We All Get Hitch Itch

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132011
 

A few days ago, Pennie Walters had a blog post titled Dilemma, in which she lamented the fact that she was feeling hitch itch and longed to be on the move, though she and her husband are enjoying family time with their kids and grandkids. Pennie wrote: “A part of my heart wants to stay […]

Port Townsend

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122011
 

We spent yesterday exploring the picturesque and historic waterfront community of Port Townsend, at the very tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It’s one of our favorite towns in all of the Pacific Northwest. Settled in 1851, Port Townsend was a busy seaport in the late 1800s, with over 1,000 tall ships calling every year, from […]

Jun 162011
 

We spent yesterday walking the waterfront here in Newport, poking our heads into shops, watching the fishing boats coming and going, and people watching. Newport is one of my favorite towns along the Oregon coast, the perfect cross of working fishing port and tourist destination, not too commercialized, laid back, and friendly. Years ago, when […]

A Rainy Day In Newport

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132011
 

We woke up to rain yesterday morning, and it never let up all day long. It wasn’t a hard rain, just one of those gray, drizzly Pacific Northwest coastal days that I remember so well from the years I lived in this region. The temperature never hit 60 all day long, and we used our […]

Jun 072011
 

If there is one thing a fulltime RVer needs to pack before they hit the road, it’s flexibility. Because you never know when a breakdown, bad weather, or some other unexpected event can change your plans at the last minute. Yesterday was a good example. We pulled out of our site at the Brookings Elks […]

How Cool Is That?

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 212011
 

The other day I shared a link that my friend Cool Judy Rinehimer sent me on adding avatars to blog comments. Well, now I have another link from Judy, to her brand new CoolRVers On The Road blog. How cool is that? If you’re wondering, Judy got her screen name because she is from the […]

Apr 272011
 

We’re leaving Show Low this morning, and if all goes well, it should be a short driving day. We’re only going to Williams, a distance of about 175 miles. That’s an easy day of RV travel. Even with a stop at the Flying J in Winslow for fuel, we should only be on the road […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132011
 

Yesterday, we did a whole lot of nothing. And it sure felt good! 🙂 During the rally last week, Terry and I were getting by on minimal sleep, and were on the go from before daylight every day until after midnight. By the time the last RV left the Yuma Fairgrounds on Friday, and then […]

Stuck In An RV Rut

 Posted by at 2:39 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092011
 

Many fulltime RVers and snowbirds I have known seem to fall into the habit of returning to the same places year after year, often spending their winters in the same RV parks in popular snowbird roost areas like the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, the Foothills area of Yuma, Arizona, or any of the hundreds […]

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 […]