Flight Of The Pelicans

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062017
 

Wouldn’t you know it? The temperatures here on the Florida coast have been in the mid-80s for over a week, and now that my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky are visiting, a cold front has come through and dropped things down to 72° yesterday. Now, compared to the 18° they had back in […]

Dec 212016
 

One of our favorite things to do here is to take a slow drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge seeing how many different animals we can spot, which can range from 50 or more varieties of birds to deer, raccoons and armadillos, and even bobcats and alligators. So yesterday we decided to take […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

Merritt Island NWR

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072014
 

Can you handle any more pictures? I hope so, because I have lots to share with you from our sightseeing trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon. We started our visit to the 140,000 acre refuge at the Visitor Center, which has a small museum and video on the refuge and the […]

We Like Titusville

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062014
 

As I wrote a couple of days ago, Terry and I have long thought that if we ever hang up the keys, it might be in Titusville, Florida. And after spending several days in St. Augustine last week, we added it to our “possible” list when and if that day ever comes. However, while both […]

Feb 082014
 

There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. That applies to the RV lifestyle as much as anything else. Way back in September, 2009 I wrote a blog titled A Few Of My Favorite Things in the RV lifestyle, from my favorite truck stop to my favorite campground, […]

Nov 052011
 

After spending Thursday working at my computer most of the day, yesterday I needed a break. So in the afternoon we drove out to the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in the hope of spotting some alligators. I saw my first (and only) alligators in the wild there a couple of years […]

Nov 232009
 

In Saturday’s blog, I mentioned that I had never seen an alligator in the wild. Always ready to offer suggestions and ideas, a lot of readers either posted comments or sent e-mails giving me tips on places where I could expect to find an alligator. Several of you recommended the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, […]