Number 18

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142017
 

I didn’t sleep well the night before and woke up feeling groggy yesterday morning, so it was a little after noon before I started writing. But I still managed to crank out another 5,500 words and finished Badge Bunny, the third book in my John Lee Quarrels mystery series. It came in at just over 79,000 […]

Oct 132017
 

I received an email the other day from someone telling me that they had reservations at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve for two weeks this month, but now they’re thinking about canceling them because they are worried about the mass shooting that happened there earlier this month. They asked me if I thought it […]

Not Just By E-mail

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish Terry’s mother happy birthday. I’m not sure my mother-in-law always knows how to take me, but she has let her daughter hang out with me for the last 19 years so I guess I must be doing something right. Happy birthday, Bess! We love you. […]

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 […]

I Gregged It

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272016
 

Google is a wonderful resource. You can find anything there. Need a recipe for sourdough bread? Just Google it! Trying to figure out how to set the points in a ’66 Pontiac Bonneville? Google it! Can’t remember the name of that obscure actor who drove the bus in some 1960s sitcom? Just Google it! Anything […]

We Make It Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082016
 

Several blog readers have asked how big Miss Terry’s Baby Wolf loom is and how much space it takes up in our motorhome. The loom folds up when not in use. When it’s opened up, the loom’s footprint is about three feet square, with the beam handle adding another six inches or so to its […]

Aug 052016
 

I’ll admit that I stole some of these from advice I received back when I was learning to fly or ride a motorcycle, but I think they are just as appropriate to driving an RV. 1) No one has ever hit something at too slow a speed. 2) Always try to keep the number of times […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022016
 

When we left Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange yesterday morning, we planned to come to the Elks lodge in St. Augustine and spend a few days, maybe as much as a week, before we continued north. One of the great things about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors […]

The Day Went Astray

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
May 122016
 

We planned to get a lot done yesterday here at home. My goal was at least 4,000 words in my sequel to Dog’s Run, and I was hoping to get all the way up to 6,000 done. Meanwhile, Miss Terry wanted to get the 464 threads threaded through the heddles on her loom for her […]

It Got Here Eventually

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272016
 

When we had dinner with Charles and Chris Yust Friday evening we had discussed going to New Smyrna Beach yesterday. They have not been there, and there were three or four properties that we wanted to look at. So we were up early yesterday morning but the weather didn’t look too good. I messaged a […]

Feb 152016
 

I’m still dealing with the crud so we didn’t do much of anything yesterday. Two different couples asked us to go with them to dinner but I didn’t want to go out and expose the whole world to this cold, and didn’t feel much like socializing anyway. In the early afternoon a fellow named Gordon, […]

I Blame Beverly

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142016
 

My cousin Beverly is probably my oldest friend in the world. We were born six months apart, and from the time we were in diapers we were close. She is more a sister to me than a cousin, and a friend more than anything. Over the years, as teenagers and later as single parents, we […]

Feb 132016
 

We are a couple of months away from celebrating our 17th anniversary as fulltime RVers. That’s a lot of miles, and we have enjoyed every minute of it. And we look forward to seeing a lot more of this wonderful country of ours in the future. However, nothing is forever. We know that sooner or […]

Anastasia State Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the March-April 2005 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just minutes from all of the tourist hubbub of busy St. Augustine, Florida we discovered a tranquil hideout with miles of beautiful beaches to explore, swimming, fishing, nature trails, comfortable campsites, and a chance to learn a little bit about Florida’s […]

You Have Been Warned!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272015
 

High winds and very cold temperatures across the southwest made for a miserable day yesterday. When I went outside to dump our holding tanks in the afternoon, I would have sworn I was in the Arctic, not Arizona. If this crap keeps up much longer, I’m going to launch into an epic sniveling fit that […]

Dec 242015
 

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 birthday, our anniversary, or whatever, she always says she has everything she wants. Once in a while, she’ll let me buy her a bottle of […]

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, […]

Mar 182015
 

In our first year on the road, we made a pilgrimage to Slab City in Niland, California. If you’re not familiar with this outpost of individuality, Slab City is located on the site of an abandoned World War II Marine training base. It is home to a motley collection of people that most would call […]

My Lucky Day

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282015
 

I guess yesterday was my lucky day. I started out with several very nice reviews for Big Lake and for Big Lake Burning, the first and latest books in my Big Lake mystery series. Reviews are very important to authors in terms of marketing our books, and positive reviews are especially nice both for sales […]

Oct 232014
 

Miss Terry says I am head over heels in love with the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia but I think that’s an exaggeration. Enthralled? Yes. Enamored? Sure. But head over heels? Yeah, that’s an exaggeration. A tiny exaggeration maybe, but an exaggeration none the less. But even if I am, who could blame me? What’s […]