Small Town Treasure

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022017
 

 Note: This story is from the November-December, 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the tiny village of Ilwaco, Washington we discovered a fascinating small-town museum that is a treasure trove of local history. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum tells the story of this unique region that many call the Crossroads of History, where the […]

Art Imitating Life?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222017
 

In my mystery novel The Gecko In The Corner, a gecko has taken up residence in the bedroom of the main character, John Lee Quarrels, hanging out in a corner on the wall. John Lee wants to get rid of the lizard, but a lady friend tells him that they are good to have around because they […]

Sep 242015
 

It’s very often true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes when you make a purchase, it’s better to spend a little money up front for value that will last you a long time. A good example is Tilley hats. The first time I saw one I thought that they were a waste of […]

We’re Stopping Here?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232015
 

We were up early yesterday morning to get ready for our trip to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Terry had already turned the driver and passenger seats around the night before and done some other prep work. That always helps. While she was finishing things up inside the motorhome, I walked down to the dumpster […]

Astoria Sunday Market

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272015
 

Yes, the scenery is spectacular. No question about it, the seafood is amazing. And we truly have loved flying our kites on the beach. But let’s be honest, the real reason Miss Terry loves coming to the Oregon coast is to go to the Astoria Sunday Market. Every Sunday from early May to early October, […]

Another Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282015
 

 I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun because Monday was another fast day for us and we got a lot accomplished. I spent some time online making and confirming reservations for our summer travels. Given the choice, we prefer not to have a set schedule and be locked into reservations. But since […]

Looking Back At 2013

 Posted by at 2:22 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312013
 

Where did the year go? They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true, because it seems like 2013 flew past in a blur. Or maybe that was just because we have been so busy having fun exploring this great land of ours. We started the year […]

Aug 162013
 

After picking up our mail yesterday, we drove down to Seaside, Oregon to make a bank deposit, since that’s where the closest Bank of America branch is. Okay, Miss Terry drove, because to get to Seaside involves crossing the Columbia River on the Astoria-Megler Bridge. If you’ve been following our travels for very long, you […]

Columbia River Gorge

 Posted by at 3:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132013
 

Once again we were up at 7 a.m. When will this madness stop? I’m telling you, I need an intervention! After checking e-mail and visiting with Julie and Doug Livingston for a few minutes when they came over to tell us goodbye, we left Pioneer RV Park in Hermiston about 10 a.m. and headed west […]

Jun 302011
 

It’s always a crapshoot working with a new commercial mail service when we have an issue of the Gypsy Journal to mail out, and this time around we went bust. The mail service we had contacted to handle the mailing for the July-August issue assured us they had the capability to get the job done, […]