Greg Said I Could

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012015
 

And so did Miss Terry. I haven’t asked Ron Speidel yet, but that’s two to one, so the majority wins anyway. What the heck am I talking about? Boats. A couple of times I have said that if we ever hang up the keys or buy a winter place in Florida, I would get a […]

Gators And Sea Eagles

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112014
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my fellow veterans happy Veterans Day. Whether you were a cook at Fort Dix, New Jersey or a pilot flying off an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a grunt humping the boonies or a company clerk, wherever and however you served, I thank you for […]

Frugal Vs Cheap

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012014
 

There is frugal and then there is cheap, and there is a difference between the two. I wrote a book called The Frugal RVerto help RVers save money on the road. We publish guides to free campgrounds, fairgrounds with RV camping, and casino camping. Taking advantage of these opportunities is being frugal. And then there’s […]

Wind And Whitecaps

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122012
 

We would really like to get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet while we’re down here in the Florida Keys, but so far the weather has not cooperated. It warmed up nicely yesterday, but the wind was still kicking up some strong gusts and there were whitecaps in several places. We’re not whitewater adventurists, we’re old […]

Jan 172012
 

I appreciate everybody who e-mailed, and left comments on the blog or Facebook wishing us happy anniversary yesterday. You all really make us feel special! We had a wonderful day! We drove over to Tarpon Springs and spent some time wandering around the sponge docks, something we never seem to get enough of. We just […]

Jan 132012
 

We crossed something off our bucket list yesterday, and made memories that will stay with us forever! For years we have wanted to paddle our kayaks at Three Sister Springs in Crystal River. Every year, manatee come into the river and hang out in the warmer water from mid-November until late March. We launched our […]

Dec 212011
 

Did you ever notice that when something is lost, you can look for it forever, and then it’s always in the last place you look? I guess that makes sense, because once you find it, why keep looking? 🙂 Maybe I should say that once you give up, and find another solution, then you find […]

I Have Webbed Feet!

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212011
 

Miss Terry always teases me about my Flintstone feet, because they are short and wide, and I can’t deny the resemblance to old Fred Flintstone of Bedrock fame. Well, except I have five toes on each foot, and I think Fred only had three. Well, I think I have five toes on each. I did […]

Oct 062011
 

Yesterday was a lazy day here at Smith’s Campground & Cabins, a few miles south of Loudonville, Ohio. We spent most of the day just relaxing and recharging our mental and physical batteries. I don’t think we have ever had a more tranquil campsite than ours here on the bank of the Mohican River.   […]

Taking A Break

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182011
 

Proofing the new issue of the paper took longer than I expected yesterday, and then uploading it to the printer’s web server was very frustrating. Even though we have full bars of EVDO service here at Elkhart Campground, the service on our Verizon air card is very slow, and we keep getting knocked offline. We […]