Five Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My sister and her husband had been displaced by Hurricane Ida and we’re letting them […]

Jul 262021
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago, but the message is just as important today. I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably err on the side of caution, but so far I haven’t wrecked our motorhome and […]

None Of Our Business

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242021
 

When I was a youngster my dad used to say that “Kids today don’t know how good they have it.” I suspect he wasn’t the first one to say that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if George Washington’s father didn’t say something similar way back then. But I do have to say that a lot […]

May 122021
 

You can’t turn on the news right now without hearing about the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline operation that has disrupted gasoline deliveries in many eastern states. But why let facts get in the way of a good rumor, right? Just yesterday, I saw posts on Facebook saying that someone heard that President Biden had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stupid Bowl Sunday

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072021
 

Well, the big event is here. Stupid Bowl Sunday, or whatever they call it. I never understood why people get so excited about a bunch of spoiled, rich athletes playing ball. It’s just not my thing. Even when I was stationed at West Point, with our barracks just a short walk from Michie Stadium, I […]

Soil, Sand, And Surf

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022020
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the central coast of Florida. Temperatures around 79° with low humidity and a nice 10 mile-per-hour breeze blowing. So much better than the mid-90s and high humidity we have had for months on end. During the early afternoon, the folks from the Edgewater Yard Shop delivered two […]

Sep 182020
 

Traveling around the country in a motorhome for over 18 years, we met a lot of people. Many of them were casual acquaintances, some became our close friends, while others were chance encounters, like ships passing in the night. But the one thing that always impressed me from coast to coast and border to border […]

A Poorly Planned Scam

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022020
 

We all know there is a scammer born every minute, and sometimes two or three, I think. And while some of them are quite clever, others are so poorly planned that it’s almost pathetic. The other day a friend contacted me asking how far we are from Port Orange, Florida, which is a suburb of […]

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 […]

Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222020
 

There is so much doom and gloom in the world today and everybody seems to be uptight, angry, and frustrated with the way things are going. So I thought today we would just lighten things up a little bit and maybe I’ll give you a chuckle or two about some of the incidents that have […]

Feb 252020
 

I have always enjoyed driving and I usually do most of it when we are on a trip. But after this trip, I may never drive again. Back on February 8, I was getting tired when we were about 100 miles from Phoenix and Miss Terry took the wheel. She is an excellent driver, whether […]

Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312020
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Fire!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182019
 

As most of you know, Terry and I are night owls. We seldom get to bed before 1:30 or 2 AM, then we usually lay there and cuddle for a few minutes, maybe half an hour, before we kiss each other goodnight and go to sleep. That was our routine Tuesday night. It was about […]

Making It Harder

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled Building Stuff, I showed the cable and lock I had put together to secure our Honda generators when we have to use them outside during a power outage. At the time, I had the loops on each end of the cable secured with clamps and […]

What Rant?

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182019
 

You know that old saying about how you can’t please everybody? Apparently it’s true, no matter how hard you try. Even when you’re giving something away for free. After reading Friday’s blog, in which I asked readers to exercise patience and to not keep entering our weekly free contest over and over if they don’t […]

A Sunday Drive

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222019
 

Except for some appointments with the doctor and the chiropractor, we haven’t been out much in the last week or so because it’s been so bloody hot here. If you live in Florida, just like people who live in Arizona and other places with intense heat, you learn to appreciate the benefits of staying home […]

Jun 082019
 

Most RVers are really nice people, but they don’t make you take a personality test before they let you buy one of these things, and like every aspect of life, there are a few snobs out there, as well as clods and outright idiots. I’m rather well known in the RV world because of the […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]