Cajun Cooking!

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

I’ve been working hard to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, and when I knocked off about 9:30 last night I had about three pages left to go. I’ll finish it up today and print it out so Terry can give it a final proofreading, then I’ll make the corrections and get […]

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 […]

Feb 262013
 

There’s a reason fulltime RVers write their plans in Jello. Because we never know when anything from weather, to a mechanical breakdown, a health issue, or simply a whim will find us making last minute changes. Isn’t it a wonderful lifestyle having that kind of freedom? Sometimes the Jello stirring is major and sometimes it’s […]

Stinkbugs 1, Nick 0

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062012
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about all of the stinkbugs here at the Hershey Thousand Trails preserve, and I said a couple of things about them that apparently ticked them off. So they decided to take things to a new level, just to let me know who was boss. I was getting dressed, and about […]

Working Away

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012012
 

What can I say? That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing for the last few days, just working away on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Before I got started yesterday we spent some time visiting with Stu and Donna McNicol before they left the campground. We’re looking forward to catching up with them […]

Sep 232010
 

Yesterday we spent part of the day unloading all of the stuff from our van that we used at the Hershey RV Show, and repacking it into the storage bays of our motorhome. It was a hot, humid day, and by the time we got done, we were both wringing wet. Back inside our Winnebago, […]

Sep 202010
 

The Hershey RV Show finally ended yesterday, and it was the longest week of our lives. We are so glad that it is over! We have worked a lot of RV rallies over the years, but this was our first RV show. I’m pretty sure it will be our last, too. The good news is […]

The Last Day

 Posted by at 4:00 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192010
 

Today is the last day of the Hershey RV Show, and it couldn’t end soon enough for us. We are worn out physically and mentally, and just want to go to bed and sleep for about 48 hours straight. All week long the show promoters and other vendors have been telling us “Just wait until […]

Sep 172010
 

Okay, maybe I didn’t shave my legs, but I was still up before 7 a.m., and I even brushed my teeth! That has to count for something, doesn’t it? Why was I up at such an ungodly hour, you may ask? Because we’re working a vendor booth at the Hershey RV Show this week – […]

Sep 162010
 

We’re tired, and we’ve just gotten started! Yesterday was the first public day of the Hershey RV Show, and we spent eleven hours in our booth, greeting people, passing out sample copies of the Gypsy Journal, and selling a few subscriptions, books, and CDs. The main vendor area is on the floor of the Giant […]

Sep 152010
 

It’s getting close to that time of year again. The leaves are already beginning to turn in some places up north, and before we know it, the snowbirds will start migrating south for the winter. If you follow the seasons, and will be away from your summer address for the winter, please don’t forget to […]

Sep 132010
 

It rained all night Saturday night, and when we woke up yesterday morning, we were greeted by a gray drizzle that lasted all day long. The temperature never got over the mid-60s, and heavy clouds hung low over the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We drove back to the Giant Center and finished setting […]

Sep 122010
 

Yesterday we drove over to the Giant Center in Hershey to pick up our name tags and parking pass for the Hershey RV Show. It was a lesson in frustration. First, there had been some miscommunication about what the show expected from me, in terms of being a speaker, as well as our vendor booth. […]

Sep 112010
 

We’ve been Geeked! A couple of days before we left Elkhart Campground, Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour interviewed us for one of their Gabbing With The Geeks podcasts. We talked about the Gypsy Journal and how computer technology makes it possible for us to live and run our business on the road. […]

Sep 102010
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I think Pennsylvania is one of our prettiest states. And yesterday we got to see some exceptionally picturesque parts of the Keystone State. We were in bed early Wednesday night, but as tired as I was after our 420 mile day, I just couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned […]

Sep 082010
 

This part of northern Indiana is a stronghold of the Amish people, and wherever you travel around the communities of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, and the surrounding area, you are likely to see Amish women  in their simple handmade dresses, their heads covered in white kapps, and men wearing black straw hats or stocking caps. There […]

Sep 062010
 

I’m a short round guy, but sometimes I feel stretched so thin that I just can’t cover all the bases, no matter how hard I try. We have a lot of folks from our rally who are still here at Elkhart Campground, or else are at the fairgrounds in Goshen, waiting for the Escapees Club […]

Sep 052010
 

Yesterday we had hoped to sleep in a bit, to catch up on all of the sleep we had missed during the rally, but we were both awake by 9 a.m., which was still better than the early hours we had been getting up during rally week. It would have been nice to just relax […]

We Did It!

 Posted by at 3:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032010
 

In spite of some setbacks, such as overbooking vendor spaces, and not having a large enough building for all of the activities, we managed to make our 2010 Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally a success! At yesterday evening’s closing ceremonies, the audience let us know that they had a good time, and we really appreciated their […]