Apr 112017
 

With my new book The Gecko In The Corner published and selling well, I decided I deserved a day off yesterday. So I celebrated by going fishing. What’s wrong with this picture? While Miss Terry and I were getting the boat ready to go, our friend Jim decided to help out by putting the ball […]

Apr 082017
 

If you live close to the ocean, rust is a fact of life. And you don’t have to get something wet for it to be susceptible. It’s amazing how much damage the salt air can do to metal if you don’t keep up with maintenance. One of the big selling points when we bought our […]

Fish 34 – Us 2

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272017
 

I spent most of last week writing, and for the last three days I had done over 10,000 words in my new book. So yesterday it was time to take a day off. Terry had seen some nice pieces of coral at the local flea market in nearby Oak Hill, so we started the day […]

Blowing In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252017
 

The other day our friend Jim Lewis showed up at the house with two sets of Mighty Bite fishing lures that he had just gotten in the mail. Jim said according to the infomercial he had watched, these things are surefire fish killers, so he bought a set for him and one for us. Looking […]

Fishing Fun

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192017
 

They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I don’t know about Jack, but I do know that all work and no play makes a Nick grumpy man. And since I’ve been spending a lot of time writing the last few days, I really needed a play day. So a little […]

My First In Florida

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042016
 

One of the things that really sold us on our house is that the little manufactured home community we live in has its own private 300 foot fishing pier on the Indian River, along with a private boat launch. But we’ve been here over a month, and except for one quick adventure dipping shrimp with […]

Back To The Island

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082014
 

Some RVers like to play golf, some enjoy pickleball, and others are never happier than when they’re lounging around a campground swimming pool. For Terry and me, give us a back road to drive and no eighteen wheelers crawling up our rear bumper and we’re as happy as clams. (Are clams really all that happy? […]

Why Would You Stop?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212014
 

In the past I’ve published several blogs about hanging up the keys and getting off the road, and talked about where we would settle down. Looking back at those blog posts it’s interesting to me to see how our interests have changed, yet how they have also stayed the same. In blogs in 2009 and […]

Jan 112013
 

Since we came back from the Keys, we haven’t done much exploring this winter, so we decided we needed a play day yesterday. We left the campground and drove about 30 miles west to Crystal River, one of our favorite places on the Gulf Coast. Along the way, we stopped in the little town of […]