Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

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 am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

More Newspaper Days

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042020
 

I got a lot of positive feedback from a recent blog post about the years I spent running small town newspapers so I thought I’d share another one. This story is also related to when I was publishing a weekly newspaper in northern Arizona’s White Mountains and an area east of the small town of […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032020
 

Note: This is from a blog I wrote back in 2016, but it is in response to a question I have received many times since then, including just this week. I get a lot of e-mails from RVers and wannabe RVers. Most of the time they are nice folks with legitimate questions and I try […]

Worse By The Day

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022020
 

When I went on a rant about the cavalier attitude of so many over the coronavirus a while back, I said I reserved my right to climb back on my soapbox, and here I am again. The spread of Covid-19 is getting worse by the day, as have the number of casualties. Here in Florida […]

Two Special Ladies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202016
 

The first order of business in today’s blog is to wish my two favorite cousins in the world happy birthday, Beverly McKiddy and Berni Frees. They’re not twins or even siblings and their birthdays are a few years apart, but both ladies are very special to me. We wish we could be with both of […]

Feb 192015
 

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I think I’m going to survive this cold that has knocked me off my feet. I’ve had colds before, but this one has been the granddaddy of them all. Terry is a couple of days ahead of me in her recovery, and […]

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 […]

Idiots Times Three

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212013
 

It rained hard all night Thursday night and when I opened my eyes a little after 7 a.m. yesterday all I wanted to do was roll over, cuddle up to Miss Terry, and go back to sleep. But alas, she was already up and about. I used my best puppy dog eyes to try to […]

Company And Fish

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302013
 

They say that company and fish start to smell after three days and it’s time to move on. I’m not sure if that applies when you’re staying in your RV and especially not when the weather is unsafe to travel, but we’ve been parked at my daughter Tiffany’s house in Taylor, Arizona for a week […]

Jun 262013
 

We had planned to leave the Westminster Elks lodge today and start the 350 mile trip to Gillette, Wyoming for Escapade. But then we asked ourselves if we would be better off to hang out here another day and get some of our camp guides printed out, and then leave Thursday instead. However, even though […]

Today’s The Day

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052013
 

Miss Terry’s dad, Pete Weber, has his surgery this morning, so Terry has to be up and out the door by a little after a.m. to get to the hospital before he goes in. I offered to go with her several times, but she insisted it wasn’t necessary and that with her mom and the […]

How Can We Afford It?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212013
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that that just like swallows returning to Capistrano every year, fuel prices are going up right on schedule, I should have added that also right on schedule, people are starting to freak out and say this may be the year they have to hang up the keys. I heard […]

A Gaggle Of Geeks

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 032012
 

By working pretty much nonstop, Saturday night we wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, Terry proofed it, and I made the corrections. Then I converted the file to a PDF format to be ready to send to our printer. We were patting ourselves on the back for being done ahead of schedule, […]

Getting Some Work Done

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222012
 

I spent most of yesterday getting some work done. Actually, I got a lot of work done. At least by the end of the day, I felt like I had been working. Of course my work never involves any kind of physical labor if there is any way at all to avoid it. And since […]

How To Grow A Business

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202012
 

It was so cold yesterday morning that neither one of us was in a hurry to get out of bed. If this is a preview of things to come, I think it’s going to be a long cold winter. Fortunately for us, we plan to be in Florida for a good part of the winter. […]

A Relaxing Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102012
 

We had planned to go to Dayton to play tourist yesterday, but Greg called and said Jan wasn’t felling well, so we stirred the Jello and decided to stay home and relax. I think all four of us were just as happy to do that anyway. About mid-morning, Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092012
 

With the Ohio rally behind us, we slept in yesterday morning, and when we did wake up we spent another hour so just snuggling and enjoying being together after our busy week. It was nice not to have to jump out of bed and be rushing off to do something. When we did get up, […]

I Started A Hurricane?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302012
 

What would a Gypsy Journal rally be without rain, wind, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at us? I should just put all of that stuff on the schedule, because they seem to be staples of our events. A couple of years ago, Yuma, Arizona got more rain on our Early Bird parking […]

Time To Get Busy

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272012
 

Our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally begins one week from today, and it’s time to get busy wrapping up all the last-minute details before the event starts. Fortunately for Terry and me, we have a lot of help here to get the job done. Early yesterday afternoon, Mike and Elaine Loscher arrived at the fairgrounds and […]