Jul 112019
 

I love hearing from blog readers, and in an average week I will get well over 100 personal emails. Many of those emails have questions about RVing or other things I’ve written about, and I’m always happy to answer to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I try to refer […]

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 […]

We Made It To Tucson

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262015
 

Before I get started today, I want to wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you’re sharing the day with family back home or with friends in an RV park somewhere, I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and good food. We were up early yesterday morning, a habit that we really […]

Putting In Time

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

Now that the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is at the printers and the digital edition has been sent out to all of our subscribers, we’re just putting in time waiting for the printed issue to get shipped back to us. But that’s okay, sometimes it’s nice not to have anything on our schedule […]

Sep 302015
 

Getting packages delivered can sometimes be a hassle for fulltime RVers. Some campgrounds will allow you to have things sent to them and others will not. When that happens you have to have it sent General Delivery to the local post office, or else to a local company that accepts packages for travelers. Some of […]

Terry Was Impressed

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292015
 

We were up at 7:30 yesterday morning because we had an appointment to get our Winnebago’s two-piece windshield replaced. The shop is just off U.S. Highway 101 in Warrenton, about ten miles from the campground, and on the way there I pulled into the same weigh station we stopped at three weeks ago to weigh […]

Aug 302015
 

Yesterday I got an e-mail from somebody who is interested in purchasing a Thousand Trails membership but was confused by all of the options as to what parks a member can use, how long they can stay at a park, and if they can move from park to park or must stay out of the […]

One To Go!

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 312015
 

Except for walking over to the dumpster to throw some trash away, and then going out again to close our gray water valve so I can dump our black tank and rinse out the sewer hose today, I never left the motorhome all day yesterday. In fact, I seldom left my desk except for potty […]

Plugging Away At It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 242015
 

We always try to stay at home and off the crowded streets and highways on holiday weekends, which is what we have been doing. Except for a trip to the dumpster I didn’t leave the motorhome all day yesterday. I spent most of the time plugging away at the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, […]

The Last Hurrah

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302014
 

Labor Day weekend – the last hurrah for most weekend warriors and camping families for the year. Kids are back in school or headed there, and for us fulltimers things will start to quiet down. So even though it’s crazy here at Gettysburg Farm RV Resort, with kids everywhere and smoky campfires, that’s okay. It […]

Yes, More Yarn

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082014
 

Wednesday the water was out in the C loop here at the Hershey Thousand Trails because somebody ran over a water bib and broke it. When we woke up yesterday morning the power was out in the whole park and they had also shut off the water until the power came back on. So basically, […]

Frugal RVing

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242013
 

I figure that by now most of you are broke from all of your holiday shopping, so today I thought I’d share some ideas to help you save money, courtesy of my book The Frugal RVer and my seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies and shows. There are so many […]

Almost Done!

 Posted by at 2:32 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112013
 

We originally planned to leave Santa Fe RV Park here in Apache Junction today and to go back to Tucson to get settled in for more stuff at the V.A. hospital next week. But we decided to extend for two more nights to give me time to get the next issue of the paper finished. […]

We Like Quiet Days

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182013
 

As much as we like traveling in our motorhome and seeing new places, and our hobbies like kayaking, geocaching, and kite flying, there’s something to be said for just having a quiet day at home, too. And that’s what yesterday was. It was a damp, gray morning, with the clouds hanging low in the sky. […]

Aug 302013
 

When I saw the above on a sign in front of a business yesterday, I knew exactly how they feel. It’s been cold, windy and rainy for days now, as it has been for much of our summer, and we’re getting very tired of the gloom. Our original plan was to leave the Long Beach […]

Wormy Apples

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162013
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we needed to find out if we could move to Countryside RV Resort for two weeks or if we would have to go to Plan B, since our month here at Patio Gardens is up today. As it turns out, we’re staying with Plan A. I called Thousand Trails […]

Apr 152013
 

Today is my daughter Tiffany’s 31st birthday, and it seems like it was only yesterday that I was strapping her car seat into the back seat of my Lincoln Town Car to take her home from the hospital. Now she’s a grown woman with two little girls of her own. Where do the years go? […]

Feb 262013
 

There’s a reason fulltime RVers write their plans in Jello. Because we never know when anything from weather, to a mechanical breakdown, a health issue, or simply a whim will find us making last minute changes. Isn’t it a wonderful lifestyle having that kind of freedom? Sometimes the Jello stirring is major and sometimes it’s […]

How Can We Afford It?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212013
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that that just like swallows returning to Capistrano every year, fuel prices are going up right on schedule, I should have added that also right on schedule, people are starting to freak out and say this may be the year they have to hang up the keys. I heard […]

And I’m The Bad Guy?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132012
 

A few days ago I reported in a blog about Thousand Trails that several members had reported that their reservations have been shortened from three weeks to two with no notice from the company. These were on reservations that they had booked online and received confirmations on, some more than three months ago. That left […]