Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

Sep 222018
 

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago I reported that after 45 years of constant back pain resulting from an injury in the military, and after taking every kind of opioid the VA doctors gave me and getting no relief, I decided to try medical marijuana, which is legal here in Florida in […]

Oops, I Goofed!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072017
 

In yesterday’s blog, when I talked about RV fire extinguishers I recommend my friend Mac McCoy, the world’s acknowledged RV fire safety expert, and included a link to his website. As it turns out, I goofed. When Mac and I talked a few weeks ago, he told me that he was planning to pull the […]

Oct 202017
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog post from a couple of years ago that I felt needed to be seen again, since I get the same questions about these items on a regular basis. I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably […]

Rumor Control Says…

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232017
 

After reading my blog about all the fun we are missing at the Escapees RV Club‘s Escapade rally, which is going on in Tucson this week, I got emails from two different people who told me they had heard a rumor that I had been fired from the Escapade staff and that we are no […]

Dec 132013
 

I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably err on the side of caution, but so far I haven’t wrecked our motorhome and it hasn’t burned down with us in it, so I guess my method is working out. In the course of a […]

Feb 022011
 

I give up! I’m not even going to whine and snivel about the cold anymore. It doesn’t do a bit of good anyway. I’m just going to buy me a team of huskies, hook them to the front end of my motorhome, and go on down the road. God seems to want me to be […]

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 […]

A Sunday Project

 Posted by at 7:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182010
 

Yesterday morning Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber, stopped by to visit on their way home from church. Pete had only seen our Winnebago once, a few evenings earlier, but it was after dark, and he couldn’t see much of the outside. So he spent some time walking around checking it out before coming inside, […]

Jan 172010
 

It figures. We left cold, rainy Alabama and went to Texas, where it was just as cold and rainy. So we left there and came to Arizona, where it was in the 70s, with plenty of sunshine. So guess what the weatherman says we can expect this coming week? Temperatures in the low 60s and […]

Rally Update

 Posted by at 7:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152010
 

I spent most of yesterday updating our Gypsy Journal website and working on details for our upcoming Gypsy Gathering rally March 8-12 in Yuma, Arizona. As of now, we already have about 100 RVs registered, and at past rallies, most of the registrations come in during the last three weeks. So I think we’re going […]

Rally Recap

 Posted by at 4:19 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 132009
 

We spent most of the last couple of days wrapping up the paperwork from our recent Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, and logging in all of the subscriptions we sold there. At each of our rallies, we ask attendees to complete a feedback form, telling us not only what we did right, but what we could […]

Sep 292009
 

Sunday evening the wind began to blow here in Celina, Ohio, and it got stronger by the hour all night long. I don’t think many people here at our Gypsy Gathering rally got much sleep, with our rigs rocking in the gusts. Daylight brought no reprieve; the cold wind blew hard all day long, with […]

Aug 302009
 

My gosh, I think we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in our move from our bus conversion to our new to us Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome! In spite of all of the rain we have had this past week, Miss Terry has been hard at work emptying closets, […]

Escapade Photos

 Posted by at 4:20 am  Nick's Blog
May 282009
 

I’m sure glad we moved into the Indoor Vendor area, because it was still raining when we went to bed last night! At least we are parked on the road. Almost everybody else here at Escapade is parked on grass, or what was grass before spinning tires churned it into mud. The local tow trucks […]

Bus For Sale

 Posted by at 6:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242009
 

We picked up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal Wednesday, and Miss Terry has been busy stuffing envelopes to get everything ready to go in the mail. We’re excited because this is our 10th Anniversary Issue. Where did the time go? And we’re just getting started, there is still so much we want to […]

Apr 182009
 

Yesterday was the first vending day at The Rally, and while vendors in the past have told me they did gangbuster business at earlier events, so far I don’t think anyone here in Albuquerque is setting any sales records. That may be partly due to the fact that the rally attendees are parked at the […]

Apr 172009
 

Yesterday we were running around in short sleeve shirts, but that didn’t last long! By evening it had turned downright chilly here in Albuquerque, and today’s high is only supposed to be 53 degrees! We spent most of yesterday printing off copies of our various RV guides and making CDs to sell during the rally. […]

Apr 152009
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I wasn’t sure if we could get out of Show Low Campground because the weekend storm had made the roads so soft. But with very high winds predicted for today, we decided to give it a try. Dee, the new campground manager, and I walked over the soft patches, […]

Jan 282009
 

I have traveled all over the world and seen some marvelous sights in my life, but I don’t think anything compares to a sunset in the Arizona desert. Each one is a masterpiece. I happened to look out the window yesterday evening as the sun was setting here at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa […]