The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Monday December 30th 2013

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RV-103 is Finally on Facebook.

Well after hundreds of invitations filling up my mailbox and several conversations with friends and family wanting me to join, I’ve finally set up a Facebook page.  You can find my page under “Gregory Cecil Clearwater Florida.” So far I’ve found [Read More]

Global Warming or Climate Change

There is so much debate on the topic of Global Warming, or what is now called Climate Change, that sometimes it’s hard to boil all the arguments down to it’s basic core.   Finally, there is a blog post that simplifies and explains it for all to understand by a [Read More]

Good Post on Diabetes

My father wrote a great piece on diabetes that I thought I would share with you all.  You can check it out here.  Feel free to leave a comment on his site and let him know his wandering son in the RV sent you there. P.S. More posts will be coming later after the holidays [Read More]

Why I Don’t Fly

I quit flying after my flight to pick up the RV in 2009.  Dealing with the airline was a pain, but nothing compared to the TSA.  Something is not right when you have to practically undress just to fly on a plane you paid a ticket for.  I have a problem when my fourth and [Read More]

Happy 100th Birthday RV!

Fox News reported yesterday that this year is the 100th birthday of the RV. “You might not even think about it when you see an RV lumbering down the road, but there are about 30 million people in this country who regularly go traveling with a home on wheels.” [Read More]

An Interesting Observation About The RV Lifestyle

I have observed something interesting about the RV lifestyle and wonder if any of the other full time RV’ers on the site noticed the same. When we were in CA, I started taking up the chore of doing laundry while Gypsy was working on a contract.  That’s when I first [Read More]

You Can Follow Us on Twitter

Since I don’t post every day, some folks write me after a few days asking if there is a new post on or not.  Our website is now linked to Twitter under the account Random230.  Every time there is a new post on, a message will be sent out on [Read More]

Good Podcast on RV Buying

Jack Spirko, of The Survival Podcast, did a good show on his experiences in buying an RV.  You can find the podcast at his website. [Read More]

02-18-10 What Day Is It?

Prior to our shakedown cruise, Gypsy and I were shopping in the local Camping World and saw an odd clock that marked the days of the week, not the time as usual clocks do.  They are called…get this…Day Clocks.  We both laughed at it and talked about how we had seen [Read More]

My Father’s Blog

If you’re looking for some funny reading, I would recommend my father’s blog.  He has been describing life as a child on the farm and some family history.  He practices what he was taught by an older Uncle; don’t let irrelevant details get in the way of a good [Read More]

Suffering Technical Difficulties

Having some trouble posting.  Customer Service is working on the problem.  Until then, enjoy The Survival Podcast. [Read More]

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Goodbye and GodSpeed Discovery RV-103.

Goodbye and GodSpeed Discovery RV-103.

What can I say, but that it is an end to a major chapter in our lives.  Today I turned over the keys to our great and [Read More]

CollisionTEC: A Review

CollisionTEC: A Review

Towards the end of Mission #2, RV-103 had a mishap with a pole, as detailed here.  Last month, I finally got an [Read More]

Breaking News: Obama proposes an end to NASA’s Planetary Science Program

Breaking News: Obama proposes an end to NASA’s Planetary Science Program

“Word has leaked out that in its new budget, the Obama administration intends to terminate NASA’s planetary [Read More]

Mismatched Models

Mismatched Models

Most advocates of Human Space Flight programs always model HSF with the airplane model.  Government subsidized at [Read More]

Human Space Flight Trivia Week 7

Human Space Flight Trivia Week 7

First of all my apologies.  I had to take care of some duties at home that prevented me from posting the newest [Read More]