X Marks The Spot

 Posted by at 2:47 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012013
 

It’s April already. Where in the heck does the time go? I guess it’s true what the say, life is like a roll of toilet paper – the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. Somebody put on the brakes! Yesterday I noticed that the jets from Luke Air Force Base had […]

How Can We Afford It?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212013
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that that just like swallows returning to Capistrano every year, fuel prices are going up right on schedule, I should have added that also right on schedule, people are starting to freak out and say this may be the year they have to hang up the keys. I heard […]

Last Day In Show Low

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262011
 

Our mail came yesterday, and today will be our last day in Show Low. We have a few loose ends to wrap up today, like sending out the orders that came in yesterday’s mail, making a bank deposit, giving the motorhome a pre-trip inspection, and packing a few things away. We’re really in flux right […]

Roads And Rallies

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212011
 

We left the Western Horizons campground in Camp Verde a little after 10 a.m. yesterday morning, driving east on State Route 260. I was a bit apprehensive about traveling this winding two lane road through the mountains in our 40 foot diesel pusher motorhome, but I needn’t have been. The Winnebago handled it with no […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122011
 

The storm that hammered us over the weekend has moved on eastward, leaving behind some patches of snow on the mountainsides around the Verde Valley, along with blue sky and warmer temperatures in its wake. I’m finally beginning to feel better, and life is getting back to normal around our motorhome. Or at least as […]

RV Fuel Mileage

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112011
 

Back when we had our MCI bus conversion, I always felt like the red headed stepchild in the family,  because every bus owner I knew claimed he got 8, 9, or even 10 miles per gallon, while I was lucky to squeeze a shade over 6 MPG from our old 8V71 Detroit diesel. On flat […]

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 […]

Aug 292010
 

I had a conversation with some friends the other day about the benefits of towing a car behind their motorhome, and if they were to do so, what type of car to buy, as well as whether or not to use a tow dolly, as opposed to towing all four wheels down. I don’t see […]

Nov 102009
 

With Hurricane Ida downgraded to a tropical storm, we were not too worried about it up here in North Carolina. The weather reports are predicting heavy rain and wind on Wednesday, but nothing we can’t handle. However, I wanted to get out of our campsite at Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston, because the high water […]