Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282017
 

Potpourri Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. Just a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’ll share, because I really don’t have anything else […]

Mar 202017
 

Note: At least two or three times a month I hear from readers who are new to RVing and want to know how membership campgrounds work. Here is a blog post from a while back that covers the topic. The first thing we should do is understand the basic differences between a discount camping club […]

Jun 112016
 

We were up by 7 AM yesterday, getting ready to hit the road. I had the water and sewer disconnected and Terry had the inside of the motorhome pretty much ready to roll when Travis and Geli got there about 8:30 to see us off. Goodbyes are always the hardest part of the RV lifestyle […]

Mar 022016
 

There’s a saying in the RV world that if you don’t like the neighbors, you can just move. So we did! Actually our neighbors were fine people, they were just parked too close to us. But that wasn’t their fault, the RV sites in some parts of the A section at the Orlando Thousand Trails […]

Jul 032012
 

We got a rude awakening our first year on the road as fulltime RVers. We were on the Washington coast and discovered that if one doesn’t make reservations well in advance of summer holidays, especially in tourist areas, the chances of finding an available RV site are pretty slim. We called around and got the […]

Jan 012012
 

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope this year brings you much love, much adventure, much joy, good health, and prosperity. For us, the year has just started, and we’ve already shaken up the Jello that every fulltimer writes their plans in. We currently have a two week reservation at the Orlando Thousand Trails, starting on […]

Jun 082011
 

Yesterday was a day for spouting horns and lighthouses. We had a UPS shipment that was scheduled for delivery to the South Jetty NACO campground yesterday, and since we had cancelled our stay there, we wanted to stop by and ask them to hold it for us, if it hadn’t already arrived. It hadn’t, and […]

A Short Move

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142011
 

Yesterday we made the second shortest move we ever have in all of our years as fulltime RVers, just nine miles. Our shortest move was seven miles, between campgrounds down in Benson, Arizona years ago, back when we had just started building our MCI bus conversion. Terry had stashed most of the things we put […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

Winter Returns

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092011
 

Winter has returned to Arizona with a vengeance. All Thursday night, and all day Friday, the wind rocked our motorhome, and the sky was gray and ugly. I’m still not feeling all that great, so it was a good day to stay inside. I did some work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, […]

Jan 072011
 

We are leaving the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve today and are moving about 45 miles back to the Escapees Sumter Oaks campground near Bushnell, Florida. We’ve really enjoyed our time here at the Thousand Trails, and will be returning again many times in the future, but right now its time for an Escapees fix. Yesterday […]

Nov 052010
 

It started raining late Wednesday night, and it rained hard most of the night here in Titusville. By morning the rain was really coming down, and NASA postponed the space shuttle launch again. Now they are aiming for this afternoon. The many delays may be frustrating for those who are waiting to see the space […]

Time Will Tell

 Posted by at 4:13 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042010
 

We had already planned our trip to Titusville and The Great Outdoors RV Resort when we learned that space shuttle Discovery was going to be launched for its final mission on Monday, November 1. So that was like icing on the cake. Since Titusville is right across the Indian River from the John F. Kennedy […]

Nov 032010
 

None of us like wasting money, and in today’s economy, a lot of people are finding ways to save every penny they can. But when does thrift become less advantageous than the effort or inconvenience required to achieve it? One example is an RVer I know who never purchases fuel at stations near an interstate […]

Nov 022010
 

Yesterday was a girls’ day out for Terry and our friend Ann Moran, while Ann’s husband Tim and I had a boys’ day in. It worked out well for everybody. We had told our friends that we’d come down to their place in Rockledge about mid-morning, and spend the day together. The plan was that […]

Nov 012010
 

One of the nice perks of our business is that from time to time we get to try out neat new products, and tell our readers about them. Occasionally we get a product that’s a dud, and I make somebody mad because I say so, but most of what comes our way is pretty cool. […]

Oct 312010
 

We slept in yesterday morning, catching up on our rest from our fast trip from Raccoon Valley to Titusville. Then we spent a couple of hours following our normal routine of me checking e-mails and my favorite blogs, while Terry had her morning coffee and logged onto the internet to check her favorite blogs. In […]

Oct 302010
 

In spite of noisy trucks coming and going, we slept soundly at the Georgia Welcome Center, and felt refreshed when we woke up yesterday morning. Before we hit the road, we turned on our Onan Quiet Diesel generator, and while Terry brewed herself a pot of coffee, I had a bowl of cereal, checked e-mail, […]

Oct 292010
 

For some reason, neither Terry or I sleep well the night before we hit the road for someplace new. I’m not sure why that is, but Wednesday night we tossed and turned most of the night, and only got four or five hours sleep. We were up early, and while I answered a bunch of […]

Oct 282010
 

With the storms gone, we have sunshine and blue sky, and it’s time to hit the road. We are leaving the Escapees Raccoon Valley campground today and heading for Florida. We’ve enjoyed our time here, but we have a lot we want to do in the Sunshine State, and we’re eager to get there. We […]