Meteor Crater

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
May 192020
 

50,000 years ago, a brilliant fireball streaked across the sky at 40,000 miles per hour and slammed into the earth’s surface with an explosive force greater than twenty million tons of TNT. The iron-nickel meteorite’s impact was so great that it created a massive 700-foot deep crater measuring over 4,000 feet across. Hundreds of tons […]

Sleep In A Wigwam!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272019
 

The historic Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona is a charming reminder of the busy days when Route 66, the Mother Road, was America’s main travel route to the west coast. Many of today’s road warriors can remember sleeping in one of Holbrook’s concrete tents, or at one of the six other Wigwam Villages built from […]

10 Great RV Routes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122019
 

We may not be fulltime RVers anymore, but we still get hitch itch and like to travel. Since we’re sitting still right now, I’ve been looking over past issues of the Gypsy Journal and thinking about some of our favorite routes from past travels. Here are my ten favorite RV routes. Natchez Trace Parkway – […]

Happy Birthday Terry!

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 222018
 

This is a very special day at our house because it is Miss Terry’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is, because I guess ladies aren’t supposed to want you to do that. But I will say that if she was a highway going from Chicago to LA, we’d all be getting our […]

May 302018
 

Yesterday was kind of crazy with some scheduling mix ups and I ran out of time, so I am recycling a previous blog post with some great links I’m sure any traveler will find useful. Where would we be without the internet? It has changed the world at large, and on a smaller scale, the […]

Mar 262017
 

Note: This is an expanded and updated repeat of a blog previously published. Where would we be without the internet? It has changed the world at large, and on a smaller scale, the world of RVers forever. We can shop online and have our merchandise delivered right to our RV site at our favorite campground, do […]

Choose Your Weapon!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the July-August 2014 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Guns are like cats. People seem to either love them or hate them. If you’re in the “love” category, or even if you just appreciate fine firearms, make it a point to visit the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, […]

Bears Up Close!

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

Note: This story first appeared in the July-August, 2011 edition of the Gypsy Journal. If you have ever wanted to see bears up close and personal, make your way to Williams, Arizona, and spend some time at Bearizona Wildlife Park, one of the best attractions in a region that offers everything from historic Route 66 […]

Sep 272016
 

Before you ever turn the key to begin your next RV trip, here are ten websites you should be reading. You will be amazed at how many interesting places you will find waiting for you to discover! Explore Southern History – If it happened in the South, you will learn about it here! From antebellum […]

Sea Lion Caves

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252016
 

Note: This story appeared in the September-October, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. I love roadside attractions. I think my fascination with them started when I was a kid, rolling down Route 66 or old U.S. 30 in the back seat of my dad’s Hudson. I think we stopped at every teepee motel and tourist […]

May 242016
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog previously published. The internet can be a great tool for travel planning. Anytime we are visiting a new area, I spend some time online doing a bit of research and it’s amazing how many interesting places we find within an easy ride of our campground. Here are some […]

Jan 282015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. Bisbee: Known as the Queen of the Copper Mines, […]

Feb 082014
 

There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. That applies to the RV lifestyle as much as anything else. Way back in September, 2009 I wrote a blog titled A Few Of My Favorite Things in the RV lifestyle, from my favorite truck stop to my favorite campground, […]

Oct 242013
 

Yesterday morning Miss Terry woke me up at 6:30, and she’d already been up for an hour or so. Now, I don’t care what all you worm eating early birds say, morning sucks. Especially cold mornings where my nice warm bed calls out and says, “Please don’t leave me!” But alas, I had to. We […]

Feb 132013
 

Interstate highways make it quick and easy to get from Point A to Point B anywhere in the country. But what fun is that? A Denny’s or a Pilot truck stop in Tucson looks pretty much just like one in Paducah or Toledo. All too often we find ourselves traveling the interstates because they are […]

Jan 092013
 

Where would we be without the internet? It has changed the world at large, and on a smaller scale, the world of RVers forever. We can shop online and have our merchandise delivered right to our RV site at our favorite campground, do our banking, pay our bills, and manage our investments, all from the […]

May 262010
 

We’re getting hitch itch and are looking forward to getting back on the road in a week or two. Since we’re sitting still right now, I’ve been looking over past issues of the Gypsy Journal and thinking about some of our favorite routes from past travels. Here are my ten favorite RV routes. Natchez Trace […]

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 […]

Two Guns

 Posted by at 7:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202010
 

On our way back to Show Low after dropping the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off at the printer in Flagstaff yesterday, we took a break to explore the ruins of Two Guns, which was once a Route 66 icon. There isn’t much left these days except stone ruins, but you can just feel […]

Apr 032010
 

 In spite of very slow internet service, Kingman, Arizona has a couple of things going for it that make the city well worth a visit, especially if you enjoy history as much as we do. The Mohave Museum of History and Arts has many interesting displays on the area, from Native Americans to gold prospectors, […]