The Branded Hand

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162018
 

While it may seem odd to say that we enjoy visiting the dead, we have found some of our best stories while exploring cemeteries. After all, what better place could there be to learn about history than where those who made it are laid to rest? On a trip to Muskegon, Michigan, we discovered the […]

Over Too Soon

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082017
 

My cousin Berni and her husband Rocky have been visiting us from Muskegon, Michigan for a few days, and we have had a good time showing them some of the local attractions. The other day we took them to the Sugar Mill Ruins in nearby New Smyrna Beach. These ruins date back to the early […]

We Have Company!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052017
 

And it’s the best kind of company there is! My cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky are two of our favorite people in the world, and we always love spending time with them when we visit them at their home in Muskegon, Michigan. They decided it was time to get out of the 18° […]

Smacked Down By Karma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082017
 

In a blog post a few days ago, I bragged about driving down the beach in New Smyrna Beach watching all of the pretty girls in their skimpy bikinis while my pal Rocky Frees is stuck up in Muskegon, Michigan shoveling snow. I should have known better than to gloat like that, so I wasn’t […]

Jan 062017
 

Do you remember all of those problems I talked about in yesterday’s blog? I wrote about how my computer kept wanting to do updates, and then when I made the PDF of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, the file size was too big, then I had problems getting it uploaded to our Web […]

Fun In Muskegon

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242014
 

We had a wonderful time visiting Berni and Rocky in Muskegon, Michigan, a town where there is so much to see and do that you would have to work hard to be bored. We never have enough time to even scratch the surface when we visit. The weekly Farmers Market is a good place to […]

Back To The Real World

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232014
 

Congratulations to Linda Strid,this week’s winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen. We had 345 entries in this week’s contest, which is a new record by a wide margin. Stand by, a new contest starts soon! Yesterday was a good day for hanging out and being lazy at cousin Berni’s […]

Jun 222014
 

We have been taking a break from our usual routine to hang out with two of our favorite people in the world, my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky, in Muskegon, Michigan and I have not done one productive thing in two days. Wow, it feels really good! We’ve spent the time goofing off; […]

Jun 202014
 

Even though our life on wheels seems like a permanent vacation, every once in a while we want a break from the routine. So we’re going on vacation this weekend. We’re going to Muskegon, Michigan to hang out with my cousin Berni Frees and her hubby Rocky for a couple of days. They are two […]

Goodbye Muskegon

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132012
 

They say all good things must come to an end, and so it is with our visit to Muskegon, Michigan. We’ve had a wonderful time visiting with Rocky and Berni, and more laughs than we can count but now it’s time to move on. We know we will be coming back again and again. Muskegon […]

Jun 102012
 

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a week or two, you know that we love finding interesting places to eat as we explore America’s highways and back roads. Yesterday, my cousin Berni took us to what is considered the oldest continually operated soda fountain in the state of Michigan. What a treat! […]

Day Trip To Dixon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082012
 

Yesterday we drove about an hour north of Hickory Hollow Campground to Dixon, Illinois, a nice little town with a lot of history. Former President Ronald Reagan grew up in Dixon and graduated from high school there. The Reagan family lived in several rental houses in Dixon, but the two-story frame house at 816 S. […]

Finally Done

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202011
 

I was up before 9 a.m. yesterday morning, and I had hoped to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal wrapped up and uploaded to the printer’s web server by early afternoon. But we all know how plans can sometimes go awry, don’t we? I ran into some problems in layout, basically in making […]

Sep 012011
 

After driving 460 miles Tuesday, from Elkhart to Muskegon, Michigan, on to Traverse City to visit my cousin in the hospital there, and then back to Muskegon, we had just enough energy left to grab a bite to eat and watch a little TV, before crashing in Rocky and Berni Frees’ spare bedroom. Yesterday morning, […]

A Short Blog Post

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312011
 

Yesterday was a long day for us, and I’m afraid I’m going to shortchange you all on today’s blog post, because it is almost midnight, and I am drained, both physically and emotionally. We left Elkhart Campground about 9 a.m. and drove 140 miles to Muskegon, Michigan, where we picked up my cousin Berni Frees, […]

Aug 112011
 

Since we only had a short trip of 140 miles yesterday, we slept in a little, and when we got up, we puttered around checking e-mail and our favorite blogs before we started getting ready to hit the road. We have stayed at Fisherman’s Landing, the city-owned marina and RV park in Muskegon several times, […]

Aug 102011
 

We have had a wonderful time visiting Rocky and Berni, here in Muskegon, and as always, the time has gone by way too fast. We have joked, laughed, acted like kids, and forgotten all of the troubles of the world for the last four days. Thanks for always making us feel welcome, Rocky and Berni. […]

A Good Medical Report

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062011
 

Yesterday Miss Terry had her annual checkup with her oncologist, and her report came back all good. She is now 11 years cancer free! When you consider that the night she was diagnosed, she had already lost 2/3 of her blood, and the first doctor to look at her in the emergency room told us […]

Apr 102011
 

Damn, it’s cold! It was cold when I went to bed Friday night, it was cold all day Saturday, it was cold all night long, and it’s still cold this morning! Enough already! My buddies Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and Rocky Frees up in Muskegon, Michigan have delighted in writing […]

On To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092010
 

Proving just how hard it is to break a bad habit once it gets established, I was awake by 7 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s about four hours after the time I normally get to bed. This really has to stop! The weather report had called for scattered thunderstorms in western Michigan, and soon after I […]