Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 292019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve run a blog featuring some of the questions I receive and my answers to them. While I try to answer all questions individually, from time to time I find some that are worth sharing here. Q. The plan was to go to Alaska this summer, and at the last […]

Frugal Or Cheap?

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

I got an e-mail yesterday from a reader who asked why anyone would consider spending a night at a WalMart, truck stop, or highway rest area when there are so many campgrounds around the country. She asked if the RVers who do this are all cheapskates, or it there is ever a legitimate reason to […]

Apr 112015
 

A few days ago I posted a blog about Camping With The Elks that was well received so today I thought I’d tell you about two other low cost alternatives to traditional campgrounds. We first met Don and Kim Greene, founders of Harvest Hosts, at one of our Gypsy Journal rallies years ago when they […]

Last Day In Ohio

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032014
 

Yesterday was our last full day in Ohio, and what a full day it was! We crammed a lot into just a few hours. Terry and I got up early and went back to the Caesar Creek Flea Market again. This time we only browsed the outdoor vendors, since they had all kinds of interesting […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252014
 

We always seem to get the same questions from new and wannabe fulltimers. I will be presenting my Fulltimer FAQs seminar at the Escapees Club Escapade rally in Goshen, Indiana May 12-17. For those of you who can’t make it to Escapade (and you really should), hopefully we can answer some of those questions for […]

Jan 192014
 

There always seems to be something going on here at the Pima County Fairgrounds, and staying here in their RV park we get a front row seat for much of the activity. Or inactivity, occasionally. This weekend alone there are three events going on – a horse show, a Spa and Patio show, and an […]

Cooling Down

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172013
 

Thanks for all of the nice anniversary wishes everybody sent us as blog comments, e-mails, and on Facebook. You all make us feel very, very loved. Except for writing this blog, I didn’t do a lick of work yesterday. We slept in, then stayed in bed and snuggled a while, talking about the last fifteen […]

Trip Preparations

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132012
 

Most of yesterday was spent getting ready for our trip to Massachusetts, which begins today. When your house has wheels under it and you’ve been sitting still for a few weeks, things have to be put away, secured so they don’t move around while in transit, and tidied up. Okay, let’s be honest, most of […]

Feb 232011
 

My mom used to say that it takes all kinds to make the world go around, and in my time, I’ve sure met a lot of them! People who know me always say that I seem to attract people who are, shall we say, on the edge? My belief is that there is a group […]

Jan 262011
 

We were up bright and early again yesterday morning, a nasty habit we’re going to have to work hard to break. The inch of snow that had been predicted did not show up, and we were both relieved to see that. But it was still darned cold, and Terry flipped the engine heater on to […]

I May Live After All

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062011
 

Thank you to everybody who left comments or sent e-mails hoping I would get well soon. I think I’ve finally turned the corner, and I may live after all. But there was a while there when only the hope of death was keeping me alive! Except for my allergy to onions and my bad back, […]

Sleeping The Day Away

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052011
 

Yesterday was a yucky day. I had not been feeling well the day before, and by bedtime the crud had really hit me. I was standing in the shower with the hot water running over me, and still shivering so hard my teeth were chattering. I drank some Alka Seltzer Nighttime Cold Formula, took a […]

Dec 302010
 

Yesterday we felt like we were going in two directions at once. We had to drive into Orlando to pick up the pre-printed envelopes from the mail service, and even though it was only 27 miles, it took us well over an hour to get there. We left the Thousand Trails campground about 11:15 and […]

Dec 302010
 

Yesterday we felt like we were going in two directions at once. We had to drive into Orlando to pick up the pre-printed envelopes from the mail service, and even though it was only 27 miles, it took us well over an hour to get there. We left the Thousand Trails campground about 11:15 and […]

Piggy Porn

 Posted by at 5:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232010
 

Miss Terry was still feeling pretty yucky yesterday, so we stayed home and didn’t do a whole lot of anything. I wrote a couple of articles for the next issue of the Gypsy Journal, answered a few e-mails, and called a subscriber who also wants to tow a Ford Explorer behind his motorhome, and was […]

Nov 222010
 

Yesterday was a long short drive for us. We pulled out of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve about 11 a.m., me driving the motorhome and Miss Terry, the Explorer. We drove north 11 miles on U.S. Highway 27 to State Route 50, then took it west through Clermont, Groveland, and Masconte. Traffic was light, and […]

Sep 142010
 

We spent yesterday exploring the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and what a wonderful time we had! This is the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and on every back road we traveled we saw Amish farms, usually with laundry hanging on clotheslines, and livestock in their pens.    This swaybacked horse looks like he’s […]

A Day On I-80

 Posted by at 4:04 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092010
 

Yesterday morning Daryl and Judy Patterson stopped over to say hello and goodbye as we were getting ready to leave Elkhart Campground.  We only had a minute to chat before they left so we could get everything unhooked and ready to take off. Experienced RVers like Daryl and Judy know that if you get preoccupied […]

Aug 262010
 

The folks from Grand Rental Station were supposed to be at Elkhart Campground about 10 a.m. yesterday morning to set up the tent we rented for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally. But at a little before 10, I looked across the campground and realized that there was a big tent where there hadn’t been one […]

A Good Report

 Posted by at 3:51 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042010
 

Thanks to all of you who e-mailed or posted comments wishing Miss Terry good luck with her doctor’s appointment yesterday. I’m happy to tell you that she got a good report, and continues to be cancer free after over ten years. And she feels much better now that her yearly ordeal is over. We were talking a […]