Nick’s Blog

Nov 262017
 

I’ve been pretty much tied to my desk working on my new book, and I really needed a break. So yesterday we took a day trip to the beautiful historic city of Saint Augustine. A few days ago, longtime blog reader Bob Dunn contacted me, telling me about an old yarn winder he had found […]

RVers Boot Camp

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252017
 

If you are a new RVer or a wannabe RVer, I’ve got some very good news for you! The Escapees RV Club will be having one of their excellent RVers Boot Camps in the Dallas, Texas area this coming spring. If you are not familiar with this excellent program, it was created by what I consider […]

Let The Madness Begin

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242017
 

Okay, everybody, ‘fess up. Who totally blew their diet yesterday? Come on, don’t be ashamed. I know we did around here. Terry made a delicious meal of turkey breast, sweet potato stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, a couple of kinds of vegetables, cranberry relish, rolls, and both pecan and pumpkin pie. God bless the man who […]

Visit With Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232017
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Whether you’re at home having a meal with family, sharing a meal with friends in an RV park, or are going out to dinner someplace, I hope you have a wonderful time. And I hope you take a moment or two to think about all that we have to be thankful for. There is […]

Art Imitating Life?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222017
 

In my mystery novel The Gecko In The Corner, a gecko has taken up residence in the bedroom of the main character, John Lee Quarrels, hanging out in a corner on the wall. John Lee wants to get rid of the lizard, but a lady friend tells him that they are good to have around because they […]

Air Time

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212017
 

I was hoping we might get to do some kayaking yesterday, but I had some errands to run in the morning, and by the afternoon the wind had kicked up pretty stiffly again. So it looks like we probably won’t get a chance now until sometime around the weekend, since we are supposed to have […]

Not Even One

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 202017
 

Two years ago today I came home to our RV at the Escapees Jojoba Hills Co-op in Aguanga, California after spending most of a week in terrible pain at the hospital in nearby Temecula. When we first got to the hospital I thought I might be having a heart attack because the symptoms were very […]

New Toys

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192017
 

When Terry and I first got interested in kayaks many years ago we bought two Native Watercraft sit-on-tops. They were great boats and we really liked them, but after we traded in the Ford van we had then on the Explorer, we had to put them on the roof of the SUV. That became a […]

Nov 182017
 

Note: This story is from the July-August, 2016 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just a half hour drive south from busy and modern Tampa, Gamble Plantation Historic State Park preserves historic Gamble Mansion, the last surviving antebellum plantation home in South Florida. Major Robert Gamble built his beautiful home between 1845 and 1850 as the […]

Wicked Winds

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172017
 

When we lived in northern Arizona before we started fulltime RVing, strong winds were a fact of life in the springtime. Strong to the point of being dangerous. Anybody who has ever been caught on a highway in a sandstorm knows what I’m talking about. It’s bad enough in an automobile, but in an RV […]