Cape Cod Canal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Recognizing that a waterway across the seven mile wide isthmus of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, would be a great trade boon between the Plimoth Colony, local Indian villages, and the Dutch merchants sailing from New York, […]

Sep 282016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Is there a kid anywhere who doesn’t know The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, or the Lorax? They all sprang from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author, poet, and cartoonist known and […]

Jul 292012
 

Yesterday was another gloomy day, but since it was our last chance to play tourist in this area, we decided to take advantage of it. I’m sure glad we did! We drove the 26 miles into Sandwich, getting caught up in a long traffic jam that extended from about five miles north of the Bourne […]

Jul 262012
 

Although she was tried and acquitted for the crimes, most people believe that Lizzie Borden killed her father and stepmother with an ax at their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. You all remember the song we learned as kids, “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw […]

Another Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202012
 

We thought that we would get to play tourist yesterday, but the fast-moving storm system that came through the region the day before was followed up by a steady rain that fell all night long and well into the morning. Neither one of us really wanted to go out in that kind of weather, so […]

Trip Preparations

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132012
 

Most of yesterday was spent getting ready for our trip to Massachusetts, which begins today. When your house has wheels under it and you’ve been sitting still for a few weeks, things have to be put away, secured so they don’t move around while in transit, and tidied up. Okay, let’s be honest, most of […]

Jul 092012
 

It cooled down a bit yesterday, from bloody miserable to just very hot. It was 86o, which was almost twenty degrees lower than what we’ve been experiencing for over a week here at Elkhart Campground. The rest of the week is supposed to be in the mid-80s, which everybody has been looking forward to. Yeah, […]