Nick’s Blog

Sep 132017
 

Beautiful beaches, towering forests, sparkling water, picturesque lighthouses, historic museums, and scenic beauty await you around every bend in the road on the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. The 1,100 mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour route will take you through small towns and bustling cities, along miles of slow paced byways, past farm fields and roadside […]

U.S.S. Cairo

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Sep 122017
 

On a visit to Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, we spent some time exploring the U.S.S. Cairo Gunboat and Museum and learned about the ill-fated Civil War ironclad gunboat. One of seven ironclad gunboats named in honor of towns along the upper Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the heavily armed U.S.S. Cairo was a formidable […]

Signs Of The Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112017
 

They’re everywhere; a constant part of the American landscape that we sometimes see without actually seeing. Signs. Signs advertising automobiles, signs advertising restaurants, signs advertising attorneys. If somebody makes it, sells it, rents it or hauls it to the dump after it’s worn out and no longer needed, there’s a sign somewhere telling you about […]

Ivy Green

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102017
 

When Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1880, our world was a very different, and sometimes harsh place. People with physical challenges faced a hard life under the best of circumstances, and a child growing up handicapped often had a very limited future. Helen Keller was born into this world as a healthy […]

Bonnie And Clyde

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092017
 

Depending on who you talk to, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were either bloodthirsty killers, bumbling hicks who got caught up in a life of crime, or maybe even star-crossed lovers. Whatever they were, their lives and exploits had absolutely no resemblance to the highly romanticized story portrayed in the 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty […]

Sep 082017
 

Rising eerily out of the prairie along U.S. Highway 385 a few miles north of Alliance, Nebraska, a cluster of gray forms, arranged haphazardly, draws the eye. “What is that?’ you ask yourself. Then, as you draw closer, you realize that what you are seeing are the hulks of old automobiles. But this is no […]

Reluctant Evacuees

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072017
 

Nobody really knows where Hurricane Irma is headed, but things aren’t looking good for Florida. As of last night they said there is a very good chance it would come up the east coastline, which puts us right in its path. We had planned on leaving Saturday to go up to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for my […]

Blog Problems And Irma

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062017
 

Thank you to everybody that sent emails or messages expressing concern for our safety with Hurricane Irma looking like it will impact Florida. At this point, nobody really knows where it’s going to go. Depending on which weather map you want to believe, it could be a real problem or it could miss us completely. […]

Stay Away, Irma!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052017
 

While folks in Texas and Louisiana are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, here in Florida we are watching the Caribbean, where Hurricane Irma is making a path toward us. Or at least that’s one of the paths. If and where she will land in Florida is still in question. Here’s an idea; […]

Sep 042017
 

We made some wonderful memories and met some amazing people during our years as fulltime RVers. If nothing else, there was never a dull moment! The other day our friend Lynette Milligan McHenry had this photo on her Facebook wall, and it sure got a lot of laughs. This was during our Indiana Gypsy Journal […]