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Just A Short Post

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172018
 

Just a short blog post today. Terry and I got home last night from an eleven day road trip that took us from our home in Edgewater, Florida to Alabama to visit my son Travis and his wife Geli, and then just north of Nashville to meet up with long time RVing friends.



From there we traveled to the Cincinnati, Ohio area for several days of genealogy research, which was very productive and taught me something fascinating about one of my ancestors.

When we left there we took a drive along the Ohio River, traveled through West Virginia on what has to be the worst road I’ve ever driven, and on down south through Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and back home.

I’ve got a lot to share with you about our latest adventures, enough to fill several blog posts, but right now I’m worn out and too tired to type much. Stay tuned, the next few days’ blogs are going to cover a lot of territory!



Meanwhile, here’s another one of our funny signs to start your day with a chuckle.

Thought For The Day – If you don’t make an audible noise of discomfort when you get up off the couch, you’re too fit to be my friend.

The Branded Hand

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162018
 

While it may seem odd to say that we enjoy visiting the dead, we have found some of our best stories while exploring cemeteries. After all, what better place could there be to learn about history than where those who made it are laid to rest? On a trip to Muskegon, Michigan, we discovered the […]

Jul 152018
 

Yeah, that blog title got your attention, didn’t it? I know it sounds pretty harsh, but unfortunately, it’s true. Everybody’s kids are going to die. Yours and mine, and everybody in the world’s kids. Just like the rest of us. But let me explain where I’m going with all of this. I was in an […]

Jul 142018
 

Note: In answer to several requests, this is a repost of a 2010 blog. I have just two things to say about our visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument – “Awesome!” and “If you have never been to this natural wonderland, put it at the very top of your travel plans NOW! You won’t […]

Jul 132018
 

Buford Pusser was a true American hero. He stood his ground and held true to his ideals in the face of bribes, threats, violent physical attacks, and tragedy. He left his mark on southwestern Tennessee and in the annals of American law enforcement, and though he died much too young, his legend lives on. Born […]

A Reprieve For Steve

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122018
 

Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little […]

Seaside Salt Works

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112018
 

When the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean, the bedraggled group of explorers were exhausted and desperate for a break from their long overland journey. Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark established their winter quarters at Fort Clatsop, just south of present-day Astoria, Oregon, in December of 1805, but it was not going […]

Acadia National Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102018
 

On the picturesque Maine coast there is a wild landscape where ocean crashes onto rocky shoreline. A place where visitors can hike miles of scenic trails, explore tide pools, visit small town resorts, book an expedition on a whale watching trip, ride bicycles through miles of visual delights, and paddle sea kayaks to their hearts’ […]

Playing Doctor

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092018
 

I have been playing doctor. No, not that kind of “playing doctor,” though Lord knows I did a bunch of that when I was a kid. What can I say? I always had an inquiring mind. And get your head out of the gutter, Miss Terry isn’t putting on a nurse uniform to live out […]

Pearson Field

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Jul 082018
 

We got an unexpected bonus when we visited Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state and discovered one of America’s oldest operating airfields adjacent to the old fur trading outpost. The past met the future at Vancouver Barracks on September, 19, 1905, when Lincoln Beachey took off from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, […]