A Christmas Story

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152019
 

Ah, the holidays. Christmas trees and lights and snow and good cheer everywhere. There’s a reason a song calls it the most wonderful time of the year. And let’s not forget the great holiday TV shows and movies. Frosty and the Grinch, and of course Santa, will make an appearance on everybody’s TV screen between […]

Dec 142019
 

I woke up Friday morning to more messages from readers that they were getting the same damn Adobe Flash and Google Play popups when they tried to access the blog. I expected it, but had foolishly hoped the dweebs at Go Daddy would have actually done something for a change. Once again I called Go […]

Dec 132019
 

Well, if you tried to log onto the blog yesterday and got the same darned Adobe flash pop-up or another from Google Play Protect if you were on a smart phone or tablet, you know that all of the hours I spent on the phone with Go Daddy’s tech support on Wednesday accomplished absolutely nothing. […]

Dismals Canyon

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 202019
 

When asked what is the one piece of advice I would give to new RVers, whether they be fulltimers, snowbirds, or weekend warriors, the answer is always the same. Slow down. Not just slow down, but sloooow dooooown! New RVers all fall into the same trap – they want to see as much as they […]

Things That Go Boom

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 192019
 

No, I haven’t been playing with dynamite or hand grenades, though I have in the past and somehow managed not to blow myself up. But I don’t do that anymore, deciding that I should quit while I was ahead. Or still had a head. No, yesterday Miss Terry and I went to the gun show […]

May 182019
 

Theirs was a love that could never be. A passion that had to be hidden from the cultural mores of the time. But even death could not deny them their devotion to each other. The proof lives on in a simple tombstone in Tampa’s Oaklawn Cemetery. Virginia native William Ashley arrived in Tampa in 1837 […]

The Best Medicine

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
May 162019
 

Note: My friend Donna McNicol mentioned this incident in a Facebook post a couple of weeks ago, and ever since people have been asking me for the whole story. So here is a repeat of my blog post about it from April, 2016. They say that laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, I’m […]

Funny Mailboxes

 Posted by at 1:53 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152018
 

We were always on the lookout for funny and oddball mailboxes as we traveled the country in our motorhome, and I’ve collected pictures of some interesting ones along the way. Some of my RVing friends have been generous enough to share the mailboxes they find in their travels, too. Seeing these, I think you will […]

On My Butt In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142018
 

I got a lot of interesting responses to my recent blog, Smokin’ And Chokin’, and most people seemed to get a kick out of it. Well, except for the person who sent me an email telling me that the stunt I pulled was one of the stupidest things they’ve ever heard of, and telling me […]

The Shoe House

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132018
 

If you are driving along busy U.S. Highway 30, a few miles east of York, Pennsylvania and spot a giant shoe sitting alongside the road, don’t worry, you haven’t lost your mind. Welcome to the Shoe House! Built in 1948 by Mahlon M. Haines, who owned a chain of shoe stores throughout the region, the […]

I Just Don’t Get It

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032018
 

I got involved in an email discussion with a gentleman the other day that was frustrating for him and me both, I’m sure. And the upshot of it all was that I just don’t get it. Somebody referred this man, who is building an MCI bus conversion similar to what we had, to me. He […]

Sep 022018
 

Friday started out with another of the spinal decompression treatments that I described in my blog entry It’s Not What It Looks Like a couple of days ago. The treatments take about 15 minutes, and after the two I’ve had so far I can feel a certain amount of improved flexibility and a bit less […]

Not My Kids

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312018
 

I was surprised by the number of responses I got to yesterday’s blog telling me that we needed to make our freeloading kid move out of our house. I guess people didn’t read that blog entry very well. I had written about one of my readers saying that they had let a relative rent their […]

Aug 302018
 

We spent some time with the doctor yesterday, going over my MRI results and the radiology report, and then discussing what the options are. We covered several different things, from continued chiropractic treatments to stem cell therapy, to pain management options including everything from medical marijuana to a spinal pain blocking injection, and all the […]

A Bunch Of Birthdays

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152018
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my daughter Tiffany a very happy birthday. This is a special birthday to us because early last July Tiffany’s heart stopped beating and she collapsed. She was out for quite a while before she was resuscitated. Then she crashed again at least once, and maybe […]

Get Off The Road!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142018
 

It looks like we’re in for some more bad weather this weekend, with the possibility of severe storms and very strong winds on Sunday. No problem, we don’t have anywhere we have to be. The larder is stocked, I’ve got a book almost finished that Miss Terry can proof and edit, and she’s got lots […]

LLCs, KU, And FB

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, a regular reader posted a couple comments suggesting that people form an LLC and avoid all the registration hassles from their state. For those who haven’t heard the term before, an LLC is a limited liability corporation. Many people form them in Montana, which welcomes out-of-state residents to do so. To […]

Missing All The Fun

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222017
 

The Escapees RV Club is holding its 57th Escapade rally this week at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona, and I’ve been reading a lot of things about it on Facebook and on the blogs of people who are attending. It sounds like we are missing all the fun. Maybe next year we will […]

Happy New Year!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012017
 

Happy New year, everybody. I always think of New Year’s Day as the start of a new book, with every day being a blank page. 2017 has 365 pages. What will you write on those pages? My hope for you is that this time next year, when you look back over those pages, there will […]