Holiday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I know that you and Terry taught for Life on Wheels for many […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262018
 

I think it’s about time to share some more questions from my readers and my answers back to them. Maybe you will learn something useful here today. Q. I sat in on one your seminars a few years ago and I remember you mentioning an RV club for people with handicaps. At the time, it […]

Mar 112017
 

No, I haven’t been a very bad boy who deserves punishment. Well, at least, no worse than normal. And no, Miss Terry and I have not been doing anything kinky involving whips and things like that. I’m talking about paddling our Sea Eagle kayaks. One of the things that sold us on our house is […]

Feb 282017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish Kay Peterson, one of the finest ladies I have ever had the honor of knowing, a very happy birthday. For those of you who don’t know Miss Kay, she and her late husband Joe founded the Escapees RV Club, which in my opinion (and that […]

Drenched in Yamaha Pee

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072017
 

Well, my buddy Greg White can no longer call my boat a hangar queen. I bought the Key Largo back in early December, but then between having a house guest for a couple of weeks, finishing up my new book, Big Lake Celebration, and getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal out, it’s been sitting […]

Aug 092016
 

I have a friend who is much younger than me, the father of two children, who went through a bad patch in his marriage a while back. It looked like things were over between him and his wife and he moved out for a while, at her request. Fortunately, they seem to be working things […]

Feb 202016
 

I’ve been working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and it’s coming together nicely. This is our first all digital edition, and I’ve spent a lot of time reformatting the layout to make it easier to read on laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones. The printed edition of the paper was 11 1/2 […]

We are Floridians!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 062016
 

For some time now we have been planning to change our legal domicile from South Dakota to Florida. There were several reasons for this, including the fact that if and when we ever hang up the keys, it will be here in Florida. Other factors in our decision-making were that it’s difficult for fulltime RVers […]

Blogging For Bucks

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012015
 

I hear from people all the time who have a blog and want to make money from it, or have companies send them free products. I always tell them that, first of all you have to have the reader numbers and the track record to attract those businesses, but also, if you’re willing to plug […]

Jan 302015
 

In an effort to rearrange our sleep schedules, Terry and I have been making it a point to get to bed earlier and wake up earlier, but we decided to turn off the alarm and yesterday morning. I was hoping to sleep until after 9, but a little before 8 a.m. the telephone rang. It […]

Fleas And Barking Rats

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132015
 

We enjoy wandering through flea markets looking at all of the trash and treasures on display, and one of the best ones is the huge Webster Flea Market, held every Monday in Webster, Florida. Rain was predicted for yesterday afternoon, so we were up a little after 7 a.m. hoping to beat the storm. There […]

Winding Down

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282014
 

The year is winding down and I still don’t know where the heck it went. It seems like it was just January a couple of weeks ago, and here we are with Christmas behind us and we’re closing in fast on New Years’ Eve. The same with our time here at the Orlando Thousand Trails […]

That’s 94!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152014
 

Much of the last week has been spent getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to go to press. I finished it yesterday afternoon and then Terry spent several hours proofing it before I uploaded it to our printer’s web server. It always feels good to get another issue behind us. This is […]

Break Out The Kayaks!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222014
 

I had heard that parts of Gettysburg Farm RV Resort were subject to flooding when they get a lot of rain, but since we are parked on a gravel site with a gravel road, I wasn’t too worried about it. We’ve had a few showers while we’ve been here, but nothing to get excited about. […]

The Madness Begins

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 242014
 

RVs are pulling into Elkhart Campground one after another as weekend warriors arrive to kick off the season. For the next three months or so every campground and RV park in the country will be full of campers, kids, barking dogs and smoky campfires. You gotta love summer, right? Hey, it’s all part of the […]

The Mighty Bungee

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 022014
 

Except for a Swiss Army knife, can you think of anything more versatile than the simple ball bungee? As RVers, what would we do without them? They’re like elastic duct tape and no recreational vehicle should be without a ready supply on hand. A Ball bungee is a short piece of rubber bungee cord looped […]

Feb 142014
 

We left Charles and Chris Yust’s lot in the Yuma Foothills about 11 a.m. yesterday, stopped for fuel and then headed north on U.S. Highway 95. It was a great day for an RV trip, about 85o with no wind and lots of blue sky overhead. There is a VFW post a little bit north […]

Nov 202013
 

Most of the folks from the dog show have left the Pima County Fairgrounds and it’s a lot quieter here. The last two mornings the only thing that woke me up was my own snoring. Miss Terry says she doesn’t know which is worse. But the dogs have been replaced by new critters. Last night […]

Never Forget

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112013
 

I don’t think any of us need reminding that today is the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. It was a defining day in our history and I think all of us can remember where we were and what we were doing when we realized what was happening. It’s important that […]

A Change Of Scenery

 Posted by at 3:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122013
 

We were up at 7 a.m. yesterday morning and ready to roll a little after 9 even though we planned a relatively short driving day. I hope this early morning stuff doesn’t become a habit, because I already have enough bad habits to deal with. The 53 miles of U.S, Highway 12 between Kamiah and […]