Last Day At Orlando

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 122013
 

Today is probably our last day at the Orlando Thousand Trails for this winter. We leave here tomorrow to go back to Three Flags in Wildwood for two weeks. I say “probably for this winter” because we actually have another two weeks reserved here at Orlando after our Wildwood stay, but if all of Terry’s […]

A Date Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112013
 

We’ve been pretty busy lately and haven’t had a lot of time to goof off, and we were overdue. So we took yesterday off and made it a date day. We started out with a relaxing morning checking e-mail and our favorite blogs, along with a piece of toast made from some of the bread […]

Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102013
 

Here at the Orlando Thousand Trails we are close to all kinds of major attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, sports arenas, and a host of other fun places. This is our third or fourth winter here and we haven’t been to one of them. But that doesn’t mean we ever get bored. […]

Feb 062013
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. We were up and out the door early (at least for us) and drove about 70 miles east to Titusville. We really like this laid back little town, home to Cape Canaveral and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and we keep saying that somewhere (way) down the […]

Feb 052013
 

I’ve never used drugs, and I haven’t smoked a cigarette or drank anything stronger than Pepsi in nearly 40 years, but I’m going through withdrawals right now. Sunday night our Dish Network receiver died and I can’t watch TV. Now, I know a lot of folks who could give a darn about TV, and some […]

Off To See The Dentist

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042013
 

One of the bad side effects of the harsh regime of chemo and radiation it took to save Terry’s life after her cancer diagnosis twelve years ago is that it took a toll on her body. One side effect was a lot of damage to her teeth, which she had always been very careful to […]

Snowbird Roosts

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282012
 

I got an e-mail yesterday evening from some new fulltimers who are hitting the road the day after Christmas, asking me for suggestions on snowbird roosts. They have been following the blog for some time now and were surprised that it can get down into the 30s here in Florida during the wintertime. They wrote […]

Nov 172012
 

Many of you have posted comments or written e-mails in response to my blog about Thousand Trails changing reservations at its campgrounds in Florida this winter, and I promised to keep you updated. Well, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. (Maybe I should subtitle that “Raise enough hell and eventually somebody will listen.”) At any […]

Our Roof Is Naked!

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292011
 

Yesterday afternoon, Al and Karen Phillips came to the campground to buy our hard shell Native Watercraft kayaks. Karen is a blog reader, and I have been exchanging  e-mails with her since September. It was nice to finally put a face with a name. They are new fulltimers, from Long Island, New York, and a […]

Dec 262011
 

Am I the only one who is glad that Christmas is over? I enjoy the holiday music, and whatever little sliver of true Christmas spirit that remains, but the commercialism and frenzied shoppers drive me nuts. I’ll be glad to get back to normal. Or at least whatever passes for normal in our lives. Yesterday […]