVing With A Goal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262017
 

Note: The blog is based upon the seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies around the country. Why do you RV? To visit friends and family in far off places? To have your own mobile lodging when you visit theme parks or natural attractions? To have a way to escape cold […]

Oct 132016
 

Combining outdoor activity, the kind of technical toys that all guys love, low entry costs, exercise, and opportunities all over the country, geocaching may very well be the perfect hobby/sport for RVers. Geocaching (pronounced gee-oh-cash-ing) is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world and is suited for both the young and the old. […]

Sep 072016
 

Terry and I are history buffs and we always enjoy exploring small town museums. We’ve seen some interesting ones in our travels from coast to coast, and yesterday we visited one of the best local history museums we’ve seen anywhere The La Porte County Historical Society Museum in La Porte, Indiana has three floors of […]

Sep 242015
 

It’s very often true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes when you make a purchase, it’s better to spend a little money up front for value that will last you a long time. A good example is Tilley hats. The first time I saw one I thought that they were a waste of […]

Mar 052015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Once upon a time, […]

10 More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252014
 

A lot of you seem to like my blogs about RV Goodies that help make life easier on the road, so here we go with some more that we use ourselves or that other RVers have suggested. If we’ve missed something that you find useful, please tell me and I’ll try to share it with […]

We Had To Go Back

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022014
 

I want to start today’s blog by wishing my mother-in-law Bess a happy birthday. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you on your special day, Bess, but we’ll see you soon. In the meantime, we’re sending you lots of love and virtual hugs. Sometimes when we are working we just seem to lose all […]

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. […]

Sep 172013
 

New and wannabe fulltimers sometimes worry that they will be all alone out here on the road, surrounded by strangers. And then they are surprised at how many friends they quickly make and how often they run into them over and over again all over the country. We’ve had several friends visit us since we’ve […]

Aug 242013
 

Yesterday we drove back across the bridge to Astoria, Oregon again, and that darned bridge just doesn’t get any smaller! You’d think I would have been over it enough not to let it bother me any more, but then again, I think anybody as charming and intelligent as myself should be filthy rich. And we’d […]

Gotta Love The Jello

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112013
 

The best part of the fulltime RV lifestyle is that we usually write our plans in Jello so we can change them any time we want or need to. And it happens more often that you might think. We shook up the Jello a while back when we delayed our departure from Florida by a […]

This Is A Bad Day

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102013
 

We all have bad days from time to time. We wake up grumpy, step on the cat’s tail, burn the toast, and it all goes downhill from there. It happens, and all you can do is move on. I always try to remember that no matter how bad my day is going, there are probably […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212012
 

We’ve been getting a lot done in preparation for leaving Elkhart in a few days to go to Celina, Ohio for our Gypsy Journal Rally. If we keep up this pace, we may even have a day or two to catch our breath and relax before we take off. Miss Terry has been busy working […]

May 072012
 

Yesterday was a nice laid-back day here at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails preserve. Terry’s sister Lisa and her husband Jim came by for a delicious breakfast of crepes that Terry made, and then we sat outside in lawn chairs visiting and enjoying a near-perfect Spring day. A little after 1 PM Jim and Lisa […]

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. […]

Making Progress

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062012
 

I’ve made good progress on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal the last couple of days, and by the time I stopped working at 11 p.m. last night, I had 12 of 36 pages finished. That’s a good feeling. While I was busy with that, Miss Terry spent much of the day watching the […]

Rally Day Two

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072012
 

Everybody seems to be having a great time at our Gypsy Journal rally, and even though Terry and I and all of our volunteers are dog tired it sure makes us feel great when people stop to tell us how much fun they are having, or how much they are learning from our seminars. I […]

Nov 122011
 

Yesterday was strange. We started the morning with our basement air conditioner on, and by the end of the night, we had our furnace on. Yes indeed, it’s official, Nick’s in Florida! 🙂 The more time we spend here  in Titusville, the more we like it. We are not close to being ready to get […]