Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Oct 042017
 

It’s been said that once you leave, you can never go home again. And I think there’s some truth to that. Maybe it’s because we romanticize a place that meant a lot to us, or maybe things just change, and the change is not always an improvement. Sometimes the memories are better. One place that […]

Florida Birdwatching

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232017
 

RVing bird watchers have wonderful opportunities awaiting them in Florida any time of year. But just as snowbirds flock south in their homes on wheels, many bird species from colder climates make Florida their winter home as well. The state’s diversity of habitats, the many migration routes that pass through, great numbers of wetlands, and climates […]

Coach Net Sucks

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132017
 

This is going to be a long blog because I’ve got two days to tell you about and a lot’s been happening in those two days. And, I’m going to do a bit of bitching, so be prepared. I told you so! We left our home in Edgewater, Florida a little before noon on Friday […]

Process Of Elimination

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082016
 

 Our search for a winter nesting spot and possible retirement place if we ever hang up the keys is basically a process of elimination. While we haven’t found “the place” that is right for us yet, we have crossed several possibilities off the list. After our most recent day trip we have now ruled out […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 192012
 

A few days ago, I outlined the tentative schedule for our trip west, and most of the driving days were around 250 miles or less. I said that would set the pace for the trip. Slow and easy. I lied. We we were awake by 7:30 yesterday morning (what’s up with that?), and it was […]

Bye Bye Hitch Itch!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182012
 

We’re scratching our hitch itch, and it sure feels good! We’ve enjoyed the almost four months we’ve spent in Florida, but too much of it was spent sitting still, either at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, or at the Escapees Sumter Oaks campground. Both are nice places, but I tend to get bored seeing the […]

Magic Carpet Ride

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112011
 

My father was a voracious reader and a great storyteller, and from as far back as I can remember, he would tell us stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn rafting down the Mighty Mississippi, John Henry beating the steam drill and dying with his hammer in his hand, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and magic […]