Nick’s In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172015
 

I had no idea that writing about how cold it was here in Apache Junction in yesterday’s blog would lead to a financial opportunity, but as it turns out, it has. People in Arizona are taking up a collection to pay me to get the hell out of the state, while the people in Florida […]

And The Wind Blew

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 192011
 

If there is one thing you can count on in northern Arizona this time of year, it’s that the wind is going to blow, and it’s going to blow hard. The wind came up Sunday, and when it started blowing, it never stopped. Yesterday morning we had to drive to Flagstaff to drop off a […]

Oak Creek Canyon

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172011
 

Yesterday we were up and out the door bright and early for the second day in a row. We really need to stop that. After a quick stop for gas, we were headed north on Interstate 17 toward Flagstaff to pick up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal from our printer. Since we would […]

Red Rock Country

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062011
 

We spent the day yesterday exploring one of the most scenic places in the American Southwest; the red rock country around Sedona, Arizona. If you haven’t explored this wonderland of colorful rock formations and high desert, you really should put it on your bucket list. Located between Cottonwood and Flagstaff, and east of Interstate 17, […]

Jun 222010
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, but I got the present, because I get to spend the day with her! Terry is a very practical lady, so she thinks it’s just another day. But it’s pretty darned special to me. Some women want jewelry or clothes for their birthday, but when I asked Terry what she […]

Apr 192010
 

I got the new issue of the Gypsy Journal wrapped up yesterday, so today we’ll make a run to Flagstaff to drop it off at the printer. It’s about 120 miles each way, and while we’re in the “big city” we’ll stop at Sam’s Club to pick up some supplies. This is our Eleventh Year […]

Apr 062010
 

My father always told me that he never made a wrong decision in his life, given the information he had available to him and the circumstances when he made that decision. He said that sometimes, looking back with 20/20 hindsight, he could see where a decision went wrong, but that he never consciously made a […]

Apr 042010
 

We had originally planned to stay in Kingman, Arizona until Monday, visiting my old friend Mike Howard. But a combination of Mike not feeling very well, terrible cell phone and internet service, and a scheduling mix up changed our plans. We had been in contact with the marketing folks at the Grand Canyon Railway in […]

Jan 232010
 

The worst of the storm was gone by the time we woke up yesterday morning, but heavy clouds hung overhead all day long, and it rained most of the day. Not a heavy rain like we had been experiencing, just showers. At least the wind was gone, and that alone was a blessing. From the […]

May 032009
 

Yesterday started out windy here in Show Low, Arizona, but by noon it had calmed down quite a bit. My daughter Tiffany and her family stopped by for a visit in the early afternoon, and it’s always a treat to spend time with them. My son-in-law, Jim, crawled under our Ford van to unbolt the […]