The Little Drummer Boy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 172017
 

Note: This story about the youngest Civil War soldier in the Union Army is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. When President Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 volunteers to fill the ranks of the Union Army in 1861, long lines of men and boys streamed into recruiting centers across the nation. Local […]

Capital City Museum

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152017
 

Note: This story is from a previous edition of the Gypsy Journal.  Tucked away on a side street near the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort I discovered the delightful Capital City Museum, which tells the story of the City of Frankfort from its earliest days as a frontier settlement to today’s position as the […]

Santa Fe Trail Center

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102017
 

Note: This story appeared in the July-August 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. For a small town, Larned, Kansas has a lot to offer visitors, including the Central States Scout Museum and Fort Larned National Historic Site, both of which we have featured in the Gypsy Journal. Another stop worth making in Larned is the […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032017
 

I wish I had something exciting to tell you about in today’s blog – a road trip, a fishing excursion in our boat, dipping shrimp from our dock, or that I won the lottery. But alas, I would be lying. The last couple days have been pretty much the same thing. I have been getting […]

Kissing Cousins?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122016
 

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I used to go to family reunions just to pick up girls. But hey, if it happens it happens, right? I know, you’re asking yourself what the heck this has to do with RVing but trust me, I’ll get there. And even if I don’t, remember that […]

Historic Fort Stevens

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012016
 

Note: This story appeared in a previous edition of the Gypsy Journal. At Point Adams, a short drive from Astoria, Oregon, we discovered an interesting historical location dating back to the Civil War. Fort Stevens was established in 1863 to guard the mouth of the Columbia River and continued to serve the country until the […]

Oct 032016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2003 issue of the Gypsy Journal. When he was seven years old, young Jasper Newton Daniel, known to everybody as Jack, was hired out to work with a Lutheran minister in Tennessee. But the young boy’s duties were not to assist in collecting the offering at church […]

No Love For These Bugs

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202016
 

When we pulled into Allatoona Landing Marina Resort Sunday evening to get off the road and out of the rain, I had no idea how big this huge body of water actually is. Lake Allatoona has over 12,000 surface acres and is a popular recreation spot for folks all over north Georgia and southern Tennessee. […]

A Family Obligation

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302016
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History and Back Road Mystery. The long, horrible war was finally over and the weary men of the 70th Ohio Infantry Regiment were headed home. These battle-hardened men had seen the worst war had to offer, including the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea. They […]

Douglas The Camel

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272016
 

Note: We find some of our best stories wandering around in old cemeteries. This one, which appeared in the May-June 2013 issue of the Gypsy Journal, began with a visit to the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Animal mascots have been an important part of military life for centuries. Mascots became symbols of loyalty […]