Aug 092016
 

I have a friend who is much younger than me, the father of two children, who went through a bad patch in his marriage a while back. It looked like things were over between him and his wife and he moved out for a while, at her request. Fortunately, they seem to be working things […]

One Extreme To Another

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062015
 

The weather here in central Florida has gone from one extreme to another ever since we got here in late October. Just since Christmas we have had our motorhome’s air conditioner and furnace both on within a 24-hour period more than once! What’s up with that? If you leave the house on a warm morning […]

Dec 212014
 

No I wasn’t at Disney World, but I had the words to that old song running through my head yesterday. While we were having lunch with Don and Sharon Del Rosario the other day, we had a conversation about the small world encounters we all have from time to time. You know the ones I’m […]

Almost Overlooked

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222014
 

I’m always surprised at how many neat places get overlooked because they are in the shadow of more well-known attractions and visitors never hear about them. So today I thought I’d share some interesting stops you shouldn’t miss on your way to the big attraction down the road. Gettysburg – We have paid many visits […]

Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102013
 

Here at the Orlando Thousand Trails we are close to all kinds of major attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, sports arenas, and a host of other fun places. This is our third or fourth winter here and we haven’t been to one of them. But that doesn’t mean we ever get bored. […]

Sep 192012
 

We love finding the little hidden gems on the back roads of America. And everywhere we go, we find those little overlooked places that are so much fun to explore and learn about. We’ve never been to Disney World or Dollywood, and probably never will get around to those places, but we have visited small […]

Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252012
 

Where does the time go? It seems like we just got to Elkhart a few days ago, and it’s already time to leave! Of course, we have really been here about three weeks, we have just been so busy that the days have flown by. We were on the go all day yesterday, dropping a […]

Nov 132010
 

A lot of people have e-mailed, telling me that we have to go to Disney World and Epcot while we’re at the Clermont Thousand Trails preserve. Sorry, but it isn’t going to happen. I don’t do mice, even ones named Mickey. When I was a kid, we spent almost a year living within a five […]