Don’t Stay, Go!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said we didn’t plan on evacuating our home here on the Florida coast unless a real biggie of a hurricane is headed our way, I was surprised by the fact that I got not one, not two, not even four, but five emails from people yesterday who are […]

Taking Precautions

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092018
 

All of the weather forecasters are saying that tropical storm Florence is more than likely going to blow up into a category four hurricane and hit the Carolinas sometime this coming week. None of the models show it making landfall here in Florida, but we are going to see high surf and some heavy rain. […]

A Stolen Shrine?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. In St. Augustine Church, located in the tiny southern Indiana community of Leopold, is displayed a shrine with a unique history. Its story is one of love and redemption that grew out of a time of sorrow and despair. In the darkest […]

Sep 062018
 

I wasn’t surprised to find out that I had ruffled some feathers, or maybe fur, when I said in yesterday’s blog that we made the choice to find a new home for my protection trained German Shepherd when we hit the road because he would not have been a good fit for the RV lifestyle. […]

Aug 052018
 

I decided we needed a play day yesterday so we drove out to the Volusia County Fairgrounds to check out the gun show. Back in the day, I used to go to a lot of gun shows, and I even put my own on for a while. It’s been quite some time since I’ve gone […]

Aug 042018
 

We have visited a lot of museums around the country that honor our nation’s veterans, from the huge National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, to the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, the West Point Museum in New York, and many more too numerous to list […]

Jul 022018
 

One year ago today we were scrambling, trying to find a flight on a holiday weekend to take us to Arizona, where my daughter Tiffany had collapsed and gone into full code cardiac arrest. The paramedics got her heart started again and transported her to the hospital, where she coded again. They were able to […]

Jul 012018
 

The first time I heard the above saying was at a high school football game, when the home team was down and it looked like they were going to be out. The coach told his players they had to do something big if they wanted to pull off a win, and they had nothing to […]

Fort Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302018
 

We love exploring America’s back roads because you never know what hidden gem, lost in history, you’re going to find. At the intersection of State Routes 3 and 14 near Gloucester, Virginia, I spotted this cannon and the sign for Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Really? A fort named Nonsense? How could we not stop? During […]

Stay Inside!

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292018
 

We have had several incidents that resulted in serious injuries and even some fatalities here in Florida recently. And while I’m sorry for the victims, I can’t help but wonder what the heck they were thinking. Yesterday a man was struck by lightning and killed while fishing from his pontoon boat. Two weeks ago three […]