I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182016
 

The title of this blog is also the title of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song, which he wrote after his first visit to Key West, Florida. If you have never listened to it before, check it out at this YouTube link. Miss Terry and I can relate to that song today. As most of you […]

Kites And Mangos

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262016
 

Like I have been doing, I spent much of yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and by the time I knocked off a little after 4 PM I had ten pages done. But like they say, all work and no play makes Nick a dull boy. And the last thing I […]

Jun 012016
 

Our month at the Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange, Florida is up and it’s time to move on down the road. Or up the road, actually. And probably just in time, since it’s been getting warmer every week. Today we will have an easy run of just 60 miles to the Elks lodge […]

Back Into It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 042016
 

Somebody asked me how our electrical problem has been doing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and I hope I don’t jinx myself by saying this, but so far, so good. It hasn’t happened again since I smacked the inverter with a big heavy pair of vise grips the other day. I guess there’s something to […]

Process Of Elimination

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082016
 

 Our search for a winter nesting spot and possible retirement place if we ever hang up the keys is basically a process of elimination. While we haven’t found “the place” that is right for us yet, we have crossed several possibilities off the list. After our most recent day trip we have now ruled out […]

Feb 092016
 

Or a kite flier. The wind has really been blowing here in Bushnell, Florida, and all over the central part of the state, according to the weather reports. Unfortunately, we’re not on a beach and we haven’t found any place big enough to fly our Revolution kites. Yet. But trust me, we will. Yesterday we went […]

Looking Back At 2015

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312015
 

It’s over already? Wow, 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 2015 like for us? We started the year in Florida at the Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood, one of our favorite campgrounds in the Thousand […]

Time To Move On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042015
 

We have had a delightful week parked at our friend Nancy Kissack‘s place here in Atwater, California but it’s time to move on. I’m afraid that if I stay any longer she may have to put me down as a dependent on her tax return. Except for parking at my cousin’s house in Michigan, another […]

Back In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142015
 

Between bad weather over the weekend and working on writing and weaving projects, we’ve been cooped up inside the motorhome for too long so yesterday we needed to get out for a while. Our first stop was at the Ranger station, where I needed to pick up our parking pass for our extra week. That […]

Loving Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222015
 

I’m real close to wrapping up my next book and Miss Terry is almost finished her latest weaving project. So yesterday we put them both on the back burner and went kite flying instead. Hey, when you have wind, why waste it, right? The Long Beach Peninsula has a beautiful 28-mile long beach that is […]

A Busy Saturday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132015
 

No matter what part of the country we are in, we would have to work very hard to be bored because there are never enough hours in a day to cram in everything we want to do. Yesterday was a typically busy day for us. We started out with a visit to Purley Shell Fiber […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

Rules? What Rules?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192015
 

What part of “Burn Ban In Effect” don’t people understand? Some folks in overflow here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve had a barbecue or something going yesterday and there was a big patch of burned grass about 10×10 feet next to their rig Monday. Yesterday afternoon they had the barbecue going again, along […]

Bad Nick Goes Flying

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162015
 

Readers keep asking me what happened to Bad Nick, and if I’ll be posting any more to the Bad Nick Blog. I enjoyed doing it and I miss being able to spout off about all kinds of things that Miss Terry tells me I can’t talk about in the Gypsy Journal or this blog. But […]

Not Much Going On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012015
 

We have not had much going on for the last couple of days, and that’s okay, too. Every day can’t be a round of sightseeing and adventuring. Sometimes the quiet times are the best ones. We had hoped to get some kite flying in on Thursday afternoon, and we met Nancy Kissack at the beach […]

Jul 202015
 

As I said in a post a few days ago, flying sport kites is contagious and can be highly addictive. And now that Miss Terry is addicted, too, we have two new additions to our kite bag. The three Revolution kites we have are all solid sail models. That’s kite-talk for the ripstop high-grade nylon […]

Sep 232013
 

A storm system rolled in Saturday night, slamming the northern Oregon coast with high winds and pounding rain. At one point the weather service was reporting wind gusts of 45 miles per hour, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if some were even stronger. Our friends Dan and Jenny Sheppard left for Newport in the […]

Et Tu, Terry?

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262013
 

Yesterday was the last day of the kite festival, and a little after noon we went to town and walked out on the beach to get one last look at all of the fun. There were a lot of kites flying, though not as many as on previous days, since it was Sunday and a […]