Making New Friends

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242022
 

One of the great things about taking road trips as we did recently is being able to make new friends along the way, whether they are someone I know online or somebody I meet along the way. Many of those folks are authors, which is always a treat. While we were in Arizona, I got […]

Oh, Those Girls!

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
May 282022
 

The temperature here in Show Low, in Arizona’s White Mountains, is a lot nicer than it was during the week we spent down in the Mesa/Apache Junction area. It has been at least 20 degrees cooler every day. It being a holiday weekend, a lot of people are coming up here to escape the blast […]

Making Memories

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142022
 

We spent yesterday making memories with my daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny. Memories I hope they will cherish for a long time because I know we will cherish making memories with them. We started the day by going down to our fishing pier to see the launch of a Space X rocket from Cape Canaveral. […]

Slug Bug Ranch

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082021
 

Any fan of old Route 66, or anyone who has ever traveled through the Texas Panhandle on Interstate 40, is familiar with Cadillac Ranch, a collection of vintage Cadillacs buried nose down in the earth on the south side of the highway. Generations of travelers have stopped to look at the old cars and adorn […]

Terry Can Fix Anything

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182021
 

A while back one of the hinges on the drop-down front of my desk’s keyboard drawer broke. It was just cheap pot metal, and Terry was able to Mickey Mouse it together for a little while to give us time to search for a new set of hinges. And as always, Amazon came through for […]

Apr 172021
 

Sung to the tune of She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain When She Comes. Yes, our daughter Tiffany will be coming to visit us next week. Or the week after. Or in early May. Or mid-May. Or maybe the end of May. Who knows? But I believe she will arrive eventually. Tiffany was originally scheduled […]

Nov 152020
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Is there a kid anywhere who doesn’t know The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, or the Lorax? They all sprang from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author, poet, and cartoonist known and […]

Adding To My Resume

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092020
 

I have done quite a few things to earn a buck in my life, and some of them have been a bit bizarre while others have been rather mundane. I think the shortest job I ever had was about four hours. Right after I got out of the Army a thousand years ago, I got […]

Apr 262020
 

My dad used to always say that some people are so cheap that if you were selling $100 bills for five bucks, they would ask for a discount. I thought that was funny as a kid, but when I grew up and started running my own businesses, I found out that it was all too […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun 222019
 

Today we are celebrating Terry’s birthday, and though she modestly says it’s just another day, it’s a very special day. Who knew that that little baby born in Newton, Kansas would grow up to become the most beautiful woman in the world? And not just beautiful, but also strong, caring, intelligent, talented in so many […]

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 Editor@gypsyjournal.net so we can process your refund. We have been amazed at how many people have […]

May 252017
 

It seemed like every day for the last week or two the weatherman has been predicting rain for our area. And though there has been some rain come down around us, all we have had here is a brief shower or two that lasted for a couple of minutes. But that all changed yesterday. A […]

May 072017
 

Note: This story is from the November-December, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. The wild Dakota Territory left a mark on the young Theodore Roosevelt, who would become the 26th President of the United States, and there is no doubt that the man left his own mark on the land. Roosevelt, a lifelong outdoorsman, came […]

Jan 182017
 

For the last couple of days I have been involved in an email exchange with a couple who are brand-new fulltimers trying to adjust to life on the road. They are currently dry camping in the desert a couple of miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona and are freaking out about being in such a different […]

Jan 052017
 

Yesterday was one of those days when I should have stayed in bed. It seemed like from the time I sat down at my desk to make the final corrections to the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, things started going wrong, and they never stopped all day long. It started out with the batteries in […]

Ninemile Remount Depot

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the September-October, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. At first glance the Ninemile Remount Depot, with its white fences and Cape Cod style buildings, might lead you to believe you have been transported to a Kentucky horse farm, but one look upward at the mountains looming in the distance […]

Sep 282016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Is there a kid anywhere who doesn’t know The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, or the Lorax? They all sprang from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author, poet, and cartoonist known and […]

A Short, Easy Move

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142016
 

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]