Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222018
 

Whether you are spending today at home with family or in an RV park somewhere sharing a community meal, Terry and I want to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but over all we have been very blessed, and we are thankful for that. When we […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. It’s been a while, but here are some of the latest. Q. A friend told me something about diesel fuel with red dye in it and […]

From The Mailbag

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292017
 

While I was working my way through yesterday’s e-mail, deleting all of the warnings from the IRS and Windows, and three different banks where I don’t have accounts, all wanting me to click some link to save myself from disaster, along with four messages from women in other countries who want to come to America […]

Losing A Landmark

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102017
 

Thank you to everybody who sent messages or emails expressing concern about Terry falling off of her bicycle, which I wrote about in Wednesday’s blog. She is still a little stiff and has some bruises, but otherwise she is fine and looking forward to taking it for a ride as soon as she loosens up […]

Well That Was Quick!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212016
 

I said in yesterday’s blog that the power was supposed to be out for several hours here at the Orlando Thousand Trails yesterday, so I wasn’t sure how much work I would get done on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. But as it turned out, about 3 PM two work trucks pulled up […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address [email protected] No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

Dec 052015
 

I like to save a buck as much as the next guy, and anytime I can get a discount on something I’m happy to do so. But I also realize that a business has to make a profit to keep its doors open. But for some reason, a lot of RVers I hear from don’t […]

Not Having Fun

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032015
 

Terry and I spent yesterday not having fun. And that was no fun at all. We’ve been to Las Vegas before and had fun, but Greg and Jan White were with us. Greg likes to drive and I don’t like all the crazy traffic here, so I got to sit back and play passenger. Here […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014
 

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

RV Upgrades

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032014
 

I’m always surprised when people say they wish they could make some change to their RV so it would better suit their lifestyle but won’t because they are afraid of reducing its resale value. I always tell them not to worry about that because whether they bought their rig new or used, it lost a […]

May 062013
 

Back in January I posted a blog with pictures of homemade RVs titled Coming To A Campground Near You that was so well received that I followed it up a month later with a second helping called More Oddball RVs. Since then blog readers have sent me even more pictures of RVs you won’t find […]

Apr 202013
 

I get a lot of e-mails from folks asking about the RV lifestyle, a lot of them asking for advice on what kind of rig I would recommend for them. There’s really no way I can answer a question like that, because as I’ve said many times before, there is no one size fits all. […]

Mar 022013
 

I talked to a reader yesterday who is in the process of buying a motorhome and needed some advice. When he got the contract from the dealer to sign they had added on two different fees, one for $79.95 for a “starter/fill up” kit and a second charge for $399.95 for “pre-delivery service.” He wanted […]

Feb 182013
 

Saturday night was very cold and I don’t think it got much over the high 50s yesterday. So it was a good day for staying home and writing. So that’s what I did, knocking out about 4,000 words in my current work in progress. It was one of those perfect writing days when the words […]

Jul 112012
 

We’re getting down to the wire on our time here at Elkhart Campground. We have a reservation at the Gateway to Cape Cod Outdoor World Resort in Rochester, Massachusetts beginning on the 16th. It’s a little over 900 miles from here to there, so we will probably leave on Friday to start making our way […]

Oct 042011
 

The other day, Phil May from TechnoRV sent me copy of his book From High-Tech To High Plains, in which he tells the story of how he and his wife Tracey left their high pressure lives and careers and became fulltime RVers, homeschooling their two children on the road, and operating a mobile business selling […]

Rice and Rainbows

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022011
 

Yesterday was a busy day, but we solved a problem, at least temporarily, and we had a lot of fun in the process. But then, we always seem to have fun, no matter what we’re doing. As I reported earlier, our black tank valve has been leaking, and through Greg tried to fix it while […]

Changes Are Coming

 Posted by at 6:06 am  Dailies
Dec 282010
 

It was another chilly day here at the Orlando Thousand Trails campground, so we spent most of the day at home. The bad news is that being stuck inside too long really gives me cabin fever. But, the good news is that we’re getting a lot of things accomplished. Yesterday I found a mail service […]

Dec 122010
 

Today is moving day for us. We are leaving the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve this morning, headed for Paradise Island RV Resort in Fort Lauderdale, about 220 miles south. The “quicker” route is to get over to Interstate 95 and take the superslab south, but what fun is that? If you’ve been on one interstate […]

Dec 112010
 

I try to be a nice guy, and I think most of the time I come pretty close. But there are times when I just have to be a jerk. Or at least some people think that I’m being a jerk. It has happened a couple of times in the last few days. I got […]