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 […]

Dec 212017
 

It’s a long way from where he held office in Washington, D.C., or from his humble beginnings in Kentucky and Illinois, to Redlands, California. But in this friendly city that is regarded as the “Jewel of the Inland Empire,” we discovered a memorial to one of America’s most beloved presidents. Though Abraham Lincoln never visited […]

Nov 182017
 

Note: This story is from the July-August, 2016 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just a half hour drive south from busy and modern Tampa, Gamble Plantation Historic State Park preserves historic Gamble Mansion, the last surviving antebellum plantation home in South Florida. Major Robert Gamble built his beautiful home between 1845 and 1850 as the […]

Double Trouble

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152017
 

Note: This story is from the March-April, 2017 issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the friendly college town of Athens, Georgia we came across an unusual historical artifact with an interesting history that is a classic example of engineering gone wrong, even though it seemed like a good idea at the time Home to the […]

Oct 172017
 

An outpost of westward expansion, Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming was crucial in the transformation of the American West. The fort served as a fur trading post, military garrison, and as a way station for fur trappers, Indian traders, missionaries, and Oregon Trail emigrants for over 50 years during one of the most important time […]

Oct 092017
 

 Note: This story first appeared in the March-April 2016 Gypsy Journal. It seems only fitting that a place as steeped in Western history as Tucson, Arizona would be home to the Museum of the Horse Soldier, which has to be one of the most interesting museums we have visited anywhere. The museum is the brainchild […]

RVing With A Goal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262017
 

Note: The blog is based upon the seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies around the country. Why do you RV? To visit friends and family in far off places? To have your own mobile lodging when you visit theme parks or natural attractions? To have a way to escape cold […]

More Time Traveling

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202017
 

In yesterday’s blog we did some time traveling as I told you about some of the things we did while we were in Alabama visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli as we were waiting out Hurricane Irma. Today I’ll catch you up on the rest of it, and on our trip home. Anybody […]