Sep 272015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Oct 172014
 

First of all, I want to thank everybody for your birthday greetings on the blog, by e-mail and on Facebook. You all make me feel very special. And speaking of birthdays and special people, today is our friend Elaine Loscher’s birthday. It’s never polite to ask a lady her age, but I’m pretty sure Elaine […]

Oct 162014
 

If we look like we are sporting nice suntans the next time you see us, take a closer look because it’s not what it seems. What you are actually seeing is rust. Yeah, it rained that much yesterday. The storm that has been raging across the country had lost a lot of its momentum by […]

Oct 132014
 

Note: We are revisiting some of our favorite old places that we’ve been to before, and sharing some of their stories again from our previous visits. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, we found an impressive collection of nautical exhibits that tell the story of North Carolina’s seafaring past, and how it has […]

Oct 122014
 

Note: We are revisiting some of our favorite old places that we’ve been before, and sharing some of their stories again from our previous visits. As most regular readers know, Terry and I enjoy exploring old cemeteries. Whenever you think your life is rough, just spend an hour or so wandering through a cemetery reading […]

Two In One Week

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102014
 

I crossed two things off my bucket list this week. Well, at least 1½. First, I had a #1 book on Amazon, and yesterday I caught a saltwater fish from a pier. How many of us get to accomplish two milestones in such a short time? While bridges scare me, for some weird reason I […]

Oct 092014
 

We thought about staying at North River Campground near Shawboro, North Carolina longer because we really liked the campground and I would have liked to have toured the Museum of the Albemarle in nearby Elizabeth City. But they are having their annual seafood festival this week and we didn’t have advance reservations, so it was […]

Number 1!!!!!

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082014
 

If you heard a lot of excited and happy shouting coming from my direction yesterday, I had a good reason. A very good reason! As I’ve told you the last couple of days, I’m running a special on Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series, this week. It’s free on Amazon […]

Mar 242014
 

Note: This story first appeared in the January-February 2010 issue of the Gypsy Journal. You have to want to visit Core Sound, because it’s not an easy place to get to, and few people stumble upon it by accident. Locals say that the region begins where most folks’ geographic knowledge of North Carolina ends: – […]