Aug 232010
 

In our travels, we’ve seen a lot of Veterans of Foreign Wars posts that had an Army tank or an artillery piece out front, but in the little town of Marcellus, Michigan, VFW Post 4054 has a tank, and a whole lot more! Located on State Route 40, a couple of miles south of town, […]

Jul 012010
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about a couple of bad experiences I had here in Morgan Hill, California. But those were petty little inconveniences in the overall scheme of things. Just remember that old saying  “I complained I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.” Compared to what fellow Escapees […]

Sep 132009
 

We have had a population explosion of mosquitoes here in Elkhart this summer. We’ve been coming here to Elkhart Campground for years, and I don’t ever remember them being so numerous or so hungry. I have heard about a million and one ways to keep the bloodthirsty little parasites at bay, and trust me, none […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 4:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302009
 

Terry and I love this area around Traverse City, Michigan. It is absolutely gorgeous is the spring, summer, and fall, though we like to be long gone before the first snowflake falls. Having spent part of a winter here years ago while Miss Terry was being treated for cancer, I can tell you it’s no […]

Jul 292009
 

Yesterday Miss Terry had her annual checkup with her oncologist, and we’re pleased to report that everything is fine, and she is still cancer free after almost nine years now. It is always a very frightening and emotional ordeal for Terry when this time of year comes around. I’m sure I’d feel the same way […]

Jul 182009
 

The world has lost a legend. Yesterday, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died at age 92. Long before cable television, CNN, and the internet, the world tuned in to CBS News every evening to hear the venerable Cronkite tell us what was going on in the world, and he gave us the news of some of […]

Memorial Day

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 252009
 

I hope you take a moment today to remember what this holiday is for. To me, it is one of the most sacred days of the year, because I have seen what it is about first hand. Memorial Day is not about automobile races, or cooking hotdogs on the grill, or getting a three day […]