Making Friends

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282019
 

I have often heard the saying that a stranger is just a friend you’ve never met before. I’m not sure if that’s true or not because according to Miss Terry, I’ve never met a stranger. I strike up conversations with people standing in line at the grocery store, sitting in restaurants, or walking down the […]

It’s Not Gonna Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032017
 

We made our entire living on the road for over 17 years, publishing the Gypsy Journal and our RV related guidebooks, vending at RV rallies, doing speaking gigs at RV events, blogging, and writing and self-publishing books. So I know little bit about what it takes to make the kind of money required to live […]

Message Received

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 192017
 

I wanted to give you an update on the couple I told you about in yesterday’s blog, who were beginning to feel anxious about boondocking in Quartzsite, Arizona after a neighbor filled their heads with all kinds of nonsense about how dangerous it was. They wrote to me yesterday evening to say message received, and […]

The End Of An Era

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152016
 

Yesterday we moved the Winnebago to the storage area here at our little manufactured home community, and Terry and I both found ourselves getting misty eyed. Even though we’ve been living in our house for almost three weeks now, I think storing the motorhome finally made it hit home to us that after over 17 […]

It’s Finally Empty!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072016
 

Well, the motorhome is finally empty and everything has been moved into the house. Now if we could just figure out where to put all of it! At this point we have some stuff put away, but a lot more is stacked up here and there, kind of like airplanes in a holding pattern at […]

Lots Of Questions

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

Terry and I both want to thank everybody for all of your well wishes following our announcement yesterday that we have purchased a place to be our winter base and someday retirement home here in Florida. You really have made us feel very special and very loved. A lot of you had questions, and I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 012015
 

We once met a couple at the Escapees Rainbows End RV Park in Livingston, Texas who told us that after a year of fulltiming they were going home because they had seen it all and done it all and there was nothing left to do. They said they had been from border to border and […]

May 252014
 

I guess spring brings out dreams of travel and adventure because I’m hearing from a lot of people who are RV shopping for the first time, and also from a lot of folks who have RVs and are thinking about replacing them. When people talk about changing RVs it almost always because they want something […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222014
 

I’m almost done with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and as soon as Miss Terry gives me her recipe column I’ll be ready to print it out for her to proofread. Then I’ll ship it off to our printer sometime this evening and they’ll check it out one more time. I’m always glad […]

Feb 142014
 

We left Charles and Chris Yust’s lot in the Yuma Foothills about 11 a.m. yesterday, stopped for fuel and then headed north on U.S. Highway 95. It was a great day for an RV trip, about 85o with no wind and lots of blue sky overhead. There is a VFW post a little bit north […]

Nov 162013
 

I had a good day at the Tucson V.A. hospital yesterday. A very good day. I went in a bit apprehensive and came out feeling much better about things and with a clearer picture of what our winter schedule will be. Originally I had an appointment at the eye clinic for a long and uncomfortable […]

Last Day In A.J.

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122013
 

Today is our last day in Apache Junction, or A.J. as the locals call this community at the far eastern edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and I don’t know where the last two weeks have gone. We’ve been busy touching base with as many people as we could, and I know we disappointed some […]

Nov 112013
 

If you love your freedom, thank a vet. That sums it up, folks. Without the sacrifices made by our military members past and present, you and I would not have the freedoms we enjoy and all too often take for granted. And while you’re thanking that vet, thank his or her family members, too. If […]

What The….?

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062013
 

We woke up bright and early yesterday morning, and even though I really wanted to just snuggle back down into my pillow and go back to sleep, I dragged myself out of bed. I didn’t want to leave that warm comfy bed but we planned to go to the Escapees Chapter 45 luncheon here in […]

Aug 222013
 

The only thing more fun than going to the kite festival here in Long Beach is to go with longtime friends. So that’s what we did! And what fun it was! Yesterday our pals Tom and Barbara Westerfield drove up from the campground where they are staying at in Barview, Oregon to see us. They […]

Greg Was Bad!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142012
 

We’re not sure what happened, but for some reason WordPress deactivated Greg White’s Our RV Adventures blog yesterday afternoon. There was no explanation, just a cryptic message that said the blog had been removed for a Terms of Service violation. Yeah, Greg was bad! We have no idea why this happened, because Greg sure hasn’t […]

Jul 122010
 

We woke up to gusty winds and scattered showers Sunday morning. Normally, we would roll over and go back to sleep on such a gloomy morning, but we had company coming, so we had to get in gear. About 11 a.m. Mel and Charlene Schwartz arrived for a visit. I wrote about Mel and Charlene’s […]

A Relaxing Day

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102010
 

Terry and I broke the cycle of getting up early that we had recently fallen into, and slept in yesterday morning. Now that was nice! Somebody chastised me the other day because I said we like sleeping late, but you have to keep in mind that I do most of my serious writing after 9 […]