Nothing Happening Here

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172018
 

I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get […]

Day Trip to Daytona

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032018
 

Except for a brief outing for dinner on Sunday, we haven’t been away from the house very much, if at all, in a week or so. Which meant my appointment with the VA medical center yesterday gave us an excuse to spend the day in Daytona Beach. There are two basic routes to get to […]

Best Steak Ever!

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232018
 

Terry is a very low maintenance woman, so when I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said nothing special, it was just another day, I wasn’t surprised. But we had to do something, right? We’re not really into giving each other gifts for birthdays and holidays and such because […]

Apr 102018
 

When I lived in the Midwest, and in the Rocky Mountain West, I was familiar with droughts. They were a common occurrence, and it was disconcerting to sit around watching the grass turn brown and the forests become tinder dry. When we lived on the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona’s high country, we were in […]

A Wild And Crazy Trio

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122018
 

Bike Week, spring break, and St. Patrick’s Day all at the same time. Talk about a wild and crazy trio! And you wonder why I’m not going anywhere near Daytona Beach for the next week or so? No, thank you, I’ll stay right here in our little town of Edgewater, where things are a bit […]

Feb 262018
 

It was inevitable that the Spanish, French, and British would fight for hundreds of years over control of the New World, and the place we now know as Florida was one of the most hotly contested. Whoever controlled Florida controlled the rich shipping lanes coming from the Spanish Caribbean, and those world powers bathed the […]

Well, This Might Suck

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052018
 

We have been very busy the last week or so getting ready for the arrival of Terry’s parents tomorrow. They are flying in from Phoenix to spend a week with us, and there were a lot of things we wanted to get done around the house before they get here. And we got most of […]

Chinese And Cake, Too!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162017
 

Our normal schedule has always been for me to write late into the evening and we usually didn’t get to bed until about 1:30 AM or later. Then we would get up around 10 AM. But for a couple of months Terry and I were working hard at going to bed earlier and getting up […]

Only One More Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 242017
 

Terry and I are getting excited because in only one more day, we have company coming. And not just any company, but my son Travis and his beautiful wife Geli. They are leaving their home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this afternoon and plan to drive south to somewhere around Tallahassee, Florida before they stop for the […]