Apr 182018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago, and I still hear these wild tales now and then. I guess when you fulltimed for as many years as we did and you publish an RV newspaper and blog, people seem to think that you’re some kind of expert. We all […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. It’s been a while, but here are some of the latest. Q. A friend told me something about diesel fuel with red dye in it and […]

From The Mailbag

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292017
 

While I was working my way through yesterday’s e-mail, deleting all of the warnings from the IRS and Windows, and three different banks where I don’t have accounts, all wanting me to click some link to save myself from disaster, along with four messages from women in other countries who want to come to America […]

A Good Day On the Road

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032016
 

Thunderstorms were predicted for Baldwin County, Alabama yesterday afternoon, and we wanted to be on the road and well ahead of them before they arrived. So we left the Escapees Rainbow Plantation co-op a few minutes after 9 AM, headed for Florida. And it was a good day on the road. We had just under […]

We Like Buc-ees!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152016
 

We were up early again yesterday morning, something we’ve done all too much of lately. That’s a habit we have to try really hard to break. It’s starting to get out of hand. After checking morning e-mails, storing the last things away inside the motorhome for traveling, and unhooking our utilities, we were ready to […]

We Have Visitors!

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072015
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is meeting up with the many friends we have made in our travels all over the country. Sometimes these meetings are planned in advance and other times it’s more of a spur of the moment type thing. Or, just kismet. I can’t tell you how many […]

Sep 152015
 

One of the things new or wannabe fulltime RVers sometimes worry about is making friends on the road. Then when they get out here, they’re surprised at how many friends they have! And unlike the so-called “friends” they had in their former life, who were sometimes friends of convenience because they worked together or bowled […]

It Really Happened!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072015
 

The latest nonsense making the circuit around campfires and RV internet forums is about gangs of thugs approaching RVers at truck stops while they are getting fuel and luring them to the back of their rigs by claiming somebody hit them and telling them that they have a big dent. When they follow them to […]

May 222015
 

No, I’m not talking about those folks in Washington who are busy taking bribes and shafting all of us, though you shouldn’t trust them either. But I’ll get to all of that in a moment. After we’ve been sitting still for a while, we never seem to sleep well the night before we begin a […]

It’s Like Radar

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192014
 

Do you know that radar that all mothers seem to have that alerts them when their kids are getting into mischief and need stopped? I’m pretty sure Greg White has it. Our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage has one fuel tank that can be filled from either side of the motorhome. At some point before we bought […]

Jun 112014
 

I guess when you’ve been fulltiming for as many years as we have and you publish an RV newspaper and blog, people seem to think that you’re some kind of expert. We all know better, but it doesn’t stop people from asking me questions. I try to answer them to the best of my ability, […]

Idiots Times Three

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212013
 

It rained hard all night Thursday night and when I opened my eyes a little after 7 a.m. yesterday all I wanted to do was roll over, cuddle up to Miss Terry, and go back to sleep. But alas, she was already up and about. I used my best puppy dog eyes to try to […]

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 […]

428 Long Miles

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162013
 

Thanks to everybody who made blog comments, sent e-mails, and posted on Facebook about Terry’s dad. His Valley Fever tests came back negative, and he is having a needle biopsy on the nodule in his lung early Tuesday morning. We plan to be there for that. He’s strong and has been in overall good health, […]

Our Little Community

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302012
 

We were having dinner with RVing friends Stu and Donna McNicol and Greg and Jan White, and during our conversation the names of other fulltimers we knew came up several times. Later, driving home from the restaurant, Jan said that it was surprising how many people we knew in common. That’s one of the many […]

Feb 022012
 

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said that we would be leaving Bay View RV Resort in Rockport a day early because we weren’t happy with the poor condition of the campground, the lack of Verizon service, and the noise from the nearby pile driving machine, somebody commented to me that they couldn’t believe […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

A Great Traveling Day

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312011
 

Yesterday was a great RV traveling day. We started late, finished early, put on 230 miles, saw some pretty country, and arrived in one piece, with no breakdowns or troubles. It just doesn’t get much better than that! We pulled out of the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park at 10:30 a.m., and had a little […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032011
 

I have been getting a lot of e-mails from RVers who are concerned about the recent upswing in fuel prices and are starting to panic, just like they do every time fuel goes up. Five or six people have told me that they have scrapped their plans to go to Alaska this summer, quite a […]

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 […]