Mar 112019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Oct 122018
 

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but my beautiful, demure wife has a fetish. Well, to be honest with you, she has a bunch of fetishes. Okay, get your collective minds out of the gutter, that’s not what I mean. These are a different kind of fetish. People have asked what […]

January Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052018
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is another post in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

The End Of An Era

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302017
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you about last week’s fast trip to Texas to drop off our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage at PPL Motorhomes in Houston. I ended that blog by saying we were spending the night at Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont. It was a nice campground, made even nicer by the fact that they have […]

Jun 192017
 

After everything that happened to us in the last week, when I got up early Saturday morning to talk to somebody at Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where we had been towed in the night before, I wasn’t feeling very optimistic. But I had a Facebook message saying that my nephew, Jack Russell, who […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012017
 

Note: This is a reprint from a 2014 blog post. One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel, or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question because no one size fits all RV has […]

Running In The Rain

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we weren’t sure if we would leave Saturday or Sunday to begin our trip south, depending on the weather. There were a couple of systems coming through the region that were going to bring some rain, but none of them looked to be very large. It started raining hard […]

I Must Be Crazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052015
 

Seriously, I know a lot of you have suspected it for a long time, and now I’m beginning to wonder, too. We left the beautiful Oregon coast because it was getting cold, with temperatures down into the 40s at night. And where did we end up? On California’s Central Coast, where it was in the […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

Electrical Upgrades

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262015
 

Yesterday was a busy day doing some electrical upgrades in our motorhome. When we installed our Samsung residential refrigerator back in December I knew it would not work well with the existing modified sine wave inverter that came from the factory in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. The refrigerator requires a “cleaner” pure sine wave. Since […]

Refrigerator Woes

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302014
 

We have been wanting to replace our Norcold RV refrigerator with a residential model ever since we bought our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. RV refrigerators are limited in storage space, tend to frost up a lot, and the Norcolds are notorious for starting fires. We have had all of the recalls done, and the thing still […]

Feb 162013
 

Sometimes I get up in the morning, take a look at myself in the mirror and get really depressed. I’ll tell you what, if I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken a lot better care of myself. Roly poly may look cute in polyester, but naked, it’s just wrong. […]

Gift Ideas For RVers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202012
 

With Christmas less than a week away, I thought I’d make a few last minute gift suggestions for the RVers on your shopping list, or even as a treat for yourself. I use, or have used, all of the products myself. Many of these items were listed in a blog I wrote several years ago, […]

Dec 022012
 

Anybody who knows me well already knows that I require adult supervision at all times. Left to my own devices, there is no end to the trouble I can get into, and I don’t have to look far to find it. So you can blame Miss Terry, or Greg White, or Ron Speidel for what […]

Aug 162012
 

In a blog I wrote exactly one month ago today titled Lots To See And Do, I reported that while coming across Interstate 86 in New York the road was so rough that one of the hubcaps had bounced off the dual wheels on our motorhome. I said that when we got back to Elkhart […]

How Hot Is It?

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052012
 

It was so hot here in Elkhart, Indiana yesterday that I saw two trees fighting over a dog! Now that’s hot! It was 103° here yesterday afternoon. The basement air conditioner in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage usually keeps it cold enough to hang meat in here, but yesterday, even with the curtains closed over our […]

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 […]

Back On The Road

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052012
 

Well, it took longer than expected, and we made a very nice donation to the economy of Redlands, California before we got out of town, but we’re back on the road. The first thing yesterday morning the guys at Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center were hard at work on our Winnebago again, pushing to […]

102°!

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222012
 

That’s right, it was 102° here in the East Mesa/Apache Junction area yesterday. And it’s supposed to be even hotter today! This is no place for a chubby RVer like me to be. 🙁 We spent most of the day at home yesterday, trying to avoid the heat. We have been pleased to discover that […]