Happy Father’s Day

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152014

Happy Fathers Day to all of the dad’s out there. Be sure to call your father and tell him you love him. My own dad has been gone for over twenty-five years and I sure do miss him. He was always my biggest fan and he always encouraged me to follow my dreams. He gave me my love of books and of travel, and from the time I was old enough to understand what he was saying, he always told me that I could do anything I wanted to in the world, if I just put my mind to it and worked hard enough to make it happen. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it had not been for his influence on my life. I love you Dad.

After reading my blog about RV awnings a couple of days ago, three different readers wrote to give me a tip about how to keep an awning from coming loose while driving in high winds. They said to get some Heavy Duty Zip Ties and put two or three on each awning arm and it will help keep it secure. Then they cut them off with a pair of snips once they are off the road and want to open the awning. We always carry a few of these in our toolbox because they come in handy for a lot of things.

My buddy John Huggins has been busy adding a lot of new data to his Living The RV Dream website, turning it into one of the best resources for RV information on the web. John has information on everything from boondocking to workamping, RV safety, RV systems and more. Check it out

I have been busy making campground reservations. We plan to leave here on July 7 and go to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails near Batesville, Indiana for two weeks, and from there we’ll go about 8 miles east to the Thousand Trails near Wilmington, Ohio for another two weeks. After that we’ll spend two weeks at the Hershey (Pennsylvania) Thousand Trails and then on to Gettysburg Farm, which is in Dover, Pennsylvania, for two more weeks. Then we’ll start wandering down the east coast, with stops in Virginia and the Carolinas, on to Georgia, and we’ll get to Florida eventually, where we plan to spend the winter. There is a lot to see and do along the way and we’re in no hurry, so it should be a lot of fun.

Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an autographed copy of So, You Want to be a Workamper? by John and Kathy Huggins. If you’ve ever considered working on the road, you need to read this book. It’s filled with valuable information every workamper needs to know.All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.


Thought For The Day – I hate it when I don’t forward a chain letter and I die the next day.

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  4 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day”

  1. I guess that this means we will have a cool, wet winter in Florida this year. Also since we are in Pa. for the summer, should we expect the same poor weather conditions? LOL

  2. Happy Father’s Day to you, also, Nick. Just wanted to let you know that we followed your lead and purchased the Night Therapy mattress from Sam’s Club. A little late now, but, hope you still like it. We got our new 2014 Big Horn from Heartland at the end of January and took it out on our first trip in March for 6 weeks. The mattress had to be the worst experience ever. Tried it again for two weeks recently and just cannot live with it. Heartland would replace it with the same thing if we choose to drive two hours to return this one. Not worth the drive for the same darned thing.

    Again, have a happy day and love Miss Terry’s Cookbook. Wish I had waited and got the printed version. Soon.

  3. Happy Father’s Day Nick, hope you had a great day. Looking at your schedule means you won’t be making it to GNR. We were hoping you would make it. Maybe you can stop by Hondo on your way West if you go that way. One day our paths will cross again, my friends. We miss seeing you and Terry. Safe travels.

  4. Well, if you will be going through N. Carolina…not far off of Highway 1…do make a bit of a small detour to Carthage…VERY old town…with a wonderful café called Petes….he also has begun a pizza place and we have not had that yet…but have been told it is awesome…any rate, tell them you write up stuff for your blog…it could be really interesting. Pete or his son are great guys…they are Greek. Good cooks!!

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