The People We Meet

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262019
 

We met some interesting people in our 18 years as fulltime RVers running a business on the road. Most have been nice, but some have been, shall we say, interesting? Challenging? Unique? Early in our fulltime adventure we had signs on our truck that said Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Once, we were approached by […]

So Much For That Idea

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252019
 

We were supposed to have a lot of heavy rain this weekend and the game plan was that I would get a lot of writing done. Well, we didn’t get any rain on Saturday, and I woke up groggy because my back has been hurting so much I have not slept well the last few […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 192019
 

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. We have a Verizon MiFi Jetpack and have been considering changing carriers. This […]

Mar 092019
 

More than once I have joked that I come from a long line of horse thieves, card sharks, shady ladies, and other assorted riffraff. I’ve always claimed that in jest, but it appears I wasn’t that far off the mark. As I mentioned before, I recently got a subscription to Newspapers.com to do research on […]

Mar 072019
 

Yesterday was a cold, windy day, it was cold last night, and today is starting out cold. But the weatherman does say that things are going to start warming up this afternoon sometime. I hope so, because I’m about to launch into an epic snivel, and trust me, none of us wants that to happen. […]

Mar 062019
 

Welcome to Florida, where you can experience spring, summer, fall, and winter all in the same week. Sometimes even in the same day! The temperatures have been in the mid to upper 80s for quite a while now, which is too warm for this time of year. Then they suddenly took a nosedive, and we […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302019
 

Between dealing with doctor and chiropractor appointments, a storm that knocked our Internet and cable TV out for hours, and dealing with the everyday chores of life, it’s been a little crazy around here lately. So I thought I would use today’s blog to play catch-up. Miss Terry has been plagued with terrible  IBS for […]

Jan 222019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Three In One Day!

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152019
 

Yesterday was a red-letter day for me. I released not one, not two, but three new projects on Amazon! And they all went live within just a few minutes of each other. The first was the long anticipated Big Lake Wedding, the one everybody has been waiting for. Sheriff Weber and Robyn have had their […]

A Lazy Sunday

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142019
 

Yesterday was a lazy Sunday with no pressing projects to work on and nothing we had to get done, which was just fine with us. Sometimes we need days like that. When we bought our Bennington pontoon boat, it came with two fishing chairs in front and two more in back, a comfortable captain’s chair […]

He’s Baaack!

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132019
 

Or at least it seems that way for now. After being missing in action for over two weeks, my buddy Greg White’s Our RV Adventures blog is back online. When I talked to Greg yesterday, he said it’s been back for over 24 hours and it hadn’t crashed yet. This, compared to the last couple […]

They Tied The Knot!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042019
 

I worked pretty much nonstop from the time I got up yesterday until around 8:30 in the evening, finishing my newest book, Big Lake Wedding. Yes, Sheriff Jimmy and Robyn finally got to walk down the aisle. But it wasn’t without plenty of challenges thrown in on their way to holy matrimony. This is my […]

I Need A Day Off

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302018
 

Lately all I’ve been doing is running back and forth to doctor appointments and working on my new book, Big Lake Wedding. I need a day off to just go sit on the dock and watch the dolphins playing in the water and the manatee swimming by. Or better yet, to hop in my Mustang […]