Kayaks And RVing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112018
 

For active RVers who enjoy nature and a little bit of adventure, kayaking is one of the best activities you can consider. Paddling is great exercise and we have done it everywhere from the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys to Midwest lakes and rivers. And once you purchase your kayak and equipment, it’s […]

Feb 282017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish Kay Peterson, one of the finest ladies I have ever had the honor of knowing, a very happy birthday. For those of you who don’t know Miss Kay, she and her late husband Joe founded the Escapees RV Club, which in my opinion (and that […]

Sep 072012
 

Yesterday was another busy day here at the Gypsy Journal rally, the last full day of seminars and activities. As usual, Miss Terry was up by 5 AM so she could get down to the Junior Fair Building to make sure that morning coffee and donuts went off without a hitch. Lazy me, I finally […]

May 162012
 

We jumped in the Explorer and left the Verde Valley Thousand Trails campground yesterday morning and drove about 50 miles to Prescott, which is my favorite town in the state of Arizona. Since the campground is at about 3,300 feet elevation, and Prescott is 2,000 feet higher, the difference in temperature was noticeably cooler. At […]

It’s All Over

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092012
 

Yesterday was the last full day of the Arizona Gypsy Journal rally, and after coffee and donuts this morning, everybody will be pulling out and hitting the road. Some will be staying in nearby RV parks, others will be heading back to their home bases in different parts of the country, and others will be […]

On The Road To Yuma

 Posted by at 2:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242012
 

We pulled out of Patio Gardens at 11 A.M. yesterday and had an easy run southwest on the 202 Loop to Interstate 10 just south of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With the southeast section of the Loop now finished it makes it a piece of cake to get to the East Valley. Where once it […]

$5 Gallon Gas

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032012
 

In the last week I’ve had three different people tell me that $5 a gallon gas is coming this summer, which will put an end to the RV lifestyle as we know it. One gentleman told me he can’t decide if he should sell his RV now while there’s still a chance to get something […]

Jan 212012
 

It rained hard most of Thursday night and I expected yesterday to be a washout, literally. As it turns out, even though there was a heavy overcast most of the day, it was warm. Warm and humid, to be exact. But since we are leaving tomorrow, we wanted to do a little bit of sightseeing […]

Jan 132012
 

We crossed something off our bucket list yesterday, and made memories that will stay with us forever! For years we have wanted to paddle our kayaks at Three Sister Springs in Crystal River. Every year, manatee come into the river and hang out in the warmer water from mid-November until late March. We launched our […]

Dec 282011
 

The weatherman was predicting thunderstorms for yesterday afternoon, with some of them possibly being severe, so we planned to stay close to home all day. As it turned out, we had some rain for about ten or fifteen minutes mid-day, but then it cleared up and we had blue sky for most of the afternoon. […]

Dec 212011
 

Did you ever notice that when something is lost, you can look for it forever, and then it’s always in the last place you look? I guess that makes sense, because once you find it, why keep looking? 🙂 Maybe I should say that once you give up, and find another solution, then you find […]

Oct 102011
 

Well, it only took ten months, but yesterday Miss Terry finally got to try out the Sea Eagle 385 Fast Track kayak I bought her for Christmas last year. We have wanted to get on the water before now, but right after the boat arrived the weather turned cold in Florida, and it stayed cold […]

And The Winner Is…..

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302011
 

Well, it’s about over. Today is the last day of our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally, and after coffee and donuts this morning, and a last round of hugs and goodbyes, most of the attendees will be leaving the Mercer County Fairgrounds here in Celina. That is, they will if they can get out of the […]

Day One Of The Rally

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272011
 

Yesterday was the first day of our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally, and, repeating the same pattern, it rained steadily all of Sunday night and most of yesterday morning. By the time the rain finally stopped falling, we had received two inches, on top of all of the rain we got in the days before. Mike […]

Sep 182011
 

We got a lot done yesterday, ate well, and had fun in the process. That always makes me feel good. 🙂 We started the morning by getting up at 9:30, and by noon I had answered a dozen e-mails, looked up some information on Corps of Engineers campgrounds in Georgia and Florida for one of […]

Sep 072011
 

One of the things we love about Elkhart Campground is that everybody we know seems to pass through here eventually. And lately, we’ve had lots of friends stopping by to visit. Monday, Charlie and Ruth Babcock, from Sterling Heights, Michigan, were passing through town on their Harley Davidson motorcycle, and came by to say hello. […]

It’s Hot!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022011
 

A heat wave has settled on the Midwest, and yesterday it was 91 degrees and very humid, making it uncomfortable to do anything outside. Fortunately, we had enough to do inside to keep us busy all day long. We had a couple of orders to fill and mail out, and Miss Terry had a lot […]

Macs And Kayaks

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292011
 

First of all, I want to thank everybody who e-mailed and left comments on Facebook about my fall the other night. My wrist, arm, and shoulder really ached all Saturday and much of yesterday, but by late evening most of the swelling had gone down and it didn’t hurt much at all. Yesterday, we spent […]

Always Busy

 Posted by at 5:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042010
 

Terry and I have been busy the last couple of days with some projects around the motorhome that we really wanted to get out of the way while we’re sitting still for a while. One project was building a couple of kayak caddies to make moving our hard shell kayaks from the Explorer to the […]

Nov 302010
 

Miss Terry has said that she wants to see if a Sea Eagle inflatable kayak might suit her needs as a replacement for her heavy Manta Ray, but she didn’t want something as big as my PaddleSki 435. Tim Ryerson from Inflatable Boats 4 Less has suggested one of their sporty Fast Track kayaks for […]