A Memorable Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192015
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the Oregon coast, with temperatures in the mid 70s, lots of blue sky, and a steady wind blowing off the ocean. In short, a perfect day for kite flying! Terry Rowley, a member of the Kite Life forum, contacted me Friday night to say that he was […]

We Survived The Storm

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
May 222014
 

Severe storms were predicted for the Elkhart area Tuesday night, with winds up to 60 MPH, lightning, rain and hail. We got the rain, lots of thunder and lighting, and some hail, but fortunately it wasn’t nearly as bad as predicted. But it sure was a noisy night that made sleeping difficult for a lot […]

I Used To Be Famous

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 072014
 

Several years ago my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky spent the summer parked next to us here at Elkhart Campground. We were sitting under the awning of their motorhome one afternoon when somebody walking by stopped to ask if I was Nick Russell. When I admitted that I was, he asked if I […]

Ready To Go

 Posted by at 1:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302013
 

We took advantage of the last chance we’ll have for a few days and slept in yesterday morning. From now until the Escapade RV rally is over we’ll have to be up and out the door early to be at the main building and ready to man our vendor booth at 9 a.m. After a […]

A Long Day

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182012
 

Yesterday was a very long day for us, and at least part of it was a lot of fun. I guess that’s better than a long day that was no fun at all, right? We left Harbor View campground and drove about an hour south to visit with our friends Bob and Molly Pinner at […]

Space Cadet

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 032011
 

Lately, I’ve been feeling like a space cadet, and for the first time in my long career as a newspaperman, author, and blogger, I am having trouble coming up with something to write about. That never happens to me. I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I can always think of something to write […]

Dec 262010
 

I wrote in Thursday’s blog post that while the Peace River NACO campground was okay, we really didn’t care for the town of Wauchula very much, and that if we could change our reservation and leave early and go back up to the Orlando Thousand Trails, we’d do it. That same afternoon, I got a […]