We Must Be Getting Old

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042020
 

I think we must be getting old. I said in yesterday’s blog that we had hoped to finish planting the last 17 of the perennial peanut plants we had left to go, but it turned out that didn’t happen. We both woke up so sore and stiff that just getting out of bed was a […]

Oct 032020
 

For those who you have been following our project about building a retaining wall on the drainage canal/ditch alongside our property and replacing the several feet of yard that had eroded away, we are just about done. As I said in recent blog posts, the retaining wall was put in, then fill dirt brought in […]

Owney The Postal Dog

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082020
 

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Many think this is the official motto of the United States the Postal Service, but in truth, it isn’t. The Postal Service has no “official” motto, but this old and popular saying is certainly […]

It’s Not Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062020
 

Just because the media has been focusing on George Floyd’s murder and all of the protests and looting that have followed, don’t think for a minute that coronavirus isn’t still out there. Two weeks after they opened the beaches here in Volusia County, Florida and huge crowds showed up from all over the state, the […]

A Hero’s Grave

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052020
 

In a small church cemetery alongside a road in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, we came across the grave of a true American hero. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller was a small-town boy who went on to become one of the most decorated United States Marines that ever lived. Puller was born and raised on the bank […]

A Birthday And A Book

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042020
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my son Travis a happy 43rd birthday. Hey guy, when did you get so damned old? Travis and I have a special bond, partly because I was a single father, and the two of us kind of learned how that should go as we went […]

Our Own Crazy Days

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 092019
 

The third book in my Big Lake mystery series is called Crazy Days In Big Lake, and as the title implies, there was a lot going on in that little mountain town and everybody seemed to have gone crazy. Neighbors were threatening each other with violence, eco-protestors were on the march, flower children were camping […]

Sesame Sunflower

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my Nick Happens stories, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. Today I’ll tell you about the time I took a walk on the wild side. Before we became fulltime RVers I owned the White Mountain Weekly newspaper in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, […]

They Tied The Knot!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042019
 

I worked pretty much nonstop from the time I got up yesterday until around 8:30 in the evening, finishing my newest book, Big Lake Wedding. Yes, Sheriff Jimmy and Robyn finally got to walk down the aisle. But it wasn’t without plenty of challenges thrown in on their way to holy matrimony. This is my […]

Apr 142017
 

In a blog last summer titled We Got Boosted I wrote about testing the weBoost 4G RV Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit, and I said then that in our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we have seen a lot of cell phone and Internet technology come and go, and in my opinion, that unit was […]

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 […]

Maybe Next Year?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172016
 

Living in an RV means living a somewhat minimalist lifestyle if for no other reason than that there is only so much room available, and you always have to be aware of how anything you bring in affects your overall cargo carrying capacity. So there are some things many fulltimers do without. One of them […]

We Miss You All, Too

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

For the last few days I’ve been getting emails and Facebook messages from folks that are at the Escapees Escapade RV rally in Essex Junction, Vermont, saying how much they miss us and wish we were there. We miss all of you, too, and we are sorry we couldn’t make it. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets […]

Jan 172016
 

Thank you to everyone who sent us congratulatory anniversary e-mails, and posted Facebook comments or comments here on the blog yesterday. You all make us feel very special and very much loved. We woke up to pouring rain yesterday which continued well into the afternoon, accompanied by thunder and the occasional flash of lightning. We […]

A Great Afternoon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142016
 

One of the best things about being an RVing author is having the ability to travel like we do. It has allowed us to go places and do on location research for my books and for stories for the Gypsy Journal, to soak up the local atmosphere to try to add to the realism of […]

Pontoons And Pie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082015
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least […]

Love Story

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062015
 

We originally booked for two weeks here at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails, which would have put us out on Thursday, the 4th, but we extended for two days and have been trying to decide when to leave for our next stop, in the Reno area. Originally our printer said the new issue of the […]

Pawn Shops And Puppets

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042015
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my son Travis happy birthday today. Happy birthday “old man.” I hope you have a wonderful day. I love you. Terry likes opals, and a while back the stone fell out of her favorite opal ring, a vintage piece she really loves. So we’ve been hitting […]

May 102015
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! I hope you have a wonderful day, surrounded by lots of love. If you have not called your Mom to tell her you love her yet today, go do it right now. She’s waiting to hear from you. Don’t worry about me and the blog, […]

On The Go

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232015
 

Terry finally finished stuffing all of the envelopes with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and told me she needed a day out, so we spent yesterday on the go. Well, after a delayed start, we did. With the back of the Explorer packed with bins of envelopes, the first order of business was […]