Atomic Testing Museum

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the May-June 2010 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Neon signs and electronic billboards may light up the night sky in Las Vegas these days, but back in the early 1950s something much brighter turned nighttime into day in the Nevada desert. From 1951 through 1963, the government conducted a […]

Pontoons And Pie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082015
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least […]

Not Having Fun

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032015
 

Terry and I spent yesterday not having fun. And that was no fun at all. We’ve been to Las Vegas before and had fun, but Greg and Jan White were with us. Greg likes to drive and I don’t like all the crazy traffic here, so I got to sit back and play passenger. Here […]

I Need An Intervention

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 152011
 

I need an intervention. Yesterday morning I was up by 7 a.m. for the third time in a week. This nonsense has to stop! With the power still out on our side of the Thousand Trails campground, we planned to leave Las Vegas, but first I wanted to swing by the Speedco and get the […]

It’s Warming Up!

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
May 042011
 

It’s warming up, here in Las Vegas! For the next several days, we are looking at daytime highs in the 90s, and overnight lows in the upper 60s. Fortunately, the humidity will only be in the low 20s, so it will be tolerable. But we have rediscovered how much we appreciate our Winnebago’s basement air […]

It’s Not Camping

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 022011
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we are at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve, a blog reader said that they had only been here once, and left after two days because the RV sites are crammed in so close together, and this isn’t their idea of camping. There is no question that this […]

Jun 092010
 

We have visitors! Yesterday afternoon our dear friends Greg and Jan White arrived at the Elks lodge campground here in Show Low, on their way south to Austin, Texas for the daughter Brandi’s wedding later this month. We last saw Greg and Jan when we spent two weeks in Las Vegas with them in March, […]

TV Troubles

 Posted by at 7:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072010
 

For the last couple of weeks, the television mounted above the dashboard in our Winnebago motorhome had been warning us that it was on its last legs. The picture would go black for a few minutes, and then return, and the duration of the video outages was growing longer and longer. Since this was the […]

Apr 012010
 

There was only a steady breeze blowing in Las Vegas when we got up yesterday morning, and the high winds forecast the night before were no longer in the picture. So we decided to go ahead and leave the Thousand Trails campground and go on to Kingman, Arizona. It didn’t take us long to get […]

Mar 312010
 

Yesterday I realized that we were having a déjà vu experience, wondering if we would get out of Las Vegas today or not. Exactly five months ago we were in Indiana at Elkhart Campground with Greg and Jan White, watching the weather and wondering if the high winds there would die down so we could […]