August Q&A

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082023
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, 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. I know your new place is keeping you busy, but […]

5 Quick Questions

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162019
 

Note: Because we have been in Jacksonville for the last three days while Terry underwent a series of tests and procedures at the Mayo Clinic and did not get home until late last night, I don’t have the energy to post the next in my recent series about our trip home from Ohio. So I […]

So Much For That Idea

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252019
 

We were supposed to have a lot of heavy rain this weekend and the game plan was that I would get a lot of writing done. Well, we didn’t get any rain on Saturday, and I woke up groggy because my back has been hurting so much I have not slept well the last few […]

A Juggling Act

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072019
 

Life is all about choices, and sometimes making those choices is a real juggling act. Every time we come to Arizona, we have so many friends and family members we want to see that there is never enough time. Especially when we make a quick unplanned trip like this one. Yesterday we drove down to […]

We Got Boosted!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062016
 

Being working RVers and with a daily blog that gets a high readership, being able to get online is very important to us. In fact, we have avoided going some places because we could not get a reliable signal. We don’t just surf the internet, it’s an important tool to get our jobs done. Over […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222014
 

I have had a lot of blog readers asking me what I suggest they do for internet access now that Verizon has acquired Millenicom’s accounts and it seems to be out of the internet business. I don’t really know what to advise anybody because at this point the entire industry seems to be in a […]

Already Busy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012012
 

Our Early Bird arrival day is tomorrow, but we’ve already been busy parking dozens of RVs here at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio. They started rolling in yesterday morning and it was nonstop all day long. I don’t know exactly how many rigs came in but I would estimate somewhere around 50. Most […]

MiFi And Pumpkin Pie

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262011
 

I had an epiphany yesterday, which was pretty cool, because I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those before. Oh hell, let’s be honest, up until a week ago, I thought an epiphany was one of those hybrid foreign cars. :)  And they call me the wordsmith? Anyway, back to my epiphany. Yesterday I […]

Techno Updates

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012011
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had purchased a new Garmin 465T trucker model GPS, and a couple of blog readers asked me to let them know what I thought of the new unit, after using it for a while. After traveling about 1,000 miles with the GPS. I have to say that […]

Dec 232010
 

The RV world lost an icon yesterday, when Joe Peterson, co-founder of the Escapees RV Club, passed away. I have been privileged to meet Joe many times over the years at Escapades and other RV events, and he was always a cheerful, friendly, outgoing gentleman. When Joe and his lovely wife Kay founded the Escapees, […]

Feb 072010
 

We are fast running out of time here in Apache Junction, and we still have a lot to get done before we head to Yuma for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in March. We still need to replace the tires on or motorhome, replace the house batteries, I’m working on the new issue of the […]

Jan 272010
 

As I reported last week, our Verizon air card has been giving us a lot of grief lately. We had frequent periods when service was very slow, and we were getting knocked offline over and over again. The problem happened at any time of the day or night, but more frequently in the evening, from […]

Not Our Crowd

 Posted by at 2:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232009
 

This is our last day vending at the FMCA rally, and though sales have not been what we had hoped for, they are about what we expected them to be. We have covered our expenses, and we have introduced a lot of people to the Gypsy Journal. Hopefully when they get back home or wherever […]

Jun 182009
 

Would somebody please check their calendar and let me know what month it is? My calendar swears that it’s the middle of June, but that can’t be right, because yesterday it was so gray and gloomy that I’m sure it must be sometime in November! I have been busy working on the new issue of […]

Jun 152009
 

For weeks now I have been debating whether or not to upgrade my old LG cell phone for a Blackberry Storm. The LG worked fine and I had no complaints with it, but people kept telling me how much the new “smart phones” are capable of doing, and what a great tool they are for […]

Jun 132009
 

After days of feeling terrible, I think we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and we’re hoping that it’s not an oncoming train). I haven’t asked Miss Terry to please shoot me and put me out of my misery in almost 24 hours, so that’s a sign of […]