Small Town Treasure

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022017
 

 Note: This story is from the November-December, 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the tiny village of Ilwaco, Washington we discovered a fascinating small-town museum that is a treasure trove of local history. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum tells the story of this unique region that many call the Crossroads of History, where the […]

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 […]

Apr 252016
 

Okay, we all know that’s not true. The thought of crossing the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan and the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Oregon still terrifies me. But the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay? It’s a piece of cake. We crossed it twice a week ago today when I had to go to the Bay Pines […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152015
 

The shipment of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal got to the freight dock in Astoria either Monday or Tuesday, but we never received a call, so I called yesterday to see where it was. After tracking it down on her computer, the woman at the shipping company’s office in Portland said it was […]

We’re Stopping Here?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232015
 

We were up early yesterday morning to get ready for our trip to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Terry had already turned the driver and passenger seats around the night before and done some other prep work. That always helps. While she was finishing things up inside the motorhome, I walked down to the dumpster […]

Handicapped Parking

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092015
 

We left the Seaside Thousand Trails at 10 yesterday morning, with Terry at the wheel of the motorhome. We had a short run of about 35 miles to the Long Beach, Washington Thousand Trails preserve, but since that involved driving over the long, high Astoria-Megler Bridge, I was delegated to the role of navigator and […]

Back To Seaside

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

Our three weeks at the Long Beach Thousand Trails ended yesterday and we moved about 35 miles south back to Seaside, which is one of our favorite parks in the entire Thousand Trails system. We had one of the nicest sites at Long Beach, where most RV sites are very tight and their weird utility […]

One Bridge Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152015
 

We had hoped to go flying yesterday but it was a cold gray day and looked like it might rain at any minute. So we took that activity off the table. Instead, after running to the post office to mail out some orders, I came back home and started working on my next book. Yes, […]

Aug 052015
 

Yesterday morning we set what is absolutely a new record for us for getting on the road in the morning, and it sucked. I never want to do that again! Monday night we turned off the bedroom TV at 12:30, which is early for us, because we wanted to get an early start on our […]

Astoria Sunday Market

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272015
 

Yes, the scenery is spectacular. No question about it, the seafood is amazing. And we truly have loved flying our kites on the beach. But let’s be honest, the real reason Miss Terry loves coming to the Oregon coast is to go to the Astoria Sunday Market. Every Sunday from early May to early October, […]