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, […]

Nov 282013
 

The wind blew hard all Tuesday night at the Pima County Fairgrounds and the slide topper awning over our bedroom slide rattled and flapped so much it was like sleeping inside a bass drum. We had the slide toppers replaced a couple of years ago by a mobile awning guy in Apache Junction and he […]

Well Done, Heartland

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072013
 

When some 50 employees at Heartland RV in Elkhart, Indiana were called off the job this week and told to report to the company’s main building, they must have wondered what was going on. Especially given the volatile RV market, which has had plenty of ups and downs in recent years. Even when you work […]

Jul 242013
 

Since we had less than 40 miles to travel yesterday, we were in no hurry to get going. We got up about 9 a.m., checked e-mail and did the rest of our normal morning routine, and finally pulled out of the Bremerton Elks lodge about 11. Since we needed to stop at the Kitsap County […]

On To Bremerton

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172013
 

In spite of our best efforts to reform and sleep in like normal night owls do, we had a relapse and were up at 7 a.m. yesterday. Please don’t think we’re bad people, we’re ashamed of ourselves already. But it was okay, since we wanted to get on the road to Bremerton before the day […]

Not Exactly A Volcano

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132013
 

As always seems to happen the night before we start out on a trip, Terry and I didn’t sleep well, getting about four hours at best. We’d have loved to roll over and gone back to sleep when morning came, but we had to get a move on. We got the water and electric connections […]

Gift Ideas For RVers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202012
 

With Christmas less than a week away, 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. I use, or have used, all of the products myself. Many of these items were listed in a blog I wrote several years ago, […]

Moving Day

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112012
 

Yesterday was moving day for us. As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, a tree branch was scraping the top of our motorhome with all of the wind we’re having and a palm tree was partially blocking our rooftop TV dish so I went up to the office first thing in the morning and told them […]

Mileage And Potties

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242012
 

A few days ago we were talking with some brand new fulltimers and they said that they seem to be running from one corner of the country to another all of the time visiting kids, grandkids, and other family members. The husband said it was fun, but also exhausting. That’s when Terry told him to […]

Working Away

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012012
 

What can I say? That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing for the last few days, just working away on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Before I got started yesterday we spent some time visiting with Stu and Donna McNicol before they left the campground. We’re looking forward to catching up with them […]