Last Day In Yuma

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232014
 

We’ve enjoyed our three weeks here in the Yuma Foothills and really appreciate the hospitality of our hosts, Charles and Chris Yust, owners of C&C Marketing and insurance. We’ve had time to rest and relax, to get some work done, and to get to know Charles and Chris better. It’s been fun, but it’s about […]

Paying The Price

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222014
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that I needed a break and we took a day off to play. Actually it was more like half a day off, but whatever it was, I’m not going to do that again, because yesterday I was paying the price for it. We were out dropping off sample bundles of […]

Feb 072014
 

Especially in the lives of fulltime RVers. If you’re not familiar with the term, we always say that our schedules are written in Jello and we never know when something will come up to change our plans at the last minute. We’re in Jello mode right now. From here, we had planned to go over […]

Mobile Garages

 Posted by at 2:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292014
 

There was a thread on one of the Facebook RV pages yesterday asking what fulltimers carry in their tow cars or the back of the trucks they pull their trailers with. Some of the responses were interesting, ranging from absolutely nothing to everything but the kitchen sink. Most fulltimers we know who drive motorhomes use […]

Last Day Of Escapade

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042013
 

Happy Birthday America! Isn’t it wonderful to live free in the greatest country the world has ever known? I don’t know about you, but as the old Lee Greenwood song proclaims, I truly am proud to be an American. Today is the last day of the Escapees RV Club Escapade rally, and following a catered […]

Escapade Day Three

 Posted by at 2:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032013
 

Early in our fulltime RVing life, Terry and I worked a lot of RV rallies as vendors, selling our camping guides and subscriptions to the Gypsy Journal. Then we got involved with teaching at Life on Wheels and there was no time to follow the rally circuit. By the time Life on Wheels had ended, […]

Sorry Daryl

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022013
 

I wanted to announce that I just signed a multi-movie contract with MGM yesterday to turn my first Big Lake mystery novel into a feature film starring Tom Cruise as Sheriff Jim Weber and Scarlett Johansson as his love interest, deputy Robyn Fuchette. The mid-six figure deal is going to require a lot of our […]

Apr 272013
 

Any author who’s going to survive for very long needs to grow a thick skin, because there are going to be people who don’t like your books. You will get bad reviews, and occasionally even e-mails telling you why they don’t like your work. This can be a positive if they are legitimate complaints that […]

Feb 162013
 

Sometimes I get up in the morning, take a look at myself in the mirror and get really depressed. I’ll tell you what, if I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken a lot better care of myself. Roly poly may look cute in polyester, but naked, it’s just wrong. […]

On To Tucson

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122012
 

One of the things I like about an RV rally is all the new products and services we discover. Our Yuma rally was no exception; in addition to getting our motorhome weighed by Paul and Doris Cunningham from RV Weigh Portable Scales, I also got to meet Wade and Jacqueline Weiss from Wade Maid Premium […]

Living With Less

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022011
 

We are driveway camping at my cousin’s house in Traverse City for a few days, so we’re adjusting to living with less. Less, in terms of electrical power. Yes, you can live on just 20 amps, even if you have a big old diesel pusher that is set up for 50 amp service! We’ve done […]

Aug 302010
 

Please be careful where you walk, because my butt’s dragging and I don’t want you to step on it! And our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally doesn’t even officially start until today! Yesterday was the early vendor set-up day, and my friend Mike Loscher and myself were over in the big building a little after 9 […]

Working Away

 Posted by at 6:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112010
 

I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, making and receiving telephone calls about our upcoming Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, and making plans for future rallies. I had hoped to be almost done with the new issue by now, but I got lazy and didn’t keep on top of […]

Apr 302010
 

The wind has not let up a bit here in northern Arizona, and as predicted, a cold front has moved in and dropped the temperatures quite a bit. The sky is very gray, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it starts snowing! I talked to my buddy Mac McCoy from Fire and Life […]

Nov 012009
 

The strong winds that had been hammering northern Indiana Friday continued all night long, and continued through much of yesterday. There was no question about it; we were not getting out on the highway. We really, really wanted to be on the go, but we really, really didn’t want to be blown all over the […]

Oct 012009
 

We all want to get the most bang for our buck when we make a purchase. Whether you’re buying a pair of blue jeans, a television set, or an RV, you want to get your money’s worth, right? I don’t think anybody I’ve ever met has managed to make a better deal than longtime Gypsy […]

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 […]

May 262009
 

Over the years whenever the subject of an online version of the Gypsy Journal came up, one comment I always made in favor of the printed version was that you can’t take your laptop computer to the bathroom with you. Well as it turns out, I was wrong! Longtime reader Joyce Space sent me this […]