Bored? Not Us!

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132020
 

Every time I go to Facebook I see posts from people who are complaining about being bored because they are shut in due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Terry and I were discussing that last night, and we just can’t relate to what they are talking about. For us, it’s life as usual, with a few […]

Apr 112020
 

Before we had the internet, if you were single and looking for Miss or Mr. Right, you didn’t have a lot of choices if you didn’t feel like going to bars or churches, two popular meeting places for prospective partners. But back then a lot of newspapers in both big cities and small towns had […]

Stupid People

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102020
 

Do you remember the old Bill Engvall “Here’s Your Sign” bits about stupid people? Where is Bill when we need him? Because while toilet paper and hand sanitizer may be hard to find, we sure don’t have any shortage of stupid people these days! Yesterday we went out for the first time in two weeks […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092020
 

I’ll tell you what, self-isolating may not be very exciting for some people but it sure has helped me get a lot of work done. Yesterday I beat my own personal record. I started working at noon and by the time I knocked off at 6:15 I had written (actually dictated) 12,050 words, and I […]

Let’s Try This Again

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112019
 

As many of you know, we have been fighting with blog issues for weeks now. Sometimes it takes me four, or five, or six more times to get the blog to post, if at all. And when it does post, sometimes readers can’t get to it. Occasionally if they are using something like Microsoft Edge […]

Oct 012018
 

Yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. And no, Santa Claus is not coming to town. Better than that, it’s another jolly chubby guy with a beard. And this one can fix things! Our friends Greg and Jan White will be here next week and we are really looking forward to seeing them because it’s been […]

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 […]

Cameras For RVers

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272018
 

One question I get a lot is what kind of camera does Terry use for the great photos she’s always taking for the blog and the Gypsy Journal while we were publishing it. She uses a Canon SX40 digital for most of our photo needs. We’ve also got a couple of small Olympus Stylus digital […]

Jun 262017
 

We have been on the go so much lately that we really needed a day at home just to recharge our batteries and get caught up on things around here. So we never left the house yesterday, which was just fine with both of us. We slept in a bit and then after breakfast we […]

That Would Explain It

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252017
 

Thank you to the many blog readers who responded to my story about the phantom power showing on the voltmeters in our Winnebago motorhome, even after I disconnected all the batteries while putting it in storage. Quite a few of you suggested that the small solar panel on the roof might be giving us the […]

Apr 032017
 

I got an email yesterday from a someone who has only been RVing for about three months and was incensed because they went to a campground here in Florida and discovered it was completely full due to spring break and some big local festival that was going on at the same time. The campground owner […]

Smaller Is Better

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292017
 

You might think that fishing is pretty simple. You tie a hook on the end of your line, stick some bait on the hook, throw it in the water and just wait for a hungry fish to come by so you can make it your dinner. But as any experienced angler will tell you, there’s […]

Vore Buffalo Jump

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282017
 

Note: This story was in the September-October, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  Located alongside busy Interstate 90 at the far eastern edge of Wyoming is a little-known archeological site that is well worth the time for a visit. The Vore Buffalo Jump is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Plains Indians […]

I Got My Play Day!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272017
 

Never underestimate the power of positive sniveling. I wrote in yesterday’s blog that I had been chained to my desk cranking out words in my next John Lee Quarrels mystery novel and that I needed a break. That’s kind of how we do things; we work hard for a few days, and then we’ll take […]

I Need A Play Day!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 262017
 

I knocked out 5,000 words in my current book on Tuesday, and another 1500 words yesterday. I’m just under 18,000 words in the last four days. It’s coming along very well but I’m going to need a play day pretty soon. You know what they say about all work and no play. So I think […]