Gypsy Journal RV

If I had to tell you the one major benefit to RV travel, it is because you always have your bathroom with you. Roadside rest area bathrooms range from barely acceptable to pretty darn disgusting for the most part.

(Dec. 18, 2018) — Just a few miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, where America’s rockets lift off to the new frontiers of outer space, you will find a wonderful historical park that celebrates a time in history when Florida was the frontier. It was a time when hostile Indians and the very land itself challenged the survival of the pioneers who lived here.

(Dec. 17, 2018) — 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.

(Dec. 13, 2018) — If you’ve owned an RV for a while now, you’ve probably experienced a leaky city water inlet at least once. Haven’t had one yet? Just wait.

(Dec. 11, 2018) — I get a lot of email from RVers as well as from campers. And I get a lot of emails from people who believe they are one and the same. They’re not. At least not by my definition, for what that’s worth.

(Dec. 7, 2018) — The funeral services for our 41st President reminded me of our visit to the childhood home of his son, George W. Bush in Midland, Texas, where we learned about the early life of a boy who would become the son of a President of the United States, and then follow his father’s footsteps into the same high office.

(Dec. 4, 2018) — A while back I did a blog post titled 10 Gift Ideas For RVers, and judging by the feedback I got from them, I thought I would post some more. So here you go, 10 more Christmas gift ideas, and each of these costs under $15.

(Nov. 29, 2018) — Anybody who has been reading my blog for more than a month or so already knows that Miss Terry is both the brains and the beauty around here. She just keeps me around for comic relief; I’m basically the modern version of a medieval court jester.

(Nov. 27, 2018) — We never know what we’re going to find when we set out for a day of exploring America’s back roads and small towns, but we always seem to discover something interesting along the way.

(Nov. 20, 2018) — The other day I received an email from somebody who was telling me that they were totally unprepared for how much work is involved in the RV lifestyle. They weren’t talking about workamping or making a living on the road.

(Nov. 19, 2018) — She was born into extreme poverty and suffered abuse and hardship as a child, but she proved that if you set a goal and work hard enough, you can overcome anything.

(Nov. 12, 2018) — I expected to set off some fireworks in yesterday’s blog about the woman being thrown out of the campground swimming pool because she had her two emotional support dogs in the water with her, and I wasn’t disappointed. And while most of the blog comments were positive, I did get hammered by email.

(Nov. 9, 2018) — Like most of you, I usually block those calls, but every once in a while when I’m feeling ornery and don’t have anything better to do, I talk to them. Not because I believe anything they’re telling me, but because I figure if they want to waste my time, I will waste theirs, too.

(Nov. 8, 2018) — Some come alone, others bring their families, and some arrive in small groups. They come for many reasons. For some it is a place to remember. For others it is a place to heal. For everybody who comes here, it is a place to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

(Nov. 6, 2018) — For centuries the land that now makes up Camp Roberts Military Reservation, a California National Guard post in central California, has been an encampment for Native Americans and soldiers serving a number of governments, from the Colonial Spaniards to Mexican troops to Americans soldiers who rode into battle on horseback or in tanks and helicopters.

(Oct. 16, 2018) — I had a secretary once who used to tell me I was an old stick in the mud because I wasn’t always quick to embrace new ideas and changes. Not that I wouldn’t consider them, but I’ve always felt that if something works, why mess with it?

(Oct. 9, 2018) — Whenever we can, we get off the interstate highways and travel the back roads of America. I’ve always said that a Grand Slam at a Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky isn’t going to be any different than one at a Denny’s in Tucson, Arizona.

(Oct. 2, 2018) — Yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. And no, Santa Claus is not coming to town. Better than that, it’s another jolly chubby guy with a beard. And this one can fix things!

(Sept. 28, 2018) — One question I get a lot is what kind of camera does Terry use for the great photos she’s always taking for the blog and the Gypsy Journal while we were publishing it.

(Sept. 11, 2018) — I’m not much of a mechanic, but I do believe in good maintenance. So whenever one of my vehicles needs something, I get it taken care of as fast as I possibly can. It saves me money in the long run, and it also saves me from disappointment when I want to use something that’s broken down.


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