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Gypsy Journal RV: Honoring the Pioneers

(Feb. 23, 2018) -- It’s no secret that we are fans of museums, and some of the best museums that we have ever found have been in small towns. While on a brief stopover in Douglas, Wyoming we discovered one of the best historical museums to be found anywhere. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: Bootlegger or Robin Hood?

(Feb. 14, 2018) -- Depending on who you talk to, Roaring Twenties gangster Charlie Birger was either a cold blooded killer who made a fortune with bootleg whiskey, gambling, and prostitutes, or a kind and benevolent gentleman who supplied his poor neighbors with coal to keep their families warm in the winter and food to keep them fed. In reality, this Illinois outlaw was both. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: Castle Air Museum

(Feb. 13, 2018) -- Atwater, California, located 120 miles east of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley, is the former home of Castle Air Force Base, which opened near there in 1941 as an Army Air Corps Basic Flying School, to meet the needs of the military buildup in the days before World War II. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: A ride on the wild side

(Feb. 12, 2018) --  One of the most requested things people have asked for when they come to visit us here in Florida is to see an alligator in the wild. If you have not seen one of these big predators  who have not changed since prehistoric times, it’s quite a thrill. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: Conrad Weiser Homestead

(Feb. 8, 2018) -- In his wonderful book On the Road With Charles Kuralt, the roving journalist said, “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: The snowbirds are back

(Feb. 7, 2018) -- Yes indeed, the snowbirds are back in Florida. Some people who live here year round grumble about that, but the business community sure appreciates them. And having been snowbirds ourselves for many years, we have no problem with all of our winter visitors. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: Cape Blanco Lighthouse

(Feb. 5, 2018) -- One of our favorites is Cape Blanco Lighthouse, which stands on a rugged cliff, 245 feet above the ocean, on the western-most point in Oregon. Commissioned in 1870, Cape Blanco is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on Oregon’s coast. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: What to do?

(Jan. 30, 2018) -- You all know what a loving and kind man I am, right? When it comes to the people I care about, my generosity knows no bounds. But I’ve been wrestling with something the last few days. I am trying to decide on a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife’s husband. And I think I’ve got it narrowed down to either a red Mustang fastback or a pontoon boat. What to do? What to do? Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

(Jan. 23, 2018) -- We love lighthouses and have toured them from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest coast, so we were excited to discover Florida’s tallest lighthouse, near Daytona Beach. The 175 foot tall Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse is one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the country. Read More »

Just a Gypsy: 20 years

WASHINGTON — Can you believe this beautiful lady has been putting up with me for two decades? That’s right, today is our 20th wedding anniversary. And what a wonderful 20 years it has been! This was not the first marriage for either of us, and believe me, it was not something that either one of us was looking for or expected to happen. But isn’t that the way it sometimes goes? We often find the best things in life when we least expect them. Here’s our love story, if you care to hear it: Read the full story from Gypsy Journal RV. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: The Donner party tragedy

(Jan. 17, 2018) -- In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, 100 miles east of Sacramento, the Emigrant Trail Museum, located at Donner Memorial State Park, tells the story of one of the most tragic events of the Old West. Read More »

Gypsy Journal RV: I need a helmet

(Jan. 16, 2018) -- I’ve spent some time wearing helmets in my life. When I got my first motorcycle, much to the dismay of both of my parents, one promise I made them was that I would never ride it unless I was wearing a helmet. Read More »