Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252023
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from 2020 that I thought we could all enjoy. 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 […]

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 […]

Mar 112019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Oct 192017
 

Occasionally I have RV salesmen or RV dealers take me to task because I frequently say that if their lips are moving, they are lying. No, that’s not true for everybody in the business, and maybe it’s not even true for the majority of them. But it’s been my experience that it’s more common than […]

Nov 142016
 

Note: I posted this in the blog several years ago, but based upon the questions I get, I thought it was worth updating and sharing again. No two RVers are the same. Some of us are fulltimers, some are snowbirds, and some are weekend warriors. Some of us like the wide open spaces and enjoy […]

Gas Attack!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042014
 

No, I wasn’t suffering gastric distress, this is something else altogether. Even worse, if you can believe that. We spent yesterday getting our old RV refrigerator out of the motorhome. Or at least that was the plan. We made some headway, but no project ever goes as easily as planned, and we’re not quite there […]

Found It!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012014
 

Thanks to everybody who posted comments on the blog or Facebook, or sent me e-mails with suggestions for a residential refrigerator to replace our fast failing Norcold RV refrigerator. Quite a few RVers said they swapped out their RV refrigerators for either Samsung RF197 units, which are no longer available, or Samsung RF18s, which replaced […]

It’s Here!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102014
 

After a couple of unexpected delays, Terry’s new Splendide washer/dryer combo was delivered yesterday afternoon. She is officially a happy camper! And just in time too! Another day and I would have been reduced to going commando! Trust me, nobody wanted to see that happen. After getting the old unit out, we weren’t too sure […]

Hot Weather RVing Tips

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082014
 

My cousin Beverly called the other day to tell us it was 108 degrees in Tucson. There’s a reason I stay out of Arizona in the summer. Although I’ve seen some days here in northern Indiana when it felt just as hot. Of course, fans of the desert will tell you that while it does […]

It Was A Good Week

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 162014
 

We had a very good week at the Escapees Escapade rally this past week, in spite of the pouring rain, frigid temperatures, wind, and mud. Yeah, it was typical RV rally weather. Terry and I enjoyed seeing so many old and new friends who stopped by our vendor booth.   Here we have a combination […]

Honey, We’re Home!

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282014
 

We definitely need new batteries. When we were boondocking Saturday night I ran our Onan generator for three hours. We turned everything off before we went to bed about midnight and the batteries were at 12.4 volts. When we woke up at 7 a.m. they were down to 10.8 volts. These are Interstate batteries that […]

Jan 112014
 

We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I have reached the point where we prefer the comforts of a full hookup RV park, we are no strangers to dry camping. In fact, we probably have a lot more experience at it than most folks we know. There was a […]

The Wet Spot

 Posted by at 2:48 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182013
 

There you go again. Would you please get your mind out of the gutter? I’m talking about our water leak! The other day I noticed that there was a small wet spot on the ground under our motorhome, and since it was near where the refrigerator is, I thought it might be condensation or something. […]

Pins And Needles

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132013
 

We’ve been on pins and needles for two days now, worried about Terry’s 83 year old father. He and her mother spend their summers in their RV in northern Arizona and winters at their home in Mesa. Pete is a bladder cancer survivor and started having severe pain a few days ago. The hospital in […]

Cool It!

 Posted by at 3:47 am  Nick's Blog
May 222013
 

In June Terry and I will begin our fifteenth year of fulltime RVing, and we love it just as much now as we did the day we drove away from our old hometown. That means that we have been living this wonderful lifestyle for almost 1/4 of our lives! And while we may not be […]

On To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092010
 

Proving just how hard it is to break a bad habit once it gets established, I was awake by 7 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s about four hours after the time I normally get to bed. This really has to stop! The weather report had called for scattered thunderstorms in western Michigan, and soon after I […]

Jul 222010
 

After boondocking in the parking lot overnight, we pulled out of the Flying J in North Platte, Nebraska just after 9 a.m. and headed east on Interstate 80. There were some clouds overhead, but no rain coming down. For years I have driven under the huge wooden arch that spans Interstate 80, near Kearney, Nebraska, […]

Jun 082010
 

With summer finally here, a lot of us who have been sitting still much of the winter are hitting the road, and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for vacations and summer camping trips. RVs are complex machines, and while I am far from a technical person, even I am capable of taking a […]

May 132010
 

Did I mention that I really, really hate getting up early in the morning? I’ve never been a morning person and never will be. I have never minded working long hours, I just always wanted the night shift, not the morning shift. But I was still awake at 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s two mornings […]

RV Batteries

 Posted by at 7:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242010
 

It’s time to go shopping for house batteries for our Winnebago motorhome. For those armchair travelers or newbie RVers, I’ll give you a quick explanation, keeping in mind that I am not a technical person. Most motorhomes have two separate battery banks. One bank is called the “coach” battery bank, and is used to start […]