More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 132020
 

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m really looking forward to the election being over so we can get back to all those fun television ads for ambulance-chasing attorneys. It has to be better than all of the “vote for me the other guy’s a crook/vote for me the other guy’s incompetent” […]

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 […]

Heroes Among Us

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112016
 

That fat old guy sitting under the awning of the RV parked next to you drinking his iced tea and watching the world go by was once a skinny infantryman wading through the rice paddies of Vietnam, and he was the biggest bad ass you will ever meet. He left home a boy, spent a […]

Why Is It So High?

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252016
 

Over the years we have been in a lot of RVs. Everything from small Class C motorhomes to huge fifth wheel trailers and mega coaches with four slides. A lot of them are sold on the “Wow” factor. You know what that is, right? A customer walks in, sees the pretty carpeting and all of […]

Feb 182016
 

The Escapees RV Club‘s 56th Escapade rally will be held July 24- 29 in Essex Junction, Vermont, and like all Escapees events, it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m not sure of the exact schedule yet, but I’ll be presenting several seminars at the rally and they will have a full lineup of […]

My Lucky Day

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282015
 

I guess yesterday was my lucky day. I started out with several very nice reviews for Big Lake and for Big Lake Burning, the first and latest books in my Big Lake mystery series. Reviews are very important to authors in terms of marketing our books, and positive reviews are especially nice both for sales […]

Mobile Garages

 Posted by at 2:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292014
 

There was a thread on one of the Facebook RV pages yesterday asking what fulltimers carry in their tow cars or the back of the trucks they pull their trailers with. Some of the responses were interesting, ranging from absolutely nothing to everything but the kitchen sink. Most fulltimers we know who drive motorhomes use […]

Nov 042013
 

Congratulations to Duane Wegley, the winner of this week’s drawing of an autographed copy of So, You Want To Be A Full-Time RVer? by John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream. We had 221 entries in the drawing. Thanks to everybody who entered, and stay tuned because I’ll be announcing another drawing soon. […]

Goodbye Celina

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112012
 

We had planned to leave the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio somewhere around 10 or 11 AM yesterday morning. But then Greg, Jan, and Miss Terry decided that it would be nice to have breakfast at the Fountain Restaurant, across from the courthouse. I’m not really a breakfast person, but what the heck, if […]

Hooray For Hollywood

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
May 122011
 

Okay, I was wrong and Jan White was right, and I publicly admit it. But I have to tell you, it’s really hard to do that. Jan is a fan of the CBS daytime television show The Talk, starring Sara Gilbert, Leah Remini, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, and Holly Robinson Peete, and a couple of […]

May 102011
 

Everybody is different and every RVer is different. That’s why they make so many different types and models of motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, Class B vans and other specialty vehicles for fulltime RV travel. When it comes to selecting an RV, you have the opportunity to choose a home on wheels that closely […]

It’s Not Camping

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 022011
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we are at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve, a blog reader said that they had only been here once, and left after two days because the RV sites are crammed in so close together, and this isn’t their idea of camping. There is no question that this […]

Mar 142011
 

Like a lot of RVers, we enjoy wandering around swap meets and flea markets, and one of the best ones we have ever found is the Arizona Market Place, here in Yuma. No matter what you are looking for, from tools to produce, clothing, or used books, you’ll find it among the vendors at this […]

Mar 102011
 

The fun at the Gypsy Journal rally never stops, from sunup to long past sundown. If you come to one of these events and are bored, it’s your own fault. You must be hiding in your RV, or something! The first seminar I gave yesterday was called Laugh Your Way Across The USA, which is […]

Watch Your Step

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072011
 

Please watch where you step today, the butts of our entire rally parking crew are dragging, and I don’t want you to step on them! 🙂 Compared to the Early Bird parking day last year, yesterday was a breeze. Yes, everybody worked very hard, but the weather cooperated, we had a good plan of attack, […]

Mar 042011
 

No, Santa Claus isn’t coming to town, but the RV gypsies are! We’re so close to the start of our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally that I can see all of those motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and B vans coming down the highway! Right now, we have 175 RVs registered, and who knows how many […]

Aug 012010
 

My mother used to say that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. I was reminded of that last week when we were at the Winnebago Customer Service facility in Forest City, Iowa. Several of us who were having our coaches worked on were relaxing outside under the shade of a big old tree, […]

Mar 132010
 

Friday morning we were up early again, serving coffee and donuts to our rally attendees, saying goodbye, and wishing them a safe trip to wherever they are headed next. There were lots of hugs as RVers wished us well, congratulated us on a great rally experience, and promised to see us somewhere down the road. […]

Feb 222010
 

Every RVer is different. Some of us like motorhomes, and some like trailers. Some of us like to move around from place to place, seldom staying longer than a week in any location, while others like to “put down roots,” and often stay several months at a time in one place. There are those of […]

Jan 202010
 

We know many RVers who work in RV parks around the country to offset their traveling costs. Typically, they work a set number of hours per week in exchange for a free RV site, and any hours over those agreed upon for the site are paid at an hourly wage. Some workamping RVers return to […]