Alabama Two Lane Roads

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272016
 

The other day I was going to the post office in Tuscaloosa to mail off some orders and was stopped at a traffic light when a man in the vehicle behind me got out and walked up to my window and said, “Hello Nick.” It was longtime reader and friend Jack Allen. He and his […]

Jan 212016
 

Did you notice how nice the weather has been in Arizona for the last week or so? And do you know why that is? Because I’m not there anymore! And when I left, I took all of the bad weather with me. You’re welcome! Alabama, on the other hand, is about to get slammed. It […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272015
 

We loved our week with my son and his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but all too soon it was time to say goodbye and hit the road. Travis and Geli came over about 9 a.m. yesterday to see us off, and after a lot of hugs and a few tears shed, we left the Elks […]

In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 262015
 

Yesterday was clear and windy here in Tuscaloosa, and my son Travis was eager to get out to the park and try out my Prism Snapshot 1.9 speed foil kite. And I was eager to have him fly it. The wind was perfect for flying the Snapshot, with gusts to about 20 miles per hour. […]

The Happy Hooker

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252015
 

It rained much of Friday night but by yesterday the storm had moved out and we awoke to blue sky. It was chilly, with the high in the low 50s, but otherwise a nice day. A good day for flying. About noon we went to Travis and Geli’s house, because now that I have my […]

Jan 072015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a new series of weekly blog posts, we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. Calera: The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum displays […]

Saying Goodbye

 Posted by at 1:36 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122013
 

I’m glad we decided to stay put another day because yesterday was just miserable here in Tuscaloosa. The temperature dropped and it started raining hard during the middle of the night and the wind was unrelenting. About daylight the wind died down but it continued to pour until late afternoon. I was glad I had […]

This Is A Bad Day

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102013
 

We all have bad days from time to time. We wake up grumpy, step on the cat’s tail, burn the toast, and it all goes downhill from there. It happens, and all you can do is move on. I always try to remember that no matter how bad my day is going, there are probably […]

Trains & RVs

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092013
 

After our long travel day Thursday we slept like babies. I don’t think either of us even heard the trains that rolled past nearby during the night. But as RVers, we are so accustomed to railroad noise that we just accept it as part of life. I don’t know who passed the Federal law that […]

Westward Trip

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172013
 

If things keep on schedule with Terry’s dental work, we will probably leave Florida the end of the month and begin our westward trip, so I’ve been looking at the map and planning our tentative route. The most direct route is north on Interstate 75 to Interstate 10 and then follow that all the way […]