Back To My Roots

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012020
 

I grew up in a very different world than the one we live in today. Before I was 10 years old I already knew what I wanted to be. Not a jet pilot or an astronaut or a professional baseball player. No. All I ever wanted to be was a newspaperman and to write books. […]

Feb 102018
 

One of the most requested things people have asked for when they come to visit us here in Florida is to see an alligator in the wild. If you have not seen one of these big predators  who have not changed since prehistoric times, it’s quite a thrill. And we always know just the place to take people […]

Wrapping It Up

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042017
 

I finished putting together the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday evening, and we are wrapping it up today. After Terry gives it a final proofreading and I make the necessary corrections, I will upload it to our Web server and then send the link out to our subscribers. Unless something really weird happens, everybody […]

Dec 212016
 

One of our favorite things to do here is to take a slow drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge seeing how many different animals we can spot, which can range from 50 or more varieties of birds to deer, raccoons and armadillos, and even bobcats and alligators. So yesterday we decided to take […]

Dec 182016
 

I have been busy writing and doing things around the house the last couple of days, so yesterday it was time for a change of pace. After a leisurely breakfast and visiting with our houseguest, Jim Lewis, here at home for a while, we decided to take a ride and show him around the area […]

A Beachy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282016
 

We’ve been spending too much time at home and both had a touch of cabin fever, so Saturday evening I told Miss Terry that we needed to get up early the next day and go for a ride or do something. And then, wouldn’t you know it, I had a bad night and woke up […]

Dipping Shrimp

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172016
 

One of the things that sold us on our house, besides the big room for Terry’s looms and the huge garage, was the 300 foot long private fishing pier on the Indian River, which is just 800 yards from our front door. The pier is lighted, has some nice benches and fishing stations, and even […]

I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182016
 

The title of this blog is also the title of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song, which he wrote after his first visit to Key West, Florida. If you have never listened to it before, check it out at this YouTube link. Miss Terry and I can relate to that song today. As most of you […]

You’ve Got Mail!

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202016
 

If you are a subscriber to the digital edition of the Gypsy Journal, check your e-mail inbox, because you’ve got mail. We finished the new edition yesterday, and late yesterday evening I sent out the link to all of our subscribers. I think our readers are really going to like this issue. In addition to […]

May 222016
 

We needed to get out and have some fun yesterday, and boy did we get that accomplished, times two! We started the day with our usual routine of answering emails and checking a couple of our favorite blogs. Then we drove over to the Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. The place is a natural […]

Life’s A Beach

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 062016
 

Terry and I are beach people, and we are never happier than when we are feeling ocean breezes on our skin and have sand under our toes. So we made yesterday a beach day. We drove down to New Smyrna Beach and spent some time poking around there. It’s a nice little town, and very […]

New Smyrna Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282016
 

We are not ready to stop traveling yet, and probably never will be, as long as our health allows. But after almost 17 years of fulltime RVing we are slowing down. We like being at Point A and Point B and Point C, but we find we are not enjoying the trips between those places […]

Merritt Island NWR

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072014
 

Can you handle any more pictures? I hope so, because I have lots to share with you from our sightseeing trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon. We started our visit to the 140,000 acre refuge at the Visitor Center, which has a small museum and video on the refuge and the […]

We Like Titusville

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062014
 

As I wrote a couple of days ago, Terry and I have long thought that if we ever hang up the keys, it might be in Titusville, Florida. And after spending several days in St. Augustine last week, we added it to our “possible” list when and if that day ever comes. However, while both […]

That Was A Short One!

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 022012
 

St. Augustine is a really cool town. The only real downside is that everything we wanted to tour to write stories about required admission charges of up to $10 per person. If you’re a tourist that’s okay, but when you do this for a living and may go to two or three attractions every day, […]

Nov 122011
 

Yesterday was strange. We started the morning with our basement air conditioner on, and by the end of the night, we had our furnace on. Yes indeed, it’s official, Nick’s in Florida! 🙂 The more time we spend here  in Titusville, the more we like it. We are not close to being ready to get […]

Nov 052011
 

After spending Thursday working at my computer most of the day, yesterday I needed a break. So in the afternoon we drove out to the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in the hope of spotting some alligators. I saw my first (and only) alligators in the wild there a couple of years […]