Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Get Out Of Dodge

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262017
 

Watching news coverage of the devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey is personal to us. Before we settled on Florida, we looked long and hard at the area around Rockport and Aransas Pass, which was in the predicted direct path of the hurricane’s landfall. They are charming little towns with lots of […]

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 […]

Snowbird Roosts

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282012
 

I got an e-mail yesterday evening from some new fulltimers who are hitting the road the day after Christmas, asking me for suggestions on snowbird roosts. They have been following the blog for some time now and were surprised that it can get down into the 30s here in Florida during the wintertime. They wrote […]

That’s More Like It

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072012
 

It has started to warm back up, here in Central Florida. Yesterday the mercury in our thermometer climbed to 72 degrees, and by Monday, it’s supposed to be all the way up to 79. Now that’s more like it! Of course, our friends who are spending the winter in snowbird hotspots like the Rio Grande […]

New Book Is Done!

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062012
 

Last night, I finished my new book, Big Lake Lynching. It sure feels good to have it done! Now it’s time for proofreading, then corrections and formatting, and hopefully I’ll get it uploaded to Amazon and Smashwords within a couple of weeks. It’s been a while coming, but I think it will be worth it. […]

Merry Christmas!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 252011
 

Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic or atheist, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, or whatever else gets the message across that I hope you have a wonderful day, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. I hope you are in good health, that you’re with people that you love, and that you’re warm and safe. It […]

To Each His Own

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162011
 

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when three different people sent me rather terse e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog, in which I said that we don’t like the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, which is a popular snowbird roost for thousands of RVers, who return there year after year. One lady said “I don’t […]

A Lazy Day

 Posted by at 4:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212010
 

Yesterday was a much needed lazy day for us, after our week at the RV show. We slept in, then didn’t do much of anything all day long. Terry did a couple of loads of laundry, we checked e-mail, cruised the internet, watched TV, and I napped for a while on the couch.  We needed […]

Jul 242010
 

We really like Forest City, Iowa. It’s a charming little town that draws its lifeblood from the Winnebago factory, and just as folks in southern Texas love the Winter Texans who flock there every year, folks here love the “Bagos” who come to town every year for the Grand National rally. Everybody we have met […]