Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022024
 

Is there a better way to start off the first day of a new year than cuddling in bed with the person you love, talking about how lucky we are to have each other and to have the life we share together? If there is, I don’t know what it would be, and that’s just […]

A Quiet 4th of July

 Posted by at 12:28 pm  Nick's Blog
Jul 052023
 

Note: For some reason some readers are not able to see the photos in today’s blog.  If you can’t, try going to gypsyjournal.net After living in Florida for six years, where the week preceding and the week after the Independence Day holiday always sounded like the D-Day invasion, we had a quiet day and evening […]

Jul 062020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Jul 042020
 

Before I do anything else, let me wish our country a happy birthday. It seems like a bleak time in America right now, and it is, with all the political division, the racial strife, and a pandemic that is dividing us in so many ways. But there is something about this country that people need […]

The Trip Home, Day #5

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192019
 

Note: This is day five of our trip home to Florida after spending time in Ohio researching a new book project.  As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we spent the night in Benson, North Carolina, after getting frustrated with all of the heavy traffic and delays for construction on Interstate 95. I was hoping that […]

Fireworks In November

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112018
 

I expected to set off some fireworks in yesterday’s blog about the woman being thrown out of the campground swimming pool because she had her two emotional support dogs in the water with her, and I wasn’t disappointed. And while most of the blog comments were positive, I did get hammered by email. One blog […]

No Contest This Week

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052018
 

I hope everybody had a safe and sane Fourth of July, and I hope your dogs weren’t freaked out by all the fireworks. Over the years I have had some dogs who went totally ballistic at the sound of fireworks, and others who completely ignored them. We had a quiet day at home, doing some […]

Bang, Boom, Bang!

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032016
 

That’s the soundtrack here in northern Indiana this weekend. Elkhart is the home of the recreational vehicle industry, and while I don’t know how all of that business is doing, I’m pretty sure the people selling fireworks are making a killing. I was out by the dog run here at Elkhart Campground and somebody was […]

Jul 022016
 

It sounds like we are in a war zone here in northern Indiana. There have been fireworks going off all over the place for several days now, and it will probably continue into Tuesday. They are legal here and folks are having a great time setting them off. They don’t really bother me, though I […]

Fire In the Sky

 Posted by at 2:31 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152014
 

For years we have been hearing about Winter Blast in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and people kept telling us it was a can’t miss event. Every year members of the Western Pyrotechnic Association come to town for a week of seminars, demonstrations and to put on world class fireworks displays. Our friends Tom and Barbara […]

The Holiday Hula

 Posted by at 7:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022010
 

For the most part, fulltime RVers are pretty darned patriotic people. But a lot of us still dread the Independence Day holiday every year. Not because we don’t like small town parades and fireworks, but because we know that everybody with a tent, trailer, bus or motorhome will be filling up RV parks from coast […]