Off To A Good Start

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

Thank you to everybody who purchased a copy of my new book, Big Lake Celebration, told their family and friends about it, and shared links on Facebook. It’s off to a very good start. Just six hours after it went live on Sunday evening it was ranked #5,088 on Amazon, and by yesterday afternoon it […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262016
 

Well, we did it. We survived Christmas and managed to avoid going into any of the big box stores except for just one time during the shopping season. To me, that’s always an accomplishment. The crowds, the commercialism, and all of the nonsense takes away from the real meaning of the holiday, and I don’t […]

It’s Almost Over

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232016
 

Well, it won’t be long now. In just a couple more days the mad rush to the stores to buy a bunch of stuff people don’t really want so that you can give it to them for Christmas, (and in return they’ll buy you a bunch of stuff you don’t want), will be over. Of […]

Atomic Testing Museum

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the May-June 2010 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Neon signs and electronic billboards may light up the night sky in Las Vegas these days, but back in the early 1950s something much brighter turned nighttime into day in the Nevada desert. From 1951 through 1963, the government conducted a […]

Dec 182016
 

I have been busy writing and doing things around the house the last couple of days, so yesterday it was time for a change of pace. After a leisurely breakfast and visiting with our houseguest, Jim Lewis, here at home for a while, we decided to take a ride and show him around the area […]

Maybe Next Year?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172016
 

Living in an RV means living a somewhat minimalist lifestyle if for no other reason than that there is only so much room available, and you always have to be aware of how anything you bring in affects your overall cargo carrying capacity. So there are some things many fulltimers do without. One of them […]

Dec 162016
 

While there is no question that there are some clods in the world who don’t realize that their actions can impact others, I think overall most people are nice and don’t go out of their way to be obnoxious. Many times new RVers do things that irritates those around them only because they don’t understand […]

Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292016
 

We were awake by 8:30 yesterday morning and spent the day piddling around here at the house, taking care of some little things we wanted to get done. Two things have been irritations for me since we bought our used F-150 pickup. One was that the windshield, in fact all the glass, had a film […]

One Bite At A Time

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122016
 

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s the only way to get the job done. Just like you write a book one word at a time, or move into a house one box at a time. You just start at it and you keep on going until the job is […]

Sep 272016
 

Before you ever turn the key to begin your next RV trip, here are ten websites you should be reading. You will be amazed at how many interesting places you will find waiting for you to discover! Explore Southern History – If it happened in the South, you will learn about it here! From antebellum […]