Jan 192021
 

We have hitch itch, but since we are not able to travel due to the pandemic, I thought I’d occasionally share some of our previous adventures, such as exploring the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one of our favorite places. This is the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and on every back road we […]

Jan 092021
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from January, 2013. I thought we’d start your weekend off with a chuckle or two about what you may see in a campsite near you one of these days. We’ve seen some oddball RVs in our travels around the country, and if you’ve spent much time […]

Nov 152020
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Is there a kid anywhere who doesn’t know The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, or the Lorax? They all sprang from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author, poet, and cartoonist known and […]

Morro Bay

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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 […]

Oct 092020
 

Or even dark of night could keep us from finding funny and oddball mailboxes as we traveled the country in our motorhome, and we’ve collected pictures of some interesting ones along the way. I posted a blog with some of our favorites a couple of years ago that was well received, and ever since, readers […]

Oct 072020
 

Note: This is a follow-up post to yesterday’s blog about our first trip to Savannah, in 2011. Yesterday we did a whirlwind tour of Savannah, and though it would take weeks to really do justice to this charming and beautiful city, we saw enough to know that coming back here and spending some time is […]

Overnight RV Parking

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 112020
 

I received this from Jim O’Briant at Overnight RV Parking last night and wanted to share it here because I know many of my blog readers belong to it. This is a very generous gesture on their part and something that reminds us that even in the darkness, there is always someone to light a […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Jan 072020
 

Miss Terry and I spent more than 18 years traveling from border to border and sea to shining sea during our life as fulltime RVers, and when it was time to hang up the keys, we bought a house on Florida’s central coast. Why, you ask? What made us decide on Florida over other places […]

Aug 122019
 

I love trivia and finding out oddball facts, especially about some of the places where we travel. So today, just for fun, I thought I’d share 5 Weird Things You Never Knew. Mount Rushmore, polygamy and the KKK – There are few things that make a statement about America’s power and glory more than Mount […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

Jun 262019
 

Today let’s discuss problems in the bedroom. Don’t worry. I’m not talking about any difficulties Miss Terry and I have in the boudoir. For a couple of old farts, we seem to manage okay. But apparently not everybody is so lucky, based on some of the emails I’ve been getting lately. The other day I […]

Making Friends

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282019
 

I have often heard the saying that a stranger is just a friend you’ve never met before. I’m not sure if that’s true or not because according to Miss Terry, I’ve never met a stranger. I strike up conversations with people standing in line at the grocery store, sitting in restaurants, or walking down the […]

RVs And Pit Toilets

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192019
 

Here is another story from the Nick Happens file. The RV lifestyle has so much to offer. Your snug home on wheels can take you to wonderful places, you never have to worry about finding a decent motel or be concerned with finding yourself in some local greasy spoon named the Ptomaine Palace when you’re […]

Funny Mailboxes

 Posted by at 1:53 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152018
 

We were always on the lookout for funny and oddball mailboxes as we traveled the country in our motorhome, and I’ve collected pictures of some interesting ones along the way. Some of my RVing friends have been generous enough to share the mailboxes they find in their travels, too. Seeing these, I think you will […]

Oct 302018
 

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 132018
 

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. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

Sep 232018
 

After reading my blog post about using medical marijuana to control my back pain, I got an email from a longtime reader telling me that her husband suffered with pain for many years until his doctor suggested medical marijuana 12 years ago. Since they live in Colorado it was easy to get, and just like […]

Jul 192018
 

Any experienced RVer will tell you that one thing you have to take along with you on every trip is Jell-O. No, not the kind you eat, though that’s pretty good, too. I’m talking about the kind of Jell-O you need when plans change. In the RV lifestyle, nothing is ever set in concrete. You […]

DNA Test Needed

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182018
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we took a road trip to visit family and friends and do some genealogy research, along with gathering lots of stories about interesting places to visit for my blog readers. Rather than cram too much into one very long blog, I will be talking about the overall details of […]