Feb 192020
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? If you did, please let me have it. Because that darned thing whooped my butt! Sometime early Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat, which seemed to get worse. I still wasn’t feeling great when we left Mesa early Monday afternoon […]

Feb 082019
 

Okay, Arizona. Enough of this nonsense! It was 31o here in Apache Junction overnight Wednesday night and about 40o at 9 a.m. And it was cold all day long. I highly disapprove! Meanwhile, when I talked to my son last night, he was bragging that it was in the low 80s at his place in […]

Jun 162016
 

I was back at it again yesterday, working hard to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal done. I thought I was doing pretty good when I noticed that I was at page 28 already of the 44 page paper. But then I had one of those rut-roh moments, followed quickly by frustration. Usually […]

Mountain Driving

 Posted by at 2:48 am  Nick's Blog
May 152013
 

Driving a motorhome in the mountains of the western United States is not for the faint of heart, but if you take your time and use common sense, the ride is safe and the view is fantastic. We left Voyager RV Resort in Tucson yesterday morning, made a quick stop for fuel, and were rolling […]

Last Day In Show Low

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262011
 

Our mail came yesterday, and today will be our last day in Show Low. We have a few loose ends to wrap up today, like sending out the orders that came in yesterday’s mail, making a bank deposit, giving the motorhome a pre-trip inspection, and packing a few things away. We’re really in flux right […]

Jun 202010
 

As I reported in yesterday’s blog, firefighters were hoping the wind would hold off and not make battling the Eagle Rock forest fire that is burning northeast of Williams, Arizona any more difficult. But Friday evening, the wind began blowing and it still hasn’t stopped. Yesterday the winds were steady at 35 mph, with gusts […]

May 252010
 

As fulltime RVers, we get to see all kinds of wonderful things and all over the country, and we visit places most people can only dream of. But not every day is about playing tourist. Some days we just keep busy with life in general. Yesterday was such a busy day for us, even though […]

Just Goofing Off

 Posted by at 8:00 am  Nick's Blog
May 222010
 

I spent yesterday just goofing off. I had to send a fax to an insurance company, so I went to our bank, only to learn that this is a service that they no longer offer to customers. In a small town, with  no office supply stores, it took a couple of misses before I found […]

Apr 282010
 

After the whirlwind activity of getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, printed, and mailed, it was nice to have a day when we didn’t have to do anything. Yesterday we slept in, and when we got up, Miss Terry made a delicious brunch of crepes. Yummy! We spent some time checking e-mail […]

Apr 212010
 

Yesterday was the calm before the storm in a couple of ways. After a harried week of putting the new issue of the paper together and getting it over to the printer in Flagstaff, we had a day to do absolutely nothing. And that’s just about all we did! Miss Terry is still dealing with […]

Two Guns

 Posted by at 7:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202010
 

On our way back to Show Low after dropping the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off at the printer in Flagstaff yesterday, we took a break to explore the ruins of Two Guns, which was once a Route 66 icon. There isn’t much left these days except stone ruins, but you can just feel […]

Highway Giggles

 Posted by at 7:11 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092010
 

Our old hometown of Show Low, here in Arizona’s White Mountains, was first settled by Mormon pioneers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) still has a strong influence on the community. However, not everybody here is a member of the church, and I guess the owner of this Jeep wanted to […]

May 212009
 

Everywhere we go in this great land of ours we find interesting places to visit and stories to share with our readers. We spent yesterday playing tourist here in west central Missouri, covering everything from Civil War history to a one of a kind canine. Fifteen miles north of Higginsville is the historic Missouri River […]

May 132009
 

I have to admit that I am very pleasantly surprised at the reaction to our new Digital Edition of the Gypsy Journal. In the first 24 hours after I wrote in yesterday’s blog that subscriptions were available, we received 30 orders. I can see my pal Chris Guld over at Geeks on Tour just simpering […]

Apr 042009
 

I sure am glad we made the drive across Interstate 40 on Thursday, instead of waiting until yesterday! The storm that was headed for Arizona hit hard, and for several hours yesterday the interstate was closed between Flagstaff and Winslow due to high winds. The news reports showed long lines of eighteen wheelers, cars, and […]

Bad News Sells

 Posted by at 7:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022009
 

Well, did your computer crash from the Conficker worm April Fool’s virus yesterday? Obviously not, because you’re reading this. But dire predictions filled the news for the last few days of March about how bad it was going to mess up our computers. It makes me wonder how real the threat was, and how inflated […]

Mar 312009
 

Arizona is an amazingly diverse state. Those unfamiliar with the Grand Canyon state might think that is it all cactus and sand, and there is certainly no shortage of desert here, but there are also towering mountains that are covered with dense forests, and snow capped much of the year. This explains Arizona’s climate, where […]