Oct 102012
 

Even though they call me Gadget Boy because I always like to check out the newest electronic gadgets, that doesn’t mean I understand how any of them work. And I usually get as much frustration as I do enjoyment out of a lot of the stuff out there. Our Verizon 3G air card and wireless […]

I Yam What I Yam

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162012
 

In the words of the immortal Popeye the Sailor, “and that’s all what I yam.” Take me or leave me, I’m too old to change and I kind of like who I yam. So when somebody who works for the government took offense to me picking on postal workers in yesterday’s blog and left a […]

Mar 272012
 

Thank you to everybody who left comments or sent e-mails in response to yesterday’s blog. You help me reaffirm to myself that it’s okay to be selfish and put ourselves first once in a while. Terry and I are both the type who always want to please others, but we are discovering that, just as […]

Race Cars And Rabbits

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252012
 

Our last couple of nights here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park have been less than stellar. The fairgrounds is located right next to Tucson Raceway Park and Friday and Saturday night they had races going on. No problem there, I like racing. In fact, I even published a racing newspaper for a while, […]

Feb 272012
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us, starting early and ending late. And we’re looking at a lot more of them before we’re done. I spent several hours printing out mailing labels, and Miss Terry was slapping them on envelopes as fast as they came out of the printer. We use Stamps.com to print our […]

Arizona Rally Update

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302011
 

It has really cooled down here in central Florida! If I had a fireplace, I’d put another log on it! I’m kind of wishing I had that dog the guy at Thousand Trails accused me of owning last week, because I’d let it sleep on the bed to help keep my feet warm! 🙂 I […]

And Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142011
 

Our two weeks here at The Great Outdoors went by way too fast, and today we will drive 70 miles or so to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, which is actually west of Orlando a bit. We liked Titusville before, based upon our two earlier visits to this area, and the last two weeks have […]

A Spectacular Drive

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302011
 

We left Walnut Meadow campground in Berea, Kentucky a little after 9 yesterday morning, and enjoyed a spectacular 220 mile drive down Interstate 75 to Knoxville, Tennessee, where we picked up Interstate 40 and drove into the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. Except for the brief time we were in the Knoxville metro area, I […]

Today’s Gonna Suck

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282011
 

Yep, today’s gonna suck, no question about it. It’s going to suck big time. I know, because we are in Celina, Ohio and the overnight low was 33 degrees. That’s abut 50 degrees below my preferred temperature range. And, I have to get up about 6 a.m. so I can dump and flush our black […]

MiFi And Pumpkin Pie

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262011
 

I had an epiphany yesterday, which was pretty cool, because I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those before. Oh hell, let’s be honest, up until a week ago, I thought an epiphany was one of those hybrid foreign cars. :)  And they call me the wordsmith? Anyway, back to my epiphany. Yesterday I […]

It Won’t Be Long Now

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252011
 

Happy birthday to our friend Jan White! We are thrilled to get to be a part of your special day, Jan, and we are blessed to have you as our friend. We love you. We only have a few days left here in Elkhart, before we start our winter travels. Terry is finishing up the […]

Tech Toys & Topics

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152011
 

My pals Ron and Brenda Speidel call me Gadget Boy for good reason; I do love my toys! I’m not as bad (or maybe as wealthy) as my friend Phil May from TechnoRV, who always seems to have something new that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without, but I do appreciate things that make […]

Oct 142011
 

Yesterday was one of those frustrating days when I just could not make any progress, no matter how hard I tried. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I started out by wading through the morning’s load of e-mails, including one from somebody who routinely sends me forwards, telling me it was very rude of […]

Taking A Break

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182011
 

Proofing the new issue of the paper took longer than I expected yesterday, and then uploading it to the printer’s web server was very frustrating. Even though we have full bars of EVDO service here at Elkhart Campground, the service on our Verizon air card is very slow, and we keep getting knocked offline. We […]

How Do You Get Online?

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092011
 

I had an e-mail from a couple who are three months into their new fulltime RV lifestyle and have quickly become discouraged with the often unreliable RV park WiFi systems they have encountered. They said that the service has ranged from free to paid, with the only common denominator being that it never seems to […]

In The Land Of Yoopers

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272011
 

Thank you to the many blog readers who e-mailed asking if Terry and I were okay when yesterday’s blog didn’t get posted at the usual time. We are fine, we were parked at the Bad River Lodge and Casino in Odanah, Wisconsin, with no cell phone or Verizon air card signal. We were pretty tired […]

Superior Attractions

 Posted by at 12:32 pm  Nick's Blog
Jul 262011
 

Our drive through Duluth on Sunday evening convinced me that I wanted nothing to do with the city while the highway is so torn up. So to avoid the mess, on Monday morning we drove to Superior, Wisconsin by bouncing 26 miles down a series of country lanes that were so narrow and overgrown that […]

Jul 022011
 

Yesterday I swatted mosquitoes with one hand while I unhooked our campground utilities with the other, and we pulled out of the Long Beach Thousand Trails a couple of minutes before 9 a.m. Greg and Jan had left a half hour or so earlier to get fuel, and were pulled over on the shoulder waiting for […]

It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012011
 

Instead of taking a well deserved break yesterday, after I mailed off the last of the papers to our subscribers, Miss Terry spent most of the day catching up on paperwork that had backed up while she was stuffing envelopes the last few days, as well as doing laundry. That lady just never stops! I’m […]

Trip To Tillamook

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172011
 

Apparently, something I ate Wednesday evening had onions in it, which I am very allergic to, and by the time we got home from the restaurant, I was sick. I had an absolutely miserable night, one of those nights where you wonder if surviving until daylight is really worth it. 🙁 I think I got […]