Jan 172024
 

Thank you everybody who posted blog comments, commented on Facebook, or sent e-mails congratulating us on our 26th anniversary yesterday. With the weather so bad, we chose to stay home, and except for taking Alli out a few times, we never ventured outside. It was a quiet day, which suited us just fine. I wrote […]

Sammy Has A Home

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112023
 

We met Bob and Lynn Throckmorton from Hemet, California during our first month on the road as fulltime RVers, when we were all students at Life on Wheels in Moscow, Idaho. They were the very first subscribers to our Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper, and we struck up a friendship that has stood the test […]

It Was A Great Day

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162022
 

Thank you, everybody, for all of the birthday greetings in the blog comments, emails, text messages, phone calls, and on Facebook. I tried to acknowledge each one individually, but there were literally hundreds of them, so many I was overwhelmed. But I read every one of them, and you really touched this old man’s heart. […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072022
 

Well, I missed my goal of finishing Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels book, by the end of July. There was just too much going on. But I’m happy to say that I finished it late yesterday afternoon. Today I will make corrections to the final chapters I wrote yesterday and print them out […]

Happy Birthday Geli

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142022
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our beautiful, talented, highly accomplished, and all-around amazing daughter-in-law Geli a happy birthday. This wonderful lady means so much to us and we love her with all of our hearts. I wish we could be there to share the day with you, Geli, but know […]

Dec 082021
 

A while back my pal Barb Westerfield told me about an episode of the Independent Lens series on PBS called Storm Lake that I should watch. Barb knows I spent most of my working years publishing small town newspapers, and she said this one was right up my alley. To be honest, I forgot about […]

Nov 102021
 

Say what you want about Facebook, and there’s a lot of bad to be said about it, there’s also a considerable amount of good associated with the online community. It has allowed me to talk to my son and daughter and grandkids often even though we all live in different parts of the country, it […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my […]

Me And Groucho

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
May 032021
 

There are more groups on Facebook dedicated to all kinds of special interests than there are fleas on a dog. More than there are fleas on a pack of dogs. I belong to and help moderate a few, including three or four authors’ groups and John Huggins’ Living the RV Dream group, and I occasionally […]

Now You Tell Me

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212021
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning because we had a lot to get done. Our first stop was at Chase Bank in New Smyrna Beach to make a deposit, and we chatted for a couple of moments with one of the employees who is interested in RVing and follows me on […]

We Feel So Loved!

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172021
 

Thank you to everybody who posted comments on Facebook and the blog or sent e-mail messages from the blog wishing us a happy anniversary. You all make us feel so loved. In spite of yesterday being our anniversary, it was kind of a frustrating day because somehow during the transfer of the blog domain away […]

A Quiet Christmas

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262020
 

How is everybody doing today? Did Santa Claus bring you everything you wanted for Christmas? If not, maybe it’s because you are not a good little boy or girl. But then again, being naughty has its benefits, too. Right? We had a quiet Christmas here at home, just the two of us. The morning started […]

Back To Real Life

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272020
 

I hope your Thanksgiving was as nice as ours. Terry spent the whole day in the kitchen, making a delicious meal of turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, and lots of other goodies. That seems like a lot of work to me, but she loves it, and the end result is fabulous. As for […]

Tired Of This Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172020
 

Back in late 2016, Terry and I both bought Moto Z Play smartphones. At the time, Terry was reluctant to give up her old flip phone and didn’t think she needed or wanted a smartphone. But it didn’t take her long to realize the benefits of the newer technology. As for me, I had already […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122020
 

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. We have a 24 foot Class C motorhome now, and we tow a […]

What Day Is It?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012020
 

Am I the only one losing track of the days? As I was writing today’s blog, I planned to tell people that today was their last chance to enter our free drawing and that the winner would be drawn Sunday evening. Then I thought, “didn’t I write that last night?” Yes, I did, on Saturday […]

I Am A Racist

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 072020
 

My Mama didn’t raise me this way, and I know my Dad must be very disappointed in me, but it turns out I’m a racist. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in myself when I got the news yesterday. I honestly never knew. This apparently stems from yesterday’s blog, when I mentioned a […]

May 042020
 

Terry and I were talking about this whole self-isolation thing last night. Except for a couple of trips to the grocery store and one to our accountant’s office in mid-April, we have not left the house except for one afternoon when we spent a couple of hours alone on a fishing pier. Nobody’s been in […]

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 […]

Mar 312020
 

How are you handling being self-quarantined? I assume you are all self-quarantined, unless you have a job that requires you be out and about, or you have to go to a medical appointment or to get groceries. There is no excuse for it otherwise. As for us, we are doing just fine. I keep hearing […]