I’m Just A Kid

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162020
 

In response to my mention in yesterday’s blog that I have been called for jury duty in August, several people asked if I was to try to get out of it because of COVID-19. I don’t know that I can get out because of that, but since they are holding trials, apparently not. I tried […]

Jan 272020
 

It seems like some days fuel prices are climbing even faster than the mercury in an Arizona thermometer in July. RVers only have two choices, pay it or park it. Most have no intention of getting off the road, but with a little effort and planning, hopefully, we can lessen the impact of today’s outrageous […]

My, How Time Flies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302019
 

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]

May 032018
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is another post in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

May 102016
 

 In today’s blog I thought I would answer a few questions that I seem to get on a regular basis. But before I do, let me say that my answers are what work for us. What works for you may be entirely different. The first question is, how do we access Internet on the road, […]

Alone But Never Lonely

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142016
 

I hear from a lot of new and wannabe RVers who are single and wondering how well they will fit into the RV lifestyle. Some are worried that they will be a third wheel alone among a community of traveling couples. Not at all! I don’t think you could find any more accepting and welcoming […]

Nov 302015
 

A few days ago I told you about an e-mail I got from a 76 year old woman who is a regular blog reader who “ran away from home” at age 76 and is spending her first winter as a solo RV snowbird. This was over the objections of her adult children, who think she […]

Mar 112015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. JC and Beverly Webber […]

Mar 072015
 

We’ve belonged to the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, Bus Nuts, and a few other RV clubs over the years, but we’ve dropped them all except for the very first one we joined, the Escapees RV Club. Based in Livingston, Texas, the Escapees provide all kinds of valuable resources for RVers, from […]

RV Clubs

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012014
 

A lot of newbies ask me which RV club(s) they should join, so today I thought I’d talk about some of the clubs and our opinion on them. Keep in mind that what we enjoy and find useful may not be right for you. There are general interest RV clubs such as Good Sam and […]

A Change Of Scenery

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082014
 

The great thing about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors or the neighborhood, you can leave. Or sometimes just because hitch itch sets in and you want a new view out your windows. We love Elkhart Campground, but after a couple of months there we were ready for a change […]

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 […]

Rally Notes

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 292012
 

Yay, the mailing is all finished! Miss Terry worked and worked and worked just like a little dynamo, and yesterday afternoon just before they closed I dropped the last bins of envelopes off at the post office. I’m sure glad we have that behind us! Now we can concentrate on all those rally details we […]

Last Day In Elkhart

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172011
 

Today is our last day in Elkhart, and I have no idea where the time went. We got here August 11, and I think this has been the fastest five weeks of my life. We had a lot of things we wanted to get done while we were here, including kayaking on the Saint Joseph […]

Bad Nick & RV Clods

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132011
 

I will admit it, I  have become one of those kind of people!  We always believe that it will never happen to us, but it’s true. I have become the kind of grouchy old fart that seems to have little patience for rudeness and stupidity, and there are times when I don’t hesitate to take […]

Aug 212010
 

A couple of months ago, some readers chastised me because I said that as much as I adore my two granddaughters, and while I love playing with them and spoiling them, at the end of the day, I send them home to their mother. My motorhome sleeps two,  I was told that I was missing […]

Working Away

 Posted by at 6:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112010
 

I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, making and receiving telephone calls about our upcoming Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, and making plans for future rallies. I had hoped to be almost done with the new issue by now, but I got lazy and didn’t keep on top of […]

Jun 242009
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a couple who wanted me to help spread the word that a certain RV resort in Florida is discriminating against them. They had CC’d several other RV publications and RV clubs with the same letter. According to their letter, the RV resort in question refuses to allow them or […]