Getting Naked

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052018
 

Note: After reading my recent blog about declaring war on mosquitoes, longtime reader Sue Butler reminded me of my past experiences with Mother Nature’s critters in this blog post from 2013 and suggested I might just want to surrender now and save myself and those around me any further misery. We’ve never been to a nudist […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

Quiet Days

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312014
 

The life of fulltime RVers isn’t always all about traveling and sightseeing, exploring new places, meeting new friends, and making new memories. Sometimes we just have quiet days at home. And that’s nice, too. Yesterday was one of those quiet days that we appreciate so much. We slept in and then stayed in bed snuggling […]

A Trip From Hell

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182014
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we only had a short 45 mile drive from the Hershey Thousand Trails to the Gettysburg Farm RV Resort near Dover, Pennsylvania. Easy peasy. Yeah, right. It was raining when we woke up and continued while I had my Corn Pops, checked e-mail, and answered those that needed immediate […]

Aug 172014
 

Except for a quick trip to the dumpster I haven’t left the motorhome. Actually, I pretty much haven’t left my desk. But the good news is that I’ve only got a little over three pages left to go on the new issue of the paper. That trip to the dumpster was enough. There are a […]

Waterworld

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132014
 

The weatherman predicted heavy rains for yesterday and he wasn’t fibbing! It started coming down just after midnight and never stopped all day long. Sometimes it eased up to just a light shower, but then it would pour again. It was still raining 24 hours later when I was getting this blog ready to post […]

Weekend Warriors

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102014
 

Weekend warriors – you gotta love them. Some fulltime RVers tend to get the attitude that the campground is their private reserve and resent it when the weekend campers arrive on Friday with their campfires, kids, and dogs. This is mostly because of the relatively few who don’t understand campground etiquette and allow their dogs […]

Yes, More Yarn

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082014
 

Wednesday the water was out in the C loop here at the Hershey Thousand Trails because somebody ran over a water bib and broke it. When we woke up yesterday morning the power was out in the whole park and they had also shut off the water until the power came back on. So basically, […]

A Weaver’s Heaven

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072014
 

I was going to title today’s blog Terry Went To Heaven, but that just didn’t sound right, so I changed it. But she sure felt like she was in heaven yesterday! For a long time now she has wanted to go to The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. For over […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052014
 

We were tired from our long trip Sunday, so we slept in yesterday, and when we got up I did a whole lot of nothing all day long. If I were on an Army base, somebody would have painted me. Seriously, the most strenuous thing I did all day long was take the trash down […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042014
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to break up the 450 mile trip from the Wilmington, Ohio Thousand Trails to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails into two days and to stop somewhere along the way overnight, I really meant it. Honest, I did. But as it turns out, I lied. After bittersweet […]

Last Day In Ohio

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032014
 

Yesterday was our last full day in Ohio, and what a full day it was! We crammed a lot into just a few hours. Terry and I got up early and went back to the Caesar Creek Flea Market again. This time we only browsed the outdoor vendors, since they had all kinds of interesting […]

Move To Wilmington

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222014
 

Yesterday we had a short, easy move to the Wilmington (Ohio) Thousand Trails preserve. It was only 78 miles from our site at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails to our site at the new campground, and even with a couple of narrow construction zones going around the top side of the Cincinnati metro area, it […]

Happy Father’s Day

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152014
 

Happy Fathers Day to all of the dad’s out there. Be sure to call your father and tell him you love him. My own dad has been gone for over twenty-five years and I sure do miss him. He was always my biggest fan and he always encouraged me to follow my dreams. He gave […]

A Good Day

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022014
 

Yesterday was a good day for a lot of reasons, the first being that we didn’t have anything to do, so we could sleep in. That’s always a treat for us, since we usually work late and seldom get to bed before 2 a.m. We rolled out of bed about 10 a.m. and after checking […]

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 […]

Getting Naked

 Posted by at 2:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182013
 

We’ve never been to a nudist RV park and I’m pretty sure that’s just as well, because even I don’t like to see me au naturel. I’ve reached the point in life where the mirror is no longer my friend. But I still seem to spend a lot of time getting naked. Years ago my […]

Crunching Words

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252013
 

After being up so early two mornings in a row, yesterday we spoiled ourselves and slept in, then spent an hour or so cuddling and talking before we got up. Those special times we give ourselves, before we get distracted by e-mail and phone calls and everything else, are our private little treasures. I spent […]

What’s Bugging Me

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072013
 

I’m bugged. Really bugged. Back in early October, when we were in Pennsylvania at the Hershey Thousand Trails preserve, we were invaded by stinkbugs. They were everywhere, and it was impossible to keep them out of our motorhome. They seemed to hide in every nook and cranny of our Winnebago, and just about the time […]

Oct 112012
 

When we woke up yesterday morning, we discovered that the water in the campground had been turned off. I called the office and the lady I spoke to said it would be back on sometime in the afternoon. No problem, that’s why we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full. I turned […]