A Short One Today

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152019
 

Just a short blog today. We are in Jacksonville, where Terry has been going through a series of tests and medical exams at Mayo. If all goes according to plan we will be home tonight and the blogs will be back on track. I am going to be making a change to the blog schedule. […]

Trip Home, Day #2

 Posted by at 8:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. After our night in Charleston, West Virginia, the next morning we got on Interstate 64, a toll […]

Shortest Move Ever

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192016
 

I’m not quite over my cold yet but I think I have pretty much the worst of it behind me, except for a nagging cough that doesn’t want to let go. But Terry’s a couple of days behind me in the cycle and feeling crappy. I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of […]

Nov 012015
 

Did you know there are three kinds of bees in the world? There are worker bees, drones, and the queen bee. The queen bee has it made. The rest of the bees in the hive are born to serve her. After all, she’s the queen, right? The worker bees are other female bees who do […]

The Gang’s All Here

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292013
 

Well, okay not the whole gang, but a lot of our pals are here at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve or are headed this way. Yesterday afternoon Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour arrived, and they came by to visit for a while during the evening. I always enjoy picking their brains, because […]

Nov 012012
 

Until you’ve been in old town St. Augustine, Florida on Halloween evening, you just have not seen Halloween! We spent the day playing tourist in America’s oldest city, and saw everything from pirates and soldiers to zombies, witches and werewolves. I think they were dressed up for Halloween? Maybe that’s just the way folks roll […]

Oct 092012
 

Okay, I’ll be honest, I sniveled a bunch! But most of it wasn’t out loud. I think that’s an improvement. We left the Hershey Thousand Trails Preserve yesterday morning, stopped for fuel, and then headed south toward the Harbor View Outdoor World Resort in Colonial Beach, Virginia, a distance of about 200 miles. It wasn’t […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112012
 

I have managed to get a lot done on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal in the last couple of days, and I only have eight pages left to go. Barring any unexpected problems, I’ll easily make my deadline by the end of the week. I’m looking forward to getting it done so I […]

Techno Updates

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012011
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had purchased a new Garmin 465T trucker model GPS, and a couple of blog readers asked me to let them know what I thought of the new unit, after using it for a while. After traveling about 1,000 miles with the GPS. I have to say that […]

Dec 062010
 

My wife is a very hard woman to shop for, because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her birthday, our anniversary, or whatever, she always says she has everything she wants. Once in a while, she’ll let me buy her a […]

Dec 012010
 

My friend Brenda Speidel calls me Gadget Boy because I am always looking for some neat new toy to tell my readers about. But that’s okay, like the old saying goes, “the only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.” With Christmas coming, there has to be a gadget out there […]

Piggy Porn

 Posted by at 5:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232010
 

Miss Terry was still feeling pretty yucky yesterday, so we stayed home and didn’t do a whole lot of anything. I wrote a couple of articles for the next issue of the Gypsy Journal, answered a few e-mails, and called a subscriber who also wants to tow a Ford Explorer behind his motorhome, and was […]

Nov 222010
 

Yesterday was a long short drive for us. We pulled out of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve about 11 a.m., me driving the motorhome and Miss Terry, the Explorer. We drove north 11 miles on U.S. Highway 27 to State Route 50, then took it west through Clermont, Groveland, and Masconte. Traffic was light, and […]

Nov 122010
 

Wow, I go away for one afternoon and the whole world changes! What’s up with that? I had to get up earlier than usual for me yesterday morning, because I needed to be wide awake for a 9 a.m. conference call. I’ve found that folks tend to get offended or lose confidence in you if […]

Oct 232010
 

I exchanged e-mails yesterday with a couple who said that they have a very nice 1999 Newmar Mountain Aire that they absolutely love, but the coach is beginning to show its age and they were thinking about buying a new diesel pusher to replace it. They said that after months of shopping, they have not […]

Oct 222010
 

A few readers have asked lately about operating a business on the road, and more specifically, how we run our business as we travel. While there are some websites whose owners go into depth about their finances, how much they need to earn, and how they plan to earn it, I really don’t feel comfortable […]

Oct 212010
 

When we arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday the place was packed, but by yesterday it was almost a ghost town. There were probably only a half dozen or so other RVs on our entire loop. With our business in Lexington finished, we had no reason to hang around any longer, and we […]

How We Choose

 Posted by at 4:18 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202010
 

Several readers have written to ask why we didn’t visit Colonial Williamsburg during our recent trip to Virginia, suggesting that it would be a good story for the Gypsy Journal. We have also had e-mails from readers in the last couple of weeks wanting to know why we didn’t tour this place or that place […]

Oct 192010
 

My annual checkup at the V.A. hospital here in Lexington, Kentucky was scheduled for 10 a.m. yesterday, but we arrived a half hour early, and within about 5 minutes I was in an exam room where a nurse took my vitals, and then she took me in to see my doctor. He read over my […]

Oct 182010
 

The Flying J at at Catlettsburg, Kentucky had several dedicated RV parking sites, but we were the only RV there Saturday night, which is a first for us. Usually Flying Js fill up with RVs early and they stay overnight, taking advantage of the company’s RV friendly hospitality. I don’t drink coffee because it might […]