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. […]

Two Historic Forts

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162021
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from our travels on the Oregon coast, one of our favorite places in the country.  We had made arrangements to tour Fort Clatsop, where the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent a cold, wet winter after arriving on the Oregon coast at the end of their epic journey […]

Douglas The Camel

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102021
 

Note: We find some of our best stories wandering around in old cemeteries. This one began with a visit to the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Animal mascots have been an important part of military life for centuries. Mascots became symbols of loyalty and courage and provided lonesome soldiers far from home something to care […]

The Best Medicine

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
May 172021
 

Note: We were tied up on a project all day yesterday, then had guests for dinner, so there was no time for writing. This is a repost of a blog from 2016 because I still think laughter is the best medicine.  They say that laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, I’m pretty sure […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302021
 

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. When you got your rabies shots that you wrote about in yesterday’s blog, […]

Mar 082021
 

Note: This is a repost of a story from 2009, and prices quoted are from that time period. For years we have heard about the amazing bargains to be found at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. Founded in 1970 by Doyle and Sue Owens as a part time business, the store sells unclaimed […]

A Town Named Sandwich

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302021
 

We have hitch itch, but since we are not able to travel due to the pandemic, I thought I’d occasionally share some of our previous adventures, such as exploring a uniquely named town in Massachusetts in the summer of 2012. We spent yesterday visiting the Cape Cod town of Sandwich. How can you not like […]

You Named It What?

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042020
 

Note: I spent too much time watching the election results last night and didn’t have enough left in me to write a new blog. So here is a repost of a fun one from November of 2014. In every issue of the Gypsy Journal I always included some of the funny signs we saw in […]

Sep 302020
 

Note – This is a repost of a blog from six years ago today. Whenever we are going to a new area I spend a lot of time researching places to visit that will be of interest to our readers and making contact with the various attractions to arrange visits. Here in southern Virginia, there […]

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 […]

Oct 052018
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my buddy Greg White happy birthday. Years ago Miss Terry read something that said more Americans were born on October 5th than any other day. I think that’s because they all just wanted to copycat Greg because he gets to hang out with me. But that […]

Aug 282018
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. A while back I was taken to task by a reader for using the term “gal” in the Gypsy Journal. In reply, I wrote that I refuse to be politically correct. I’ve tried it, […]

Apr 052018
 

When we bought a house and got off the road, and stopped publishing the Gypsy Journal, a lot of people thought that that we were retiring. But that’s not true. We just changed our lifestyle and refocused our energies. But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around watching the grass grow and listening to our arteries […]

Double Trouble

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152017
 

Note: This story is from the March-April, 2017 issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the friendly college town of Athens, Georgia we came across an unusual historical artifact with an interesting history that is a classic example of engineering gone wrong, even though it seemed like a good idea at the time Home to the […]

We Are Humbled

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312017
 

To say that we are humbled by the many, many responses we got after our announcement that this was the last issue of the Gypsy Journal would be an understatement. All day long yesterday I answered emails and texts and Facebook messages, and read comments on the blog from so many people thanking us for […]

Oct 212017
 

According to the weatherman, the worst of the summer weather is behind us and we can expect to see a cooling trend in the next week or so. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be cool, it’s just going to be less hot. It will be down in the low to mid 80s until Wednesday […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182017
 

We have had a lot going on the last few days, so I thought I would bring you up to date on things in today’s blog. Terry finished the first proofreading and editing of Badge Bunny, and it is now in the hands of the second proofreader. Once she’s done and the corrections she suggested […]

Oct 072017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. And since I’m sure you don’t care to hear about my latest writing word count or the progress on Terry’s current weaving […]

Adams Floating Theatre

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272017
 

Note: This story is from the May – June 2016 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Long before movie theaters, cable television, and satellites that beam entertainment right into our living rooms, people enjoyed live entertainment. During the early days of the 20th century vaudeville acts performed at just about every large and small city in […]