Dec 072019
 

The Civil War had dragged on for four long, bloody years, laying the countryside to waste and taking a terrible toll on both soldiers and civilians. By the early days of 1865, it was apparent to Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the end was near. On February 8, 1865 he sent a message to […]

Fort Worden State Park

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052019
 

We’ve visited Port Townsend, Washington many times and always enjoy browsing the shops along Water Street and the beautiful views of the mountains and boats on the waterfront, but for some reason we had never stopped to check out Fort Worden State Park. I’m glad we finally did because this historic fort, perched on a […]

The Trip Home, Day #6

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 202019
 

Note: This is day six of our trip home to Florida after spending time in Ohio researching a new book project. It was only 125 miles to Jacksonville, where Terry had an appointment at the Mayo Hospital on the 11th. We could have easily driven straight there, checked into a hotel, and been ready for […]

The Trip Home, Day #3

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. We were glad we got out of the Midwest when we did because winter arrived about the […]

Veterans Day

 Posted by at 8:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said that today I would talk about our return trip from Ohio to Florida. But instead, I want to share some thoughts on veterans and Veterans Day. My family has a long tradition of military service. At least two great grandfathers that I know of were in the Civil War. Yes, […]

Road Trip Day #1

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082019
 

I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio in previous blog posts but I thought I’d tell you a bit about our trip there in a couple of posts. We left Edgewater, Florida on Sunday, October 27, and took Interstate 95 north to Jacksonville, where we picked up U.S. Highway […]

Spooky Places

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312019
 

Note: In honor of Halloween, this week I am sharing some eerie stories we discovered during our years as fulltime RVers. Since Halloween is coming, I thought I’d share some photos of spooky places we saw on a day trip to Beaufort, South Carolina. Founded in 1711, Beaufort experienced Indian attacks, threats of Spanish invasion, […]

Oct 152019
 

Tucked away on a narrow two-lane road in Sandwich, Massachusetts we discovered the wonderful Heritage Museum and Gardens, a combination art museum, old car museum, museum of New England history, and delightfully landscaped gardens. This place was a real hidden gem! Founded in 1969, the 100+ acre museum complex is southern New England’s largest public […]

From Pinkos To Flakes

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202019
 

In my blog a week ago today titled A Couple Of Pinkos, I shared with you that Terry and I both got sunburns while we were down at our community swimming pool. I am a fair skinned, blue-eyed guy and I have always sunburned very easily, and some of them have been horrendous. This one […]