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 […]

Cold, Wet, And Nasty

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

That about describes yesterday here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve. We woke up to gray skies that never cleared up all day long, and while it didn’t rain hard, there was a heavy mist most of the day. It reminded me of the old saying that was popular when I lived here many […]

Looking Back At 2013

 Posted by at 2:22 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312013
 

Where did the year go? They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true, because it seems like 2013 flew past in a blur. Or maybe that was just because we have been so busy having fun exploring this great land of ours. We started the year […]

Et Tu, Terry?

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262013
 

Yesterday was the last day of the kite festival, and a little after noon we went to town and walked out on the beach to get one last look at all of the fun. There were a lot of kites flying, though not as many as on previous days, since it was Sunday and a […]

Aug 202013
 

Yesterday was another typical gray day on the Washington coast, and since we have been on the go a lot since we arrived here in Long Beach, we decided to stay home and take a day off. Except for a trip to the dumpster to throw trash away and moving the Explorer a couple of […]

A Play Day

 Posted by at 3:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132013
 

After I talked to our printer back in Allegan, Michigan yesterday and confirmed that they had received the files for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and things looked good, Terry and I decided we deserved a play day. We left the campground about noon and drove a few miles north to the tiny […]

Roll Those Wheels!

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012013
 

We’ve been in the Apache Junction area for six weeks, which is at least two weeks longer than I like sitting still, and we both have a bad case of hitch itch. But today we get to roll our motorhome’s wheels! We plan to leave Countryside RV Resort mid-morning and drive to Tucson, where we […]

Jul 032012
 

We got a rude awakening our first year on the road as fulltime RVers. We were on the Washington coast and discovered that if one doesn’t make reservations well in advance of summer holidays, especially in tourist areas, the chances of finding an available RV site are pretty slim. We called around and got the […]

Chainsaw Massacre

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 122012
 

I was surprised by how many people left comments or e-mailed me after reading yesterday’s blog to say that they carry chainsaws with them in their RVs. Most said they use them for cutting firewood, or for trimming the occasional tree limb that is too close to their home on wheels. Who knew? But don’t […]

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 […]

I Have A Title!

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 252011
 

I have always wanted to be somebody, I just never knew what, since I’ve always been the proverbial round peg trying to fit into a square hole. In school, I was always pretty much an outsider and a loner, so I never fit in with the in crowd. As a young man I had too […]

Apr 082011
 

I have nothing to report today. I’ve been under the weather and feeling really yucky for the last couple of days, which means I don’t have much new to write about, so I thought I’d touch on a few things that have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for a time just like this. There […]

Mar 212011
 

While enjoying Miss Terry’s delicious cinnamon rolls yesterday morning with Greg and Jan White, we got into a discussion about travel plans, and how often it seems like our plans get changed, or pushed to the back burner, because somebody needs or wants us to be someplace else. For several years now, we have wanted […]

Scary Highways

 Posted by at 7:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072010
 

There is an interesting thread on the RV.Net forum discussing a Forbes magazine article on America’s Scariest Highways. Since we are considering taking US Highway 50 across Nevada in a few weeks, I found it interesting that this route, known as “The Loneliest Road in America,” was among those listed. The article says US 50 […]

Surfer Dude

 Posted by at 7:36 am  Nick's Blog
May 212010
 

When we’re not busy traveling in our RV or writing about the RV lifestyle, I enjoy surfing the web and reading the many blogs and websites about RVing that are out there. Even after eleven years on the road, I manage to learn something new every day from what other RVers are writing about.  Today […]

Feb 132010
 

How do you travel? Do you make a beeline for your destination by the quickest possible route, or do you casually meander along until you get there? Do you plan your stops ahead of time so you know where you’ll be every night, or do you worry about where you’ll spend the night when you […]

Rainy Days

 Posted by at 4:00 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102009
 

It seems like we had more rain and cold weather this past summer than we did sunshine. October hasn’t changed that. While we were in Celina we had several rainy days, and though we got a break while we drove back to Elkhart Thursday, it started raining just about the time we finished getting set […]

Jul 282009
 

We love finding strange museums in our travels around the country, and we have discovered some real finds as we explore this great land of ours. Here are fifteen of my favorites, in no particular order. Mustard Museum; Mount Horeb, Wisconsin – You can learn everything you ever wanted to know, and some things you […]

Feb 182009
 

Yesterday was a gray and gloomy day in the desert. Heavy clouds and a chilly wind reminded us that while we may be in Arizona, it is still February. During the morning we did some banking, mailed out a stack of orders that had come in last week while we were busy with our rally, […]

Feb 152009
 

With our rally over, and Life on Wheels now gone, for the first time in a very long time, Terry and I have no place we have to be and nothing we have to do for the next seven months. I have to tell you, that is a nice feeling! It brings to mind the […]