Making Room

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162022
 

As I’ve said before, when we moved out of our 320 square foot diesel pusher motorhome and into our 1750 square foot house with an attached 1100 square foot garage, Terry and I both wondered what we would do with all of that space. And as I’ve also said before, it didn’t take us very […]

Mar 152022
 

Note: I was busy writing all day and time got away, so here is a repost of a blog about a historic fort we visited in our travels as fulltime RVers. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio is serene. Canoes navigate the water below, squirrels scamper along […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062022
 

Note: This is a repost from 2011, when fuel prices were spiking and people were asking me what the future held for us and other fulltime RVers. While the numbers have changed, as they have for anything we spend money on, the reality is still the same. And as we have seen with every dramatic […]

Antique Extravaganza

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202022
 

Three times a year, in January, February, and November, Renninger’s Promotions hosts their Antiques and Collector’s Extravaganza at their huge open-air facility in Mount Dora, Florida, and it’s an event we always enjoy attending. We didn’t make it to any of their shows last year because of COVID, and my daughter and granddaughter were visiting […]

Newport Bayfront

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192022
 

Note: Here is a blog from our days as fulltime RVers, about one of our favorite places on the magnificent Oregon coast.  We love wandering around the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. If we ever hang up the keys and decide to settle down in the Pacific Northwest, this would be the place. U.S. Highway 101 […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252022
 

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 were just at the Tampa RV show, the first one we have […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172021
 

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. My brother owns a farm and uses agricultural diesel fuel for his equipment. […]

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 […]

Fog, Weed, And Rain

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092021
 

Note: Yesterday was a very long, very busy day and I am just too worn out to write, so here is a blog from our RV  travels down Interstate 5 from Oregon to California in 2015. It was a long day on the road for us, 262 miles, from Sutherlin, Oregon to Redding, California. We’ve […]

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 […]

Another Book Done!

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112021
 

Before I do anything else today, I do want to remember the tragedies of September 11th, 2001. I don’t think any of us will ever forget where we were when we heard the news about the first airplane hitting one of the Twin Towers. We were in our motorhome in Traverse City, Michigan, where Terry […]

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 […]

Aug 262021
 

Note: I have been under the weather for a few days (no, not COVID) and just not getting much done, so here is an earlier blog post from our days as fulltime RVers. We were up very early again yesterday morning, which is starting to become a habit with us. A nasty habit that we […]

A Day Spent Running

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042021
 

With the first rounds of editing and proofreading done, Terry finished her read-through of the manuscript of Big Lake Shootout, and after I made her corrections I sent it off to Roberta to do one final read-through. As soon as I get it back from her I will format and upload the e-book version to […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 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 went to two of your Gypsy Journal rallies and really enjoyed 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 […]

Jul 212021
 

Note: This is a blog post from our days as fulltime RVers, exploring some interesting places on Cape Cod. Yesterday was another gloomy day, but since it was our last chance to play tourist in this area, we decided to take advantage of it. I’m sure glad we did! We drove the 26 miles into […]

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 […]

Jul 032021
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog about our travels in the Pacific Northwest when we were fulltime RVers. We woke to a gray foggy morning yesterday, and I would have loved to roll over and go back to sleep, but we had a lot of miles to cover. The shortest route between the […]

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. […]