Soil, Sand, And Surf

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022020
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the central coast of Florida. Temperatures around 79° with low humidity and a nice 10 mile-per-hour breeze blowing. So much better than the mid-90s and high humidity we have had for months on end. During the early afternoon, the folks from the Edgewater Yard Shop delivered two […]

Sep 182020
 

Traveling around the country in a motorhome for over 18 years, we met a lot of people. Many of them were casual acquaintances, some became our close friends, while others were chance encounters, like ships passing in the night. But the one thing that always impressed me from coast to coast and border to border […]

A Poorly Planned Scam

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022020
 

We all know there is a scammer born every minute, and sometimes two or three, I think. And while some of them are quite clever, others are so poorly planned that it’s almost pathetic. The other day a friend contacted me asking how far we are from Port Orange, Florida, which is a suburb of […]

Negative… Maybe

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 202020
 

Some readers have asked me if we received the results of our COVID-19 antibody tests, which we took last Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Yes, we got the results two days later, and both of us tested negative for having the antibody. Well, maybe we did since when we were getting the tests, the […]

Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222020
 

There is so much doom and gloom in the world today and everybody seems to be uptight, angry, and frustrated with the way things are going. So I thought today we would just lighten things up a little bit and maybe I’ll give you a chuckle or two about some of the incidents that have […]

Feb 252020
 

I have always enjoyed driving and I usually do most of it when we are on a trip. But after this trip, I may never drive again. Back on February 8, I was getting tired when we were about 100 miles from Phoenix and Miss Terry took the wheel. She is an excellent driver, whether […]

Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312020
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Fire!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182019
 

As most of you know, Terry and I are night owls. We seldom get to bed before 1:30 or 2 AM, then we usually lay there and cuddle for a few minutes, maybe half an hour, before we kiss each other goodnight and go to sleep. That was our routine Tuesday night. It was about […]

Making It Harder

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled Building Stuff, I showed the cable and lock I had put together to secure our Honda generators when we have to use them outside during a power outage. At the time, I had the loops on each end of the cable secured with clamps and […]

What Rant?

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182019
 

You know that old saying about how you can’t please everybody? Apparently it’s true, no matter how hard you try. Even when you’re giving something away for free. After reading Friday’s blog, in which I asked readers to exercise patience and to not keep entering our weekly free contest over and over if they don’t […]

A Sunday Drive

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222019
 

Except for some appointments with the doctor and the chiropractor, we haven’t been out much in the last week or so because it’s been so bloody hot here. If you live in Florida, just like people who live in Arizona and other places with intense heat, you learn to appreciate the benefits of staying home […]

Jun 082019
 

Most RVers are really nice people, but they don’t make you take a personality test before they let you buy one of these things, and like every aspect of life, there are a few snobs out there, as well as clods and outright idiots. I’m rather well known in the RV world because of the […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]

Apr 282019
 

What did I do yesterday? Darned near nothing, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. I don’t think either one of us realized how tired and worn out we really were, but with nothing we had to do and nowhere we had to be yesterday, we stayed in bed even later than […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182019
 

If it seems like all I am doing lately is wishing women happy birthday, it’s because a lot of ladies who are very important to me all have birthdays in the space of seven days. Sunday was daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday, Monday it was daughter Tiffany’s, and today is Destiny’s, our youngest granddaughter. And there are […]

Mar 032019
 

The first time I met Miss Terry I was impressed not only with her beauty and her intelligence, but also the fact that she was an independent, capable woman who could do anything she set her mind to. In the 10 years or so that we were friends before we became a couple, and the […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

Jan 102019
 

I called my buddy Greg White last night, and assuming you can believe him, he is still alive. I think it’s probably true, I can’t think of any reason why Greg would lie to me about that. Now, that thing about him and Annette Funicello making out in the backseat of his dad’s Rambler station […]

Nick And The Monkey

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232018
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file. I have always thought of myself as a man of the world. As a kid we moved around a lot and I was exposed to all kinds of people and their peculiarities. A few weeks after I graduated from high school, I was wearing a green uniform […]

On My Butt In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142018
 

I got a lot of interesting responses to my recent blog, Smokin’ And Chokin’, and most people seemed to get a kick out of it. Well, except for the person who sent me an email telling me that the stunt I pulled was one of the stupidest things they’ve ever heard of, and telling me […]