Jul 292017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog Apples And Oranges, a reader wanted to know why we would take our new van all the way to Arizona and put all of those miles on it instead of driving our Ford Explorer. He said when he buys a new vehicle he does everything he can to keep the miles […]

Christmas In July

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Jul 272017
 

My folks never had a lot of money, but even when I was a kid it always impressed me that no matter how little we had, anytime a friend, or a neighbor, or a relative, or even a total stranger needed something, my parents were always right there for them. That’s just the kind of […]

Feb 042017
 

Sometimes I get questions about our weekly free drawings so I thought I would answer some of them here today. Quite a few people want to know how I pick the winners every week and how they can increase their chances of winning. I don’t pick the winners. I use a free website called Random.org […]

Dec 242016
 

After 17 years of fulltiming and 17 Christmases living in a motorhome, this will be our first Christmas in our new home. I have to be honest, it feels kind of strange. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. Kind of like learning to flush the toilet with a handle instead of with a foot […]

Dec 112015
 

With Christmas coming fast, I thought I’d make a few last minute gift suggestions for the RVers on your shopping list, or even as a treat for yourself. We use, or have used, all of the products ourselves and feel confident in recommending them to you. Midland Two Way Radios – With over a 30 […]

We Made It To Tucson

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262015
 

Before I get started today, I want to wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you’re sharing the day with family back home or with friends in an RV park somewhere, I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and good food. We were up early yesterday morning, a habit that we really […]

Nov 022015
 

We are having a great time hanging out here at Nancy Kissack‘s place in Atwater, California. A couple of days ago we rebuilt four security light fixtures on the front of her garage and installed an automatic dusk till dawn switch for them. Not wanting to overstay our welcome and looking for something else we […]

Jun 202015
 

Yesterday we got to see a lot of breathtaking views, made some new friends, and had seafood for dinner. It just doesn’t get any better than that! I’ve been in every state in the country except Delaware, which is small and easy to miss, to England, Central America, and Southeast Asia. But for my money, […]

Lots Of Familiar Faces

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152015
 

Yesterday was another day of seeing lots of familiar faces here at the Tampa RV Super Show. We walked our legs off, saw some interesting stuff, and met up with a lot of old friends. The crowds inside and outside the vendor buildings were large and at times it was impossible to move until the […]

Aug 162014
 

Except for a quick run to Annville to mail out an order and stop at a roadside produce stand and a very nice meat market next to it called Laudermilch’s Meats, we were busy at home all day yesterday. After dealing with the usual morning load of e-mail, I parked myself at my desk and […]

Back To The Real World

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232014
 

Congratulations to Linda Strid,this week’s winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen. We had 345 entries in this week’s contest, which is a new record by a wide margin. Stand by, a new contest starts soon! Yesterday was a good day for hanging out and being lazy at cousin Berni’s […]

Jun 202014
 

Even though our life on wheels seems like a permanent vacation, every once in a while we want a break from the routine. So we’re going on vacation this weekend. We’re going to Muskegon, Michigan to hang out with my cousin Berni Frees and her hubby Rocky for a couple of days. They are two […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

Ribs And Diamonds

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 282014
 

Yesterday morning started out with a phone call from Greg White asking if we wanted to go for a walk around Elkhart Campground with him and Jan. The full loop around the place is almost exactly one half mile and Lord knows I need the exercise. But it was only 10 a.m., which is barely […]

May 142014
 

We were so worn out from being up early three days in a row that I set yesterday’s blog to automatically post at midnight and we were in bed by 11:30 Monday night. And even though we slept well in spite of a heavy downpour sometime in the night, we were still tired when we […]

They Both Lied

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 132014
 

Yesterday was the first day of the Escapees 54th Escapade rally here at the fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana and it was a busy day. We were up by 7 a.m. and in our vendor booth before 9, ready to do business as the crowds started flocking in. And flock they did. There were very few […]

May 082014
 

Bob and Gita Patel, owners of Elkhart Campground, love it when a big rally comes to the fairgrounds in Goshen, some 30 miles south of here. Being the largest and best campground in the area, many RVers come here first to hang out for a week or two before a rally starts, and a lot […]

Pony Pedicure

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172014
 

A little after eight yesterday morning a farrier came over to trim the horses hooves, and even though it was at least two hours before my normal wakeup time, I was out of bed and ready to watch. I mean, how many times do you get the opportunity to see a pony pedicure? We have […]

Apr 152014
 

I want to start the day by wishing my daughter Tiffany happy birthday. Wow, was it really 32 years ago I first held that beautiful little girl? Where did the years go? Today she’s a grown lady with kids of her own. But you know what? Dad still loves holding her. Tiffany, I love you […]

Apr 112014
 

Whatever the bug is that is going around hits you hard and lays you low for about 36 hours and then you start feeling almost human again. And not a minute too soon! I’m sure glad that’s over. Apparently we weren’t the only ones suffering from the crud. Blog reader Denise Gray e-mailed me to […]