Magic Carpet Ride

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112011
 

My father was a voracious reader and a great storyteller, and from as far back as I can remember, he would tell us stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn rafting down the Mighty Mississippi, John Henry beating the steam drill and dying with his hammer in his hand, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and magic […]

Jan 222011
 

Yesterday was a busy day, even though we never left the campground. I woke up about 9 a.m., poked a leg out from under the covers, and it was so cold I pulled it right back in, rolled over, and went back to sleep. I tell you, if we get much more of this darned […]

Jan 202011
 

When we were visiting with Terry’s cousin Carolyn and her husband Mel in Long Beach, Mississippi, the other day, Mel was teasing me about how I once told them that 250 to 300 miles was a good day of RVing, but we often drive 400 miles or more a day. I told Mel he was […]

Jan 192011
 

We spent yesterday driving along U.S. Highway 90, which parallels the Gulf beaches here in Mississippi. The eye of the Hurricane Katrina came ashore here, back in 2005, and decimated the region. We wanted to see how much damage was still evident, and what had changed in the wake of that disaster. It was an […]

Dec 242009
 

We pulled out of the Camping World in Robertsdale just after 9 a.m. yesterday morning, took State Route 59 north through Loxley to Interstate 10, and turned west. A few minutes later we were crossing Mobile Bay on the causeway, past the impressive bulk of the battleship U.S.S. Alabama, her big guns looking mighty intimidating. […]

Aug 142009
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, longtime reader Gene Teggatz suggested that maybe I need to consider having a sign made that says “Visitors Welcome Today” and a second sign that says “Visitors Not Welcome Today,” or perhaps a more diplomatic one saying “Please let me get some work done today.” Really, we don’t mind visitors dropping […]