Guy Rules

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242019
 

I have shared this information before, but since I know men have short attention spans, I thought it might be time for a refresher course. Okay, fellows, this is for your eyes only. If your beautiful bride spots this we’re both in big trouble. These helpful hints are guaranteed to make things easier as you […]

Aug 222019
 

The small southern Alabama town of Andalusia is a friendly place where southern charm and hospitality reign supreme. It’s the kind of place where everybody knows their neighbors, where people say hello when they pass you on the street, and where you can always satisfy your hunger for boiled peanuts, grits, or fried catfish. And […]

Thursday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. In January we purchased a new 2019 Fleetwood Discovery 44 foot diesel motorhome […]

Doing Time

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292019
 

When railroad and hotel magnate Henry Flagler built his first hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, he didn’t like the idea of the jail being as close as it was to the hotel. So he convinced the city fathers to build a new jail a mile from town in 1891, which he financed. After all, we […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

Sleep In A Wigwam!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272019
 

The historic Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona is a charming reminder of the busy days when Route 66, the Mother Road, was America’s main travel route to the west coast. Many of today’s road warriors can remember sleeping in one of Holbrook’s concrete tents, or at one of the six other Wigwam Villages built from […]

Jul 262019
 

Anybody who knows me well or has been reading the blog very long knows that when it comes to tools or fixing anything around the house, I am totally inept. It’s same way with fixing cars. Nope, not going to happen. Here’s what I know about tools – there are two kinds of screwdrivers, + […]

Jul 252019
 

Note: This story if from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Just outside of Mount Airy, North Carolina, we discovered the final resting place of two of history’s most famous medical oddities, Eng and Chang Bunker, known to most people as the Siamese Twins. Born near what is now Bangkok, Thailand (then […]

How Did I Miss That?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072019
 

Until blog reader Misty Farrell brought it to my attention yesterday, I did not realize I had failed to start a new drawing for the last week. Usually our free drawings begin on Thursday and the winner is drawn Sunday evening. How did I miss that? The only excuse I have is that between the […]

Our Own Crazy Days

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 092019
 

The third book in my Big Lake mystery series is called Crazy Days In Big Lake, and as the title implies, there was a lot going on in that little mountain town and everybody seemed to have gone crazy. Neighbors were threatening each other with violence, eco-protestors were on the march, flower children were camping […]