Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112020
 

There’s not much going on right now except staying inside avoiding COVID-19 and the nasty heat and humidity as much as possible, and getting a lot of writing done. But we did have to venture outside yesterday to drive down to Titusville for Terry’s semi-annual appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute. She suffers from chronic dry […]

May 312020
 

In last week’s Newspaper Days blog, titled Jaws, I mentioned that Westport, Washington, located on the southern opening of Grays Harbor, billed itself as the Salmon Capital of the World in the late 1970s and early 1980s, due to the many charter boats that operated from there, as well as commercial fishing boats. People came […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182020
 

As I said in a blog post a couple of days ago, our family has a lot of birthdays in April, and today is my granddaughter Destiny’s. Can you believe this beautiful newborn baby is thirteen today? Destiny is a very intelligent, very loving young lady who makes us proud all the time. But she […]

Dec 092019
 

Just a few miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, where America’s rockets lift off to the new frontiers of outer space, you will find a wonderful historical park that celebrates a time in history when Florida was the frontier. It was a time when hostile Indians and the very land itself challenged the survival […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

My, How Time Flies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302019
 

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]

Not Much Happening

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272018
 

I’ve been posting a few stories from our travels in the blog lately because there’s not much happening here on the home front to write about. But today I thought I would bring you up-to-date on what little has been going on. I wrote a few days ago that we were going to check out […]

Point Pleasant

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202018
 

We discovered history and mystery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, a charming little community located on the bank of the majestic Ohio River in the foothills of the rugged Appalachian Mountains. The county seat of Mason County, Point Pleasant has been the scene of violent Indian conflicts, was an important riverboat stop, and is even […]

City Of Murals

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012018
 

It didn’t take long after we became fulltime RVers to realize that the best parts of America are on the two-lane back roads, away from the interstate highways. This is where you will find small town America, a world away from the generic shopping malls, big box stores, and chain restaurants of the big cities […]

Apr 192018
 

When we were searching for our retirement home, we knew it had to be in a community located close to the beach. The beach is our place to go and let our souls relax from the cares of the world. It has a calming effect on both Terry and me like no place else. Plus, […]

Me And Otis

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272018
 

Is there anyone who doesn’t love the old Otis Redding classic song (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay? I know I’ve tapped my feet to it a few thousand times in my life. Did you know that it was recorded by Redding just days before his death in an airplane crash in 1967? The […]

Call Me Skipper

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212018
 

Some men are bikers, some men are cowboys, some are rednecks, and some are nerds. Me, I’m a hat guy. When I was a kid, growing up, all men wore hats. Whether they put on a suit and went to an office to work, or climbed into a saddle and spent the day working on […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242018
 

I think we’re making some headway with my back problems but it seems like it’s two steps forward and one step back. After going back to the chiropractor on Tuesday and getting an adjustment, I was still experiencing some tenderness but nothing compared to the pain I had been dealing with for five days. In […]

Dec 132017
 

You may remember that after I finished Big Lake Snowdaze I said I was going to take some time to just goof off for a while before starting my next book. Then, a day or two later I posted a blog titled I Don’t Do Leisure Well in which I said that goofing off just didn’t […]

Dec 012017
 

Do you remember when I said in yesterday’s blog that after I got my latest book, Big Lake Snowdaze, out how I planned to goof off for a couple of weeks? I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. As it turns out, I don’t do leisure well. Yesterday morning I gave the new […]

Butt Glue

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302017
 

Whenever I give a seminar on writing or self-publishing, I always tell the audience that while it’s great to have the newest computer with all the bells and whistles, you just can’t beat having a strong Internet connection when you want to get online and research something for a book, and having your own writing […]

We Are Humbled

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312017
 

To say that we are humbled by the many, many responses we got after our announcement that this was the last issue of the Gypsy Journal would be an understatement. All day long yesterday I answered emails and texts and Facebook messages, and read comments on the blog from so many people thanking us for […]

Mar 112017
 

No, I haven’t been a very bad boy who deserves punishment. Well, at least, no worse than normal. And no, Miss Terry and I have not been doing anything kinky involving whips and things like that. I’m talking about paddling our Sea Eagle kayaks. One of the things that sold us on our house is […]

Smaller Is Better

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292017
 

You might think that fishing is pretty simple. You tie a hook on the end of your line, stick some bait on the hook, throw it in the water and just wait for a hungry fish to come by so you can make it your dinner. But as any experienced angler will tell you, there’s […]

Sep 242015
 

It’s very often true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes when you make a purchase, it’s better to spend a little money up front for value that will last you a long time. A good example is Tilley hats. The first time I saw one I thought that they were a waste of […]