Fallen Heroes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072018
 

Some come alone, others bring their families, and some arrive in small groups. They come for many reasons. For some it is a place to remember. For others it is a place to heal. For everybody who comes here, it is a place to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their […]

Take A Moment

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
May 282018
 

What kind of plans do you have for today? A cookout? Maybe heading out to the lake? Or just hanging out at home with the family, enjoying the three day weekend? That’s all fine and I hope you have a great time. But take a moment today and think about what this holiday is all […]

May 302016
 

Note: I posted this blog last Memorial Day, and I don’t feel it can be repeated too many times. Today is not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend at the lake or campground. It’s about more than that. Much, much more. It is a day to […]

May 252015
 

Today is not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend at the lake or campground. It’s about more than that. Much, much more. It is a day to remember the men and women who have given us the most precious gift of all, our very freedom, and […]

I Remember

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
May 272013
 

I remember the bugler playing Taps and the rifle salute as they laid my dad’s brother Sam to rest. I was about ten years old and my dad explained that the bugle and the guns and the flag over his coffin was because Uncle Sam had been a Navy pilot during World War II. It […]

Memorial Day, 2012

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 282012
 

It’s not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend. It’s about much, much more. It’s about this. American heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Young men and women who left their homes and families and never came back. It’s about this. It’s about honoring […]

The Holiday Hula

 Posted by at 7:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022010
 

For the most part, fulltime RVers are pretty darned patriotic people. But a lot of us still dread the Independence Day holiday every year. Not because we don’t like small town parades and fireworks, but because we know that everybody with a tent, trailer, bus or motorhome will be filling up RV parks from coast […]

May 312010
 

We spent the day yesterday with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis, who had invited us to their beautiful home in Pinetop for dinner and a visit. It was a great day, with the comfort that old friends of many years just naturally share. There are two or three men in this world that I […]

Memorial Day

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 252009
 

I hope you take a moment today to remember what this holiday is for. To me, it is one of the most sacred days of the year, because I have seen what it is about first hand. Memorial Day is not about automobile races, or cooking hotdogs on the grill, or getting a three day […]