Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222020
 

There is so much doom and gloom in the world today and everybody seems to be uptight, angry, and frustrated with the way things are going. So I thought today we would just lighten things up a little bit and maybe I’ll give you a chuckle or two about some of the incidents that have […]

Jan 032020
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file, a collection of true stories about my adventures and misadventures over the years. We all know you can save a lot of money by doing your own vehicle maintenance and simple repairs. I even suggest it in my book The Frugal RVer. The problem is that there […]

It Was A Wonderful Day

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172019
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for the dozens of blog comments, emails, Facebook comments, and messages congratulating us on our 21st wedding anniversary. We would have loved to have replied to all of you individually, but there were so many that we would have spent the whole day just doing that. Instead, we […]

It Was A Nice Birthday

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162018
 

Thank you to everybody who sent me birthday wishes by email, text, Facebook, and phone calls yesterday. I was overwhelmed and humbled by over 400 Facebook messages, and more than 50 emails, along with texts and phone calls. There is no way I can find the time to thank everybody individually, but please know that […]

Oct 312016
 

That about sums it up for us right now. When the heck did moving become such a hard job? I mean, I know it was never easy, but this time around really seems to be kicking our butts. We ache in places where we didn’t even have places a week ago. We took a break […]

I Need A Kid!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022016
 

My doctor keeps telling me that I need to get in shape, and I keep telling her that round is a shape. Though in my heart I’m ten feet tall and bulletproof, in reality I have to shop the dwarf portly aisle when I’m looking for new clothes. And that’s not all bad. Being a […]

Rain On The Roof

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302016
 

Is there any better way to sleep than with the sound of rain on the roof of your RV? If there is, I haven’t found it yet. It beats the heck out of any kind of over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid ever invented as far as I’m concerned. We got a late start yesterday just […]

A Day Full Of Errands

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 302014
 

Not every day in the life of fulltime RVers is filled with traveling and exploring new places. Just like people who live in traditional houses, some days are just about getting routine things done. Yesterday was just such a day. We didn’t have any big plans so it was a good day to get a […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

Nov 272010
 

Terry and I are still feeling crappy. I suspect that what we thought was a cold may be the flu. Whatever it is, it sucks.  We had better get well soon, because we’re about out of meds, and we both have cabin fever. I’d like to say that I’m taking advantage of the downtime to […]

Nov 262010
 

It’s Black Friday, let the madness begin! For the next month, I will do everything in my power to avoid any WalMart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, or any of the other big box stores. I just can’t handle the crowds and all of the “happy” holiday shoppers pushing, shoving, and scrabbling to save a buck […]

Jun 302010
 

I try to be upbeat in this blog, but anybody who knows me knows that I don’t pull any punches either, and I give you the good with the bad. Not to be a downer, but today I have a couple of the bad to share. Even though I am married to the best cook […]

Mar 062010
 

We have talked a lot about handy RV accessories we enjoy, and ones we consider indispensible. But what about the not so great options you have seen, or have in your rig? No two RVers are the same, so what one of us considers essential, the next guy may think of as a waste of […]

Feb 252010
 

We had forgotten from our previous visits to Yuma just how bad the local tap water is. Most folks here buy water at “water stations” like this one, which can be found all over town. You bring your plastic jugs, put a quarter or two into a vending machine, and fill them up with filtered […]

Feb 152010
 

I spend a lot of hours every day working at my computer, and a lot of that time is spent online, either answering e-mails from our readers, updating my blogs and websites, or researching new places we want to visit to see what kinds of stories I can find there for the Gypsy Journal. But […]

Jan 032010
 

We wanted to be on the road by about 9 a.m. yesterday, but that didn’t happen. We were up early, and Miss Terry got the inside of our Winnebago ready for the road, while I made a stop at the dumpster, and then went up to the office at the Thousand Trails campground to tell […]

Happy New Year!

 Posted by at 5:52 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012010
 

Happy New Year! I hope it’s the best year ever for you, filled with love, happiness, and lots of fun. Do you make New Years resolutions? If so, what are they? I never do, because I have enough failure in my life to deal with without adding self-imposed goals I cannot reach. To quote a […]

Nov 272009
 

Okay, we all stuffed ourselves yesterday and defeated a year’s worth of dieting, but don’t beat yourself up over it. The way I see things, God made me this way, and who am I to try to change His creation? Yeah, I know, that was probably sacrilegious, and truth be told, the Burger King and […]

Nov 212009
 

Can you believe Christmas is coming up in just over a month? Where does the time go? One minute you’re toasting the New Year and singing Auld Lang Syne, a week or two later you’re watching fireworks on Independence Day, and the next thing you know, they’re ringing bells in front of WalMart and you’re […]

Jun 132009
 

After days of feeling terrible, I think we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and we’re hoping that it’s not an oncoming train). I haven’t asked Miss Terry to please shoot me and put me out of my misery in almost 24 hours, so that’s a sign of […]