Nick’s Blog

Jul 022018
 

One year ago today we were scrambling, trying to find a flight on a holiday weekend to take us to Arizona, where my daughter Tiffany had collapsed and gone into full code cardiac arrest. The paramedics got her heart started again and transported her to the hospital, where she coded again. They were able to […]

Jul 012018
 

The first time I heard the above saying was at a high school football game, when the home team was down and it looked like they were going to be out. The coach told his players they had to do something big if they wanted to pull off a win, and they had nothing to […]

Fort Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302018
 

We love exploring America’s back roads because you never know what hidden gem, lost in history, you’re going to find. At the intersection of State Routes 3 and 14 near Gloucester, Virginia, I spotted this cannon and the sign for Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Really? A fort named Nonsense? How could we not stop? During […]

Stay Inside!

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292018
 

We have had several incidents that resulted in serious injuries and even some fatalities here in Florida recently. And while I’m sorry for the victims, I can’t help but wonder what the heck they were thinking. Yesterday a man was struck by lightning and killed while fishing from his pontoon boat. Two weeks ago three […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282018
 

After my newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, came out on Thursday of last week, I planned to take the weekend off and then get started on the next John Lee Quarrels book on Monday. But that didn’t happen, and I blame Miss Terry. I love all kinds of research, and one of my favorites is […]

Making Money

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272018
 

Being an old newspaperman, I’ve spent a lot of time in print shops over the years. It’s one thing to watch newspapers rolling off a press, and something else entirely to watch money being churned out. On a visit to Washington D.C., we got to see just that! Located in the heart of the nation’s […]

Jun 262018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Just steps away from the Mayflower II on the Plymouth, Massachusetts waterfront can be found an immortal icon to American history. Plymouth Rock has been a symbol of the pioneer spirit and the potential America holds for all who come here. […]

Jun 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. Nick, can you recommend somebody in southern California […]

Hanging Up The Keys

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242018
 

A blog reader contacted me yesterday asking when Miss Terry and I knew it was time to hang up the keys. He and his wife have been fulltiming for close to 10 years and enjoyed it much of that time. But he said lately they are beginning to dread it every time they leave a […]

Best Steak Ever!

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232018
 

Terry is a very low maintenance woman, so when I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said nothing special, it was just another day, I wasn’t surprised. But we had to do something, right? We’re not really into giving each other gifts for birthdays and holidays and such because […]