A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032020
 

Note: This is from a blog I wrote back in 2016, but it is in response to a question I have received many times since then, including just this week. I get a lot of e-mails from RVers and wannabe RVers. Most of the time they are nice folks with legitimate questions and I try […]

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 […]

Jun 082019
 

Most RVers are really nice people, but they don’t make you take a personality test before they let you buy one of these things, and like every aspect of life, there are a few snobs out there, as well as clods and outright idiots. I’m rather well known in the RV world because of the […]

Mar 062019
 

Welcome to Florida, where you can experience spring, summer, fall, and winter all in the same week. Sometimes even in the same day! The temperatures have been in the mid to upper 80s for quite a while now, which is too warm for this time of year. Then they suddenly took a nosedive, and we […]

Oops, I Goofed!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072017
 

In yesterday’s blog, when I talked about RV fire extinguishers I recommend my friend Mac McCoy, the world’s acknowledged RV fire safety expert, and included a link to his website. As it turns out, I goofed. When Mac and I talked a few weeks ago, he told me that he was planning to pull the […]

10 More RV Tips

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022017
 

Since a lot of you seemed to appreciate them, here are ten more RV tips we picked up in our years as fulltimers that will hopefully make your RV travels a bit easier and less stressful. Know your rig’s height. Not just what it says on the sales brochure or the data sheet, get up […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
May 192017
 

Now that we are getting closer to the end of the month and to the start of our summer travels, we have a lot going on. We don’t have an exact departure date yet because I have an appointment with my new doctor at the VA Medical Clinic in Daytona Beach on May 31st. Assuming […]

Apr 192017
 

With winter behind us and the busy travel season fast approaching, 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 […]

Apr 052017
 

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after […]

Timing Is Everything

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022017
 

They say that timing is everything, and I think there’s a lot of truth to that. Did you ever stop to think about how things happen, or don’t happen, just because the timing is or isn’t right? What if you had left the house five minutes earlier? Would you have been in the middle of […]

Not Just By E-mail

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish Terry’s mother happy birthday. I’m not sure my mother-in-law always knows how to take me, but she has let her daughter hang out with me for the last 19 years so I guess I must be doing something right. Happy birthday, Bess! We love you. […]

Cape Cod Canal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Recognizing that a waterway across the seven mile wide isthmus of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, would be a great trade boon between the Plimoth Colony, local Indian villages, and the Dutch merchants sailing from New York, […]

Show Off

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122017
 

When we called Lowe’s last week to report that the oven light in Terry’s new Samsung stove had gone out the second time she used it, they said they would send a repairman out on Friday. But Thursday afternoon he called to say that there was a scheduling conflict and he wouldn’t be here until […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032017
 

I wish I had something exciting to tell you about in today’s blog – a road trip, a fishing excursion in our boat, dipping shrimp from our dock, or that I won the lottery. But alas, I would be lying. The last couple days have been pretty much the same thing. I have been getting […]

Dec 032016
 

After I mentioned camping opportunities at Elks and Moose lodges and VFW posts in yesterday’s blog, More Snowbird Options, I got quite a few emails from people asking more about joining the Elks and Moose, as well as the VFW. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote a while back about Camping […]

I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 292016
 

I said in yesterday’s blog that I planned on being lazy on Sunday, and that I wanted to get some writing done, but that was about it. As it turned out, I accomplished nothing. Nothing at all. Since we had been up earlier than what is usual for us just about every day last week, […]

Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262016
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is the many wonderful friends we have made over the years as we have roamed America’s highways and back roads. And reconnecting with them is always a lot of fun. Yesterday afternoon we got to do just that when we met our friends Stu and Donna […]

That’s A New One!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172015
 

We’ve seen a lot of subscribers come and go in our sixteen years of publishing the Gypsy Journal, and we’ve seen a lot of fulltimers hit the road and later hang up the keys. Some try it for a few months and decide it’s not for them, others travel for a few years and settle […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152015
 

The shipment of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal got to the freight dock in Astoria either Monday or Tuesday, but we never received a call, so I called yesterday to see where it was. After tracking it down on her computer, the woman at the shipping company’s office in Portland said it was […]