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There Must Be A Reason

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142019
 

There is an old saying that everything happens for a reason. I might add that sometimes you need to listen to reason. I once got an e-mail from a gentleman asking my advice about an RV purchase. He wanted to buy a motorhome that he said was an excellent deal, $35,000 less than any comparable […]

A Couple Of Pinkos

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132019
 

During my long career publishing small town newspapers in both the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, I used to always laugh at the response my editorials would get from people. To half of my readers I was a gun toting, KKK cross burning right wing extremist. To the other half of the readership I was a […]

Aug 122019
 

I love trivia and finding out oddball facts, especially about some of the places where we travel. So today, just for fun, I thought I’d share 5 Weird Things You Never Knew. Mount Rushmore, polygamy and the KKK – There are few things that make a statement about America’s power and glory more than Mount […]

Pool Boy

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112019
 

I never did learn to swim, though Miss Terry has taught me enough to get from one side of the shallow end of a swimming pool to the other. But my doctor and chiropractor have both recommended getting in a swimming pool and walking around in chest deep water for a half hour a day. […]

Back To Square One

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago I said that we were planning a trip up to Ohio to do some research on the family saga series I want to write. At the same time, I said my back was acting up again, so the timing of the trip depended on that. As […]

Green Hills Farm

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092019
 

My father was a great reader, and some of my earliest memories of our times together are of him reading me stories from the classics. Treasure Island, Moby Dick, Oliver Twist, Robinson Crusoe, Little Women, The Last of the Mohicans, A Tale of Two Cities, The Call of the Wild, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Connecticut […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082019
 

When I was in the Army, so much of what we did was hurry up and wait. During training we would roll out of our bunks, get ready for the day, fall out in formation, and then wait while the drill sergeants or whoever was in charge decided to get around to inspecting us, harassing […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

The Village of Spires

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062019
 

Note: Since most of yesterday was taken up with doctor appointments and then a long MRI that started at 6:30 p.m., I’m too tired to write a blog. So here is a repeat of one from 2012 that visitors to the Midwest might enjoy. Tucked away on a back road just two miles north of […]

Stuck In A La-Z-Boy

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052019
 

No, I wasn’t being a couch potato all day, or a recliner potato, either. But I did spend some time stuck in my La-Z-Boy recliner yesterday evening. We actually started the day with a quick run up to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without, but […]