Silver Screen Cowboy

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092020
 

It’s a long way from a sound stage in Hollywood to the rolling hills of Parke County, Indiana, so we were surprised when a geocaching outing in southern Indiana took us to the gravesite of an old-time cowboy movie star from the heyday of the silver screen. Tex Terry appeared in over 50 B westerns […]

Dec 222010
 

We are into our annual slowdown in our printing schedule. We try to have each issue of the Gypsy Journal printed and mailed by the middle of the month preceding the issue date, and five issues a year, we are usually able to meet that deadline. But every year, when it’s time to print the […]

Jul 202010
 

We thought about making the drive back to Glenwood Springs yesterday, just so we could drive through Glenwood Canyon in the van, but it was very windy for much of the day.  We had such a backlog of paperwork and e-mails to wade through because we have been busy with the wedding the last few […]

RV Friends

 Posted by at 6:56 am  Nick's Blog
May 072010
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle are the many wonderful friends we have made. As with most fulltime RVers, many times we find that these friendships are deeper and more fulfilling than those we had with folks back in our old lives, living in sticks and bricks. Like our lifestyle itself, RV […]

Mar 312010
 

Yesterday I realized that we were having a déjà vu experience, wondering if we would get out of Las Vegas today or not. Exactly five months ago we were in Indiana at Elkhart Campground with Greg and Jan White, watching the weather and wondering if the high winds there would die down so we could […]

Dec 302009
 

I’ve gotten a lot of e-mail asking where we are with the insurance company, following our burglary to our motorhome. As regular blog readers know, at first we were having a real hassle with our insurance company, National Interstate, and when we called our agent, PoliSeek, they told me they didn’t get involved in problems […]

Dec 282009
 

I’ve had a few e-mails from readers who noted that we are currently staying at a Thousand Trails preserve and wanted to know if I felt that  Thousand Trails membership was a good investment. As I have said many times before, like anything, a campground membership can be a good investment if you use it […]

Cabin Fever

 Posted by at 6:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192009
 

After too many days inside, I get cabin fever. So yesterday afternoon I took a break from working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal to make a quick run to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Fairhope. While Miss Terry picked up some groceries and other items she needed, I browsed the book selection and […]

Dec 172009
 

The rain stopped long enough yesterday for us to enjoy mostly blue sky, but the temperature dropped quite a bit, and the next week or so is supposed to be much cooler. I won’t complain about that, it’s still better than we had in Indiana. Now I wish it would just dry out! I have […]

Twice Victimized

 Posted by at 6:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162009
 

If you see Noah, tell him I’d like to swap a really nice Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome for his ark! It has been raining ever since we got back to Summerdale, and I’m starting to collect two of every critter I see, just in case. Here are a couple of photos of the puddles taken […]

Dec 022009
 

The title of today’s blog pretty much sums up how I have felt for the last two days. All the while we were driving north toward Indiana, we were passing RVs going in the other direction. In the past, when we have been the southbound RV and we have spotted rigs going north late in […]

Dec 012009
 

In a blog a few days ago, I wrote about the dumb mistakes all of us RVers make from time to time, no matter how long we’ve been at it. Just to reinforce that message, let me tell you about my latest blunder. I was getting the motorhome unhooked and ready to hit the road […]

A Lazy Day

 Posted by at 5:13 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072009
 

After two long days of driving from Indiana to North Carolina, then two busy days playing tourist around Mount Airy, followed by the drive to Kinston, Miss Terry and I needed a day to just relax and recharge our batteries. So yesterday we slept in, and then spent most of the morning just cuddling in […]

Nov 032009
 

After a chilly night in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Gallipolis, Ohio, we were up bright and early yesterday morning. There were several things we wanted to see locally, so I went inside the store and obtained permission to leave our motorhome there for a couple of hours while we went exploring in […]

Back To The Bus

 Posted by at 4:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172009
 

With only 33,000 miles on it, our 2002 Winnebago diesel pusher is like new in many ways. The previous owner kept in inside a heated barn most of the time, and only used it for vacations and short trips with the grandkids. Miss Terry and the other ladies who have seen it all agreed that […]

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 […]

Aging Parents

 Posted by at 3:49 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012009
 

I want to wish a belated Happy Anniversary to Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber, who celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary yesterday. Here’s hoping you have many, many more together. My in-laws are very healthy, active senior citizens who are always busy. Apparently walking four miles a day, being involved in his church, helping his […]

Jun 072009
 

Miss Terry is still feeling pretty bad, so I wasn’t sure if she was up to traveling yesterday. But when we woke up she said that maybe her problem is not a cold, but rather allergies, and she wanted to get out of the area to see if that made any difference. So we left […]

A Slow Paced Day

 Posted by at 4:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032009
 

We really needed some down time to catch our breath and rest up after our trip from Arizona and then vending at Escapade. The only problem with down time is that it doesn’t take too much of it before I get bored. As much as I try to shed my Type A habits (and I’m […]

May 302009
 

We left the fairgrounds in Sedalia about 10 a.m., followed U.S. Highway 65 north to Interstate 70 and took it east to Columbia, where we unhooked the van and left the bus in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shop while we found a bank to make a deposit, and then had lunch at […]