Fishing Fun

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192017
 

They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I don’t know about Jack, but I do know that all work and no play makes a Nick grumpy man. And since I’ve been spending a lot of time writing the last few days, I really needed a play day. So a little […]

Thelma Gets Me

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172017
 

We have had a cold snap here in central Florida. Wednesday the high was only 59° and it got down to 39° overnight, and yesterday it warmed all the way up to a high of 60° and overnight it dropped down to 40°. Now, compared to what the folks in the Midwest and New England […]

Not As Noisy

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

By yesterday afternoon it was not as noisy around here as it had been for the last few days. There are still a lot of Harleys here, but the RV park is starting to thin out as bikers who were here for Biketoberfest are leaving. But the folks in the office tell me it will […]

Oct 132016
 

Combining outdoor activity, the kind of technical toys that all guys love, low entry costs, exercise, and opportunities all over the country, geocaching may very well be the perfect hobby/sport for RVers. Geocaching (pronounced gee-oh-cash-ing) is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world and is suited for both the young and the old. […]

Oct 032016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2003 issue of the Gypsy Journal. When he was seven years old, young Jasper Newton Daniel, known to everybody as Jack, was hired out to work with a Lutheran minister in Tennessee. But the young boy’s duties were not to assist in collecting the offering at church […]

I Need A Kid!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022016
 

My doctor keeps telling me that I need to get in shape, and I keep telling her that round is a shape. Though in my heart I’m ten feet tall and bulletproof, in reality I have to shop the dwarf portly aisle when I’m looking for new clothes. And that’s not all bad. Being a […]

Just In Time!

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012016
 

We decided it was time for another road trip yesterday, so we left the Daytona Beach RV Resort about 10 AM, ran a couple of errands, and then drove down to New Smyrna Beach. This is fast becoming one of our favorite towns in Florida. We spent a while browsing in some shops, drove across […]

The Legend Of Mothman

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 302016
 

Does a mysterious winged creature haunt the hills and valleys along the Ohio River near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, warning people of disasters to come? You may scoff, but many believe the story is true. We learned all about in on an RV trip through the area a few years ago. The strange tale began […]

Surrounded By History

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292016
 

We spent yesterday surrounded by history in one of our favorite cities in the whole country, St. Augustine, Florida. If you have never visited the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in America, you really need to do yourself a favor and plan a trip there. But I’m warning you in advance, one visit will never […]

Aug 152016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. For generations, Indians told stories about a mysterious hole in South Dakota’s sacred Black Hills that blows wind. They believed that this was where humans first emerged from the underworld where they lived before the creation of the world. Tipi rings […]