Dec 062015
 

 There’s an old saying that reminds us that life is what happens while we’re making other plans. Or, as I was taught in the Army, you can plan and discuss strategy for weeks before an operation, but everything goes to hell once boots are on the ground. That’s how yesterday was for me. By the […]

Not Doing Much

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232015
 

Except for going up to the hot tub and soaking for a little bit most evenings, we have not been doing much. I have spent a lot of time just sitting on the couch reading, occasionally logging onto the Internet to check email or things on Facebook, and watching television. I really haven’t had much […]

Last Day In A.J.

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122013
 

Today is our last day in Apache Junction, or A.J. as the locals call this community at the far eastern edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and I don’t know where the last two weeks have gone. We’ve been busy touching base with as many people as we could, and I know we disappointed some […]

Friends And Family

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102013
 

No, I’m not about to launch into a Verizon commercial, but we’ve been spending a lot of time with our friends and family here in the Apache Junction area. Unfortunately, though we are trying to get to everybody we can, there just are not enough hours in the day and we have had to say […]

Nov 042013
 

Congratulations to Duane Wegley, the winner of this week’s drawing of an autographed copy of So, You Want To Be A Full-Time RVer? by John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream. We had 221 entries in the drawing. Thanks to everybody who entered, and stay tuned because I’ll be announcing another drawing soon. […]

From Cold To Cacti

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312013
 

We woke up early yesterday morning to the delightful sense of our motorhome not rocking in the wind. The storm that had brought those terrible gusts to northern Arizona had moved on eastward into New Mexico, and though the sky was cloudy and the air was cold, we knew we’d have good traveling weather. For […]

Rocking And Rolling

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292013
 

The wind was averaging 40 – 45 miles per hour yesterday here in the White Mountains of Arizona, and at midday two gusts were recorded at 60 miles per hour. We’re parked next to my daughter’s house and the back half of the Winnebago is sheltered by the building but we’re still feeling the effects. […]

102°!

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222012
 

That’s right, it was 102° here in the East Mesa/Apache Junction area yesterday. And it’s supposed to be even hotter today! This is no place for a chubby RVer like me to be. 🙁 We spent most of the day at home yesterday, trying to avoid the heat. We have been pleased to discover that […]

Goodbye To Tucson

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012012
 

I’d like to say that we’ve had a good time here in Tucson, but Miss Terry’s recent health problems have been the focus of much of our attention and energy. We did get to spend some time with my cousin Beverly while we were here, which I always treasure. Saying goodbye to the people you […]

A Lot To Think About

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302012
 

Thank you to everybody for your comments on yesterday’s blog and the many e-mails that I received in response. We especially appreciate how supportive you all have been. We feel very special to be loved so very much by so many. There have been some very good suggestions made about the future, and you have […]

A Wasted Day

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112012
 

Yesterday was a totally wasted day. The phone rang about 9 A.M. and it was the manager of Patio Gardens, the mobile home park where we always stay when visiting Miss Terry’s parents in East Mesa. The park has half a dozen RV sites and we have stayed in the same site the last three […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 082012
 

After pushing hard to cover the 1,050 miles between Mission, Texas and Tucson, Arizona, I made it to the V.A. hospital yesterday only to spend four hours getting almost nothing accomplished. Hurry up and wait. I had to go to the lab and get blood work done before anything else could happen, and the place […]

Feb 242011
 

Yesterday was our last full day in Apache Junction, and it was a busy one, as many of our days have been lately, and as they will be for the next several weeks. Terry’s sister Lisa dropped by during the morning for a last visit with us. We probably won’t see Lisa again until next […]

Can You Say Windy?

 Posted by at 2:37 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102011
 

It’s been so windy here in Apache Junction that I’m afraid a farmhouse might land on my ex-wife’s mother! The wind started blowing Tuesday night, and it rocked our motorhome all night long, rattling the slide covers and keeping me awake most of the night. It slacked off a bit during the afternoon yesterday, then […]

Remittance Man

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032011
 

I have decided that I am at the point my life where a career change is due. I have loved being a writer and publisher for most of my working days, and have enjoyed some success at it, but it’s time to move on and try something new. I am going to become a remittance […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312011
 

We spent yesterday playing catch up, trying to put a lot of paperwork and household chores that had accumulated during our trip from Florida to Arizona behind us. It always seems like there’s a pile of laundry to be done, a stack of orders to log in and fill, and a backlog of e-mails to […]

Jan 192011
 

We spent yesterday driving along U.S. Highway 90, which parallels the Gulf beaches here in Mississippi. The eye of the Hurricane Katrina came ashore here, back in 2005, and decimated the region. We wanted to see how much damage was still evident, and what had changed in the wake of that disaster. It was an […]

A Four Hour Lunch

 Posted by at 2:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182011
 

We did a lot of research before we ever left our hometown in Arizona to become fulltime RVers, and one of the things that came out of that research was our decision to join the Passport America discount camping club. Our membership has served us well in our 12+ years on the road. In fact, we […]

The Breakfast Club

 Posted by at 1:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172011
 

We left Eagle’s Landing in Holt, Florida about 10 a.m. yesterday and drove 20 miles west on U.S. Highway 90 to Milton, where we met Larry and Melissa Beahm, and their friends Art and Barbara Johnson, for brunch. If you were at our Eastern Gypsy Gathering in Elkhart last summer, you will remember Larry and […]

Jan 162011
 

Because the office at Rustic Sands Campground was closed when we arrived Friday night, I was up bright and early yesterday morning to get in and pay for our site, and to see if they could recommend a shop to work on our coach. The office was supposed to open at 8 a.m. and I […]