Watermen’s Museum

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a visit to Yorktown, Virginia we discovered the charming little Watermen’s Museum, located on the bank of the York River, almost in the shadow of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. We love small town museums, and this one was a […]

Enjoy It While You Can

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052016
 

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. I’m going to die. And so are you. And your best friend, and your spouse, and sadly, even your kids. It’s going to happen sooner or later. We can’t avoid it. But we can make the most of whatever time we have left here on earth. […]

Happy Birthday Jan!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252015
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. I know there must be a special place in heaven for a woman like Jan, because she’s a saint. I mean, not only does she put up with her hubby Greg, she even tolerates the two of us […]

Oct 242015
 

When you have a problem with a product, they say the first thing to do is RTFM. If you’re not familiar with that technical acronym, it means Read The F*****g Manual. Yeah, like a guy’s going to do that, right? Hell, we usually throw the manual away with the box the product came in, along […]

Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 172015
 

It’s been cold and rainy here in northern Arizona. In fact, they had snow in Pinetop-Lakeside, about 10 miles from us. I highly disapprove. Besides a fair amount of sniveling, I’ve been spending the time working on my next book, Big Lake Reckoning. I wrote a little over 3,200 words yesterday, which takes me about […]

Goodbye Virginia

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062014
 

After five weeks exploring Virginia, it’s time to reluctantly move on. But there is no doubt in our minds that we’ll be back again and again. This trip we confined our visit to the state’s Middle Peninsula, what locals call the Rivah Country, on the western side of Chesapeake Bay. There is so much to […]

Sep 272014
 

We woke up to partly cloudy skies yesterday, but at least it had stopped raining. We were glad to see that since we really needed to get out for a while to shake off our cabin fever after two days cooped up inside. After stopping for gas, we started the day by dropping off bundles […]

On The Go

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232014
 

Terry and I spent yesterday on the go, covering a lot of territory and getting a lot done. It was a fun day. We started out meeting longtime Gypsy Journal readers Ron and Verdis Knight for lunch at the Island Café, located in the Duke of York Motel on the waterfront in Yorktown. They have […]

Sep 162014
 

An idling diesel engine woke me up about 7 yesterday morning, and though I tried to roll over and get back to sleep it kept running for a long time before finally pulling out. I guess the guy owns stock in an oil company and didn’t mind sitting there burning up money. We got up […]

Nice Old Boats

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072014
 

Even though it was still bloody hot yesterday we had cabin fever and needed to get out of the motorhome for a while. So we took a road trip about 55 miles south to Reedville, a tiny little fishing town on the Chesapeake Bay whose claim to fame is that it is second only to […]