25 Years

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032024
 

The other day the mail brought something special to us. Our 25-year member pins from the Escapees RV Club. Wow. 25 years is a long time. And though we are no longer RVing, we are lifetime members of the very best club for those who travel full or part time or are just weekend campers. […]

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 […]

Alabama Two Lane Roads

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272016
 

The other day I was going to the post office in Tuscaloosa to mail off some orders and was stopped at a traffic light when a man in the vehicle behind me got out and walked up to my window and said, “Hello Nick.” It was longtime reader and friend Jack Allen. He and his […]

I Broke My Own Rule

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192014
 

Yesterday afternoon I broke my own self-imposed rule not to enter a big box store between Thanksgiving and the middle of January. To me, nothing spoils the Christmas spirit like fighting for a parking space so I can go into a store and fight a crowd of people to find stuff I really don’t need, […]

The People We Meet

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222013
 

We have met some interesting people in our 15 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 […]

Feb 202013
 

We spent the three day weekend at home, getting the last of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to mail out, writing, and trying to avoid the cold weather. So yesterday it was time to get out and about for a while. Our first stop was the post office in Wildwood to drop […]

Out And About

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152013
 

Yesterday Terry was feeling better, and we both had a bit of cabin fever, so we decided it was a good day to get out of the motorhome and run some errands. Our first stop was the post office in Wildwood, to drop off some orders that came in over the weekend. Since I had […]

Jan 042012
 

It’s so darned cold out that even I’m ticked off at me for coming to Florida! At noon yesterday it was 41 degrees in Ocala, but it was 54 in Bismarck, North Dakota, and 51 in Kansas City, Kansas!  Would somebody please explain that to me? 🙁 Yesterday was a triple whammy for me. I […]

Our Roof Is Naked!

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292011
 

Yesterday afternoon, Al and Karen Phillips came to the campground to buy our hard shell Native Watercraft kayaks. Karen is a blog reader, and I have been exchanging  e-mails with her since September. It was nice to finally put a face with a name. They are new fulltimers, from Long Island, New York, and a […]

Dec 262011
 

Am I the only one who is glad that Christmas is over? I enjoy the holiday music, and whatever little sliver of true Christmas spirit that remains, but the commercialism and frenzied shoppers drive me nuts. I’ll be glad to get back to normal. Or at least whatever passes for normal in our lives. Yesterday […]

Dec 132011
 

We’ve got a great lifestyle and a nice little business, and I know that a lot of people would gladly trade places with us. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our share of frustrations, too. There are some days when I just want to scream. Yesterday started very well. We were up and ready […]

I’m Getting There

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022011
 

The last few days, I haven’t done much except work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and Miss Terry has been just as busy catching up on bookkeeping and keeping our various mailing lists updated. So when we had to take some time off yesterday to go into Bushnell to pick up our […]

Nov 262011
 

Well, did you all survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? How many notches did you have to let out in Your belt? I’m not saying, but when I stepped on our bathroom scale Friday morning, it said “One person at a time, please!” 🙂 Yesterday I didn’t really do much. I took out the trash, and […]

Nov 252011
 

Well, the leftover turkey has been put away, we’ve all let our belts out a notch or two, and now the madness begins! It’s Black Friday, and the stores are jam packed with people who have stood in lines for hours to plop down their credit cards to buy a bunch of junk that somebody […]

It Won’t Be Long Now

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252011
 

Happy birthday to our friend Jan White! We are thrilled to get to be a part of your special day, Jan, and we are blessed to have you as our friend. We love you. We only have a few days left here in Elkhart, before we start our winter travels. Terry is finishing up the […]

Aug 272011
 

I had a conversation last night with my good friend Brenda Speidel, who has spent the summer in Missouri, caring for her mother during a health crisis. While Brenda is emotionally and physically wrung out, she is also grateful that their mobile lifestyle as fulltime RVers has given her and hubby Ron the freedom to […]

May 292011
 

Anybody who knows me, knows what a wonderful friend I am, and that I will do whatever it takes to help my fellow man, no matter how much it inconveniences me. Of course, it’s even better if I benefit from my own selflessness. I’ve been working hard lately keeping my buddy Greg White out of […]

May 222011
 

Well, since I didn’t get beamed up to heaven in the Rapture yesterday, Miss Terry said I had to work. 🙁 I swear, the woman is a slave driver! I spent most of yesterday uploading my new mystery novel, Big Lake, to Amazon’s Kindle program. It should be available sometime today. Converting the file into […]

We Like Coarsegold!

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
May 162011
 

We had a windy night at the Arabian RV Oasis in Boron, California, but fortunately, by early morning it had calmed down. We needed to get to the Escapees Park of the Sierras in Coarsegold before noon, or else we would have to dry camp overnight. So I staggered out of  bed by 6:30 a.m., […]

I’m Finally Warm!

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282011
 

Today is officially the last day I’m waking up early for a long time! We fell into this nasty habit over a week ago, and every morning we have been getting up much too early. As Deputy Barney Fife used to say in the old Andy Griffith television show, “It’s time to nip it! Nip […]