Just Throw Money At It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112015
 

I used to have a friend that said he didn’t have a problem in the world that wouldn’t go away if he just threw enough money at it. Back then I didn’t really understand what he meant, but after yesterday I do. After a rainy night at the fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada, we drove west […]

Mission, Here We Come!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 082015
 

Yesterday was a beautiful day here at the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas. Blue sky, a light breeze, and about 70 degrees. It would have been a good day for kite flying, but I was focused on getting as much done as possible on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal because […]

I Did It!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102015
 

It’s done! I got up early and cranked out over 4,500 words yesterday and finished Big Lake Burning, the sixth book in the series. Now I’ll give it a read through and then print it out for Terry to proof and edit. It always feels good to get a new book done, and once I […]

Can You Say Yuck?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022015
 

There’s nothing like opening your curtains on the very first day of the year and seeing the guy in the RV site across from you washing his sewer hose out by sticking it under the water bib where the next RVer will be hooking up their fresh water hose. Yuck! Who doesn’t understand that if […]

Free Entertainment

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232014
 

If you’re looking for a cheap way to have a laugh or two, you never have to leave the RV park. All you have to do is walk around and watch folks trying to back into an RV site. It’s some of the best free entertainment you can find anywhere. Seriously, I’ve seen people make […]

Dec 112014
 

I’m not sure how it happens, but it does. We can arrive at a campground and Miss Terry can back me into our RV site on the first try and it goes smooth as silk… if nobody is there to see it. But let there be half a dozen people standing around watching, and it […]

Oct 202014
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and then Terry spent several hours giving it a final proofing before I uploaded it to the printer’s web server last night. We have a few days to relax before it gets shipped back to us, so is it time to play yet? I […]

Oct 182014
 

We were pretty worn out from waking up early and our nearly 400 mile trip Thursday, so we slept soundly our first night here at Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort. I’d have liked to have slept in a little bit yesterday morning, but was awakened to the sound of a maintenance guy trimming the brush […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142014
 

Congratulations to Norma Heck, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 136 entries this time around. Stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon. Today starts our second week of our two week stay here at the Indian Lakes […]

Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102014
 

As I wrote in Tuesday’s blog, we’re parked in the same site here at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails as where we were two years ago, but in that time the trees across from us have apparently gotten taller because I couldn’t get much of a signal on my rooftop satellite TV dish. We usually […]

Two Lanes To Tucson

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142013
 

For some reason that we have never been able to figure out, but that many other RVers say happens to them as well, we seldom sleep well the night before we travel. Even if it’s a relatively short trip like our 122 mile drive from Apache Junction to Tucson yesterday. We turned in earlier than […]

A Play Day

 Posted by at 3:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132013
 

After I talked to our printer back in Allegan, Michigan yesterday and confirmed that they had received the files for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and things looked good, Terry and I decided we deserved a play day. We left the campground about noon and drove a few miles north to the tiny […]

Aug 022013
 

Our RV site is close enough to the beach that we can hear the sound of the surf. Well, we could if it was warm enough to have the windows or the door open. But it’s not. It’s been chilly and the sky has been gloomy since we arrived, and the forecast for the next […]

Dead To The World

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112013
 

After our unplanned marathon driving session Tuesday, Terry and I were exhausted and as soon as I got yesterday’s blog posted (which took forever on our terrible internet connection here) we went to bed. The minute our heads hit the pillow we were dead to the world, and we stayed that way until the jerks […]

On To Billings

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092013
 

After a quick run to the post office in Gillette yesterday we returned to the Cam-Plex, hooked our Ford Explorer to our Blue Ox tow bar and made ready to get out of Dodge… err Gillette. But first we had to have the requisite goodbye hugs from Greg and Jan, who were also hitting the […]

Jun 262013
 

We had planned to leave the Westminster Elks lodge today and start the 350 mile trip to Gillette, Wyoming for Escapade. But then we asked ourselves if we would be better off to hang out here another day and get some of our camp guides printed out, and then leave Thursday instead. However, even though […]

Apr 262013
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is that we have been blessed with so many wonderful friends. And many times those friendships are stronger than the ones we had with people in our old hometown before we hit the road. If you’re a fulltimer and have a problem or medical issue, don’t […]

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, […]

Trains & RVs

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092013
 

After our long travel day Thursday we slept like babies. I don’t think either of us even heard the trains that rolled past nearby during the night. But as RVers, we are so accustomed to railroad noise that we just accept it as part of life. I don’t know who passed the Federal law that […]

Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302013
 

I’ve had three e-mails in the last two days from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living in a campground is much like living […]