Sep 232020
 

As I have said several times here in the blog, it seems that when storms come to our area, they usually split and go just a little bit north and/or a little bit south of us. They can have a downpour two or three miles up the road in either direction, and we’re sitting here […]

I’m Just A Kid

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162020
 

In response to my mention in yesterday’s blog that I have been called for jury duty in August, several people asked if I was to try to get out of it because of COVID-19. I don’t know that I can get out because of that, but since they are holding trials, apparently not. I tried […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102020
 

Note: I have shared these tips before online and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and […]

Play Stupid Games

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302020
 

My son Travis has a saying that I have appropriated from him more than once – Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Basically, it means that when people do stupid things they should not be surprised at the negative results. But, of course, we all know they are. Here are a couple of recent examples […]

Oct 252019
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. When we were fulltime RVers we had many adventures with Jan and her husband Greg from coast to coast. And they were very instrumental in making our Gypsy Journal rallies a success. Whatever needed doing, anything from collecting […]

Fire!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182019
 

As most of you know, Terry and I are night owls. We seldom get to bed before 1:30 or 2 AM, then we usually lay there and cuddle for a few minutes, maybe half an hour, before we kiss each other goodnight and go to sleep. That was our routine Tuesday night. It was about […]

Jun 222019
 

Today we are celebrating Terry’s birthday, and though she modestly says it’s just another day, it’s a very special day. Who knew that that little baby born in Newton, Kansas would grow up to become the most beautiful woman in the world? And not just beautiful, but also strong, caring, intelligent, talented in so many […]

Jun 112019
 

With winter behind us and the busy travel season here, I know a lot of RVers are starting to think about where they are going to go this summer. So today I thought I would talk a little bit about RV trip planning. There are many ways to plan your RV travels. Some people I […]

Living Two-Gether

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102019
 

Note: This is a blog post I dusted off and updated because it talks about something I hear often from new or want to be RVers. If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked us how we managed to live together in the relatively small confines of a motorhome, or heard somebody say, […]

Apr 262019
 

Nothing, Nada, Zilch. That’s exactly what I plan on doing this weekend. After weeks of running back and forth to doctors’ offices, emergency rooms and hospitals and such, I’m hoping for a do-nothing weekend. I brought our friend home from the hospital yesterday and he is doing well so far, and Beverly is going to […]

Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072019
 

Because we lost so much time running around to doctor appointments this last week, yesterday Miss Terry and Beverly spent most of yesterday proofing my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. With all of that done and the corrections made, I sent it off to my third and final proofreader. It won’t be long now, […]

Oct 132018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

Oct 122018
 

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but my beautiful, demure wife has a fetish. Well, to be honest with you, she has a bunch of fetishes. Okay, get your collective minds out of the gutter, that’s not what I mean. These are a different kind of fetish. People have asked what […]

Oct 052018
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my buddy Greg White happy birthday. Years ago Miss Terry read something that said more Americans were born on October 5th than any other day. I think that’s because they all just wanted to copycat Greg because he gets to hang out with me. But that […]

This Month’s Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. At one of your rallies in Ohio there […]

Jun 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. Nick, can you recommend somebody in southern California […]

May 202018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog post about my friend Jim Lewis and I installing a ceiling fan in our garage, a longtime reader from the Gypsy Journal and the blog, who attended several of our RV rallies, wanted me to tell about the time I was assaulted by a ceiling fan. Okay, but be forewarned. You […]

I Traded

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
May 082018
 

Anybody who knows me or has been reading the things I scribble every day for very long knows that for years my own personal rain cloud followed me around. Wherever Nick was, you can bet there was going to be bad weather. Seriously. Once we were holding one of our Gypsy Journal rallies in Yuma, […]

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 […]

There Is No Number

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172018
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from new and wannabe fulltime RVers is, how much does it cost to be a fulltimer? I can’t answer that question for them because there is no number that is accurate. No one-size-fits-all, plan your budget this way and you’ll be fine number. How much does it […]