Feb 252018
 

I would venture to say that at least half of all fulltime and seasonal RVers we know travel with at least one pet, and sometimes more. And most of those pets are dogs and cats, though we have seen people with other pets that are a little more exotic. These have included somebody who traveled […]

Yes, I Really Do

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072017
 

Once in a while people ask me if I really do get all of the e-mails I occasionally share with blog readers because it’s hard to believe people could be that: A. Dumb, B. Naive, C. Clueless, or D. All of the above. But something I learned early on in my career publishing small town […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought a […]

Running In The Rain

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we weren’t sure if we would leave Saturday or Sunday to begin our trip south, depending on the weather. There were a couple of systems coming through the region that were going to bring some rain, but none of them looked to be very large. It started raining hard […]

Bang, Boom, Bang!

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032016
 

That’s the soundtrack here in northern Indiana this weekend. Elkhart is the home of the recreational vehicle industry, and while I don’t know how all of that business is doing, I’m pretty sure the people selling fireworks are making a killing. I was out by the dog run here at Elkhart Campground and somebody was […]

May 212016
 

Yesterday was another rainy day but we didn’t mind because we didn’t have plans to do anything anyway. I was busy writing and got another 5,200 words done in my new book. I’m just a few words shy of 56,000 total and I’m hoping to wrap this one up and have it ready to go […]

Almost Finished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142015
 

The new issue of the Gypsy Journal is almost finished. I’ll print it out today for Terry to proof and get it uploaded to our printer’s web server. It always feels good to get another issue behind us. I have a question for those of you who subscribe to the paper. Do you prefer fewer […]

Goodbye Las Vegas

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092015
 

Yesterday was our last day in Las Vegas, and I can’t say we’re sad to be leaving, if for no other reason than to get out of the heat. And the traffic. And the noise. And the… well, you get it. We ran a few errands yesterday morning, then decided to treat ourselves to a […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 302015
 

I’ve been working hard on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I’m still at it, but getting closer to wrapping it up every day. When I knocked off to write the blog at 10 last night I had eight pages to go. Since the temperature is supposed to be in the triple digits […]

Family Time

 Posted by at 1:51 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232015
 

Yesterday was a family day. Which means, of course, that it was a very good day. How could it not be? I was surrounded by beautiful women, had a great dinner, and there was cake for dessert! We started the day fighting with the terribly slow Verizon internet signal, which seems to get worse every […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

Oct 092014
 

We thought about staying at North River Campground near Shawboro, North Carolina longer because we really liked the campground and I would have liked to have toured the Museum of the Albemarle in nearby Elizabeth City. But they are having their annual seafood festival this week and we didn’t have advance reservations, so it was […]

Jul 302014
 

We left the campground with Greg and Jan a little after 10 a.m. yesterday on a mission. We were going to meet some new friends for lunch in the nearby town of Lebanon. We got to town a few minutes early and used the time to cruise the main street, which was lined with interesting […]

Jul 272014
 

They say when in Rome, do as the Romans do, and I guess it works that way in small towns too. So yesterday we joined half of Wilmington and went to the Caesar Creek Flea Market, which is only a couple of miles away from the Thousand Trails campground. The venue bills itself as Ohio’s […]

Did You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 262014
 

I know I sure missed all of you over the last couple of days. It’s good to be back, and hopefully we’re here to stay. I’m keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed just in case. The problem started Monday night when I tried to post Tuesday’s blog. It would not load up no matter […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142014
 

Congratulations to Norma Heck, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 136 entries this time around. Stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon. Today starts our second week of our two week stay here at the Indian Lakes […]

Doing Our Things

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122014
 

As I’ve said many times, Terry and I are best friends and we’re never happier than when we’re together. It doesn’t matter if we are out exploring someplace new, wandering through a small town museum, browsing the vendors at a flea market, or at home relaxing and doing our own thing, whatever that happens to […]

A Good Day

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022014
 

Yesterday was a good day for a lot of reasons, the first being that we didn’t have anything to do, so we could sleep in. That’s always a treat for us, since we usually work late and seldom get to bed before 2 a.m. We rolled out of bed about 10 a.m. and after checking […]

Duck Dynasty

 Posted by at 3:54 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172013
 

Yesterday was a long day that started out with a real scare, but it all worked out and when all was said and done, it was all worth it. We were up by 7:30, and after the usual rounds of answering e-mails and deleting junk mail and forwards we hit the road, pulling out of […]

Kite Flying Weather

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092013
 

It’s been very windy here at the Thousand Trails campground in Cottonwood, Arizona, with more wind predicted today. Which makes it perfect kite flying weather. But alas, the only thing I’ve been flying is my keyboard. The good news is I’m making steady progress on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and I’m on […]