Mar 202015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Time To Simplify

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202015
 

I’ve been vexed by technical gremlins the last few days and it’s time to simplify. I’m about to get a map, a compass, and a tire pressure gauge and throw a whole bunch of electronic gadgets away. When we left the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa I already knew our basic route, north on Interstate […]

I Did It!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102015
 

It’s done! I got up early and cranked out over 4,500 words yesterday and finished Big Lake Burning, the sixth book in the series. Now I’ll give it a read through and then print it out for Terry to proof and edit. It always feels good to get a new book done, and once I […]

$3,600

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday that brought a tear to my eye, though it’s a story we have heard over and over. The woman who wrote it said that she and her husband planned to start fulltiming three years ago when they both turned 62, but somebody convinced them that they really needed to continue […]

Dec 162014
 

Did I ever tell you that I’m married to the most beautiful, talented, and wonderful woman in the world? Yes, I’m a very lucky man. But I’m not the only lucky person around. Look at this beautiful shawl that Miss Terry just finished. This wasn’t as complicated as some of the patterns Terry has created, […]

Samsung’s First Trip

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122014
 

With our month at Pleasant Lake RV Resort in Bradenton finished, yesterday it was time to hit the road. We were up by 7:30 and puttered around the motorhome for a little bit before getting things ready to go. Whenever we’re going to be traveling, Terry puts the passenger and driver’s seats in the proper […]

Not Much Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142014
 

I didn’t get much accomplished yesterday because the night before I started feeling crappy and by morning I felt like somebody had worked me over with a baseball bat. So except for running an errand with John Huggins it was pretty much a lost day. The one thing I did get accomplished was to go […]

Nov 122014
 

Yesterday we moved from the east coast to the west coast, and it only took us three hours! No, we didn’t take some kind of supersonic jet, we did it in our Winnebago motorhome. You got that we moved from the east coast of Florida to the west coast of the state, right? We left […]

Merritt Island NWR

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072014
 

Can you handle any more pictures? I hope so, because I have lots to share with you from our sightseeing trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon. We started our visit to the 140,000 acre refuge at the Visitor Center, which has a small museum and video on the refuge and the […]

We Like Titusville

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062014
 

As I wrote a couple of days ago, Terry and I have long thought that if we ever hang up the keys, it might be in Titusville, Florida. And after spending several days in St. Augustine last week, we added it to our “possible” list when and if that day ever comes. However, while both […]