Holiday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I know that you and Terry taught for Life on Wheels for many […]

Aug 052017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about the campers from hell, I received some interesting comments from campground owners and workampers. They were all in agreement that 99% of the people who come to their campgrounds are wonderful guests and a joy to be around. But they all agree that there is always that small number of […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

Where Will You Winter?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222016
 

Most fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds are either in their winter roosts already, or will be headed for them right after the holidays. Many will be joining us here in Florida, others will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, or to Arizona or Southern California. Anywhere the sun shines and the snow […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

May 312016
 

For the most part, the weather has been pretty good here in Florida all winter and we have dodged the worst of the storms that did come through. When we were at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve in Clermont they were getting hit hard down in the Tampa Bay area. Then, when we spent a […]

Goodbye TTO

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022016
 

Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, known simply as TTO to Thousand Trails members who frequent this huge campground in central Florida. It’s become almost a second home to us; this was our second two-week stay this winter, and when we are in Florida we have stayed several […]

TireTraker Upgrade

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012016
 

One of the nice perks of publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and this RV blog is that we get to test a lot of neat RV accessories and gadgets when something new or updated hits the market. Over the years we’ve been able to evaluate everything from cordless vacuum cleaners to inverters, GPS units, waterless […]

Got Wood?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312016
 

When you have been fulltiming as long as we have you pick up a trick or two along the way. One of them is to always carry a supply of wood. No, not for campfires. Fulltimers seldom have campfires. We are usually inside our homes at night, just like when we lived in a sticks […]

Rain On The Roof

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302016
 

Is there any better way to sleep than with the sound of rain on the roof of your RV? If there is, I haven’t found it yet. It beats the heck out of any kind of over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid ever invented as far as I’m concerned. We got a late start yesterday just […]

It Got Here Eventually

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272016
 

When we had dinner with Charles and Chris Yust Friday evening we had discussed going to New Smyrna Beach yesterday. They have not been there, and there were three or four properties that we wanted to look at. So we were up early yesterday morning but the weather didn’t look too good. I messaged a […]

Gary The Gator Guy

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252016
 

 We’ve been in a lot of campgrounds that have different kinds of entertainment over the years, including everything from bingo, to jam sessions, to movie nights. But my buddy Gary Greene, the manager of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, goes the extra mile and provides alligator wrestling! After a day out exploring with our friends Charles […]

My Powers Are Greater

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232016
 

Never underestimate the power of positive sniveling! I wrote in yesterday’s blog that the temperature here in central Florida had dropped into the mid-60s after our friends Charles and Chris Yust from C&C Insurance arrived. But Chris learned that my powers are greater than hers. I whined, I sniveled, yes, I threw a tantrum, and […]

Mar 222016
 

For years I have had a reputation for bringing bad weather with me everywhere I go. A community could be in a year-long drought, but about the time I show up they get torrential rains. Folks can be planting their gardens on a sunny spring day when I pull into a campground, and the next […]

Big Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162016
 

Yesterday was moving day for us, but it was a short trip of about 45 miles to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve. We were up early and it didn’t take us all that long to get ready. We pulled out of Three Flags RV Resort about 9:25 and drove a couple of miles into Wildwood, […]

Making New Friends

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152016
 

It’s always fun to meet our readers and make new friends, and that’s just what we got to do yesterday. Sometime in the early afternoon there was a knock on our motorhome’s door and I opened it to find Terry and Diane Pyatt standing there. They introduced themselves and Terry said he is a devoted […]

Another Book Done

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132016
 

I finished my newest book, Big Lake Brewpub, yesterday afternoon and started giving it a read through, tweaking things here and there. I’ll finish with that today and then turn it over to Miss Terry for the first round of editing and proofing. When she is done with that I’ll make the necessary revisions and […]

Mar 122016
 

You can tell it’s mid-March in Florida because the crickets are chirping and the snowbirds are starting to make their migration back up north. Low fuel prices and cold weather in other parts of the country have made for full campgrounds here in the Sunbelt all winter. But in the last few days we’ve seen […]

There Must Be A Reason

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272016
 

There is an old saying that everything happens for a reason. I might add that sometimes you need to listen to reason. A few days ago I got an e-mail from a gentleman asking my advice about an RV purchase. He wants to buy a motorhome that he says is an excellent deal, $35,000 less […]

Shortest Move Ever

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192016
 

I’m not quite over my cold yet but I think I have pretty much the worst of it behind me, except for a nagging cough that doesn’t want to let go. But Terry’s a couple of days behind me in the cycle and feeling crappy. I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of […]