Here I Go Again

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272020
 

What you do when you’re a self-quarantining author and your new book came out on Thursday? If you are me, you sit around for a couple of days playing catch-up with other duties like e-mail and such. Then you jump right back into it on Sunday with a new book project, and that’s just what […]

Apr 252020
 

No, don’t insert the name of your least favorite politician from either side of the aisle, this question is related to an e-mail I got from a gentleman yesterday. He has a very nice 2016 fifth-wheel trailer for sale, and with his ad he included pictures of a Honda generator, a screen room, lawn chairs, […]

Apr 242020
 

Thanks to a lot of hard work by Miss Terry and my proofreaders, “Cool” Judy Rinehimer and Roberta Jensen, my newest John Lee Quarrels mystery, The Road To Wrinkle Ranch, is now available on Amazon. At present, there is the e-book you can purchase, or you can read it for free if you are a […]

RV Trash

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202020
 

Ken Harris of Liverpool, New York sent this to us quite some time ago and we got a chuckle out of it! You know you’re RV trash when: *They post signs at WalMart saying your RV is not welcome! *You call the garbage cans at rest areas “dump stations.” *You “found” most of your RV […]

Texas Sure Is Friendly

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052020
 

Somebody once told me I could go to a stranger’s funeral and make friends with the guy in the box by the time the preaching was over. I’m not sure if that is 100% true, but I have always believed in the old saying that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met before. […]

Nick In Drag

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my Nick Happens stories, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. Today I thought I’d tell you about an RV trip we took to Maine early in our fulltime RVing days, and how I wound up a drag queen. Maine was […]

Dec 222019
 

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you one of those people who hits the mall fifteen minutes before it closes on Christmas Eve, frantically searching for anything to finish out your shopping list? I mean what the heck? Any present is better than no present, right? Well, maybe not. Today I […]

Just Hanging Out

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212019
 

Terry is still in the recovery stage from her Medtronics implant and doing well overall. She only took one or two pain pills in the first day or two after the surgery, and since then unless she moves wrong or bumps into something, or more likely me bumping into her, things aren’t too bad. But […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

Road Trip!

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132019
 

I bought my Mustang EcoBoost in late November, and as I said then, it’s strictly a toy, not my daily driver. As of yesterday morning it still only had 450 miles on the odometer. So I decided it was time for a road trip! My friend Holli Marie Spaulding is in the process of opening […]

Feb 172019
 

Fulltime RVers and snowbirds, or anybody who travels a lot, know that saying goodbye is always the hardest part of going back to visit the people you love. And so it was when it was time for us to leave Arizona for the trip home. The good thing is that the highway runs in both […]

Nick The Smut Peddler

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052018
 

I’ve done a lot of things to make a buck in my life, from delivering newspapers when I was a youngster and working in a gas station to a couple of short jobs in factories, being a soldier, driving taxi cab, working as a clerk in a convenience store during college, owning retail businesses, putting […]

Oops, I Goofed!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072017
 

In yesterday’s blog, when I talked about RV fire extinguishers I recommend my friend Mac McCoy, the world’s acknowledged RV fire safety expert, and included a link to his website. As it turns out, I goofed. When Mac and I talked a few weeks ago, he told me that he was planning to pull the […]

It Just Never Ends

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172017
 

With apologies to my author friends Billy Kring and George Wier, and all the other Texans I know, if I don’t see the Lone Star State again for a decade or so, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings one bit. The damn state just never ends! You drive and drive through hundreds of miles of mountains, […]

Making Good Progress

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302017
 

Yesterday was another long day at my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, but I’m making good progress and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s always a good thing. Laying out the first half of the paper, which consists mostly of Letters to the Editor […]

A Schedule (Of Sorts)

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052017
 

Miss Terry and I spent too many years of our lives on a schedule, both before we became fulltime RVers, and then for most of our 17+ years as working RVers. It seemed like we were always on our way to some rally or speaking gig or something. In the last few years we have […]

Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222016
 

Terry and I both spent many years living in the desert of Arizona before we moved up to the White Mountains, which was prior to our becoming fulltime RVers. And anybody who has ever been there knows that it gets terribly hot for months on end in the late spring, all summer long, and into […]

Jun 112016
 

We were up by 7 AM yesterday, getting ready to hit the road. I had the water and sewer disconnected and Terry had the inside of the motorhome pretty much ready to roll when Travis and Geli got there about 8:30 to see us off. Goodbyes are always the hardest part of the RV lifestyle […]

A Great Afternoon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142016
 

One of the best things about being an RVing author is having the ability to travel like we do. It has allowed us to go places and do on location research for my books and for stories for the Gypsy Journal, to soak up the local atmosphere to try to add to the realism of […]