Call Me Skipper

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212018

Some men are bikers, some men are cowboys, some are rednecks, and some are nerds. Me, I’m a hat guy. When I was a kid, growing up, all men wore hats. Whether they put on a suit and went to an office to work, or climbed into a saddle and spent the day working on […]

Sheriff Buckshot Lane

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282017

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Tough Texas lawmen are legendary characters who painted the West with broad brushstrokes, their exploits living on long after their mortal souls have departed this earth, and with every retelling their stories seem to get bigger, until the line between fact […]

Dalton Gang Hideout

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262017

The Dalton brothers were one of the most infamous outlaw gangs of the Old West, and today visitors to the friendly little town of Meade, Kansas can walk in their footprints at the Dalton Gang Hideout. Born on the wild frontier of the high plains, the Daltons grew up among cowboys, outlaws, gunslingers, Indians, and […]

Nov 062015

Since we didn’t have any plans or anything on our calendar, we treated ourselves by sleeping in yesterday morning. The fact that it got down into the 30s overnight was added incentive to stay snuggled under the covers once we woke up. Like we needed an incentive. Not! Eventually we did get up, and after […]

Cowboy Country

 Posted by at 4:52 am  Nick's Blog
May 162009

We spent yesterday exploring cowboy country. Back in the years following the Civil War, western Kansas was the Wild West, and it was here that some of the best known characters of the time made names for themselves. Meade, Kansas, where we are staying at the city park’s free “Tourist Camp” is the home of […]