Time For More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132020
 

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. Our house is sold, we finally retired, and we are getting ready to […]

My Body Is Mad At Me

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202019
 

As most of you know, I’ve been trying to lose weight and have been walking at least a mile a day on my treadmill. And I’m beginning to see some results. I’ve lost about 35 pounds and my doctor took me off my diabetes medicine. But there is a big difference between walking a mile […]

Jan 092019
 

It’s no secret that I love books. I love reading them and I love 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 your Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are […]

Jan 022019
 

So, how did you start your new year? Nursing a hangover? Watching parades and football games? Doing chores around the house or the RV? Or just enjoying the last day of the holiday season with family and friends? We had a slow start to the new year. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I […]

Info RVers Can Use

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282018
 

Do you have an extra key stashed somewhere outside of your RV, maybe one of those magnetic Hide-A-Key gizmos, so you can get in if you are ever locked out? I know a lot of RVers who do, and we had one for our motorhome, too. Of course, it can be a problem if you […]

Jan 112018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from 2014 with advice that I think both new and experienced RVers should always keep in mind. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them make the best choices, but today I thought we’d go in a different direction […]

Making Good Progress

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302017
 

Yesterday was another long day at my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, but I’m making good progress and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s always a good thing. Laying out the first half of the paper, which consists mostly of Letters to the Editor […]

Feb 042017
 

Sometimes I get questions about our weekly free drawings so I thought I would answer some of them here today. Quite a few people want to know how I pick the winners every week and how they can increase their chances of winning. I don’t pick the winners. I use a free website called Random.org […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

Kissing Cousins?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122016
 

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I used to go to family reunions just to pick up girls. But hey, if it happens it happens, right? I know, you’re asking yourself what the heck this has to do with RVing but trust me, I’ll get there. And even if I don’t, remember that […]

Well, I Did It!

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092016
 

Okay, call me a liar. I said I wasn’t going to do it, and I really meant it. I had no intention of going into any big box store until after the holidays. I don’t tolerate the crowds very well and the commercialism turns me off. But I did it. At least I’ve got a […]

We’re Ready For You

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082016
 

I got a lot of very good response to yesterday’s blog post, If I Had It To Do Over. Thank you to everybody who posted comments in the blog, sent me emails, or messages through Facebook about it. It always makes me feel good when I know I’m helping other people out, and hopefully helping […]

If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292016
 

We were awake by 8:30 yesterday morning and spent the day piddling around here at the house, taking care of some little things we wanted to get done. Two things have been irritations for me since we bought our used F-150 pickup. One was that the windshield, in fact all the glass, had a film […]

Who Wet The Bed?

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242016
 

Living and traveling fulltime in an RV is always an adventure. Most of those adventures are a lot of fun and our memory banks are stuffed with wonderful experiences, from listening to coyotes singing as we fell asleep while boondocking in the Arizona desert, to watching whales swimming in Depoe Bay, Oregon, walking on the […]

Cajun Cooking!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302016
 

I’ve been working hard to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, and when I knocked off about 9:30 last night I had about three pages left to go. I’ll finish it up today and print it out so Terry can give it a final proofreading, then I’ll make the corrections and get […]

An Easy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292016
 

We were up early yesterday morning, getting ready for our 140 mile trip back to Elkhart, Indiana. Since Terry put away a lot of stuff inside the motorhome the night before, we had time to do everything else that needed done at a leisurely pace. Fisherman’s Landing in Muskegon, Michigan only has RV sites with […]

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 […]

Last Day In Bradenton

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302016
 

Today is our last day at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton. We have enjoyed our month here, but it went way too fast. There were several places we wanted to visit, but as always seems to happen, time got away from us. But the one thing we did accomplish is to decide that while […]