Jan 122016
 

We were up by 7:30 yesterday morning, ready to start our long trip east from not so sunny Arizona. It was another cold night, so cold that when I ran the living room slide in, big sheets of ice fell off the top of it. Hopefully now that I’ve left the state the snowbirds can […]

Oh Yes, The Wind

 Posted by at 1:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212015
 

We were exhausted after our long 400+ mile trip Thursday, so in spite of some traffic noise from Interstate 10, we slept soundly. Usually on a traveling day we are up at the ridiculous hour of 7:30 a.m. and are on the road about 10. That way we avoid all of the rush hour traffic. […]

Feb 202015
 

Well, yesterday started out good. After a round of goodbyes with Mike and Elaine Loscher, we left Lone Star Corral a little after 10 a.m., made a quick stop for fuel, and then traveled a few miles west on U.S. Highway 90 to the small town of Sabinal, where we turned north on State Route […]

What, Me Worry?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182015
 

I got an e-mail the other day from a blog reader asking me if I was worried about crime problems when we were camping at the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas, and then Pleasant Valley RV Resort in Mission, since both places were so close to the Mexican border. Actually, Columbus is […]

On To Hondo

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162015
 

When the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning I wanted nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep. But it was a travel day so I drug myself out of bed, sniveling all the way. Terry seemed to be over her cold for the most part, but mine was still in […]

Feb 132015
 

Longtime blog readers know that I have not been a big fan of the Rio Grande Valley, the Texas RV mecca that is home to thousands of Winter Texans. But I have to admit, our stay here at Pleasant Valley RV Resort in Mission has me rethinking my previous position on the place. We came […]

Hanging Out In Mission

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112015
 

This week we’re hanging out at Pleasant Valley RV Resort in Mission, Texas with our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel and Jim Lewis. We’re keeping busy not doing much at all, because with good friends you don’t have to be doing something to have a good time. Just being together can be enough. We did […]

Texas Two Lane Roads

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092015
 

We love traveling the two lane roads that wander through America’s countryside and small towns. They usually take a little longer than crossing the country at high speed on the super slab, but it’s worth the time. I always tell people that Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky and Denny’s in Kingman, Arizona are the same. That’s […]

Will I Ever Be Warm?

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212011
 

Will I ever be warm? I’m really beginning to wonder. We froze our butts off in Florida, and now we’re in Livingston, Texas freezing some more! It was 28 degrees last night, it’s supposed to make it all the way up to the mid-50s today, and down into the 20s again tonight! This sucks! Yesterday […]

Sep 072010
 

A few days ago we talked about tow cars for motorhome owners. Today let’s discuss tow bars and auxiliary braking systems. Keep in mind that I am not a technical person, and I have not tested everything out there on the market, but I will tell you what we have used, what has worked for […]