The Other Arizona

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112017

Three blog readers have asked me how we are tolerating staying in Terry’s sister’s fifth wheel trailer in the middle of an Arizona summer, and wondering if it is even safe to do so, given the limited insulation and barely adequate air conditioners that most RVs have. Down in the desert it would not be […]

A Schedule (Of Sorts)

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052017

Miss Terry and I spent too many years of our lives on a schedule, both before we became fulltime RVers, and then for most of our 17+ years as working RVers. It seemed like we were always on our way to some rally or speaking gig or something. In the last few years we have […]

Jun 162016

I was back at it again yesterday, working hard to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal done. I thought I was doing pretty good when I noticed that I was at page 28 already of the 44 page paper. But then I had one of those rut-roh moments, followed quickly by frustration. Usually […]

Helping A Newbie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 022015

Terry and I have always enjoyed helping new RVers learn about the RV lifestyle, and yesterday we got to help a very special newbie get settled into her new home on wheels. Terry’s sister Dani bought a brand new Cedar Creek fifth wheel trailer and yesterday afternoon it was delivered to a lot she is […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 012015

The temperatures in the desert are inching toward the triple digits and folks from Phoenix and Tucson are headed for the cool, comfortable high country of the White Mountains. We were out running errands yesterday and there was a steady stream of cars and campers rolling through Show Low. Two of those rigs that will […]

Jan 052014

Watching the news of the terrible winter storms and frigid temperatures that so much of the country is experiencing sure makes me grateful that we have wheels under our house and don’t have to deal with any of that. I almost felt guilty for wearing a long sleeve shirt when we went out yesterday, and […]

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 […]

Such Sweet Sorrow

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 292013

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and every time we hit the road it hurts to say goodbye to the people we love. But at the same time, we know and they know that we could never be happy giving up the freedom and adventure of our fulltime RV lifestyle. Yesterday we drove out to Hon-Dah […]

We Broke Grandpa!

 Posted by at 2:57 am  Nick's Blog
May 182013

We managed a day and a half plugged into the 30 amp outlet on the pedestal for the unoccupied RV site behind us, and then yesterday it started tripping over and over again, even though we had 120 volts and were only drawing eighteen amps. When I went out to reset it, the breaker was […]

Still Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 252012

Well, we’re still here at the Show Low Elks Lodge campground. The wind hasn’t blown us away yet and they haven’t come to run us out because of all the RVs that were supposed to be arriving. In fact, we have a total of six RVs here, which includes us and the campground host. That’s […]