Dec 282020
 

My Bennington pontoon boat has been sitting in the garage way too long. Between my back problems that pretty much incapacitated me for many months and then the hot nasty summer here in Florida, it’s been pretty much a garage queen for well over a year. But my back is doing better, and the weather […]

Stuck In Park

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272020
 

Help! I seem to be stuck in Park and am not able to get myself back in gear. As I said in yesterday’s blog, I didn’t do much at all Christmas Day except chat with some friends online, do an online jigsaw puzzle, and cook steaks on the grill. My plan for yesterday was to […]

A Tale Of Two Mixers

 Posted by at 11:38 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242020
 

It’s no secret that Miss Terry loves to cook; it’s one of the many things she excels at. And there is no question about it, I enjoy all the wonderful things she makes. Over the years, she has accumulated many top-quality kitchen tools and appliances, which she takes very good care of and appreciates. So […]

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. […]

Why Is It So High?

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252016
 

Over the years we have been in a lot of RVs. Everything from small Class C motorhomes to huge fifth wheel trailers and mega coaches with four slides. A lot of them are sold on the “Wow” factor. You know what that is, right? A customer walks in, sees the pretty carpeting and all of […]

Thunderboomers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232016
 

Miss Terry wanted me to thank everybody for all of your wonderful birthday wishes in the blog, on Facebook, in e-mails, and even in telephone calls yesterday. You all made her feel very special. We started Terry’s birthday by staying in bed and snuggling yesterday morning. Unless we have to be on the road or […]

Camping With The Elks

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062015
 

While campgrounds are great places to hang out when you want to spend time in an area, many RVers object to paying $25 or more for a place to park overnight when they are on the road from one place to another. That’s why a lot of experienced RV travelers spend frequent nights in Wal-Mart […]

A Milestone

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042015
 

I hit a milestone yesterday, 500 reviews of the original Big Lake book on Amazon, and it’s still going strong with a four star rating. Thank you to everybody who has read the book, posted reviews, and told their friends about it. You all have helped make my dreams come true. I’ve spent the last […]

Apr 032015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Like many people who […]

Back To The Island

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082014
 

Some RVers like to play golf, some enjoy pickleball, and others are never happier than when they’re lounging around a campground swimming pool. For Terry and me, give us a back road to drive and no eighteen wheelers crawling up our rear bumper and we’re as happy as clams. (Are clams really all that happy? […]

May 252014
 

I guess spring brings out dreams of travel and adventure because I’m hearing from a lot of people who are RV shopping for the first time, and also from a lot of folks who have RVs and are thinking about replacing them. When people talk about changing RVs it almost always because they want something […]

We Survived The Storm

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
May 222014
 

Severe storms were predicted for the Elkhart area Tuesday night, with winds up to 60 MPH, lightning, rain and hail. We got the rain, lots of thunder and lighting, and some hail, but fortunately it wasn’t nearly as bad as predicted. But it sure was a noisy night that made sleeping difficult for a lot […]

All Work And No Play

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212014
 

I lost a lot of time while we were with our friends Jim and Shar during her last days, so I’m behind schedule on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. So the last few days I’ve been pretty much chained to my desk, making up for lost time. But you know what they say […]

Apr 192014
 

Yesterday started with the grandkids swarming in to give us hugs and kisses. Can you think of a better way to start the day? I sure can’t! I’ve been working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, which has been a slow process because the kids love hanging out with us, and it’s hard […]

Pony Pedicure

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172014
 

A little after eight yesterday morning a farrier came over to trim the horses hooves, and even though it was at least two hours before my normal wakeup time, I was out of bed and ready to watch. I mean, how many times do you get the opportunity to see a pony pedicure? We have […]