Dec 122018
 

It’s still cold here in Florida, and cold is not my friend. It makes my joints ache and before you know it I’m launching into a snivel. Nobody wants to hear that. As fulltime RVers, we tried to avoid cold-weather whenever possible. But sometimes we got stuck someplace and had to deal with. I never […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102016
 

We have really enjoyed our week here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli. We’ve got his hydroponic garden set up, the seeds have been planted, and it’s ready to go. We have shared a lot of love and laughter in the past few days, and it’s been fun. But now […]

My Work Here Is Done

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272016
 

Well, not really, but at least my work laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is done. I finished at about 11:30 last night and printed it out for Miss Terry to proof today. We’ve got some great stories in this issue, including a feature on the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, California; […]

Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042016
 

Will the wind and cold ever end? This is Arizona, darn it, not Minnesota! The wind has been rocking our motorhome so much you would think a couple of 20-somethings on their honeymoon were inside, not a couple of old farts like us. And that only adds to the cold. How cold is it? It […]

They Lied

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242014
 

Congratulations Gail Faries, winner of our contest for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. We had 162 entries in last week’s contest. Stay tuned, a new drawing starts soon. I told you in yesterday’s blog that the weather forecasters were calling for thunderstorms starting yesterday and […]

Sorry To Disappoint

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132014
 

It seems like I’ve been spending a lot of time telling people no lately, and as much as I try to be accommodating to others whenever I can, I know that I’ve disappointed some folks. In the last two days alone, four different people have asked if Terry or I would look at their book […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 3:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082013
 

Would somebody please turn off the wind? I’ve had more than enough! I’ve lived in Tucson a couple of times in my life, and spent a lot of time visiting, and I can never remember so much wind so many days in a row. We’ve been here over a week and every day it’s been […]

An Early Start

 Posted by at 2:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 032013
 

Though we have had a few campground neighbors who seemed to be offended by it over the years (I have no idea why they even care), I make no apologies for the fact that we are night owls by nature and live on a schedule that works for us. I do my best writing in […]

I Started A Hurricane?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302012
 

What would a Gypsy Journal rally be without rain, wind, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at us? I should just put all of that stuff on the schedule, because they seem to be staples of our events. A couple of years ago, Yuma, Arizona got more rain on our Early Bird parking […]

A Burning Love

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092011
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed with suggestions for ways to help ease the arthritis pain in my hands. They are feeling a lot better, at least for now, and I was able to knock out another 2,500 or so words on my sequel to Big Lake yesterday. Longtime readers may remember that a few years ago, […]

Dec 122009
 

Terry and I can really feel the difference in comfort levels between our MCI bus conversion and our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome in this cold weather! The Winnebago is much colder inside than the bus. When we built the bus, we added a lot of extra insulation to the floor, walls, and ceiling. We were […]

Dec 102009
 

Being able to adapt to the challenges life throws at us are an essential part of the fulltime RVer’s psychological toolbox. They say that the only thing that stays the same is change, and that’s certainly true whether you live in a sticks and bricks house, or a home on wheels. No matter how carefully […]

Dec 072009
 

I talked to the owner of the RV shop where our burglary and vandalism took place over the weekend, and he told us to be there when they opened this morning, and he and his crew would do whatever needs to be done to get us back on the road in time to get to […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 3:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062009
 

Terry and I both want to thank all of you who posted comments on the blog, e-mailed, or called us after reading about our encounter with an armed burglar in our RV. Your concern and support are very much appreciated. We are okay, but both of us feel totally wiped out, I think myself more […]

Oct 042009
 

Friday our Gypsy Gathering rally ended, and after the morning coffee and donuts, I walked over to Dave and Jean Damon’s fifth wheel trailer, where Jean, a professional masseuse, gave me an wonderfully relaxing massage. Jean was trained in the Philippines, and by the time she got done kneading and prodding my sore, tired muscles, […]

Sep 262009
 

If you ever watched the popular Headlines bit on the Tonight Show, where Jay Leno shows what should be blatant typos and misprints in newspapers, you might wonder how anybody could be so dumb as to let something like that slip through.  Trust me, it happens all too easily. After a lifetime in the small […]

Magnetic Jewelry

 Posted by at 3:26 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292009
 

This really isn’t an RV topic, but I wanted to share something with you, besides the fact that we are still moving from the bus to the Winnebago, between a never-ending series of rain storms that have made the move a real hassle. Like most people, I have seen magnetic jewelry for sale at RV […]

Jul 082009
 

We were out of bed earlier than usual yesterday morning and hit the ground running, and didn’t slow down until well past midnight. Sometimes there just are not enough hours in the day. We’re leaving Elkhart Campground today and driving 150 miles to Muskegon, Michigan for a week to spend some time visiting with my […]