May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Oct 012018
 

Yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. And no, Santa Claus is not coming to town. Better than that, it’s another jolly chubby guy with a beard. And this one can fix things! Our friends Greg and Jan White will be here next week and we are really looking forward to seeing them because it’s been […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202017
 

We’ve been doing a lot of that since we got back home on Sunday afternoon. Catching up on email, catching up on blogs we have missed in the week we were on the road, catching up on laundry, and catching up on rest. And in today’s blog I will catch up on some things I […]

Running Our Legs Off

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042015
 

Or our wheels, at least. We’ve been going pretty much non-stop since we got to Tucson, getting all of our annual medical appointments taken care of. Monday was Terry’s turn, and yesterday was mine. We arrived at the VA hospital a little after 9 a.m. and I didn’t have to wait long before they took […]

Feb 062015
 

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. Often with fulltiming couples […]

Nov 212014
 

With Christmas coming our way, I thought today I’d share some ideas for inexpensive stocking stuffers every RVer can use. They’re great for gift exchanges, showing your appreciation for the guy in the next site who helped you with some repair around your rig, and even for friends living in sticks and bricks houses who […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272014
 

I finished the new issue of the paper yesterday, and after Terry gave it a final proof and I made the corrections I uploaded it to our printer’s web server. They’ll check it again today and get it ready to put on the press. It always feels good to get a new issue done. This […]

I Shall Not Snivel

 Posted by at 2:44 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032014
 

Congratulations to Russ and Debbie Davis, this week’s free drawing winners of two audiobooks, A Shot in the Bark and Drool Baby, by Carol Ann Newsome! We had 158 entries this week and if you haven’t won yet, stay tuned because another drawing starts soon. The storm passed on through Arizona sometime early yesterday morning, […]

Sam Lied

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222013
 

As I reported a couple of days ago, the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo has stopped turning on our Splendide, though it has power and the pump runs. I assumed the belt had broken and called Westland Sales, the Splendide parts and service location near Portland. Sam, the tech I talked to there, was […]

Dec 042011
 

We joined the Good Sam Club when we bought our first motorhome, and just as quickly dropped our membership because our mailbox was immediately crammed with solicitations to renew our membership, to sign up for their roadside insurance plan, and to buy this product and that service. Repeated letters and phone calls to Good Sam […]

Apr 052011
 

For fulltime RVers and those who spend months at a time on the road, one challenge can be finding a place to do routine maintenance on our vehicles. I know a lot of RVers who are perfectly capable of doing their own maintenance, but finding a place to do it can be a challenge. Very […]

Apr 042011
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, headed for Home Depot for more parts for the bathroom faucet project. I’m not sure why I was up so early, since Miss Terry and Greg were the ones working on the faucet. Sometimes I think they drag me along just for ballast. As I […]

A Plumbing Day

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032011
 

Yesterday was a plumbing day here at the RV park. I once had a friend who owned a plumbing company, and he taught me everything I needed to know about the trade – Crap and water flow downhill; payday is on Friday; and keep your fingers out of your mouth! 🙂 I mean, if you […]

Mar 282011
 

Ever since we finished our Arizona rally, I have been working on our 2011 Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally, which will be September 26-30, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, in Celina, Ohio. This will be our fourth Eastern Rally, and the third in Celina, a friendly little town that goes out of its way to make […]

Stupor Bowl Sunday

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072011
 

Am I the only man in America who didn’t know who was playing in the Stupor Bowl yesterday, and didn’t care? I have never been into organized sports, and try as I might (okay, I never really have tried), I just can’t get enthused about them. There really is more to life than watching a […]

Sep 042010
 

Yesterday was the final day of our 2010 Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, which consisted of morning coffee and donuts sponsored by Mac McCoy, one last chance to visit the vendors who had not already packed up and left, and the tour of the Heartland Recreational Vehicles factory. By noon we had all of the tables […]

Jul 292010
 

When they stopped working for the day on Tuesday, Chris, the tech assigned to our motorhome, told us that he had a couple of hours left on it, but he hoped to have us out by about 9 a.m. the next morning. So once again we rolled out of bed yesterday morning before the chickens, […]

Apr 302010
 

The wind has not let up a bit here in northern Arizona, and as predicted, a cold front has moved in and dropped the temperatures quite a bit. The sky is very gray, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it starts snowing! I talked to my buddy Mac McCoy from Fire and Life […]