Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We have a 24 foot Class C motorhome now, and we tow a […]

The People We Meet

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262019
 

We met some interesting people in our 18 years as fulltime RVers running a business on the road. Most have been nice, but some have been, shall we say, interesting? Challenging? Unique? Early in our fulltime adventure we had signs on our truck that said Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Once, we were approached by […]

Holiday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I know that you and Terry taught for Life on Wheels for many […]

Oct 052018
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my buddy Greg White happy birthday. Years ago Miss Terry read something that said more Americans were born on October 5th than any other day. I think that’s because they all just wanted to copycat Greg because he gets to hang out with me. But that […]

Jun 012018
 

The weatherman says last month was the second wettest May on record for this area, and I believe him. Yesterday alone we got over three inches of rain in the New Smyrna Beach area. Much more of this and I’ll be able sit in my pontoon boat and fish without ever leaving the garage! The good […]

RVers Boot Camp

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252017
 

If you are a new RVer or a wannabe RVer, I’ve got some very good news for you! The Escapees RV Club will be having one of their excellent RVers Boot Camps in the Dallas, Texas area this coming spring. If you are not familiar with this excellent program, it was created by what I consider […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202017
 

We’ve been doing a lot of that since we got back home on Sunday afternoon. Catching up on email, catching up on blogs we have missed in the week we were on the road, catching up on laundry, and catching up on rest. And in today’s blog I will catch up on some things I […]

Busy As Bees

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102016
 

Terry and I have been as busy as bees the last few days, and we’ve gotten a lot accomplished, but we still have more to do. I’ve been working hard on my new Big Lake mystery novel, cranking out an average of 4000 words a day. I’m over two thirds done now and I’m looking […]

Food And Cuddles

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282016
 

What’s better than having a wonderful dinner with friends, sharing lots of laughter, and forgetting all the cares of the world? Cuddling with a pretty lady, what else? Our friends Charles and Chris Yust hosted a wonderful Easter dinner for us and our pals Stu and Donna McNicol. You can bet that there was a […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Apr 032015
 

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. Like many people who […]

Gypsy Journal FAQs

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252015
 

Five years ago I wrote a blog on frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Gypsy Journal. We get some questions over and over about how we produce the paper, and why we do things the way we do. So I thought I’d update it and give it another shot. Here are some of our most […]

Can You Say Yuck?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022015
 

There’s nothing like opening your curtains on the very first day of the year and seeing the guy in the RV site across from you washing his sewer hose out by sticking it under the water bib where the next RVer will be hooking up their fresh water hose. Yuck! Who doesn’t understand that if […]

I Broke Yuma (Again)

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252014
 

I have a reputation for bringing bad weather with me wherever I go, and I’ve done it again. I broke Yuma. And this isn’t the first time I’ve done it. A couple of years ago we were holding one of our Gypsy Journal rallies at the fairgrounds here, and the city got more than its […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052013
 

Today is my buddy Greg White’s  65th birthday, which makes him really, really old! But that’s okay buddy, I’m not that far behind you. Just two charming old farts, right? Although his pretty wife Jan and Miss Terry might disagree with that statement since when the two of us get together, we seem to regress […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
May 282013
 

We had planned to leave Arizona today, but the weatherman is predicting strong winds, with gusts over 40 miles per hour, so that’s not going to happen. We’ll extend our stay for one more day and head out on Wednesday. A one day delay won’t change our schedule, since we really don’t have much of […]

Fourteen Years

 Posted by at 2:45 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142013
 

Terry has finished proofing the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and today I’ll make the final corrections, and then upload it to our printer’s webserver. This is issue 84, which is our fourteen year anniversary issue. That’s a lot of miles of RV travel! I have some author friends whose output amazes me. Some […]

I See Live People

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102012
 

After days of being cooped up inside trying to escape the blistering heat wave that has blanketed much of the country, for the last two days people here at Elkhart Campground have started coming back out of their RVs, blinking their eyes in the sunlight, and looking like refugees from bomb shelters. For a while […]

Making Progress

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062012
 

I’ve made good progress on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal the last couple of days, and by the time I stopped working at 11 p.m. last night, I had 12 of 36 pages finished. That’s a good feeling. While I was busy with that, Miss Terry spent much of the day watching the […]