Negative… Maybe

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 202020
 

Some readers have asked me if we received the results of our COVID-19 antibody tests, which we took last Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Yes, we got the results two days later, and both of us tested negative for having the antibody. Well, maybe we did since when we were getting the tests, the […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

Oct 132018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282018
 

I know it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last Q&A column, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers that I thought might be of interest to some of you as well, so here we go. Q. I’m 72 and wondering if it’s “too late” for me, as much as […]

Time To Go Home

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 262018
 

After our very long day driving through West Virginia that I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, we were both exhausted and slept very well at the Hampton Inn in Wytheville, Virginia. One thing Terry and I discovered on the trip is that king size beds seem to be the norm in hotel rooms these days. […]

Dangerous RV Tires

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102018
 

Longtime readers of our Gypsy Journal RV newspaper may remember that several years ago we were heading west on Interstate 10 in Texas when the right front tire of our MCI bus conversion literally exploded. I was doing about 65 mph and the bus immediately started heading toward the ditch on the right side of […]

May 212018
 

Let’s have a little experiment today. I’m going to tell you three things and write a short paragraph about each of them. Only one of those things is true. It’s up to you to decide which one it is. Okay, ready to play? 1) I seldom play the lottery because the odds of winning are […]

Apr 182018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago, and I still hear these wild tales now and then. I guess when you fulltimed for as many years as we did and you publish an RV newspaper and blog, people seem to think that you’re some kind of expert. We all […]

A Guy’s RV

 Posted by at 1:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142017
 

We have seen some oddball RVs in our time, everything from wacky school bus conversions that looked like 1960s hippy creations to RVs made out of old ambulances, and even a hearse once. Not to mention some very unique ones built on heavy duty truck chassis that looked like log cabins. I think if it […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022017
 

We spent yesterday getting a lot of little chores done around the house that we wanted to have out of the way before we start prepping the motorhome for traveling. For some reason, the night before, my phone kept chirping with notifications of emails and messages received, to the point where I finally turned it […]

Lots Of Questions

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192016
 

Terry and I both want to thank everybody for all of your well wishes following our announcement yesterday that we have purchased a place to be our winter base and someday retirement home here in Florida. You really have made us feel very special and very loved. A lot of you had questions, and I […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

Well That Was Quick!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212016
 

I said in yesterday’s blog that the power was supposed to be out for several hours here at the Orlando Thousand Trails yesterday, so I wasn’t sure how much work I would get done on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. But as it turned out, about 3 PM two work trucks pulled up […]

Aug 272015
 

When it comes to kite flying, the wind is your friend, unless you’re in a flat out hurricane. There are different models of kites that will fly in almost 0 wind conditions, and others that perform great in winds over 30 miles per hour. But that’s not the case when you’re an RVer. When you’re […]

Nov 132013
 

Yesterday was a whirlwind of last minute chores as we got ready to leave Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction and move down to Tucson today. And we still didn’t get everything done that we wanted to! As always, the day started with answering a lot of e-mails and deleting even more without looking […]

Jun 042012
 

Yesterday was a slow day here at the Blue Ox factory campground in Pender, Nebraska. But I don’t know if they have a lot of busy days in Pender. The folks we have met here in town same to move at a more laid-back pace, which is just fine with us. We were awakened early […]

No Pie In Pie Town

 Posted by at 11:51 pm  Nick's Blog
May 282012
 

Note: This is Tuesday’s blog post, but we have changed time zones and I forgot to adjust the date. We are always sad to be leaving our family and friends in our old hometown, but we’re also always excited to get back on the road. It’s been too long, and our hitch itch really needed […]

May 172012
 

There was nothing more we would’ve enjoyed than sleeping in yesterday morning, but we were up early so we could start getting ready for our road trip to Show Low, our old hometown. Anytime we have stayed put in one place for a couple of weeks, it takes a little bit of effort to get […]