Oct 172017
 

An outpost of westward expansion, Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming was crucial in the transformation of the American West. The fort served as a fur trading post, military garrison, and as a way station for fur trappers, Indian traders, missionaries, and Oregon Trail emigrants for over 50 years during one of the most important time […]

Jul 122017
 

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident age 62 or over, time is running out to get a National Parks Senior Pass for just $10. On August 28 the price of the pass, officially named the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase to $80. A page on the National […]

Hubbell Trading Post

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222016
 

Note: This is a reprint of a story that previously appeared in the Gypsy Journal. During the second half of the 1880s, entrepreneurs set up trading posts on many Indian reservations to supply everything from food staples and tobacco to farming equipment. Many times the traders accepted animal furs, Indian artwork, and crafts in lieu […]

Three Weeks? Really?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052014
 

It’s hard to believe that our three weeks here at the Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trails preserve is over already. Where did the time go? Oh, that’s right, it went by fast while we were playing tourist and exploring all of the places to see and do in this area of southeast Virginia. Being a mystery […]

Nov 202013
 

Most of the folks from the dog show have left the Pima County Fairgrounds and it’s a lot quieter here. The last two mornings the only thing that woke me up was my own snoring. Miss Terry says she doesn’t know which is worse. But the dogs have been replaced by new critters. Last night […]

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 […]

Apr 172012
 

I love trivia and finding out oddball facts, especially about some of the places where we travel. So today, just for fun, I thought I’d share 5 Weird Things You Never Knew. Mount Rushmore, polygamy and the KKK – There are few things that make a statement about America’s power and glory more than Mount […]

Apr 132011
 

With fuel prices reaching record heights, I am hearing from a lot of RVers who are wondering if they can continue to travel, or who are cutting back on their travels until prices level out. Well, believe it or not, there’s good news, and there’s more good news! The first bit of good news is […]

Saving A Buck

 Posted by at 5:23 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092010
 

We all like saving a buck when we can, and in today’s blog, I want to share a few good deals, and even a freebie or two, that may make you smile. With Veterans Day this Thursday, even though the “official” holiday isn’t celebrated until next Monday, several restaurant chains  are honoring veterans with free […]

Yorktown

 Posted by at 4:25 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 072010
 

We spent yesterday exploring Yorktown, where George Washington’s army, assisted by several thousand French soldiers, defeated the British in 1781, resulting in the end of the American Revolution, and independence for a new nation. Yorktown was established in 1691, and by the early 1700s, it was a busy shipping port. Strategically located at the mouth […]