Apr 202017
 

I have shared some of this information before, but after yesterday’s blog about summer RV trip planning I got quite a few emails and text messages from readers wanting to know how those free-spirited RVers I talked about found places to park overnight without planning ahead, so I thought we would talk about that today. […]

We Are Home!

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042016
 

Well, actually we’re at the place that will soon be our new legal “home” at the Escapees Sumter Oaks RV park in Bushnell, Florida. But we have stayed here so many times over the years, and so many members of our Escapees extended family are here that it almost feels like coming home. When we […]

Jun 222015
 

Terry says today is just another day. Not to me it isn’t. Today is her birthday, and after all these years, I still don’t understand why this beautiful, talented woman is with a flawed troll like me. But I’m grateful she is, every minute of my life. Happy birthday, baby. I love you with all […]

Foggy Mornings

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212015
 

The weather here in Brookings has been typical of the Oregon coast in the summer – cool, foggy in the morning, and usually by mid-day the sun breaks through and burns the fog off. And then, sometime around 6 or 7 p.m. the fog starts to move back in over the water. Yesterday was no […]

A Treasure Trove

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172015
 

After getting up early and being pretty much on the go constantly for the last week, yesterday we treated ourselves by sleeping in and then having a slower paced day. It was a nice change of pace. We checked our e-mail and read a few favorite blogs, I replied to several e-mails and messages that […]

A Whole Lot Of Ugly

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102015
 

Some people love the desert and some don’t. I spent many years living in it, but I much prefer being on a beach, or at least someplace with trees and grass. But yesterday it was all desert for us. Just a whole lot of ugly. We left the Las Vegas Thousand Trails a little before […]

May 222015
 

No, I’m not talking about those folks in Washington who are busy taking bribes and shafting all of us, though you shouldn’t trust them either. But I’ll get to all of that in a moment. After we’ve been sitting still for a while, we never seem to sleep well the night before we begin a […]

Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 172015
 

It’s been cold and rainy here in northern Arizona. In fact, they had snow in Pinetop-Lakeside, about 10 miles from us. I highly disapprove. Besides a fair amount of sniveling, I’ve been spending the time working on my next book, Big Lake Reckoning. I wrote a little over 3,200 words yesterday, which takes me about […]

Really? Again?

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

This time of year you can always depend on two things here in Arizona’s White Mountains; one is that it’s going to be windy, and the other is that the weather will change more often than a politician’s campaign promises. We’ve been here over three weeks and most of the time the weather has ranged […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 132015
 

For most of the time we’ve been here at the Show Low Elks lodge campground, there have only been three or at times four RVs. But with temperatures heating up in the desert it’s starting to get busy. A couple of rigs came in Monday and I think at least three more arrived yesterday. We […]

Back Home Again

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202015
 

We left Santa Fe RV Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona about 10 yesterday morning for the 144 mile trip to our old hometown of Show Low, in the White Mountains. But the difference between the two places would make you think you were in different parts of the country. We started out in the desert, […]

Friends And Family

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102013
 

No, I’m not about to launch into a Verizon commercial, but we’ve been spending a lot of time with our friends and family here in the Apache Junction area. Unfortunately, though we are trying to get to everybody we can, there just are not enough hours in the day and we have had to say […]

The Curse Is Broken

 Posted by at 2:53 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022013
 

We put in a long day of driving yesterday but it was worth it to get out of the gray and gloomy Pacific Northwest. We were beginning to grow moss on our webbed toes. After filling our diesel tank at the Shell station in Sutherlin, at $3.79 a gallon, we got on Interstate 5 and […]

Sep 252013
 

Yesterday was a day for bad roads and big waves. Lots of both. We left the Seaside RV Resort about 10:30, stopped for fuel, and then started south on U.S. Highway 101. It was 118 miles to the Elks lodge in Newport, but it was a slow 118 miles. Part of the way was along […]

Dead To The World

 Posted by at 2:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112013
 

After our unplanned marathon driving session Tuesday, Terry and I were exhausted and as soon as I got yesterday’s blog posted (which took forever on our terrible internet connection here) we went to bed. The minute our heads hit the pillow we were dead to the world, and we stayed that way until the jerks […]

A Denver Day

 Posted by at 2:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212013
 

Yesterday we had a very busy day playing tourist in downtown Denver. So busy that by the time we got back to our motorhome at the Westminster Elks lodge campground in the late afternoon, I promptly laid down on the couch and took a nap! We wanted to tour the U.S. Mint, but as it […]

I Googled It!

 Posted by at 2:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202013
 

I’m not a smart guy, but that’s okay, because I know a lot of smart guys I can call when I have a problem, and that’s even better! It saves room in my brain for important stuff like where the best pizza and Chinese buffet are in town. Of course, when you bother people with […]

Well, Yes And No

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152013
 

After a quick run to the post office to send out some orders, we left the Las Vegas, New Mexico Elks lodge about 9:30 yesterday morning and headed north on Interstate 25 toward Colorado. Except for a few places where the pavement had some sudden dips in it, we had a nice ride through rolling […]

Thank You Fleetwood

 Posted by at 1:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132013
 

Those of you who have been following our saga all along may remember the Motorhome From Hell, our first RV, which was a Fleetwood lemon. It literally fell apart driving down the highway and we spent the first eighteen months of our fulltime adventure running from dealer to dealer and even to the factory, trying […]

Another Windy Day

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
May 312013
 

Yesterday was another windy day here in New Mexico. Just like the windy days we had in Tucson a month ago and in Show Low the last two weeks. Welcome to Spring in the Southwest. Except for going out to dump our gray tank, because I had forgotten to open the valve when we arrived […]