Mar 232020
 

“Grandpa what did you do during the big coronavirus isolation of 2020?” Well, kiddies, grandpa didn’t act a fool like some people, running around grabbing all the toilet paper and cleaning supplies he could find and hoarding them, or hanging out with crowds of people at the beaches and bars. No, grandpa was home writing. […]

St. John’s Church

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222020
 

In Richmond, Virginia, a city completely immersed in history, we visited a church that traces its roots back to the founding of Henrico Parish in 1611, an outgrowth of the original church in the Jamestown settlement. Richmond was established in 1733, and by 1741, St. John’s Church was completed and welcoming worshipers. Ever since then […]

Birdbrain

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212020
 

Birds are cool animals in many ways, not the least being that they can fly. Their brain may not be any bigger than a pea, but they can do something mankind has wanted to do from its earliest days. Sure, you can buy a ticket and go somewhere in an airplane, but you’re not really […]

Mar 192020
 

I stole the title to today’s blog from my favorite singer of all time, Jimmy Buffett (who is followed closely by Billy Joel). If you haven’t heard the song, here is a YouTube link to it. I think it’s a message we all need right now. My email and newsfeeds and Facebook are all blowing […]

Last Day In Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212015
 

Today wraps up our two-week stay at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve, and Tuesday we’ll be returning to the Seaside Thousand Trails. We booked a three-week stay there, but I’m not sure how long we’ll actually stay. If the weather keeps being wet and nasty like it was this past weekend, we may start […]

Sep 172015
 

Yesterday we drove to the twin towns of Raymond and South Bend, Washington to play tourist. Though they are small towns, there is a tremendous amount of history in these friendly communities, and people who just drive through on US Highway 101 without stopping have no idea how much they are missing. From logging to […]

A Tailwind? No Way!

 Posted by at 1:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242015
 

We left the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico and experienced that most rare of natural phenomena, a tailwind. Yeah, I know, I thought they were a myth myself, one of those made up things like leprechauns and wood nymphs, and I was so surprised that I almost fell off my unicorn. […]