Patience Tested

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012021
 

I had my patience tested yesterday. As it turns out, I am negative. We had a lot to get done yesterday and we only accomplished about half of it. But in the process, I certainly got my patience tested. And I’m the first to admit that I’m not a patient man. We had to go […]

A Week Or So

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
May 302017
 

It was great having my son Travis and his wife Geli here for a few days visiting us. We had a wonderful time showing them around the area and just hanging out here at the house spending time together. They left yesterday morning, headed back to their home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and we look forward […]

Tech Toys & Topics

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152011
 

My pals Ron and Brenda Speidel call me Gadget Boy for good reason; I do love my toys! I’m not as bad (or maybe as wealthy) as my friend Phil May from TechnoRV, who always seems to have something new that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without, but I do appreciate things that make […]

Jul 062011
 

We had planned to take the ferry over to Seattle yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling well, so I wimped out and spent most of the day being lazy. I think Miss Terry was just as happy to stay home and relax after all of her work the day before, smoking ribs for our Independence Day […]

Techno Updates

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012011
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had purchased a new Garmin 465T trucker model GPS, and a couple of blog readers asked me to let them know what I thought of the new unit, after using it for a while. After traveling about 1,000 miles with the GPS. I have to say that […]

Dec 232010
 

The RV world lost an icon yesterday, when Joe Peterson, co-founder of the Escapees RV Club, passed away. I have been privileged to meet Joe many times over the years at Escapades and other RV events, and he was always a cheerful, friendly, outgoing gentleman. When Joe and his lovely wife Kay founded the Escapees, […]

Oct 192010
 

My annual checkup at the V.A. hospital here in Lexington, Kentucky was scheduled for 10 a.m. yesterday, but we arrived a half hour early, and within about 5 minutes I was in an exam room where a nurse took my vitals, and then she took me in to see my doctor. He read over my […]

Oct 182010
 

The Flying J at at Catlettsburg, Kentucky had several dedicated RV parking sites, but we were the only RV there Saturday night, which is a first for us. Usually Flying Js fill up with RVs early and they stay overnight, taking advantage of the company’s RV friendly hospitality. I don’t drink coffee because it might […]

Marathon Driving

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172010
 

Yesterday was another one of those marathon driving days that RVers are not supposed to do, but that we find ourselves doing quite often. We do this sometimes when we have to get from Point A to Point B, and don’t have time to stop and play along the way. It’s not our preferred mode […]

Oct 162010
 

Yesterday was our last full day in Virginia, and like much of our time here, it started out gray and chilly. We drove into Gloucester Courthouse and picked up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal from the printer and got it loaded into the van. They did a pretty good job, and we’ll use […]

Oct 152010
 

It started raining early yesterday morning, and by about 4 a.m. it was really coming down hard. The storm lasted all day; sometimes the rain would ease up to just a sprinkle for a while, and then it would start pouring all over again. It was a good day to stay home and get caught […]

Oct 142010
 

I got the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished yesterday and we dropped it off at the printer a little before 5 p.m. If all goes according to schedule, we’ll pick it up late today or tomorrow morning, and the next task will be to get it mailed out to all of our subscribers […]

Oct 122010
 

Yesterday I took a break from working on the new issue so we could go to the post office and mail out some orders, and drive into Gloucester Courthouse to touch base with the newspaper that is supposed to print the new issue of the Gypsy Journal later this week. As it turns out, both […]

May 202010
 

Last year I posted a blog about a visit that the Tin Can Tourists paid to the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, and included several photos of the vintage and homebuilt RVs the club members own. One of my favorites was this beautiful  cedar sided fifth wheel, named Wayzalot. The unique RV […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222010
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that a cold front was going to bring high winds to northern Arizona, and that our trip to Flagstaff to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal was going to be interesting. The wind started blowing hard about three a.m., and all night long it slammed into our Winnebago. […]

Apr 042010
 

We had originally planned to stay in Kingman, Arizona until Monday, visiting my old friend Mike Howard. But a combination of Mike not feeling very well, terrible cell phone and internet service, and a scheduling mix up changed our plans. We had been in contact with the marketing folks at the Grand Canyon Railway in […]

We Move Inside

 Posted by at 3:44 am  Nick's Blog
May 272009
 

It has been raining so hard here at the fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri that some RVs are either going to have to be towed out, or else sit in the same spot until it eventually dries out. We started out vending outside, which is usually our preference, but the rain was making it impossible to […]

Apr 302009
 

I’ve always been a dinosaur. I like being a dinosaur. It’s comfortable. It’s easy. It makes life much less complicated. I don’t have an iPhone, I don’t do text messages, and I don’t speak geek. But lately I’ve noticed a certain amount of geekness slipping into my life. I blame a lot of it on […]