Oct 092018
 

Whenever we can, we get off the interstate highways and travel the back roads of America. I’ve always said that a Grand Slam at a Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky isn’t going to be any different than one at a Denny’s in Tucson, Arizona. And face it, just about every interstate highway exit in the country […]

Aug 262018
 

When I was a youngster I had a couple of uncles who were volunteer firemen. Sometimes we would go down to the fire station and they would let me put on a big fireman’s helmet and climb on the fire trucks, but that was all I needed of that. I had a cousin who was […]

An Ohio Castle

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072017
 

Note: This story is from the November-December 2014 issue of the Gypsy Journal. We usually think of castles as being mysterious places in exotic far off locations, but we discovered a full-size castle in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio! Located on a dead end road in the residential community of Loveland, Chateau Laroche was built […]

A Buckeye Boy

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012014
 

Yesterday I needed a break from writing, and with only a couple of days left on our stay here at the Wilmington Thousand Trails preserve, we decided it was a good day to play tourist again. We left the campground about 10:30 and traveled south on U.S. Highway 68 to Georgetown, Ohio, a friendly little […]

Jul 172014
 

After being pretty much glued to my keyboard the last few days I needed a break so yesterday we drove back into Cincinnati for a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is located downtown on the riverfront, just steps from Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Great American […]

Signs Of The Times

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112014
 

Yesterday was a working day for us. We had to drive into Ohio and play tourist. Yeah, I know, it sucks to be us. We left the campground about 11 a.m. and our first stop was supposed to be the National Underground Railroad Center, down near the riverfront in Cincinnati, but we got caught in […]

Feb 282014
 

Occasionally when I have nothing new to share with you, I will recycle an old story from a previous issue of the Gypsy Journal to give you an idea of some of the interesting things we have seen in our travels. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio […]

Sep 032013
 

Occasionally when I have nothing new to share with you, I will recycle an old story from a previous issue of the Gypsy Journal to give you an idea of some of the interesting things we have seen in our travels. We found a wonderful attraction in the charming small town of New Bremen, Ohio, […]

I Never Had A Train

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212012
 

It’s very possible that I am the only boy of my generation who never had a model train when he was growing up. I’m not sure if that was because my folks couldn’t afford one, or didn’t think I’d shown any interest, or (more likely) they realized what a klutz I was, even at a […]

Sep 152012
 

Miss Terry got to spend a couple of hours getting a workout at her new favorite place yesterday, the Jim. No, I didn’t spell that wrong. We try very hard to avoid those other gym places, where all the young girls with hard bodies and the guys with six pack abs are working out and […]

It’s A Traveling Day

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112011
 

We have really enjoyed our visit to Smith’s Campground & Cabins, but all good things must come to an end, and today is a traveling day for us. We had planned to stop in Norwalk, Ohio, about 55 miles north of here, to visit a cousin. But she just had surgery a few days ago, […]

Oct 092011
 

After a couple of days of playing tourist, yesterday was more of a “taking care of business” day. We drove about 25 miles to Mansfield so Greg and Jan  could pick up a couple of prescriptions at WalMart, and so we could stock up on some things we needed. A lot of fulltime RVers use […]

We Get A Guided Tour

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 072011
 

Usually when we’re playing tourist in a new area, either Greg or I do the driving, but yesterday we got to just sit back and enjoy the ride! Amy Smith, owner of  Smith’s Campground & Cabins, packed the four of us into her van about 11 a.m. and took us on a day long tour […]

Oct 062011
 

Yesterday was a lazy day here at Smith’s Campground & Cabins, a few miles south of Loudonville, Ohio. We spent most of the day just relaxing and recharging our mental and physical batteries. I don’t think we have ever had a more tranquil campsite than ours here on the bank of the Mohican River.   […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052011
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my buddy Greg White happy birthday. Miss Terry read something that said more Americans were born on October 5th than any other day. I think they all just wanted to copycat Greg. The big guy won’t tell me how old he is today, and I don’t […]

Falling Into A Routine

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152011
 

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and the subject of our winter travel plans came up. I always say that our plans are set in Jello, because we never know when something may come up, or we’ll just get bored with what we’re doing, and shake up the Jello and take off an entirely […]