Mar 062016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2013 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Located off the coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Destruction Island is a low, flat piece of land with an interesting history, much of it tragic. In 1775, the Spanish schooner Sonora was anchored in the lee of the island when the […]

May 312014
 

We love exploring new places and seeing new sights but it seems that every time we visit someplace new, somebody tells us we missed something there that we really should have seen. Miss Terry tells them that we do that on purpose so we’ll have an excuse to go back. There are some places we’ve […]

Nov 012012
 

Until you’ve been in old town St. Augustine, Florida on Halloween evening, you just have not seen Halloween! We spent the day playing tourist in America’s oldest city, and saw everything from pirates and soldiers to zombies, witches and werewolves. I think they were dressed up for Halloween? Maybe that’s just the way folks roll […]

Jun 252011
 

Yesterday we once again crossed the bridge to Astoria, Oregon, to tour the impressive Columbia River Maritime Museum, located on the busy waterfront. The museum tells the stories of the brave men (and women) who have made their living on the treacherous shore of the Pacific Ocean, and along the broad and wild Columbia River, […]

A Rainy Day In Newport

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132011
 

We woke up to rain yesterday morning, and it never let up all day long. It wasn’t a hard rain, just one of those gray, drizzly Pacific Northwest coastal days that I remember so well from the years I lived in this region. The temperature never hit 60 all day long, and we used our […]