Cape Cod Canal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Recognizing that a waterway across the seven mile wide isthmus of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, would be a great trade boon between the Plimoth Colony, local Indian villages, and the Dutch merchants sailing from New York, […]

May 212016
 

Yesterday was another rainy day but we didn’t mind because we didn’t have plans to do anything anyway. I was busy writing and got another 5,200 words done in my new book. I’m just a few words shy of 56,000 total and I’m hoping to wrap this one up and have it ready to go […]

Looking Back At 2012

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312012
 

Well, a brand new year starts tomorrow and, as always, I’m excited to see what it holds for us. But first, it’s time for my annual year-end review, looking back at the twelve months behind us. And what a busy year it was! We started the year at the Escapees Sumter Oaks RV Park, near […]

Jul 292012
 

Yesterday was another gloomy day, but since it was our last chance to play tourist in this area, we decided to take advantage of it. I’m sure glad we did! We drove the 26 miles into Sandwich, getting caught up in a long traffic jam that extended from about five miles north of the Bourne […]

Jul 242012
 

Yesterday I got to cross one more thing off my bucket list when we spent the day exploring Cape Cod. Ever since the first time I heard the old Patti Page song about the Cape back when I was a kid, I have wanted to go there. I’m glad I went, because now it’s behind […]

Jul 232012
 

We spent yesterday exploring historic New Bedford, Massachusetts, known as “the city that lit the world.” For over 100 years, ships from New Bedford dominated the whaling industry worldwide, the oil they harvested from the giants of the deep used to light lamps and lubricate sensitive equipment around the globe. We started our visit with […]

Jul 212012
 

I think Terry and I agree that yesterday was one that we will remember for a long, long time. I mean, how often do you get to spend a day playing with the Pilgrims? Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a living history museum where visitors can meet costumed interpreters to get a feel for […]

A Town Named Sandwich

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182012
 

We spent yesterday visiting the Cape Cod town of Sandwich. How can you not like a small seaside town named sandwich? I mean, it’s a small town, it’s on the water, and it’s named after food! What more could you want in a town? Actually, Sandwich, incorporated in 1639, was named after a town in […]

How Hard Could It Be?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122012
 

A few days ago I wrote a blog about some of the strange, even silly, questions people ask us. A couple of people were skeptical and asked if I made those up, while quite a few more wrote to share some of the strange questions and requests they have gotten over the years. The one […]

The Heat Beat Me

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062012
 

It’s a good thing I got so much writing done on my new Big Lake book the last few days, because yesterday I was pretty much worthless. A lifetime ago I got a serious case of heat stroke when I was overseas, to the point that I had to be airlifted out of the field […]