Point Pleasant

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202018
 

We discovered history and mystery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, a charming little community located on the bank of the majestic Ohio River in the foothills of the rugged Appalachian Mountains. The county seat of Mason County, Point Pleasant has been the scene of violent Indian conflicts, was an important riverboat stop, and is even […]

Apr 072018
 

Located almost in the shadow of the factory smokestacks of Gary, Indiana and Chicago, there is a natural wonderland where water and sand come together to form a wonderful natural playground where visitors can hike miles of trails, relax on the beach, fly kites, camp, swim, and picnic. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles […]

Life’s A Beach

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 062016
 

Terry and I are beach people, and we are never happier than when we are feeling ocean breezes on our skin and have sand under our toes. So we made yesterday a beach day. We drove down to New Smyrna Beach and spent some time poking around there. It’s a nice little town, and very […]

Back To The Island

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082014
 

Some RVers like to play golf, some enjoy pickleball, and others are never happier than when they’re lounging around a campground swimming pool. For Terry and me, give us a back road to drive and no eighteen wheelers crawling up our rear bumper and we’re as happy as clams. (Are clams really all that happy? […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 3:33 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162014
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question, because there is no one size fits all. Each of us has our own needs and priorities, and […]

Big Old Critters

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222011
 

The strong wind had died down overnight, and since we had an easy driving day ahead of us, we slept in, then puttered around for a while, finally pulling out of North Park Campground in Dickinson just before noon, cruising east on Interstate 94. Traffic was light and we made good time, with only one […]

The Eagles Of Seabeck

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082011
 

One of my favorite singers was the late, great John Denver, and yesterday I was reminded of the line in his classic song Rocky Mountain High “I know he’d be a poorer man, if he never saw an eagle fly” when we went to the little community of Seabeck to watch the eagles that come […]

Jun 302009
 

In a conversation with a new fulltimer the other day, he mentioned that the one thing he knows he’ll miss is his gardening hobby. Apparently he had a greenhouse at his former home and is well known for his roses, which have won ribbons in the county fair for years. He asked me what hobbies […]