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. […]

Small Town Ghost Story

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022019
 

Halloween has long since passed, but today I thought I would share a ghost story with you that I was reminded of on our recent visit to Ohio. My mother’s family lived in the charming little town of Maumee, on the banks of the Maumee River. This area is rich in history and was hotly […]

Terry’s Toy Store

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012019
 

When we first got together Terry had a collection of beautiful antique Aladdin oil lamps. I don’t know how many she had, but it was enough to be impressive when you walked in the door of her cabin. And because we lived in the high mountains of Arizona, where winter storms sometimes knocked out power […]

Up Way Too Early

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

Thanksgiving Day we left home sometime around 1:30 PM and drove 120 miles to Jacksonville, where we checked into the Hampton Inn on Beach Boulevard. This is where we prefer to stay when we are in town for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. On our first visit to Mayo, a few weeks ago we […]

Nov 292019
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282019
 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Wherever you are and whoever you are with, I hope you have a wonderful time today. And whether you are a religious person or not, I hope you take a moment or two to reflect on all the things that we have to be thankful for. Yes, there is a lot of […]

Jan 062018
 

Don’t you just hate telemarketers? You can be on every Do Not Call list in the world and it doesn’t matter to those creeps. They will still bother you. We got our cell phones years ago when we were in Elkhart, Indiana, which is area code 574. At least once a day we get a […]

RVers Boot Camp

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252017
 

If you are a new RVer or a wannabe RVer, I’ve got some very good news for you! The Escapees RV Club will be having one of their excellent RVers Boot Camps in the Dallas, Texas area this coming spring. If you are not familiar with this excellent program, it was created by what I consider […]

Cut And Paste

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042017
 

There are some questions I get asked so many times that I’m almost tempted to just type the answer once and cut and paste it in from then on to save myself the trouble of having to retype it all over again. Yesterday was a good example. I got an email from someone asking me […]

Oct 212017
 

According to the weatherman, the worst of the summer weather is behind us and we can expect to see a cooling trend in the next week or so. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be cool, it’s just going to be less hot. It will be down in the low to mid 80s until Wednesday […]