Nov 252015
 

I had another rough night Monday night, so when we got out of bed at 7:30 yesterday morning I wasn’t ready to start the day. But we had to get some miles put behind us, so I only sniveled a little bit as I got dressed and we started getting ready to hit the road. […]

Hanging Out At Jojoba

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142015
 

We had a lot of little chores to do around the motorhome so we spent yesterday hanging out here at Jojoba Hills getting some of them done. And I actually made some headway on whittling down my To Do list. I started out by calling our mail forwarding service to have our mail sent to […]

Now I Know Why

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132015
 

Since we only had 140 miles to drive, and it had gotten down into the upper-20s overnight, we were in no hurry to crawl out of our warm cozy bed yesterday morning. When we finally did, we took our time checking email and getting ready for the trip, so it was after 11 when we […]

Nov 122015
 

I was sniveling because it was down in the upper 30s at night on the Central Coast, so I left and went to a place where it was even colder! What’s wrong with this picture? Yesterday morning we said our farewells to our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield and pulled out of the Atascadero, California […]

Veterans Day

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112015
 

Before I do anything else today I want to thank all of my fellow veterans for their service to our country and to say Welcome Home. And for those of you who never wore our country’s uniform, I know you’ve heard it before, but it applies today even more than any other day of the […]

Where Did The Day Go?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092015
 

Since we were going to be spending the day at home yesterday, I had big plans. I had a lot of emails to catch up on, a bunch of photos to sort through from our day trip to Morro Bay on Saturday, I was going to install the Silverleaf engine monitoring system on a new […]

A Day On The Bay

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082015
 

Almost 18 years ago Terry and I honeymooned in Morro Bay, California and fell in love with the charming small town on California’s Central Coast. So on our trip south from Oregon we built time into our schedule for another visit. The town takes its name from 581 foot tall Morro Rock, the imposing monolith […]

We Have Visitors!

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072015
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is meeting up with the many friends we have made in our travels all over the country. Sometimes these meetings are planned in advance and other times it’s more of a spur of the moment type thing. Or, just kismet. I can’t tell you how many […]

I Must Be Crazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052015
 

Seriously, I know a lot of you have suspected it for a long time, and now I’m beginning to wonder, too. We left the beautiful Oregon coast because it was getting cold, with temperatures down into the 40s at night. And where did we end up? On California’s Central Coast, where it was in the […]

Time To Move On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042015
 

We have had a delightful week parked at our friend Nancy Kissack‘s place here in Atwater, California but it’s time to move on. I’m afraid that if I stay any longer she may have to put me down as a dependent on her tax return. Except for parking at my cousin’s house in Michigan, another […]

Oct 292015
 

It rained hard all night Tuesday night, and when the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning neither one of us wanted to crawl out of bed. But we had miles to cover in another day on the road, so after snuggling for half an hour or so we finally did get our bodies into […]

One Week To Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 132015
 

The weekend storm finally blew itself out by Sunday evening, taking the wind and rain with it. Yesterday was overcast for much of the day, but quite a bit warmer. There was a little bit of a breeze and we thought about taking our kites down to the beach, but we were both busy with […]

A Treasure Trove

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172015
 

After getting up early and being pretty much on the go constantly for the last week, yesterday we treated ourselves by sleeping in and then having a slower paced day. It was a nice change of pace. We checked our e-mail and read a few favorite blogs, I replied to several e-mails and messages that […]

Where Did It Go?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132015
 

We were up at 7:30 yesterday morning, which makes two days in a row that we were up way too early. But we wanted to get on the road and out of Nevada. After checking e-mail and taking care of a couple of things online, and then a stop at the T/A truck stop in […]

Feb 102015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. Atwater: Castle Air Museum displays military aircraft from World […]

Oct 012013
 

It seems like the worst of the storms that have hammered the Pacific Northwest coastal region have passed on out of the region, and we’re ready to do the same thing. We plan to start heading south today. We’re going to take Interstate 5 to Mount Shasta, California, where we’ll pick up State Route 89 […]

Jun 282010
 

A few miles north of San Simeon, on the central California coast, we stopped to visit the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, where we saw dozens of Northern Elephant Seals lounging on the beach. At one time hunted to the brink of extinction for their rich blubber, there were fewer than 100 of these huge […]