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 […]