Feb 262018

It was inevitable that the Spanish, French, and British would fight for hundreds of years over control of the New World, and the place we now know as Florida was one of the most hotly contested. Whoever controlled Florida controlled the rich shipping lanes coming from the Spanish Caribbean, and those world powers bathed the […]

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 […]


 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 […]