Sep 172023
 

I’ve only been stung by bees a couple of times in my life but I don’t remember it as being a pleasant experience. So I’m sure being stung by a killer bee, or worse yet, a swarm of them, wouldn’t be much fun either. So why does the little town of Hidalgo, Texas have a […]

Jan 252018
 

I’ve only been stung by bees a couple of times in my life but I don’t remember it as being a pleasant experience. So I’m sure being stung by a killer bee, or worse yet, a swarm of them, wouldn’t be much fun either. So why does the little town of Hidalgo, Texas have a […]

Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022017
 

Thank you to everybody who purchased a copy of my new book, Big Lake Celebration, told their family and friends about it, and shared links on Facebook. It’s off to a very good start. Just six hours after it went live on Sunday evening it was ranked #5,088 on Amazon, and by yesterday afternoon it […]

Thank You, Jim

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272016
 

I owe my buddy Jim Lewis a huge thank you. He has saved me a lot of aggravation. I wrote in a blog a few days ago that we went to the Verizon store in Daytona Beach so Jim could upgrade his phone, and while he was there they told us about this great deal […]

Running In The Rain

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we weren’t sure if we would leave Saturday or Sunday to begin our trip south, depending on the weather. There were a couple of systems coming through the region that were going to bring some rain, but none of them looked to be very large. It started raining hard […]

Looking Back At 2015

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312015
 

It’s over already? Wow, that was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2015 like for us? We started the year in Florida at the Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood, one of our favorite campgrounds in the Thousand […]

Sneeze, Cough, Sniffle

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152015
 

That’s been the theme song at our motorhome for the last few days. Between Miss Terry, myself, and our friend Jim, I think we’ve sent first quarter sales for the folks that make Kleenex, Alka Seltzer Cold Formula, and Mucinex skyrocketing to new levels. Yesterday morning I actually discovered a spot in the web between […]

Feb 132015
 

Longtime blog readers know that I have not been a big fan of the Rio Grande Valley, the Texas RV mecca that is home to thousands of Winter Texans. But I have to admit, our stay here at Pleasant Valley RV Resort in Mission has me rethinking my previous position on the place. We came […]

Mission, Here We Come!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 082015
 

Yesterday was a beautiful day here at the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas. Blue sky, a light breeze, and about 70 degrees. It would have been a good day for kite flying, but I was focused on getting as much done as possible on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal because […]

Snowbird Roosts

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282012
 

I got an e-mail yesterday evening from some new fulltimers who are hitting the road the day after Christmas, asking me for suggestions on snowbird roosts. They have been following the blog for some time now and were surprised that it can get down into the 30s here in Florida during the wintertime. They wrote […]

To Each His Own

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162011
 

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when three different people sent me rather terse e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog, in which I said that we don’t like the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, which is a popular snowbird roost for thousands of RVers, who return there year after year. One lady said “I don’t […]

Falling Into A Routine

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152011
 

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and the subject of our winter travel plans came up. I always say that our plans are set in Jello, because we never know when something may come up, or we’ll just get bored with what we’re doing, and shake up the Jello and take off an entirely […]

Dec 142010
 

I think we missed a turn somewhere along the way south, and instead of Fort Lauderdale, we ended up at the South Pole! I mean really, 33 degree overnight lows just 30 miles from Miami? Really? Isn’t that just a little bit ridiculous? Uh huh, global warming, sure. Would somebody get that damned penguin off […]

Feb 222010
 

Every RVer is different. Some of us like motorhomes, and some like trailers. Some of us like to move around from place to place, seldom staying longer than a week in any location, while others like to “put down roots,” and often stay several months at a time in one place. There are those of […]

Dec 292009
 

Yesterday we made a day trip of 90 miles to Victoria, Texas to pick up the January-February issue of the Gypsy Journal from our printer. Victoria is a bustling city of 86,000, and is popular with RV snowbirds who don’t want to go as far as the Rio Grande Valley. The city is big enough […]

Oct 032009
 

Our Gypsy Gathering rally ended yesterday, and in spite of morning rain and afternoon wind, RVs departed the Mercer County Fairgrounds here in Celina, Ohio headed in every direction. The greatest majority of them are headed south. That’s right, it’s time for the annual snowbird migration. Over the next few weeks, every highway in the […]

Jul 272009
 

I met a man at Elkhart Campground a few years ago who told me he was unhappy in the RV lifestyle because he was bored. I suggested several things he might do to keep himself busy, and he pooh poohed every one of them; visit the RV Museum? No thanks, he wasn’t interested in looking […]

Jan 032009
 

Well, no good deed goes unpunished. Americans are urged to reduce our fuel consumption to save the planet, and to lessen our need for foreign oil. So we car pool, drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars, walk and ride bicycles, and guess what? Now a Congressional commission is suggesting that the Federal tax on gas […]