A Visit To Sin City

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202018
 

Back when we were teaching at Life on Wheels we spent a lot of time in southern Kentucky since one of our venues was at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. So it kind of felt like old home week when we were visiting our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield just south of there in […]

Jul 192018
 

Any experienced RVer will tell you that one thing you have to take along with you on every trip is Jell-O. No, not the kind you eat, though that’s pretty good, too. I’m talking about the kind of Jell-O you need when plans change. In the RV lifestyle, nothing is ever set in concrete. You […]

Fort Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302018
 

We love exploring America’s back roads because you never know what hidden gem, lost in history, you’re going to find. At the intersection of State Routes 3 and 14 near Gloucester, Virginia, I spotted this cannon and the sign for Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Really? A fort named Nonsense? How could we not stop? During […]

City Of Murals

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012018
 

It didn’t take long after we became fulltime RVers to realize that the best parts of America are on the two-lane back roads, away from the interstate highways. This is where you will find small town America, a world away from the generic shopping malls, big box stores, and chain restaurants of the big cities […]

Melrose

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162018
 

Lavish plantation homes are the symbol of the antebellum South and throughout the region stretching from Georgia to Mississippi, many fine examples of these old homes have been lovingly preserved and restored. While some remain in private hands, serving as homes or bed and breakfast operations, others are owned by historic preservation organizations that open […]

Showing Off

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142018
 

We had a great time showing Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber, around our area and letting them get a taste of what life is like here on the central coast of Florida. It’s a lot different from their home back in Arizona! We have no interest in all the plastic theme parks put up […]

Feb 132018
 

Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was one of the world’s best-loved personalities during his lifetime, and even though he died over 100 years ago, he remains an icon in American literature today. Born in the small settlement of Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835, Samuel Clemens was the sixth of seven children born […]

Jan 122018
 

You can step back into the past and experience the South’s rural heritage at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in North Carolina. Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek Farm is now a North Carolina State Historic Site, providing visitors a look at farm life in North Carolina’s northwestern Piedmont region in the early 1900s, […]

Jan 082018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery  We’ve all heard the tale of Paul Revere, the brave Boston silversmith whose midnight ride alerted patriots that “the British are coming!” The lesser known part of that story is that Paul Revere was actually captured before he completed his mission and two other […]

Dec 222017
 

In my blog He Created Horror a few days ago, I told you about the life of Edgar Allan Poe and our visit to the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Today I’ll tell you a story that shows that real life can be more ghastly than anything Poe and authors like him could ever conjure […]