Looking Back At 2015

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312015
 

It’s over already? Wow, that was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2015 like for us? We started the year in Florida at the Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood, one of our favorite campgrounds in the Thousand […]

Nov 122015
 

I was sniveling because it was down in the upper 30s at night on the Central Coast, so I left and went to a place where it was even colder! What’s wrong with this picture? Yesterday morning we said our farewells to our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield and pulled out of the Atascadero, California […]

Nov 102015
 

I’m not a big fan of California. It’s too crowded, too expensive, and just not my cup of tea. But one big exception is the Central Coast. If I had to live in California, it would be here. The other day I told you about our visit to Morro Bay. We spent yesterday in another […]

Nov 062015
 

Since we didn’t have any plans or anything on our calendar, we treated ourselves by sleeping in yesterday morning. The fact that it got down into the 30s overnight was added incentive to stay snuggled under the covers once we woke up. Like we needed an incentive. Not! Eventually we did get up, and after […]

I Must Be Crazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052015
 

Seriously, I know a lot of you have suspected it for a long time, and now I’m beginning to wonder, too. We left the beautiful Oregon coast because it was getting cold, with temperatures down into the 40s at night. And where did we end up? On California’s Central Coast, where it was in the […]

The Dead Zone

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072015
 

We really like the Elks lodge campground here in Florence, Oregon. The sites are roomy, the place is very clean, the power is good, and everybody is friendly. But it’s an internet dead zone. The Verizon signal on our cell phones and air card are very, very flakey, and getting online is really difficult. Staying […]

Moving Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052015
 

Our two weeks at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve is over and today is moving day for us. I can’t say that we’re sad to be leaving, and I doubt we’ll return to this campground again anytime soon. The campground is heavily treed, which makes satellite TV reception iffy at best and only has […]

Kite Up, Nick Down

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032015
 

Do you remember a while back when I wrote that this campground was a circus, with RVs coming and going in every direction? Well, I think they added a third ring for the holiday weekend. I don’t think you could shoehorn a roller skate in here at this point, but I still see rigs lined […]

It’s A Circus

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292015
 

It’s been a circus here at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve in Florence, Oregon this weekend. RVs have been going every direction on the narrow roads, meeting head on and having to back up, and trying to shoehorn large rigs into small, tight sites. So far nobody seems to have lost their temper and […]

Eureka To Brookings

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182015
 

We had a short trip in terms of miles yesterday, but it wasn’t a fast one. We left the Elks lodge campground in Eureka, California, stopped for fuel, and then took U.S. Highway 101 north for 115 miles. As it is through much of northern California, some parts of the highway are divided four lane […]

Santa Rosa To Eureka

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152015
 

Once again we woke up at 7:30 yesterday morning, and to all of those who keep telling me “It’s a beautiful morning” and “The early bird gets the worm,” hush up. When I’m on my regular night owl schedule, I don’t tell people “It’s a beautiful night” or “The late owl gets the mouse.” We […]

Roll Those Wheels!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 212015
 

I had a lot of plans yesterday, but time got away from me and I didn’t get much accomplished. Sometimes that happens. The first thing on the agenda was running a few errands during the day, and then back at the Elks lodge campground we walked over to the host’s site for a quick visit. […]

Nov 132013
 

Yesterday was a whirlwind of last minute chores as we got ready to leave Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction and move down to Tucson today. And we still didn’t get everything done that we wanted to! As always, the day started with answering a lot of e-mails and deleting even more without looking […]

Jul 232013
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail the other day saying my blog is getting boring. He said he really doesn’t care where we ate dinner or about old cars or the people we meet. I replied that the fulltime RV lifestyle isn’t just about driving down the highway or pulling into a new campground every night. […]

Jun 262013
 

We had planned to leave the Westminster Elks lodge today and start the 350 mile trip to Gillette, Wyoming for Escapade. But then we asked ourselves if we would be better off to hang out here another day and get some of our camp guides printed out, and then leave Thursday instead. However, even though […]

A Welcome Storm

 Posted by at 2:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242013
 

After our busy day Saturday, we slept in yesterday morning and then spent a relaxing day at home. In fact, we put on our comfortable lounge clothes when we got up and never changed! It was just one of those kind of days. After a breakfast of the last of Terry’s delicious cinnamon rolls and […]

Rocky Mountain High

 Posted by at 3:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232013
 

Terry and I were both humming the tune to John Denver’s ode to the Colorado Rockies yesterday as we drove 110 miles west to Avon, in the heart of the state’s high mountain playground, to visit with her twin sons Casey and Cody and their families. The first views of the snowcapped mountains as you […]

Jun 222013
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, and I want to wish her a wonderful day, because she makes every day of my life so very wonderful. I love you, baby. It’s been in the mid-90s the last few days, and with everybody running their air conditioners the power here at the Elks lodge campground has been […]

Tea And Tree

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192013
 

I spent the last few days working on a new book project and finished it Monday night so I needed to get away from my desk for a while. Yesterday was a day for tea and tree. Celestial Tea and Leanin’ Tree, that is. Celestial Seasonings is located a short distance away in Boulder, so […]

Moving Up The Hill

 Posted by at 2:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162013
 

We were worn out from our long traveling day, so as soon as I posted yesterday’s blog Terry and I were in bed, much earlier than usual for us. Even though it had been a hot day and we were dry camping in a parking lot, it cooled off nicely with our windows open and […]