Where Did The Year Go?

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312018
 

When I was a kid I always heard grownups say that the older you get, the faster time passes. I didn’t believe that then. How can time go any faster? There are only 60 minutes in an hour, right? And seven days in a week. Nope, time doesn’t speed up. At least I was convinced […]

Call Me Skipper

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212018
 

Some men are bikers, some men are cowboys, some are rednecks, and some are nerds. Me, I’m a hat guy. When I was a kid, growing up, all men wore hats. Whether they put on a suit and went to an office to work, or climbed into a saddle and spent the day working on […]

Mar 292017
 

The Internet is a powerful tool. Simply by logging online, you can research just about anything and everything in the world. Want to know what a harmonic balancer is? We needed to know yesterday because the one in Jim’s Kia Sorrento went out, so we Googled it. Do you want to know when the next […]

Blowing In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252017
 

The other day our friend Jim Lewis showed up at the house with two sets of Mighty Bite fishing lures that he had just gotten in the mail. Jim said according to the infomercial he had watched, these things are surefire fish killers, so he bought a set for him and one for us. Looking […]

Working And Playing

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242016
 

That’s what we have been doing. I spent much of the day yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and Miss Terry was proofing things as I printed them out. There was a good stiff breeze blowing and I was really tempted to go down to the beach and do some kite […]

A Difficult Decision

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072016
 

It looks like we got out of Florida just in time. I heard from a couple of friends down there that tropical storm Colin has brought a lot of wind and rain to the Sunshine State. Meanwhile, here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we’ve had some rain and it is still hot, but there has been hardly […]

Slow To Respond

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062016
 

We are spending the week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli, and we’re taking advantage of every moment we can to be with them. So I’m going to be slow to respond to emails and Facebook messages all week. If it’s something important I will try to reply as soon […]

May 022016
 

Okay, actually it was a big pair of vise grips, but it did the job, so who’s keeping score? I’ve been trying to track down the source of our intermittent electrical problem and had pretty much narrowed it down to our inverter. We have good strong power coming into the coach, so it’s not the […]

Process Of Elimination

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082016
 

 Our search for a winter nesting spot and possible retirement place if we ever hang up the keys is basically a process of elimination. While we haven’t found “the place” that is right for us yet, we have crossed several possibilities off the list. After our most recent day trip we have now ruled out […]

We’re Stopping Here?

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

We were up early yesterday morning to get ready for our trip to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Terry had already turned the driver and passenger seats around the night before and done some other prep work. That always helps. While she was finishing things up inside the motorhome, I walked down to the dumpster […]

Loving Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222015
 

I’m real close to wrapping up my next book and Miss Terry is almost finished her latest weaving project. So yesterday we put them both on the back burner and went kite flying instead. Hey, when you have wind, why waste it, right? The Long Beach Peninsula has a beautiful 28-mile long beach that is […]

A Busy Saturday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132015
 

No matter what part of the country we are in, we would have to work very hard to be bored because there are never enough hours in a day to cram in everything we want to do. Yesterday was a typically busy day for us. We started out with a visit to Purley Shell Fiber […]

Aug 292015
 

If you’re anywhere near the Oregon coast, put in your awnings, batten down the hatches, and hang on. A big storm is coming in and the weatherman says we can expect lots of rain, and 25 – 35 mile per hour winds with gusts to 45 today. It’s definitely not a day to be outside, […]

Aug 272015
 

When it comes to kite flying, the wind is your friend, unless you’re in a flat out hurricane. There are different models of kites that will fly in almost 0 wind conditions, and others that perform great in winds over 30 miles per hour. But that’s not the case when you’re an RVer. When you’re […]

All Washed Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212015
 

After months of nursing it along, last summer the Splendide washer/dryer combo that came with our motorhome when it was built in 2002 gave up the ghost and we went to RV Parts Nation in Elkhart, Indiana and replaced it with the newest model Splendide2100XC. The new one has more bells and whistles than the […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202015
 

Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda. Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime […]

Banditos

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212015
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that he was tired of hearing about kite flying and seeing pictures of kites, that this is an RV blog and that’s all he wants to read about. Sorry, but it’s my blog about our life as fulltime RVers and we don’t spend every minute of every day […]

I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042015
 

Happy Independence Day everybody, and happy birthday America! I want to thank all of the veterans and active duty military who made this day possible. I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. We’re spending it staying close to the campground and off the highway as much as possible. We’ve been on the go […]

Apr 132015
 

We haven’t stepped outside the motorhome for the last two days but we’ve sure been busy! I’ve been studying the calendar and making reservations for our summer travels. We usually don’t like to be tied up to a schedule if we can avoid it, but since we plan to be on the Oregon and Washington […]

New Toys

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012015
 

A couple of months ago Terry ordered a book online from a nice lady named Tracy Kaestner who owns a place called Lone Star Loom Room in Houston, and Tracy invited her to stop in when we were in the area. But after dealing with Houston traffic on our way here from Livingston, Terry said […]