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 […]

So Much Has Changed

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012017
 

Any parent knows that we often don’t see the changes as our children grow up. But when we look back at old pictures we wonder how things changed so fast. Looking back over our 17+ years as fulltime RVers, I’m amazed at the changes we have seen. Most of them good, some not so good. […]

Finally!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 132016
 

In spite of all of our recent interruptions, we finally had a day to spend at home yesterday so we could get some writing and weaving done. And we got a lot accomplished! I cranked out about 4,600 words on my new book and by the end of the day I was a little over […]

Apr 112016
 

The back seat of our Explorer is crammed full of stuff waiting to be dropped off at the Goodwill. I have no idea where it all comes from, but Terry was busy all day yesterday sorting and arranging things into piles to keep and piles to donate. And she tells me she’s hardly made dent […]

Hidden Treasures

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132014
 

Years ago we met a couple who had been fulltiming for a year and were going to get off the road because they had seen everything there was to see in the entire country. And that included a trip to Alaska! The husband said they left Seattle June 1st and were back July 4th. “The […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122014
 

What do you do all day? It’s a question fulltime RVers get asked all the time. The real question is, how can we cram another twelve hours into every day to get all of the things done we want to? RVers have many hobbies that fit perfectly into our lifestyle, offering plenty of opportunities to […]

Enemy Territory

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102014
 

A hundred years ago when I was a young soldier I spent some time at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, teaching cadets which end of a rifle to point at the target and how to make it go bang. So yesterday when we drove to Annapolis, Maryland to visit the Naval Academy it […]

Kids And Kites

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162014
 

Yesterday was a day for kids and kites. I started out sitting outside with Greg and Jan and Greg’s cat Mister, who doesn’t know he’s a cat. I’m not sure what he thinks he is, but it’s definitely not a cat. I secretly think he’s really a dog in cat’s fur. I like cats about […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

Happy Birthday Ed

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172014
 

When we left the boondocking area known as the Steps south of Lake Havasu City on Saturday, we not only missed the opportunity to see the fireworks show again, but we also didn’t get to wish Ed happy birthday, so I thought I’d do that now. I’ve never met Ed myself, but then again, none […]

Back To Yuma

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162014
 

We used to do a lot of dry camping but it’s just not our thing anymore and our Winnebago motorhome isn’t set up for extended boondocking. This was reaffirmed for us on our trip to Lake Havasu City. Our house batteries, which we bought two or three years ago, have not held up well at […]

A Big Butt Chewing!

 Posted by at 2:09 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 132014
 

That’s right, yesterday Dennis Hill got a real butt chewing And it wasn’t just me. Miss Terry, Charles and Chris Yust, and even Dennis’ pretty wife Carol were doing it, too. And it went on for hours! By the time we were all finished, I was surprised he had any butt left! No, Dennis didn’t […]

Towing Options

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152013
 

If you’re a fulltime RVer, you’re probably going to tow something. You’ll either drive a truck and tow a travel trailer or fifth wheel, or else you’ll drive a motorhome and tow a car, SUV, or pickup, which RVers commonly call a toad or dingy. When it comes to towing a car, there are four […]

Back To Tucson

 Posted by at 2:00 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142013
 

Our two weeks at Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction went by in a blur, between running back and forth to the hospital to be with our friends Sharleen and Jim, dealing with the major discomfort of the Fluorouracil treatment on my face, and working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. We […]

Dec 132013
 

I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably err on the side of caution, but so far I haven’t wrecked our motorhome and it hasn’t burned down with us in it, so I guess my method is working out. In the course of a […]

A Bump In The Road

 Posted by at 1:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122013
 

The last few days I have been pretty much chained to my desk, working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and by the time I knocked off last night I had 30 pages done, which puts me in a good position to have it to the printer Monday morning. Usually by now I would […]

Up In The Air

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
May 242012
 

We originally planned to stay a week or two here in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. But when we checked into the Elks Lodge campground the manager said we could only stay for eight days because the place was booked for the summer. Those eight days would put us leaving today. However… We […]