Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, went live on Tuesday, and since then most of my time has been occupied on working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And I’m making some headway. When I knocked off last night about 8 PM, I had 15 pages done out of a total of 44. […]

Get Out Of Dodge

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262017
 

Watching news coverage of the devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey is personal to us. Before we settled on Florida, we looked long and hard at the area around Rockport and Aransas Pass, which was in the predicted direct path of the hurricane’s landfall. They are charming little towns with lots of […]

Aug 242017
 

If you are hanging out on the Texas Gulf Coast right now you should probably either hit the road or batten down the hatches because you’re gonna get wet! The weatherman here in Florida says tropical depression Harvey is headed toward the Texas coast and very likely will increase in strength before it gets there […]

Sunset At Lido Beach

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062016
 

Terry and I love being on beaches, whether they be on the wild Pacific Northwest coast, along the Texas Gulf Coast, or here in Florida. So when our friends John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream asked us if we wanted to go to Lido Beach in Sarasota to watch the sunset yesterday, […]

Dec 262015
 

When we tell people that we are fulltime RVers, one question they frequently ask us is what is our favorite place in the country. That’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite. We have so many “favorites” that I could never choose just one. One winter Terry and I made our first visit […]

Exit Strategies

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182014
 

Note: This is an update on a blog about hanging up the keys that first ran in the blog in November, 2010. The time comes for all fulltimers when illness, advancing age, changing interests, family needs, or some other reason causes us to make the decision to hang up the keys. Some fulltime RVers enter […]

428 Long Miles

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162013
 

Thanks to everybody who made blog comments, sent e-mails, and posted on Facebook about Terry’s dad. His Valley Fever tests came back negative, and he is having a needle biopsy on the nodule in his lung early Tuesday morning. We plan to be there for that. He’s strong and has been in overall good health, […]

Beaches And Books

 Posted by at 1:31 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012012
 

Sometimes when I’m trying to figure out a problem and get stuck, I find that if I step away from it for a while I come back with a whole new perspective, or the answer may even come to me when I’m doing something else entirely. So it was with the formatting problem I was […]

Jan 302012
 

It was hard to say goodbye to Greg and Jan White yesterday but we had places to go and people to see, so it was time to hit the road. The good news is, it will only be a month or so before we join up with them again at our Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally […]

Magic Carpet Ride

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112011
 

My father was a voracious reader and a great storyteller, and from as far back as I can remember, he would tell us stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn rafting down the Mighty Mississippi, John Henry beating the steam drill and dying with his hammer in his hand, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and magic […]

Nov 192010
 

Well, it took a while, some trial and error, and my blood pressure was in the stratosphere for a couple of days, but it was worth it. Well, it was worth it to me. Miss Terry had to live with the grouchy bear I become when I get too stressed out from dealing with thieves […]

Nov 182010
 

I have had a very frustrating couple of days, and if I had any hair left, I’d probably be pulling it out about now. Our Ford van has 163,000 miles on the odometer, not counting many thousands more being towed behind our motorhome, and behind our bus conversion before that. It’s reached the point where […]

Nov 172010
 

The time comes for all fulltimers when illness, advancing age, changing interests, family needs, or some other reason causes us to make the decision to hang up the keys. Some fulltime RVers enter the lifestyle knowing that they will only be traveling for a certain amount of time before they settle down, while others hope […]

Apr 132010
 

As I reported in a previous blog entry Caught In A Dust Storm, on Monday of last week we drove from Williams, Arizona to Juniper Ridge RV Resort  in Show Low, Arizona. On Interstate 40, between Meteor Crater and Winslow, we ran into the worst dust storm I had ever been in. Soon after we […]

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 […]

Oct 032009
 

Our Gypsy Gathering rally ended yesterday, and in spite of morning rain and afternoon wind, RVs departed the Mercer County Fairgrounds here in Celina, Ohio headed in every direction. The greatest majority of them are headed south. That’s right, it’s time for the annual snowbird migration. Over the next few weeks, every highway in the […]

Sep 032009
 

It’s okay if you find yourself humming the tune to Maria’s song from The Sound of Music, given today’s blog title. But I thought I’d share some of my favorite things in the RV lifestyle, from my favorite truckstop to my favorite campground, to name just a few, and why they rate so high with […]

Sep 012009
 

We took a break from moving yesterday to get caught up on other chores.  We had several orders to fill and get mailed out, so that was the first order of business. Last year we signed up with Stamps.com to be able to print our own postage online, and we have found that the small […]

Jul 272009
 

I met a man at Elkhart Campground a few years ago who told me he was unhappy in the RV lifestyle because he was bored. I suggested several things he might do to keep himself busy, and he pooh poohed every one of them; visit the RV Museum? No thanks, he wasn’t interested in looking […]