Three Quickies

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152020
 

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! When you’re as old and fat as me, nothing is ever quick. But today I thought I’d share three different quick stories from the Nick Happens files, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. *** In our first trip in our motorhome, […]

Why Bother To Ask?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242019
 

I like to wear T-shirts that have a message on them. Quite often, the message is about me being a writer, such as one that says, “Pay No Attention To My Browsing History, I’m A Writer, Not A Serial Killer.” You would be surprised how many times this leads to a conversation with a perfect […]

Oct 222019
 

Among the things my daughter Tiffany wanted to do while she was here, besides eating lots of seafood, was to see a cruise ship and a lighthouse. No problem, kid, got you covered. One day we drove down to Port Canaveral, where you can always see a cruise ship or two. Some of them are […]

Kids And Cars

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212019
 

Something both of my kids seem to have inherited from me is my love of cars. Especially old cars. That may be because during their formative years there was almost always a classic car or two around the house. One of the nice perks of being in the small-town newspaper business is that you get […]

Dec 242018
 

Note: This is an updated post of a blog from Christmas Eve day 2015 that I thought was just as appropriate this year, too. Miss Terry is a difficult woman to shop for because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her […]

Santa Came Early

 Posted by at 1:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282018
 

I must have been a very good boy this year because Santa came to our house early. And I needed a really big stocking for my Christmas present. Like a garage-sized stocking! I mentioned a while back that I was thinking about buying myself a new Mustang. I’ve had a lot of cars in my […]

Jul 292017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog Apples And Oranges, a reader wanted to know why we would take our new van all the way to Arizona and put all of those miles on it instead of driving our Ford Explorer. He said when he buys a new vehicle he does everything he can to keep the miles […]

Over Too Soon

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082017
 

My cousin Berni and her husband Rocky have been visiting us from Muskegon, Michigan for a few days, and we have had a good time showing them some of the local attractions. The other day we took them to the Sugar Mill Ruins in nearby New Smyrna Beach. These ruins date back to the early […]

Tread Carefully

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302016
 

Please watch where you’re walking around us for a while, will you? Because mine and Miss Terry’s butts are dragging and I wouldn’t want you to step on them. With my dad’s work when I was a kid, and later my time in the military and living in different places around the country afterward, I […]

Vintage RV Rally

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302016
 

Today’s blog is going to be more show than tell because I’ve got some really neat old RVs to show you today! The Northern Indiana Vintage Trailer Rally is going on here at Elkhart Campground, and yesterday Miss Terry and I, along with our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel, spent most of the afternoon wandering […]

Revs And Rods

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122015
 

Between uncooperative weather, catching up on chores around the motorhome, and being busy with writing projects, it been so long since we’ve been flying that I was going through withdrawals. We tried Thursday afternoon, but when we got down to the beach about 4 o’clock, the wind was blowing so hard that it wouldn’t have […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

Feb 032015
 

It was cold yesterday. Maybe not the brutal cold folks in the Midwest are experiencing, but still damn cold. About noon I walked down to the dumpster to throw away some trash and the cold wind cut right through me. I sure was glad to get back inside our nice warm motorhome. I guess I […]

Oct 022014
 

Or even dark of night can keep us from finding funny and oddball mailboxes as we travel the country in our motorhome, and we’ve collected pictures of some interesting ones along the way. I posted a blog with some of our favorites a couple of years ago that was well received, and ever since, readers […]

Sep 062013
 

I planned to get some writing done yesterday, but as it turned out, it was a day devoted to three of my favorite things, old friends, old cars, and pizza. Which means it was a great day! It rained hard all night and we slept in yesterday morning, and soon after we woke up our […]

We Like Seaside

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052013
 

Though we just arrived Tuesday, based upon what we’ve seen so far, the Seaside Leisure Time/Thousand Trails preserve could quickly become our favorite in the system. The park is clean, the staff is friendly, the RV sites are roomy, and we have very good 3G and 4G Verizon service. And the campground is close to […]

R.T.F.M.

 Posted by at 4:35 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092013
 

Yesterday was one of those rare days on the Washington coast where we actually had blue sky and sunshine for a little while, until the fog rolled back in. I’d have loved to get out for a walk on the beach but I had too much work to do on the new issue of the […]

Time To Move On

 Posted by at 3:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302013
 

We’ve enjoyed our week here at the Escapees Evergreen Co-op, but it’s time to move on. I always worry that if I stay in one place too long they’ll find me and take me back to the home. We spent yesterday doing what we love best in this area, wandering around Port Townsend’s historic waterfront. […]

Sweet Old Rides

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212013
 

When we checked into the Bremerton Elks lodge last week, the lady in the office apologized for the fact that they had a car show scheduled for yesterday and hoped the crowd wouldn’t disturb us. Are you kidding? I love old cars! I’d have paid extra for a campsite with a car show too! Of […]

What Do You Miss?

 Posted by at 1:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052013
 

Yesterday was like the last few, working on the new issue of the paper. I bet you’re getting tired of reading about that, aren’t you? As I get toward the end of an issue, it takes longer to make everything fit and I have to write the stories to fit the space available. The good […]