I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182016
 

The title of this blog is also the title of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song, which he wrote after his first visit to Key West, Florida. If you have never listened to it before, check it out at this YouTube link. Miss Terry and I can relate to that song today. As most of you […]

Surrounded By History

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292016
 

We spent yesterday surrounded by history in one of our favorite cities in the whole country, St. Augustine, Florida. If you have never visited the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in America, you really need to do yourself a favor and plan a trip there. But I’m warning you in advance, one visit will never […]

Surprise!

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042016
 

Many people say that the RV lifestyle can be summed up with one word – freedom. The freedom to come and go as you want to, freedom from schedules, the freedom to see our wonderful country, and the freedom to experience new things that most people will never see or do. We took advantage of […]

May 072016
 

One of the places we have been considering as a winter base and possible future home if and when we ever hang up the keys is St. Augustine. The oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement, Saint Augustine was founded in 1565 by the Spanish and has a long and colorful history. We visited there a couple […]

Anastasia State Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the March-April 2005 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just minutes from all of the tourist hubbub of busy St. Augustine, Florida we discovered a tranquil hideout with miles of beautiful beaches to explore, swimming, fishing, nature trails, comfortable campsites, and a chance to learn a little bit about Florida’s […]

Glad You Asked That

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262015
 

Today I thought I’d answer a few questions that pop up every so often, in the hope that some of you might find it useful. Back when Dish Network customers lost their Distant Network Service when All American Direct folded, a manager from Dish assured me that they were in “active negotiations” with another provider […]

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 […]

And A Pier Too!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042014
 

I think all fulltime RVers occasionally visit a place and think, “Hmmm… if we ever hang up the keys…” In our 15+ years on the road, Terry and I have found three such places; the Rockport-Port Aransas, Texas area; Titusville, Florida; and now St. Augustine. We’re nowhere close to that point in our lives yet, […]

Nov 032014
 

It was still pretty cool but the wind had eased up, making yesterday a lot better day than Saturday to play tourist. I have to tell you, the more we see of St. Augustine, Florida, the more we like it. Whenever we are visiting a new area I always ask the local people we meet […]

Too Windy To Play

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 022014
 

The weatherman was predicting colder temperatures and high winds yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The wind started blowing hard in the wee hours of the morning and it never stopped all day long. Sustained winds were between 20 – 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 40, and I don’t think it got over […]