Something In The Air

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182015
 

There is something in the air here at Long Beach, Washington that is putting a smile on everybody’s lips, and there is laughter everywhere you go. It’s kites! Hundreds and hundreds of colorful kites.   Big kites, small kites, kites that go so fast that they make the air buzz, and kites that float lazily […]

Bad Nick Goes Flying

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162015
 

Readers keep asking me what happened to Bad Nick, and if I’ll be posting any more to the Bad Nick Blog. I enjoyed doing it and I miss being able to spout off about all kinds of things that Miss Terry tells me I can’t talk about in the Gypsy Journal or this blog. But […]

Aug 222013
 

The only thing more fun than going to the kite festival here in Long Beach is to go with longtime friends. So that’s what we did! And what fun it was! Yesterday our pals Tom and Barbara Westerfield drove up from the campground where they are staying at in Barview, Oregon to see us. They […]

Aug 202013
 

Yesterday was another typical gray day on the Washington coast, and since we have been on the go a lot since we arrived here in Long Beach, we decided to stay home and take a day off. Except for a trip to the dumpster to throw trash away and moving the Explorer a couple of […]

On The Waterfront

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182013
 

A few days ago I wrote about a teenaged girl who was throwing a tantrum here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve when she arrived with her parents and discovered that the cell phone data connection here is so bad that she couldn’t text her friends. I also wrote a Bad Nick blog post […]

It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012011
 

Instead of taking a well deserved break yesterday, after I mailed off the last of the papers to our subscribers, Miss Terry spent most of the day catching up on paperwork that had backed up while she was stuffing envelopes the last few days, as well as doing laundry. That lady just never stops! I’m […]

Go Fly A Kite!

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262011
 

If you think kites are just kids’ toys, think again. Or better yet, take a trip to the World Kite Museum in Long beach, Washington. You’re sure to change the way you look at kites after visiting this colorful and fascinating showcase of the finest kites in the world, and the people who fly them. […]

Jun 242011
 

Yesterday started with a walk on the beach. So how bad a day could it be, right? As it turned out, it was a very good day. A trail leads from the Long Beach Thousand Trails campground to the beach, about a half mile walk, in soft sand. Just getting there will take care of […]

Astoria

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232011
 

After a quiet morning at home, we crossed the bridge into Oregon again, and spent yesterday afternoon exploring Astoria. This charming and friendly little community at the mouth of the Columbia River was the first permanent American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Astoria started life as a fur trading outpost in 1811, and has […]

Scary Highways

 Posted by at 7:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072010
 

There is an interesting thread on the RV.Net forum discussing a Forbes magazine article on America’s Scariest Highways. Since we are considering taking US Highway 50 across Nevada in a few weeks, I found it interesting that this route, known as “The Loneliest Road in America,” was among those listed. The article says US 50 […]