The Pig War

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May 112017
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. The United States and Canada have enjoyed a long and friendly relationship. Our boundary with our neighbors to the north is the longest unguarded border in the world. But there was a time when a lowly pig almost brought the two nations […]

Mar 162017
 

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery, available in print and e-book format from Amazon. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Tell City, Indiana is a pleasant little community of wide streets, modest homes with well trimmed lawns, and friendly small businesses. The city’s downtown area […]

A Family Obligation

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302016
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History and Back Road Mystery. The long, horrible war was finally over and the weary men of the 70th Ohio Infantry Regiment were headed home. These battle-hardened men had seen the worst war had to offer, including the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea. They […]

Two Special Ladies

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Apr 202016
 

The first order of business in today’s blog is to wish my two favorite cousins in the world happy birthday, Beverly McKiddy and Berni Frees. They’re not twins or even siblings and their birthdays are a few years apart, but both ladies are very special to me. We wish we could be with both of […]

Mar 102015
 

After fifteen years of presenting seminars at RV rallies and events nationwide, along with self-publishing seminars and workshops, I like to think that I’m at least halfway competent and semi-professional. But after yesterday I realize that I may have been deluding myself. I had two seminars on yesterday’s schedule, The Frugal RVer from 11:30 to […]

Mar 092015
 

Yesterday was our first vending day at the Escapade rally, and though it was a short day, we were very busy. From the moment the Market area opened it seemed like every vendor had people standing at their booths, and many had a crowd. All day long we had friends stopping by to say hello, […]

Sep 182014
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we needed to find a shop to look at the front end of our Explorer. The front tires were wearing on the inside and we’ve had a vibration and occasional clunking noise. I got on the Thousand Trails Facebook group and asked if anybody here could recommend a shop […]

Jul 312014
 

When you’re rolling down the highway headed to your next RV adventure, did you ever wonder for a moment about the interesting places you may be passing by that you will never know existed? We love getting off the interstates to find those hidden gems on the back roads and in the small towns of […]

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 […]

Jul 202014
 

Before we left this area Terry wanted to make another trip to The Weaver’s Loft, her favorite fiber store in the country, which is in Guilford, only 10 or so miles away from the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails Preserve. So yesterday afternoon we drove over and spent some time with Barb Gallagher, who owns the […]