Oct 282018
 

Any of us who remember our high school history classes know about the terrible winter George Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. But did you know there was also a winter encampment during the Civil War that was just as harsh? So much so that it has been called the […]

Octagon Hall

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192018
 

A couple of miles north of the friendly small town of Franklin, Kentucky, we came across a unique looking home with a fascinating history. Octagon Hall, which is listed on the Register of Historic Places, was built by a gentleman by the name of Andrew Jackson Caldwell, following the style of octagon shaped houses that […]

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 […]

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 […]