I Worked For It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232015
 

With 770,000 visitors last year, this blog generates a lot of e-mail. Usually around 100 a day. Much of it is from readers with comments and questions, which is always fun. But there is also a lot of trash. Besides the spam that slips through in spite of my filters, the never-ending forwards that I […]

That Figures

 Posted by at 2:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082013
 

We spent the last three winters in Florida and shivered while our friends in Arizona gloated about how warm and sunny it was. So we decided to spend this winter in Arizona, where yesterday the high in Apache Junction was 54 degrees. Meanwhile, somebody e-mailed from Wildwood, Florida yesterday to tell me it was 84 […]

Day Trip to Mesa

 Posted by at 2:57 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152013
 

We were up a little after 7 a.m. yesterday, which is way too early for any civilized human being living in the Western world but we had places to go and people to see. Very special people, Terry’s dad and mom. After checking e-mail, deleting the spam and forwards, and replying to those that required […]

Jan 282013
 

I figure by now you’re tired of hearing about me working on the new issue of the paper, but that’s what I did again yesterday, getting a little over another six pages finished. But rather than bore you with the details, I thought we’d start your week off with a chuckle or two about what […]

Jan 092013
 

Where would we be without the internet? It has changed the world at large, and on a smaller scale, the world of RVers forever. We can shop online and have our merchandise delivered right to our RV site at our favorite campground, do our banking, pay our bills, and manage our investments, all from the […]

Apr 092012
 

We must have been really tired Saturday night, because sometime Sunday morning Miss Terry got up and turned on the basement air conditioner because it was getting warm inside the motorhome, and then came back to bed. I was vaguely aware of it and snuggled up against her, and the next thing I knew she […]

Oct 142011
 

Yesterday was one of those frustrating days when I just could not make any progress, no matter how hard I tried. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I started out by wading through the morning’s load of e-mails, including one from somebody who routinely sends me forwards, telling me it was very rude of […]

Jun 192011
 

Yesterday was a rainy day here in Tillamook, Oregon. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning, and it kept up all day long. Sometimes it really poured, and at other times it was more of a drizzle, or even a sprinkle. A typical Pacific Northwest coast day. Which made it a […]

Thanks, I Needed That

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292011
 

Yesterday was a day that I have really, really been needing. The wind rocked our motorhome all night, but we both just let it rock us to sleep, and slept soundly. When morning came, we kissed each other good morning, and then rolled over and snoozed some more. Eventually we woke up, and then just […]

RV Fuel Mileage

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112011
 

Back when we had our MCI bus conversion, I always felt like the red headed stepchild in the family,  because every bus owner I knew claimed he got 8, 9, or even 10 miles per gallon, while I was lucky to squeeze a shade over 6 MPG from our old 8V71 Detroit diesel. On flat […]

May 202010
 

Last year I posted a blog about a visit that the Tin Can Tourists paid to the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, and included several photos of the vintage and homebuilt RVs the club members own. One of my favorites was this beautiful  cedar sided fifth wheel, named Wayzalot. The unique RV […]

Weird Weather

 Posted by at 7:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232010
 

Yesterday was a weird weather day. When we woke up we had about an inch of snow covering everything, but at least the wind from the day before had stopped. We left for Flagstaff about noon, and bucked a headwind most of the way, but nothing the van couldn’t handle. About fifteen miles east of […]

Dec 102009
 

Being able to adapt to the challenges life throws at us are an essential part of the fulltime RVer’s psychological toolbox. They say that the only thing that stays the same is change, and that’s certainly true whether you live in a sticks and bricks house, or a home on wheels. No matter how carefully […]

Oct 112009
 

I stole the title of today’s blog from our dear friends Ron and Brenda Speidel, who presented an excellent seminar by the same name at our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rallies this year and last. One of the most popular seminars at our rallies, the Speidels show RVers how they can save tens of thousands of […]

Sep 072009
 

Our Second Annual Eastern Gypsy Gathering is getting closer every day. As of now we have over 100 RVs registered, and every day more registrations are coming in. Things are happening fast, and I have lots of rally news to share with you. At last year’s rally, husband and wife team Melissa and Larry Beahm […]

Sep 022009
 

It’s September already? Where did summer go? I must have pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept all the way through July or something! Here in northern Indiana it has been a cool summer most of the time. In fact, it has been down in the mid-40s the last couple of nights. Brrr! I think […]