Stuck In A La-Z-Boy

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052019
 

No, I wasn’t being a couch potato all day, or a recliner potato, either. But I did spend some time stuck in my La-Z-Boy recliner yesterday evening. We actually started the day with a quick run up to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without, but […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032019
 

The last couple of days have been busy, busy, busy for us. You may recall that a while back I had an episode of dizziness, blurred vision, and a terrible headache. After going to my primary care doctor, they sent me for what they said was going to be an MRI, but actually turned out […]

Things That Go Boom

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 192019
 

No, I haven’t been playing with dynamite or hand grenades, though I have in the past and somehow managed not to blow myself up. But I don’t do that anymore, deciding that I should quit while I was ahead. Or still had a head. No, yesterday Miss Terry and I went to the gun show […]

Another Birthday

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

Yesterday I wished our daughter-in-law Geli happy birthday, and today it’s my daughter Tiffany’s turn. I don’t know where the years went, because it seems like only last week that I was strapping my brand-new daughter into a car seat in the back of my brand-new Lincoln Town Car to take her home from the […]

RVs And Pit Toilets

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192019
 

Here is another story from the Nick Happens file. The RV lifestyle has so much to offer. Your snug home on wheels can take you to wonderful places, you never have to worry about finding a decent motel or be concerned with finding yourself in some local greasy spoon named the Ptomaine Palace when you’re […]

Aug 052018
 

I decided we needed a play day yesterday so we drove out to the Volusia County Fairgrounds to check out the gun show. Back in the day, I used to go to a lot of gun shows, and I even put my own on for a while. It’s been quite some time since I’ve gone […]

It Can Happen Anywhere

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152016
 

Whenever I say that we have been looking around here for a winter base and someday home if we ever hang up the keys I get e-mails from people who ask me why we would consider living in Florida, the land of hurricanes. And I always reply that every place in the country has something, […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072016
 

There’s a lot happening in the area this weekend, from a craft fair in Nappanee to an RV show at the RV Museum here in Elkhart, to a gun show in Shipshewana. We didn’t go to any of them. In fact, the only time I went outside yesterday was to dump our holding tanks. But […]

Aug 092014
 

I’ve had three different blog readers ask me if we have seen Lebanon Levi or any of his cohorts from the Amish Mafia television series, which is supposedly set in nearby Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. No, but I’ve never seen the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus either. This stupid “reality” series is about as far from […]

Why I Drive An RV

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192013
 

The RV lifestyle has so much to offer. Our snug homes on wheels can take us to wonderful places, we never have to worry about finding a decent motel, nor do we have to be concerned with finding ourselves in some local greasy spoon named the Ptomaine Palace when we’re hungry. We travel in style […]

Apr 032012
 

We slept in yesterday morning and then spent most of the day doing paper work and little chores around the motorhome. In mid-afternoon Terry’s dad called to tell us that our mail had arrived, so we drove over to their house and picked it up, then spent a little bit of time visiting. From there […]

Down To The Wire

 Posted by at 2:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282011
 

We’re getting down to the wire on our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally, and everybody on our advance team is busy, busy, busy! The rally starts a week from today, and we still have a lot to get done. Miss Terry and Barbara Westerfield have been locked to their computer keyboards, making lists, setting up registration […]

Feb 272011
 

My pal Greg White and I have to stop spending so much time together. If you read my blog and Greg’s blog for yesterday, you might think you are experiencing déjà vu. We spent the day together, went to dinner together, and wrote almost the same blog, even down to the picture! We even used […]

May 022010
 

So much for that little ditty “April showers bring May flowers.” Yesterday, May 1st, it snowed on us (again) in Show Low, Arizona. It was just flurries on and off, but it was still snow! I highly disapprove! We were out and about all day long, and it was darned chilly! Our pals Don and […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 7:12 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142010
 

We are confirmed night owls, never going to bed before midnight or 1 a.m., if not later. But Friday night, after a week of getting up early and going to bed late during the rally, Terry was sound asleep by 10 p.m., and less than an hour later, I was sawing logs too. Saturday morning […]

Fish Cheeks

 Posted by at 5:43 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172009
 

Yesterday afternoon we had a delicious meal, courtesy of Dennis and Carol Hill from the RV Driving School. Dennis and Carol have been here at Elkhart Campground for a couple of days, after a summer RV trip to Alaska, and they invited us over for a cookout. The main course was deep fried halibut cheeks. Did you […]

Aug 162009
 

We had another busy day yesterday. I had a lot of work to get done, but I decided to cheat and go play for a while first. There was a gun show in Shipshewana, the Amish center 20 miles east of Elkhart, and I have wanted to get out that way and drop some bundles […]

Aug 152009
 

It seems like every time I turn around, we get news of the passing of someone else we know. I guess that’s what happens as we get older. Unfortunately, we lost another dear friend yesterday, when Lue Reed passed away in California. We first met Lue over ten years ago in our first month on […]

The Negotiator

 Posted by at 4:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022009
 

Friday morning we left Traverse City, Michigan about 9:30 a.m. and drove about 56 miles south on State Route 37, a nice two lane road that passed through the Manistee National Forest, a land of dense trees and few people. There were a scattering of canoe and kayak rental places along the slow moving Manistee […]