Jul 142018
 

Note: In answer to several requests, this is a repost of a 2010 blog. I have just two things to say about our visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument – “Awesome!” and “If you have never been to this natural wonderland, put it at the very top of your travel plans NOW! You won’t […]

May 252018
 

Many have called the red rock country of Sedona the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. But the drive up State Route 89A, which winds for 24 miles through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, is just as memorable, which is why Frommer’s has listed it among the 5 Most Scenic Drives In Arizona. Oak Creek Canyon is […]

Deadly UFOs

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282017
 

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago I managed to offend somebody from Roswell, New Mexico in my response to someone who asked if we had ever been to Roswell, and if we thought it was worth the trip. I replied that I’ve always believed that if the whole spaceship crashing thing is […]

Jan 122016
 

We were up by 7:30 yesterday morning, ready to start our long trip east from not so sunny Arizona. It was another cold night, so cold that when I ran the living room slide in, big sheets of ice fell off the top of it. Hopefully now that I’ve left the state the snowbirds can […]

Jan 092016
 

Come to Arizona, they said. It’s the sunbelt, they said. It’s nice and warm in the winter, they said. They lied. Here in Tucson we had more rain Thursday night, and again off and on most of yesterday. And it was still darned cold. Here is a picture a blog reader sent me of the […]

Blue Sky And Visitors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062016
 

The rain finally cleared out sometime early Tuesday morning and we woke up to mostly blue sky, something we have not seen in a while. And to make it even better, it was in the low 60s and the wind wasn’t blowing. While I’d prefer it was in the 70s, I can live with that. […]

You Have Been Warned!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272015
 

High winds and very cold temperatures across the southwest made for a miserable day yesterday. When I went outside to dump our holding tanks in the afternoon, I would have sworn I was in the Arctic, not Arizona. If this crap keeps up much longer, I’m going to launch into an epic sniveling fit that […]

Dec 222015
 

Well, I planned to get some writing done yesterday, and Miss Terry planned to get some weaving done. But as they taught us in the Army, you can plan as much as you want to, and everything still goes to hell when boots hit the ground. Such was the case yesterday. It started out with […]

A Long Traffic Jam

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022015
 

After spending most of Monday morning on the telephone arguing with the idiots at Temecula Valley Hospital to get them to release my records to the VA hospital in Tucson that they were supposed to do last week, they finally got off their lazy butts and did something and sent the records late on Monday, […]

We Made It To Tucson

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262015
 

Before I get started today, I want to wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you’re sharing the day with family back home or with friends in an RV park somewhere, I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and good food. We were up early yesterday morning, a habit that we really […]

Nov 252015
 

I had another rough night Monday night, so when we got out of bed at 7:30 yesterday morning I wasn’t ready to start the day. But we had to get some miles put behind us, so I only sniveled a little bit as I got dressed and we started getting ready to hit the road. […]

May 222015
 

No, I’m not talking about those folks in Washington who are busy taking bribes and shafting all of us, though you shouldn’t trust them either. But I’ll get to all of that in a moment. After we’ve been sitting still for a while, we never seem to sleep well the night before we begin a […]

Roll Those Wheels!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 212015
 

I had a lot of plans yesterday, but time got away from me and I didn’t get much accomplished. Sometimes that happens. The first thing on the agenda was running a few errands during the day, and then back at the Elks lodge campground we walked over to the host’s site for a quick visit. […]

Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 172015
 

It’s been cold and rainy here in northern Arizona. In fact, they had snow in Pinetop-Lakeside, about 10 miles from us. I highly disapprove. Besides a fair amount of sniveling, I’ve been spending the time working on my next book, Big Lake Reckoning. I wrote a little over 3,200 words yesterday, which takes me about […]

Really? Again?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 152015
 

This time of year you can always depend on two things here in Arizona’s White Mountains; one is that it’s going to be windy, and the other is that the weather will change more often than a politician’s campaign promises. We’ve been here over three weeks and most of the time the weather has ranged […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 132015
 

For most of the time we’ve been here at the Show Low Elks lodge campground, there have only been three or at times four RVs. But with temperatures heating up in the desert it’s starting to get busy. A couple of rigs came in Monday and I think at least three more arrived yesterday. We […]

Helping A Newbie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 022015
 

Terry and I have always enjoyed helping new RVers learn about the RV lifestyle, and yesterday we got to help a very special newbie get settled into her new home on wheels. Terry’s sister Dani bought a brand new Cedar Creek fifth wheel trailer and yesterday afternoon it was delivered to a lot she is […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 012015
 

The temperatures in the desert are inching toward the triple digits and folks from Phoenix and Tucson are headed for the cool, comfortable high country of the White Mountains. We were out running errands yesterday and there was a steady stream of cars and campers rolling through Show Low. Two of those rigs that will […]

Birthdays And Books

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262015
 

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The […]

Back Home Again

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202015
 

We left Santa Fe RV Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona about 10 yesterday morning for the 144 mile trip to our old hometown of Show Low, in the White Mountains. But the difference between the two places would make you think you were in different parts of the country. We started out in the desert, […]