Apr 192018
 

When we were searching for our retirement home, we knew it had to be in a community located close to the beach. The beach is our place to go and let our souls relax from the cares of the world. It has a calming effect on both Terry and me like no place else. Plus, […]

Kites And Rockets

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my son Travis happy birthday. I’m sorry we can’t be there to spend the day together, but it was great seeing you and Geli last week. Happy birthday, Travis. I love you and I am very, very proud of you. I was a single dad, […]

Aug 162016
 

And that’s what it started doing yesterday morning and continued all day and all night. The weather report said we could expect as much as three inches to come down yesterday here in northern Indiana, and the 10 p.m. news last night said some areas in the region got five inches, and it was still […]

Looking Back At 2015

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312015
 

It’s over already? Wow, 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 2015 like for us? We started the year in Florida at the Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood, one of our favorite campgrounds in the Thousand […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202015
 

Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda. Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime […]

Something In The Air

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182015
 

There is something in the air here at Long Beach, Washington that is putting a smile on everybody’s lips, and there is laughter everywhere you go. It’s kites! Hundreds and hundreds of colorful kites.   Big kites, small kites, kites that go so fast that they make the air buzz, and kites that float lazily […]

Off To See The Printer

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172015
 

Yesterday we put the final touches on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and after Miss Terry proofed it I sent it off to our printer back in Michigan. Well, I didn’t send it, I actually uploaded it to their web server. They’ll print it this coming week and get it shipped back to […]

Bad Nick Goes Flying

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162015
 

Readers keep asking me what happened to Bad Nick, and if I’ll be posting any more to the Bad Nick Blog. I enjoyed doing it and I miss being able to spout off about all kinds of things that Miss Terry tells me I can’t talk about in the Gypsy Journal or this blog. But […]

Aug 042015
 

Yesterday afternoon we were downtown in Seaside and saw a couple of guys with skateboards who were in their late 20s and being a bit obnoxious. I was tempted to tell them to grow up, but then I remembered that I’m 62 and I spend my time flying kites, so I kept my mouth shut. […]

Jul 162015
 

Caution, flying sport kites is contagious and can be highly addictive. I know, because two years ago I did not own a kite, and then we went to the Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach and a fellow let me fly his dual line Prism Snapshot 1.9 speed foil. It took all of […]

Apr 132015
 

We haven’t stepped outside the motorhome for the last two days but we’ve sure been busy! I’ve been studying the calendar and making reservations for our summer travels. We usually don’t like to be tied up to a schedule if we can avoid it, but since we plan to be on the Oregon and Washington […]

Feb 272014
 

We love small town festivals, and in our years on the road we’ve been to a lot of them, from coast to coast and border to border. Small town festivals are a lot of fun; we have had a lot of laughs, met some interesting people, and have been amazed at how much talent there […]

We Needed A Day Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232013
 

We’ve been on the go a lot the last week or so, and even though playing tourist is fun, it can be hard work, too. We needed a day off and yesterday seemed like a good day to take one, so we did. I spent much of the day writing and got almost 2,000 words […]

Go Fly A Kite!

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262011
 

If you think kites are just kids’ toys, think again. Or better yet, take a trip to the World Kite Museum in Long beach, Washington. You’re sure to change the way you look at kites after visiting this colorful and fascinating showcase of the finest kites in the world, and the people who fly them. […]