I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182021
 

Note: This is a blog from five years ago today when we announced a major change in our lifestyle. At that time we thought we would continue to travel in our motorhome part of the year, but as it turned out that didn’t happen for a variety of reasons, among them problems with the RV […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Main Dish
Sep 302021
 

Well, my latest book, Ka-Bar Karma, is out and doing well on Amazon, and I’ve goofed off as long as I can so it’s time to get back to work. As I said a while back, the normal progression of my writing schedule would be to write the fourth book in my Tinder Street series […]

Sep 292021
 

There was a post on Facebook the other day asking what you would title your autobiography if you ever wrote one. I have no plans to ever do something like that, and I’m sure nobody would ever want to read it anyway, but my reply was that it would probably be something along the line […]

Winnebago Factory Tour

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162021
 

Note: We were on the go all day yesterday grocery shopping and taking care of some things, so I didn’t have time to write a blog. So here is a re-post of a blog about our tour of the Winnebago factory in Forest City, Iowa from a few years ago. Yesterday was a horrible day […]

July Q&A

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022021
 

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 subscribed to your Gypsy Journal until you quit and trust your recommendations. […]

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 […]

Apr 112021
 

Our friend Stu McNicol is on a motorcycle trip from his home in Tennessee down to southern Florida to visit his daughter and some other family members and friends along the way. We were fortunate to be among those friends, and we met Stu for lunch yesterday at Uncle Chicken’s in New Smyrna Beach. We […]

My Biker Phase

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272021
 

My love affair with motorcycles started when I was a teenager. I bought my first bike, a 1967 Triumph Bonneville T120 with a 650cc engine, with money I earned mowing lawns and shoveling snow. A year or so later I bought a 750cc Norton Commando. I rode both of those motorcycles everywhere I could until […]

Negative… Maybe

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 202020
 

Some readers have asked me if we received the results of our COVID-19 antibody tests, which we took last Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Yes, we got the results two days later, and both of us tested negative for having the antibody. Well, maybe we did since when we were getting the tests, the […]

Family Time

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162020
 

Terry’s mom, Bess, turned 88 on February 2nd and her dad, Pete, turned 90 on the 11th. When you live that long you accumulate a lot of relatives, so family from as far away as England, New York, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida (us) came to Arizona to help them celebrate the occasion. In the last […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102020
 

Note: I have shared these tips before online and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and […]

Jan 032020
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file, a collection of true stories about my adventures and misadventures over the years. We all know you can save a lot of money by doing your own vehicle maintenance and simple repairs. I even suggest it in my book The Frugal RVer. The problem is that there […]

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 […]

Crime And RVing

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232019
 

A while back I posted a link to a blog titled A Violent Encounter about our experience returning to our RV one night while we were parked at a repair shop and coming face to face with an armed burglar. As I wrote when I first reported on our crime, RVing is a safe activity […]

Five Quick Q&As

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152019
 

It’s late and my new meds are making me sleepy, so I’m just going to post five recent questions and my answers for today’s blog. Q. I keep hearing that we need to buy a new RV because most campgrounds have a rule not to allow RVs over ten years old. Is this going to […]

A Good Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042019
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me. After spending an hour or so going over and making corrections to the 2,000 or so words  that I wrote on Friday, I got busy and cranked out another 8,300 words. That puts me somewhere around the 40% mark in this book, which I started July 15. […]

Jul 192019
 

We may have hung up the keys but we still get hitch itch and we’ve got a lot of traveling left to do. In 18+ years of fulltiming we saw a lot of places but there are still some we never got to, as well as places we definitely want to go back to once […]

Jun 262019
 

Today let’s discuss problems in the bedroom. Don’t worry. I’m not talking about any difficulties Miss Terry and I have in the boudoir. For a couple of old farts, we seem to manage okay. But apparently not everybody is so lucky, based on some of the emails I’ve been getting lately. The other day I […]

Homeward Bound

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172019
 

We spent five days in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli, touring the area for blog fodder and introducing people at libraries and stores to my books. But all good things must come to an end, and before we knew it was time to head home to Florida. We left Wednesday […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 1:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202019
 

At every seminar I did on fulltime RVing at rallies and shows nationwide, I always got the same questions from new and want to be fulltimers, and I get the same questions by email all the time. So today I thought I would try to answer some of them for you. How much does it […]