Feb 262019
 

The mid-1850s was a period of rapid growth in America. The railroads were pushing west and opening up huge new territories, and millions of people were flocking to this wonderful new land of milk and honey they had heard about back in Europe, lured by the promise of free land and a bright future for […]

Feb 082019
 

Okay, Arizona. Enough of this nonsense! It was 31o here in Apache Junction overnight Wednesday night and about 40o at 9 a.m. And it was cold all day long. I highly disapprove! Meanwhile, when I talked to my son last night, he was bragging that it was in the low 80s at his place in […]

Dec 182018
 

Just a few miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, where America’s rockets lift off to the new frontiers of outer space, you will find a wonderful historical park that celebrates a time in history when Florida was the frontier. It was a time when hostile Indians and the very land itself challenged the survival […]

Trolley Touring

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012018
 

In nearly 18 years of fulltime RVing, not to mention our travels away from the RV lifestyle, we have been to so many interesting places. Historic cities, battlefields, mountains, deserts, and seashores. And we have found that one of the best ways to get an overview of a place is by taking a trolley tour. […]

Oct 282018
 

Any of us who remember our high school history classes know about the terrible winter George Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. But did you know there was also a winter encampment during the Civil War that was just as harsh? So much so that it has been called the […]

Oct 092018
 

Whenever we can, we get off the interstate highways and travel the back roads of America. I’ve always said that a Grand Slam at a Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky isn’t going to be any different than one at a Denny’s in Tucson, Arizona. And face it, just about every interstate highway exit in the country […]

Sep 302018
 

We have all heard the stories about how the children of celebrities often cannot seem to adapt to life, all too often falling victim to alcohol or drug abuse while living in (and trying to live up to) the shadow of their famous parents. Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon, as the tragic story […]

Sep 292018
 

It has been said that when President Abraham Lincoln met author Harriet Beecher Stowe, he said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!” While there is some debate as to whether or not those words were ever spoken, there is no question that Stowe’s famous book Uncle Tom’s […]

The Dogs Of Daytona

 Posted by at 1:46 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182018
 

Daytona Beach, Florida has been a popular vacation spot for well over 100 years, and many who come to enjoy the white sand beaches, the amusements along the Boardwalk, or to see a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway are so taken with the friendly seaside town that they move there permanently or purchase […]

Sep 132018
 

On a winding back road in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we discovered the tranquil remains of Laurel Hill, once a thriving plantation and the birthplace of one of the greatest heroes of the Confederacy, J.E.B. Stuart. William and Elizabeth Letcher, the great-grandparents of J.E.B. Stuart, settled here in 1778, during […]