Sponge Town

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222016
 

Even workaholics need a day off now and then, so when our pal Chris Yust told us that she and Charles were taking yesterday off to go play and that Miss Terry and I were going to do the same thing, who was I to argue? They picked us up a little before 10 o’clock […]

Apr 132016
 

We have been hanging out here at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton, Florida with John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream and Charles and Chris Yust from C&C Insurance. And then Monday evening Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour pulled in. It was like we were having our own little […]

Apr 112016
 

The back seat of our Explorer is crammed full of stuff waiting to be dropped off at the Goodwill. I have no idea where it all comes from, but Terry was busy all day yesterday sorting and arranging things into piles to keep and piles to donate. And she tells me she’s hardly made dent […]

Close, But No Cigar

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052016
 

As I’ve said here previously, we are looking for a place to buy to use as a winter nesting spot, and maybe a fulltime home if and when we ever have to hang up the keys due to health issues or something like that. We have certain criteria that we will not compromise on, and […]

There Must Be A Reason

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272016
 

There is an old saying that everything happens for a reason. I might add that sometimes you need to listen to reason. A few days ago I got an e-mail from a gentleman asking my advice about an RV purchase. He wants to buy a motorhome that he says is an excellent deal, $35,000 less […]

Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262016
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is the many wonderful friends we have made over the years as we have roamed America’s highways and back roads. And reconnecting with them is always a lot of fun. Yesterday afternoon we got to do just that when we met our friends Stu and Donna […]

Remittance Man

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072016
 

I’ve had several job titles in my life. Soldier, cop, entrepreneur, journalist, newspaper publisher, author, public speaker, and a couple I choose to forget. But I think that at 63 years of age, I have finally found my calling. I’m going to become a remittance man. For those of you not familiar with the term, […]

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 […]

Another 6K Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102015
 

As I wrote a few days ago, I purchased the home version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech to text software and I have to say, it’s working out very well. It has more than doubled my best day’s productivity at my two-finger typing rate. Yesterday was another 6,000 word day. I started my current work in […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

BJs and Beaches

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022015
 

Except for the first couple of days we were here in Florence, most of the time it has been cold, with a lot of clouds and fog. Since we were spending so much time here at home getting the most recent issue of the Gypsy Journal in the mail, and then dealing with the leaks […]

No Rain But Windy

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

The weatherman predicted rain yesterday but we woke up to blue sky and moderate temperatures. In fact, it was so nice that we had the door and windows open for most of the day, enjoying the fresh air. There was a steady breeze and it would have been a good day to try out my […]

Meet And Greet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172015
 

Terry and I want to thank all of you for your e-mails, Facebook comments, and comments here on the blog yesterday, wishing us happy anniversary. There were too many to reply to all of them, but you all made a very special day even more special. Yesterday John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV […]

To The Show We Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142015
 

The rain had stopped sometime overnight and when we got up a little after 7 yesterday morning it was cool and damp but it looked like a good day for a trip. Terry had a lot of our pre-trip preparations done inside the motorhome the night before so it was easy to finish the rest, […]

$3,600

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday that brought a tear to my eye, though it’s a story we have heard over and over. The woman who wrote it said that she and her husband planned to start fulltiming three years ago when they both turned 62, but somebody convinced them that they really needed to continue […]

Dec 222014
 

Congratulations to Jimmy Cullipher, this week’s winner of the our drawing for an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake! We had 137 entries in this week’s drawing. Stay tuned, a new drawing starts soon. Except for a quick trip to the dumpster, yesterday was another writing day for me. I did another 3,249 words […]

Not Much Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142014
 

I didn’t get much accomplished yesterday because the night before I started feeling crappy and by morning I felt like somebody had worked me over with a baseball bat. So except for running an errand with John Huggins it was pretty much a lost day. The one thing I did get accomplished was to go […]

Aug 142014
 

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 and we’ll talk about some things NOT to do. We thought we had done our research, but starting out we made just about every mistake […]

We’re In The Money!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062014
 

We had a nice surprise when I logged into our bank account yesterday – Terry’s first Social Security payment was there. We didn’t expect it until the end of the month, but we’re sure not complaining. I’m not sure what she plans to do with her newfound wealth. Maybe a couple of trips to the […]