Nov 102017
 

Miss Terry has been keeping the folks at the post office busy, sending out refund checks for the unused portions of people’s subscriptions to the Gypsy Journal. If you were a subscriber, please e-mail me your current mailing address at [email protected] so we can process your refund. We have been amazed at how many people have […]

Jan 072016
 

Any small business owner worth their salt cares about their customers and does everything they can to earn and keep their business. Here at the Gypsy Journal we always try to go the extra mile to let our readers know how much they mean to us. But we realize that we can’t always please everybody, and […]

Blue Sky And Visitors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062016
 

The rain finally cleared out sometime early Tuesday morning and we woke up to mostly blue sky, something we have not seen in a while. And to make it even better, it was in the low 60s and the wind wasn’t blowing. While I’d prefer it was in the 70s, I can live with that. […]

The Numbers Are In

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302015
 

At the end of December every year WordPress sends out an annual report to bloggers, telling them how much traffic their blog received in the past 12 months, where those visitors came from, which blog posts received the most attention, and a lot of other interesting data. My report came in yesterday, and looking it […]

Nov 122015
 

I was sniveling because it was down in the upper 30s at night on the Central Coast, so I left and went to a place where it was even colder! What’s wrong with this picture? Yesterday morning we said our farewells to our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield and pulled out of the Atascadero, California […]

A Whole Lot Of Ugly

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102015
 

Some people love the desert and some don’t. I spent many years living in it, but I much prefer being on a beach, or at least someplace with trees and grass. But yesterday it was all desert for us. Just a whole lot of ugly. We left the Las Vegas Thousand Trails a little before […]

Nov 202013
 

Most of the folks from the dog show have left the Pima County Fairgrounds and it’s a lot quieter here. The last two mornings the only thing that woke me up was my own snoring. Miss Terry says she doesn’t know which is worse. But the dogs have been replaced by new critters. Last night […]

Nov 152013
 

We were both worn out from our early start and long day Wednesday, and the strong wind rocking our motorhome and rattling our slide toppers made it hard to fall asleep so when we finally did, we slept in yesterday morning. I started the day with a bunch of orders to fill, and spent several […]

Two Lanes To Tucson

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142013
 

For some reason that we have never been able to figure out, but that many other RVers say happens to them as well, we seldom sleep well the night before we travel. Even if it’s a relatively short trip like our 122 mile drive from Apache Junction to Tucson yesterday. We turned in earlier than […]

428 Long Miles

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162013
 

Thanks to everybody who made blog comments, sent e-mails, and posted on Facebook about Terry’s dad. His Valley Fever tests came back negative, and he is having a needle biopsy on the nodule in his lung early Tuesday morning. We plan to be there for that. He’s strong and has been in overall good health, […]

Nov 162012
 

One of the greatest things about the fulltime RV lifestyle is the opportunity to do things that most people never will. And wow, the things we have done! One of the things we have really enjoyed doing is getting to know and interact with animals that we never would have seen back in our little […]

Goodbye Celina

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112012
 

We had planned to leave the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio somewhere around 10 or 11 AM yesterday morning. But then Greg, Jan, and Miss Terry decided that it would be nice to have breakfast at the Fountain Restaurant, across from the courthouse. I’m not really a breakfast person, but what the heck, if […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092012
 

With the Ohio rally behind us, we slept in yesterday morning, and when we did wake up we spent another hour so just snuggling and enjoying being together after our busy week. It was nice not to have to jump out of bed and be rushing off to do something. When we did get up, […]

It’s Not Goodbye

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082012
 

Yesterday morning was another early one, with Terry up by 5 AM and me by 7 for the last morning coffee and doughnuts and lots of hugs as all the rally attendees made ready to hit the road. RVers never say goodbye, just “see you down the road,” because we know that we will meet […]

Under Cover

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022012
 

We ordered a case of printed copies of my second mystery novel, Big Lake Lynching, to sell at our rally. In the bottom of the box Miss Terry discovered a book called Complete Empathy, by L.K. Cooper. I thought it was added in by mistake until I looked inside and it is my book, Big […]

Already Busy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012012
 

Our Early Bird arrival day is tomorrow, but we’ve already been busy parking dozens of RVs here at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio. They started rolling in yesterday morning and it was nonstop all day long. I don’t know exactly how many rigs came in but I would estimate somewhere around 50. Most […]

Jul 082012
 

Anybody familiar with writers and the writing process knows that while having a good imagination helps, we don’t have to search hard for things to write about. Usually all we have to do is observe and listen. And trust me, truth really is stranger than fiction! Comedian Bill Engvall has made a career out of […]

Well, I Tried!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262011
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that I was so tired that I wrote the blog early, so that Miss Terry would have it proofed ahead of time, and I could post it right at midnight local time and get to bed. That was the game plan, and I tried. I really tried. However, it didn’t […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

Mar 282011
 

Ever since we finished our Arizona rally, I have been working on our 2011 Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally, which will be September 26-30, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, in Celina, Ohio. This will be our fourth Eastern Rally, and the third in Celina, a friendly little town that goes out of its way to make […]