Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 082016
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in RV blog land! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 25 years since my own dear mother passed away and I miss her every day. Do your mom and yourself both a favor and be sure to spend […]

Aug 142012
 

We made our deadline easily yesterday, uploading the new issue of the Gypsy Journal to our printer’s web server about 4:30 PM. Then we waited for their prepress department to e-mail and let us know they had received it. That message came in about 6 PM, and we breathed a huge sigh of relief. They […]

Moving To Sturbridge

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302012
 

As so often seems to happen here in western Massachusetts, the rain that was forecast for yesterday never showed up. Just a heavy gray sky that hung low all day long. But that was okay, we had plenty of things to do here at home to keep us busy. I finished all of the corrections […]

Back On The Road

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052012
 

Well, it took longer than expected, and we made a very nice donation to the economy of Redlands, California before we got out of town, but we’re back on the road. The first thing yesterday morning the guys at Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center were hard at work on our Winnebago again, pushing to […]

Apr 092012
 

We must have been really tired Saturday night, because sometime Sunday morning Miss Terry got up and turned on the basement air conditioner because it was getting warm inside the motorhome, and then came back to bed. I was vaguely aware of it and snuggled up against her, and the next thing I knew she […]

Ohio Rally Early Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 082012
 

Even though it’s five months away, and that may seem like a long time, it really isn’t when it comes to planning an RV rally. I’ve been busy working on preliminary details for our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally in Celina, Ohio September 3–7. We are hoping to make this one of our best rallies ever. […]

Mar 042012
 

Today the madness starts. My blogs for the next few days may be shorter than usual, because we’ll be getting up early and working late. When all of the seminars are over for the day, the door prizes are passed out, and the buildings swept out and locked up for the night, we still have […]

Yuma Rally Update

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312012
 

Well, I was hoping to be able tell you that my new book, Big Lake Lynching, was available on Amazon’s Kindle bookstore today, but I ran into a formatting problem that I kept trying to resolve until past midnight before I finally gave up in frustration. I’ll tackle it again today, and hopefully be successful. […]

Ohio Rally Recap

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022011
 

Baby, it’s cold outside! Yesterday started with more wind and rain, and it never got over about 50 degrees. The rain and wind stopped sometime in the morning, but the cold never let up all day long. And the overnight low was just 33 degrees! I’m ready to head south right now! Terry and I […]

Day One Of The Rally

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272011
 

Yesterday was the first day of our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally, and, repeating the same pattern, it rained steadily all of Sunday night and most of yesterday morning. By the time the rain finally stopped falling, we had received two inches, on top of all of the rain we got in the days before. Mike […]

Aug 032011
 

Heavy thunderstorms were predicted for Grand Traverse County yesterday, and about 7:30 a.m. it rained really hard for about 15 minutes, and then it stopped. It was strange, because there was no light rain or wind as a prelude; it just suddenly started to pound on the roof of our motorhome, and just as suddenly […]

Jun 272011
 

No two RVers are the same. Some of us are fulltimers, some are snowbirds,and some are weekend warriors. Some of us like the wide open spaces, while others prefer state parks, or RV resorts with full amenities. But no matter how we travel in our RVs, or where we go with them, we all have […]

Saying Goodbye To Yuma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152011
 

As promised, the road service fellow that Coach-Net sent out Sunday night called at 7:30 yesterday morning to tell me that he had located a replacement tire for our motorhome, and that he would be there within a half hour. He arrived promptly at 8, and mounted the new tire and the outside dual on […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312011
 

We spent yesterday playing catch up, trying to put a lot of paperwork and household chores that had accumulated during our trip from Florida to Arizona behind us. It always seems like there’s a pile of laundry to be done, a stack of orders to log in and fill, and a backlog of e-mails to […]

Aug 302010
 

Please be careful where you walk, because my butt’s dragging and I don’t want you to step on it! And our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally doesn’t even officially start until today! Yesterday was the early vendor set-up day, and my friend Mike Loscher and myself were over in the big building a little after 9 […]

A Vicious Cycle

 Posted by at 5:12 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052010
 

The problem with getting up early in the morning is that, like any bad habit, if you do it too often, you find yourself caught up in the action without even realizing it, or giving it a second thought. When that happens, only strong intervention and a lot of willpower can break the vicious cycle.  […]

May 272010
 

Rick Lang from Recreational Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF) called me yesterday morning to tell me that he and Joyce plan to be on hand at Elkhart Campground on August 29th to greet anybody arriving early for our Gypsy Gathering Rally so they can weigh their RVs if they want it done. If you have […]

Feb 072010
 

We are fast running out of time here in Apache Junction, and we still have a lot to get done before we head to Yuma for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in March. We still need to replace the tires on or motorhome, replace the house batteries, I’m working on the new issue of the […]

Sep 192009
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, Michele Henry from Phoenix Commercial Paint peeled the faded, chipped up graphic stripe off of our Winnebago motorhome and repainted it in the original color. After getting the old stripe off, Michele and her crew moved the RV into their paint booth and masked off the area to be […]

Sep 072009
 

Our Second Annual Eastern Gypsy Gathering is getting closer every day. As of now we have over 100 RVs registered, and every day more registrations are coming in. Things are happening fast, and I have lots of rally news to share with you. At last year’s rally, husband and wife team Melissa and Larry Beahm […]