Jan 312015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Fulltime RVers are resilient […]

Goodbye Virginia

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062014
 

After five weeks exploring Virginia, it’s time to reluctantly move on. But there is no doubt in our minds that we’ll be back again and again. This trip we confined our visit to the state’s Middle Peninsula, what locals call the Rivah Country, on the western side of Chesapeake Bay. There is so much to […]

Sep 092014
 

It’s no secret that I love books, both reading and writing them. Even with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there are still a lot of great RVing books that should be on your bookshelf, or in Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are times when you can’t get […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

Feb 112014
 

We have been parked on Charles and Christ Yust’s lot here in the Yuma Foothills for a couple of weeks now, and Miss Terry decided that it was time she showed our appreciation. So yesterday, while I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, she made a wonderful Mexican dinner of shredded beef […]

Sep 262013
 

It rained hard all night Tuesday night, but yesterday morning the clouds parted and we saw that most rare of sights along the Pacific Northwest coast; blue sky! Lots of blue sky. I could get used to that. We spent most of the day checking out some of the shops in town, starting with a […]

Spinning Time

 Posted by at 3:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292013
 

Miss Terry is pretty much a self-taught spinner and weaver, learning from books, You Tube videos, and DVDs. But nothing beats a hands-on lesson from someone who has been doing it a long time. When we got into this area last week, we stopped in a couple of yarn stores to inquire about any classes […]

Blowing In The Wind

 Posted by at 3:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 042013
 

The wind blew all of Thursday night and most of the day yesterday. It rocked the Winnebago all night long, and when we woke up yesterday morning we could actually see our bedroom slide visibly moving with each strong gust. We’ve been in some bad windstorms over the years, but never anything like that! For […]

Is It Over?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262012
 

Is it over? Can I come out now? Have all those crazy people maxed out their credit cards buying stuff nobody really needed and gone home? No, now they’re all back at the stores returning all the stuff they didn’t need or want that somebody else maxed out their credit cards buying! I’m going back […]

Sweets For The Sweet

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152012
 

The nutritionists might not be willing to admit it, but you and I know that chocolate is the 6th major food group. I don’t know where I read it, but I came across a list someplace once that touted the benefits of chocolate, and they included a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even […]

Oct 102012
 

Even though they call me Gadget Boy because I always like to check out the newest electronic gadgets, that doesn’t mean I understand how any of them work. And I usually get as much frustration as I do enjoyment out of a lot of the stuff out there. Our Verizon 3G air card and wireless […]

The Art Of Being Lazy

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 082012
 

I spent yesterday practicing being lazy, and I think I’m getting pretty good at it. I did not do one bit of work all day long. I could get used to this life. Well, at least until the money runs out and I have to go back to work. But I think if we really […]

Jan 012012
 

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope this year brings you much love, much adventure, much joy, good health, and prosperity. For us, the year has just started, and we’ve already shaken up the Jello that every fulltimer writes their plans in. We currently have a two week reservation at the Orlando Thousand Trails, starting on […]

Nov 262011
 

Well, did you all survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? How many notches did you have to let out in Your belt? I’m not saying, but when I stepped on our bathroom scale Friday morning, it said “One person at a time, please!” 🙂 Yesterday I didn’t really do much. I took out the trash, and […]

Aug 232011
 

We had visitors yesterday! Chuck and Claire Rossbach, longtime subscribers from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, were passing through and stopped at Elkhart Campground to look us up and say hello. How nice of them to interrupt their trip, just to pay us a visit! Claire told us that they have been campers since the 1950s, in […]

Apr 242011
 

Thanks to all of you who wrote with get well wishes. I appreciate it. I think a combination of side affects from a new medicine my doctor put me on, as well as stress from being drawn into some family drama I really don’t want to deal with, that combined to knock my feet out […]

Techno Updates

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012011
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had purchased a new Garmin 465T trucker model GPS, and a couple of blog readers asked me to let them know what I thought of the new unit, after using it for a while. After traveling about 1,000 miles with the GPS. I have to say that […]