Day Trip to Daytona

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032018
 

Except for a brief outing for dinner on Sunday, we haven’t been away from the house very much, if at all, in a week or so. Which meant my appointment with the VA medical center yesterday gave us an excuse to spend the day in Daytona Beach. There are two basic routes to get to […]

Travel Alert

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312017
 

If you’re going to be heading north, try to avoid Atlanta, Georgia if at all possible. The news last night said that a fire caused a portion of Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta and that traffic is going to face delays for a long time. Getting around or through Atlanta is a challenge under […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282017
 

Potpourri Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. Just a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’ll share, because I really don’t have anything else […]

If I Had It To Do Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072016
 

How many times have you heard someone say, “If I had it to do over, I sure would do things differently.” Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but we make our choices and live with them. If they turn out not to be the best choices, hopefully we learn from them. My father used to always […]

Sunday = Fun Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 162016
 

Have I mentioned lately how nice and laid-back life is now that we’re not chasing the RV rally scene as vendors, teaching at Life on Wheels, holding our own rallies, and mailing out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal? There was a time when we put an average of 15,000 or more miles per […]

Gary The Gator Guy

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252016
 

 We’ve been in a lot of campgrounds that have different kinds of entertainment over the years, including everything from bingo, to jam sessions, to movie nights. But my buddy Gary Greene, the manager of the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, goes the extra mile and provides alligator wrestling! After a day out exploring with our friends Charles […]

Close, But No Cigar

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052016
 

As I’ve said here previously, we are looking for a place to buy to use as a winter nesting spot, and maybe a fulltime home if and when we ever have to hang up the keys due to health issues or something like that. We have certain criteria that we will not compromise on, and […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Mar 092015
 

Yesterday was our first vending day at the Escapade rally, and though it was a short day, we were very busy. From the moment the Market area opened it seemed like every vendor had people standing at their booths, and many had a crowd. All day long we had friends stopping by to say hello, […]

Mar 082015
 

Yesterday was vendor set up day for the Escapade so we were up early (for us). Many of the vendors sell lots of different products and have elaborate booths but we’re pretty simple by comparison. A few books, a few bundles of sample issues of the Gypsy Journal, our sign, and we’re good to go. […]

Oct 092014
 

We thought about staying at North River Campground near Shawboro, North Carolina longer because we really liked the campground and I would have liked to have toured the Museum of the Albemarle in nearby Elizabeth City. But they are having their annual seafood festival this week and we didn’t have advance reservations, so it was […]

RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292014
 

I’ve been working hard to finish my new Big Lake book, so instead of boring you with the details of that, today I thought I’d share some RV goodies that we find useful and add to our comfort and safety level. Strike-Hold: We discovered this amazing product on Ken and Marilyn Murphy’s vendor table at […]

Last Vending Day

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 152014
 

If you don’t like the weather in northern Indiana this time of year, just wait a day or two and it will change. Usually for the worse. Last week it was in the 80s for a couple of days and then it got cold and rainy again. The high yesterday was 53o and it rained […]

They Both Lied

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 132014
 

Yesterday was the first day of the Escapees 54th Escapade rally here at the fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana and it was a busy day. We were up by 7 a.m. and in our vendor booth before 9, ready to do business as the crowds started flocking in. And flock they did. There were very few […]

Let The Fun Begin!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 122014
 

Congratulations to Corkey Bergamo, winner of an audiobook of Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost in this this week’s Gypsy Journal drawing. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. We were up early yesterday morning and getting ready for our trip to Escapade. After a quick look at e-mail I dumped the holding […]

Apr 242014
 

We’ve had a wonderful time here at my daughter Tiffany’s place but it’s time to say goodbye. The road is calling and we must answer. I’ve always said that the hardest part of the fulltime RV lifestyle is saying goodbye to the people we love. But the greatest part is that we get to come […]

Apr 012014
 

After spending so much of our time at the hospital and then hospice lately, yesterday we finally had a chance to slow down a little bit and start getting back to normal. Or at least what is normal for us. We slept in a little bit, then spent most of the day catching up on […]

Mobile Garages

 Posted by at 2:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292014
 

There was a thread on one of the Facebook RV pages yesterday asking what fulltimers carry in their tow cars or the back of the trucks they pull their trailers with. Some of the responses were interesting, ranging from absolutely nothing to everything but the kitchen sink. Most fulltimers we know who drive motorhomes use […]

Last Day Of Escapade

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042013
 

Happy Birthday America! Isn’t it wonderful to live free in the greatest country the world has ever known? I don’t know about you, but as the old Lee Greenwood song proclaims, I truly am proud to be an American. Today is the last day of the Escapees RV Club Escapade rally, and following a catered […]

Sorry Daryl

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022013
 

I wanted to announce that I just signed a multi-movie contract with MGM yesterday to turn my first Big Lake mystery novel into a feature film starring Tom Cruise as Sheriff Jim Weber and Scarlett Johansson as his love interest, deputy Robyn Fuchette. The mid-six figure deal is going to require a lot of our […]