Buffets And Beaches

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032019
 

I had an appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach yesterday afternoon to go over my labs with my VA primary care doctor. If you read the blog regularly, you may recall I did the same thing with my civilian primary care last Friday. It’s redundancy, but as I explained then, even though […]

Jan 092019
 

It’s no secret that I love books. I love reading them and I love writing them. Even with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there are still a lot of great RVing books that should be on your bookshelf, or in your Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are […]

Not Much Happening

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272018
 

I’ve been posting a few stories from our travels in the blog lately because there’s not much happening here on the home front to write about. But today I thought I would bring you up-to-date on what little has been going on. I wrote a few days ago that we were going to check out […]

Oct 262018
 

These days, when bashing the police seems to be the in thing, I am an unashamed supporter of law enforcement. Yes, there are a few bad apples out there. Maybe even more than a few. But for every corrupt or brutal cop, I know that there are tens of thousands of them in small towns […]

Oct 252018
 

When kids of my generation were growing up the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were an important part of many of our lives. Scouting promoted responsible citizenship, character development, and other good values, and provided opportunities to learn outdoor skills. Many boys and girls who were Scouts grew up to make valuable contributions to their […]

Mar 302018
 

I have celebrated the wonders of a product called Strike Hold here in the blog before. It’s a cleaner that removes rust, corrosion, and carbon; it penetrates deep to clean away debris and loosen stuck metal and electrical contacts, and it is an excellent dry lubricant. The first time we saw this stuff was at an […]

It’s Almost Over

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232016
 

Well, it won’t be long now. In just a couple more days the mad rush to the stores to buy a bunch of stuff people don’t really want so that you can give it to them for Christmas, (and in return they’ll buy you a bunch of stuff you don’t want), will be over. Of […]

Terry Calls Girl

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272015
 

Most of you already know that Miss Terry can do darned near anything she sets her mind to, from driving the motorhome to building the cabinets in our old MCI bus conversion, so it was only natural for her to be the one to help Phil Botnick with installing our inverter the other day. But […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272014
 

I finished the new issue of the paper yesterday, and after Terry gave it a final proof and I made the corrections I uploaded it to our printer’s web server. They’ll check it again today and get it ready to put on the press. It always feels good to get a new issue done. This […]

A Wasted Trip

 Posted by at 2:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052014
 

We were out of bed a little after 7 a.m. yesterday morning and on the road by 9, headed back down to Tucson in the Explorer for a 1 p.m. appointment with a rheumatologist at the V.A. hospital. As it turns out, it was a wasted trip. We made excellent time, getting to Tucson about […]

Mar 082014
 

We slept in yesterday morning and then spent a while catching up on the backlog of e-mail that had piled up while we were gone all day Thursday at the VA hospital. Even after deleting all of the forwards and spam, I still had almost 100. I think I need a secretary. About 2 p.m. […]

Mar 012014
 

As I have mentioned a few times recently, I’ve been busy working on a new book formatting project that has taken quite a while to get finished. Well, I finally wrapped it up Thursday night, and I’m excited to tell you that we have a new author in the family! That’s right. In response to […]

Jan 092014
 

Since we only had a few miles to go, we were in no hurry yesterday morning. We checked e-mail, read our usual blogs, and puttered around for a while, then I went outside to dump our holding tanks and unplug our campground utilities. We hooked the Explorer to our Blue Ox tow bar and left […]

Sunbelt My Butt!

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242013
 

Who said Arizona was in the Sunbelt, a place where retirees and snowbirds could while away the winter months in warm comfort? Whoever they were, they lied! It’s been a cold, wet, windy weekend here at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson and I’m freezing! I think if I started driving right now and kept […]

Goodbye Sunshine

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202013
 

If the weatherman is to be believed, yesterday was the last nice day we’re supposed to have here on the Oregon coast for a while. It’s supposed to start raining today and not stop until sometime the middle of next week. Terry and I decided we had better take advantage of the blue sky while […]

Worker Bee

 Posted by at 2:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042013
 

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog post titled Busy As A Bee. So I guess the appropriate title for today’s post is Worker Bee. Because that’s what I was all day yesterday. Miss Terry left with her mom and dad for a series of pre-op medical appointments a little before 10, and […]

Ballad Of $40

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192013
 

After our fast trip across the country to be here in time for my father-in-law’s lung biopsy this morning, our bed sure looked good when Terry and I crawled into it Sunday night! There was a time when I could travel like that and never feel the effects, but I think I might be getting […]

Last Day At Orlando

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 122013
 

Today is probably our last day at the Orlando Thousand Trails for this winter. We leave here tomorrow to go back to Three Flags in Wildwood for two weeks. I say “probably for this winter” because we actually have another two weeks reserved here at Orlando after our Wildwood stay, but if all of Terry’s […]

Dodged A Bullet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112012
 

***NOTE TO OUR DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS – After today’s blog was posted, we got flooded with e-mails saying our e-mail with the link to the new digital issue was not received. Meanwhile, other subscribers wrote to comment on receiving and enjoying the issue. Since it would be impossible to figure out who did and who did […]

Terry At The Wheel

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212012
 

I don’t know what it is, maybe sitting up so high or something, but I just get totally stressed out driving our Winnebago over high bridges. Yes, I know I’m a wimp, but I’m okay with that. Heck, I revel in it at times. So even though I’ve driven over the Seven Mile Bridge in […]