On The Go

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152019
 

We were on the go all day yesterday, from the time we got out of bed until sometime close to 8 PM, when we finally managed to settle into our recliners and relax in front of the boob tube for a while. I started the day with an appointment with Doctor Rob Kent at Coastal […]

Mar 142019
 

Not every story we have come across in our travels is a happy one. Some of them are downright tragic. Such was the case of Steven Stayner, a young boy from Merced, California who was kidnapped on his way home from school in 1972, at the age of seven. For seven long years the poor […]

Fort Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302018
 

We love exploring America’s back roads because you never know what hidden gem, lost in history, you’re going to find. At the intersection of State Routes 3 and 14 near Gloucester, Virginia, I spotted this cannon and the sign for Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Really? A fort named Nonsense? How could we not stop? During […]

A Bunch Of Birthdays

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152018
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my daughter Tiffany a very happy birthday. This is a special birthday to us because early last July Tiffany’s heart stopped beating and she collapsed. She was out for quite a while before she was resuscitated. Then she crashed again at least once, and maybe […]

Get Off The Road!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142018
 

It looks like we’re in for some more bad weather this weekend, with the possibility of severe storms and very strong winds on Sunday. No problem, we don’t have anywhere we have to be. The larder is stocked, I’ve got a book almost finished that Miss Terry can proof and edit, and she’s got lots […]

Adams Floating Theatre

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272017
 

Note: This story is from the May – June 2016 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Long before movie theaters, cable television, and satellites that beam entertainment right into our living rooms, people enjoyed live entertainment. During the early days of the 20th century vaudeville acts performed at just about every large and small city in […]

Watermen’s Museum

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a visit to Yorktown, Virginia we discovered the charming little Watermen’s Museum, located on the bank of the York River, almost in the shadow of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. We love small town museums, and this one was a […]

Enjoy It While You Can

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052016
 

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. I’m going to die. And so are you. And your best friend, and your spouse, and sadly, even your kids. It’s going to happen sooner or later. We can’t avoid it. But we can make the most of whatever time we have left here on earth. […]

Happy Birthday Jan!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252015
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. I know there must be a special place in heaven for a woman like Jan, because she’s a saint. I mean, not only does she put up with her hubby Greg, she even tolerates the two of us […]

Oct 242015
 

When you have a problem with a product, they say the first thing to do is RTFM. If you’re not familiar with that technical acronym, it means Read The F*****g Manual. Yeah, like a guy’s going to do that, right? Hell, we usually throw the manual away with the box the product came in, along […]