Dec 192018
 

More than once I have heard someone say that the reason rich people have so much money is because they’re so cheap that they never want to spend it. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I will say that some of the most “frugal” people I have known were also people who […]

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 […]

The End Of An Era

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302017
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you about last week’s fast trip to Texas to drop off our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage at PPL Motorhomes in Houston. I ended that blog by saying we were spending the night at Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont. It was a nice campground, made even nicer by the fact that they have […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302017
 

I finished laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late yesterday and printed it out for Terry to proof. She’ll do that this morning, then I’ll make any final corrections, upload it to our web server, and then send it out to our subscribers. So sometime this evening you should be getting the link. […]

There Are Benefits

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032016
 

Let’s be honest, when it comes to friends, I’m pretty high maintenance. Especially if you know anything about maintaining anything mechanical. Just ask my buddy Greg White. Years ago his wife Jan mentioned that he could fix just about anything, and 24 hours later I had him standing in a pool of cold water on […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052015
 

Today is my buddy Greg White’s 67th birthday, if my high school math still works. But that’s only a number. In reality Greg is just 30, plus shipping and handling. Okay, a LOT of shipping and handling! I tease Greg all the time but that’s only because he’s the guy comedian Jeff Foxworthy is talking […]

Life Had Other Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162015
 

Yesterday was a cold, dreary day here on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, and I had hoped to spend it writing while Terry was weaving. But life had other plans for us. Monday evening Terry washed the dinner dishes with no problem, but at bedtime we could not get more than a trickle of water from […]

One Problem Fixed

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232015
 

I mentioned the other day that we had a water leak that we could not find and that it was getting worse. A couple of blog readers recommended Morry Bernard, who runs West Coast Mobile RV Service & Repair here in Florence and is also in our RV Good Guys guide, so I knew he […]

Drip, Drip, Drip

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192015
 

For the last few weeks we’ve had a persistent water leak dripping out of the bay where our water pump and expansion tank are, and try as we might, we can’t figure out where it’s coming from. At first I thought it was the water pump, but that’s not the problem. Then I thought the […]

Water Aerobics

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 282015
 

No, I wasn’t in a swimming pool working out yesterday. I try to never subject my fellow human beings to the sight of my whale-like body in anything less than long pants and a shirt. It just doesn’t seem nice to do that to folks who may want to use their eyes to see again. […]

Guy Rules

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052015
 

Okay, fellows, this is for your eyes only. If your beautiful bride spots this we’re both in big trouble. These helpful hints are guaranteed to make things easier as you travel down the highway of life with the girl of your dreams. Strict adherence to these “guy rules” can add years of enjoyment to your […]

I Fixed It!!!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182014
 

I had hoped to get some work done on my book yesterday but it seemed like the rest of the world didn’t want that to happen. To be honest, it started off slow because I didn’t sleep well the night before and got up even later than usual for me. I had a huge backlog […]

Jan 112014
 

We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I have reached the point where we prefer the comforts of a full hookup RV park, we are no strangers to dry camping. In fact, we probably have a lot more experience at it than most folks we know. There was a […]

Happy Birthday Greg!

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052013
 

Today is my buddy Greg White’s  65th birthday, which makes him really, really old! But that’s okay buddy, I’m not that far behind you. Just two charming old farts, right? Although his pretty wife Jan and Miss Terry might disagree with that statement since when the two of us get together, we seem to regress […]

Oct 042011
 

The other day, Phil May from TechnoRV sent me copy of his book From High-Tech To High Plains, in which he tells the story of how he and his wife Tracey left their high pressure lives and careers and became fulltime RVers, homeschooling their two children on the road, and operating a mobile business selling […]

Aug 052011
 

I get a lot of e-mails from blog readers and Gypsy Journal subscribers.  Some of those e-mails tell me about new places we should visit, or share our readers’ experiences at places they visited after reading our stories about them. Others offer suggestions about ways I can improve the blogs, or things we can do […]

Apr 072011
 

Sometimes I wonder how some people ever get to the point in life where they can afford an RV and become fulltime RVers, or even weekend campers, because they are just so…. well, there’s no other way to say it….so dumb! One of the good things about my job is that I get a lot […]

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 […]

Sawing Logs

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122011
 

By the time you read this, we will be sawing logs. For the last week, we’ve been getting up way too early and getting very little sleep. So we have a lot of ZZZZs to catch up on. Tom and Barbara Westerfield’s motorhome is parked in front of our Winnebago, and Greg and Jan White […]

Feb 062011
 

I ate so much yesterday that I may not go near a refrigerator for at least a week! Well, okay, but at least not for another hour or two! Miss Terry was up early, making cookies and carrot cake to take to her sister Lisa’s house for a family dinner to celebrate her parents’ birthdays. […]