Nobody Wins

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 302020
 

Looking at the things that are happening in Minneapolis, and other places around the country makes my heart sick. While I have always been a strong supporter of law enforcement, that does not mean I turn a blind eye to injustice. There can be no question in anybody’s mind that George Floyd was murdered. At […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302018
 

I know I won’t get any sympathy from my friends and relatives who live up north, but here it is – enough with the cold, already! I’m freezing my butt off! We went from daytime temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s, with nights in the upper 60s, down to daytime temps in the low 50s, and […]

Weird Weather

 Posted by at 7:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232010
 

Yesterday was a weird weather day. When we woke up we had about an inch of snow covering everything, but at least the wind from the day before had stopped. We left for Flagstaff about noon, and bucked a headwind most of the way, but nothing the van couldn’t handle. About fifteen miles east of […]

Jan 292010
 

We had a long day yesterday. We left Apache Junction about 9 a.m. and drove to the fairgrounds in Yuma to check out the buildings we’ll be using for our RV rally in March. Instead of taking Interstate 10 south all the way to Interstate 8, and than taking I-8 west to Yuma, we usually […]

Jan 282010
 

We’re on the road today, headed for Yuma to check out some things at the fairgrounds for our Gypsy Gathering rally in a few weeks. One of the buildings that we thought we would be able to use is not going to be available, but they have a couple of other ones we need to […]

Dec 282009
 

I’ve had a few e-mails from readers who noted that we are currently staying at a Thousand Trails preserve and wanted to know if I felt that  Thousand Trails membership was a good investment. As I have said many times before, like anything, a campground membership can be a good investment if you use it […]

Dec 112009
 

When we got up yesterday morning it was 12 degrees in Elkhart, Indiana! That’s to damned cold for any sane person to be living in, which apparently explains why my pal Al Hesselbart from the RV Hall of Fame Museum is spending the winter there.  But, at least the wind had died down, the sky […]

Nov 222009
 

I’ve been traveling America’s highways and byways all of my life, first as a little kid riding in the back seat of my Dad’s old Hudson, as we moved from one place to another or made our annual pilgrimage back to Ohio to visit family. Later on, as a teenager I remember hitchhiking through several […]

Nov 032009
 

After a chilly night in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Gallipolis, Ohio, we were up bright and early yesterday morning. There were several things we wanted to see locally, so I went inside the store and obtained permission to leave our motorhome there for a couple of hours while we went exploring in […]

Oct 282009
 

We got wrapped up in some projects that have delayed our departure for a bit, but with most of the things wrapped up that we wanted to get done before we leave northern Indiana, we hope to be on the road by the weekend. Now we just have to decide where we’re going, and how […]

Oct 072009
 

After getting a clean bill of health from my new doctor at the V.A. hospital in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday morning, we returned to the Mercer County Fairgrounds that afternoon to wrap up some business and do some exploring in the area. We love small towns, and Ohio has many charming little communities to choose […]

Oct 042009
 

Friday our Gypsy Gathering rally ended, and after the morning coffee and donuts, I walked over to Dave and Jean Damon’s fifth wheel trailer, where Jean, a professional masseuse, gave me an wonderfully relaxing massage. Jean was trained in the Philippines, and by the time she got done kneading and prodding my sore, tired muscles, […]

Sep 212009
 

Yesterday we took our first short trip in our new to us Winnebago Ultimate Advantage, and we love it! The motorhome has so much storage that getting ready to hit the road was a simple matter of pushing a button to stow the automatic satellite TV dish, pulling in the slides and retracting the leveling […]

Sep 022009
 

It’s September already? Where did summer go? I must have pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept all the way through July or something! Here in northern Indiana it has been a cool summer most of the time. In fact, it has been down in the mid-40s the last couple of nights. Brrr! I think […]

What If?

 Posted by at 4:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312009
 

In a lengthy e-mail I received yesterday, a couple wanted to share their great desire to escape the rut they are living in and experience the joys of fulltime RV travel, but they also admitted that they have some serious misgivings, and asked a lot of “what if” questions. What if our RV breaks down […]

Aug 232009
 

It has been raining for two days now, and I’m sick and tired of it. I know the farmers need the rain to make their crops grow, and it makes for really green lawns and golf courses. But I’m not a farmer, I don’t have a lawn, and I don’t play golf. So right now […]

Aug 182009
 

Sometime early Monday morning the sky above us broke open and rain began to pour down on northern Indiana in torrential amounts. One news report said that four inches of rain fell before 6 a.m. and then it was averaging an inch an hour for the rest of the morning. The roads here in Elkhart […]

Aug 142009
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, longtime reader Gene Teggatz suggested that maybe I need to consider having a sign made that says “Visitors Welcome Today” and a second sign that says “Visitors Not Welcome Today,” or perhaps a more diplomatic one saying “Please let me get some work done today.” Really, we don’t mind visitors dropping […]

Aug 092009
 

When we got back to Elkhart Campground on Thursday, we had a huge box of mail awaiting us, so we spent most of Friday getting orders ready to mail out, and we managed to make it to the post office a few minutes before closing time. Yesterday we spent the day logging in all of […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 4:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302009
 

Terry and I love this area around Traverse City, Michigan. It is absolutely gorgeous is the spring, summer, and fall, though we like to be long gone before the first snowflake falls. Having spent part of a winter here years ago while Miss Terry was being treated for cancer, I can tell you it’s no […]