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. […]

May 252021
 

Note: We love the wild and beautiful Pacific Northwest coast and hope to return for a visit someday. In the meantime, here is a blog post about a fun day spent on the Oregon coast. While staying in Florence, we decided to drive to Newport to look at a couple of options there for our […]

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 […]

A Kitchen Queen?

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252021
 

I said in a blog post the other day that my Mustang is a garage queen that doesn’t get out much, and that’s just fine with me. Now let me tell you about our new kitchen queen. Now don’t go getting all excited, I didn’t replace Miss Terry. We all know she’s irreplaceable. But we […]

March Q&A

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112021
 

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. Help, Nick! We spent all of February at an RV park in Yuma, […]

Gary The Gator Guy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032021
 

Note: We had a long day yesterday and didn’t get home from Terry’s appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville until late. Much of the drive up there and back was in the rain, and I’m just too tired to write a blog. So here is a repost of a blog from March, 2016, about […]

Feb 212021
 

We took the kayaks down to our boat launch to try out the new trailer configuration yesterday. The results were good, even very good, but not great. Not yet, anyway. Launching them was a piece of cake, especially since Jesse backed the trailer down the ramp. I really have to work on my backing-up skills. […]

February Q&A

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192021
 

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 are stuck in Oklahoma working traveling nurse jobs and freezing our butts […]

And That Makes 44

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102021
 

My new John Lee Quarrels book, Fresh Out Of Mojo, is now available on Amazon. This is my 44th book and my first book for the new year. I normally publish four books a year, but the pandemic kept us home more than usual in 2020, and I had a lot of time to write, […]

Morro Bay

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302020
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from our 2010 travels as fulltime RVers. Terry and I did a lot of exploring along the central coast yesterday, but rather than post one super long blog, I’ll break it up into two or three shorter blogs over the next few days, since the weather is […]

Fog, Weed, And Rain

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282020
 

We were out running errands much of yesterday and I ran out of time, so here is my blog post from five years ago today. Hard to imagine that weather when it is 90 degrees here on the central Florida coast. Yesterday was a long day on the road for us, 262 miles, from Sutherlin, […]