Port Townsend

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102021
 

Note: Here is another blog post from our days as fulltime RVers exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We spent yesterday exploring the picturesque and historic waterfront community of Port Townsend, Washington, at the very tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It’s one of our favorite towns in all of the Pacific Northwest. Settled in 1851, Port […]

None Of Our Business

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242021
 

When I was a youngster my dad used to say that “Kids today don’t know how good they have it.” I suspect he wasn’t the first one to say that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if George Washington’s father didn’t say something similar way back then. But I do have to say that a lot […]

May 252021
 

Note: We love the wild and beautiful Pacific Northwest coast and hope to return for a visit someday. In the meantime, here is a blog post about a fun day spent on the Oregon coast. While staying in Florence, we decided to drive to Newport to look at a couple of options there for our […]

The View Is The Same

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 022021
 

Note: This is a repost from a few years back that I think is just as appropriate today. In a thread on an online RV forum, a woman shared her excitement about her recent motorhome purchase and acknowledged that while the RV was older and small, it fits her needs. I posted a reply to […]

March Q&A

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112021
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Help, Nick! We spent all of February at an RV park in Yuma, […]

Jan 192021
 

We have hitch itch, but since we are not able to travel due to the pandemic, I thought I’d occasionally share some of our previous adventures, such as exploring the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one of our favorite places. This is the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and on every back road we […]

Jan 092021
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from January, 2013. I thought we’d start your weekend off with a chuckle or two about what you may see in a campsite near you one of these days. We’ve seen some oddball RVs in our travels around the country, and if you’ve spent much time […]

Last Q&A Of The Year

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. When you had your RV, did you take the battery out over the […]

Morro Bay

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302020
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from our 2010 travels as fulltime RVers. Terry and I did a lot of exploring along the central coast yesterday, but rather than post one super long blog, I’ll break it up into two or three shorter blogs over the next few days, since the weather is […]

Sep 182020
 

Traveling around the country in a motorhome for over 18 years, we met a lot of people. Many of them were casual acquaintances, some became our close friends, while others were chance encounters, like ships passing in the night. But the one thing that always impressed me from coast to coast and border to border […]

Time For More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Our house is sold, we finally retired, and we are getting ready to […]

May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Mar 132020
 

I have heard from quite a few people about the coronavirus and how they are reacting to it. It seems like some people are ignoring it completely, thinking it’s just the media crying wolf again, while other people without any symptoms are self-quarantining themselves in their RVs or homes and avoiding the public as much […]

Feb 062020
 

Your first view of Devils Tower National Monument, rising 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River and surrounding grassland and Ponderosa pine forests of northeastern Wyoming like a rocky sentinel, is always breathtaking. The closer you get and the more time you spend here, the more the power and beauty of this natural wonder takes […]

Feb 032020
 

I received an e-mail from a lady suggesting that I write a story about the problems dog owners encounter with RV parks that will not allow animals of certain breeds or over a certain weight. She said that she and her husband had been asked to leave three different RV parks because they have a […]

A Very Quiet Christmas

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262019
 

I hope everybody had a very Merry Christmas . How did you spend your holiday? Visiting family? At an RV park Christmas dinner? Did you go out to eat someplace? We had a very quiet Christmas here at home, just the two of us. We started the day snuggling in bed like we always do, […]

Nick In Drag

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my Nick Happens stories, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. Today I thought I’d tell you about an RV trip we took to Maine early in our fulltime RVing days, and how I wound up a drag queen. Maine was […]

Oct 122019
 

Estero, Florida, located just 17 miles from Fort Myers, is considered by many to be one of the best places to live in the state. Home to many retirees, Estero has a lot to offer, including shops, restaurants, parks, and a low crime rate. But modern-day retirees are not the first to discover the area […]

The People We Meet

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262019
 

We met some interesting people in our 18 years as fulltime RVers running a business on the road. Most have been nice, but some have been, shall we say, interesting? Challenging? Unique? Early in our fulltime adventure we had signs on our truck that said Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Once, we were approached by […]

There Must Be A Reason

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142019
 

There is an old saying that everything happens for a reason. I might add that sometimes you need to listen to reason. I once got an e-mail from a gentleman asking my advice about an RV purchase. He wanted to buy a motorhome that he said was an excellent deal, $35,000 less than any comparable […]