Meteor Crater

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
May 192020
 

50,000 years ago, a brilliant fireball streaked across the sky at 40,000 miles per hour and slammed into the earth’s surface with an explosive force greater than twenty million tons of TNT. The iron-nickel meteorite’s impact was so great that it created a massive 700-foot deep crater measuring over 4,000 feet across. Hundreds of tons […]

May 252018
 

Many have called the red rock country of Sedona the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. But the drive up State Route 89A, which winds for 24 miles through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, is just as memorable, which is why Frommer’s has listed it among the 5 Most Scenic Drives In Arizona. Oak Creek Canyon is […]

Winter Is Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122015
 

Brrr! It looks like winter has hit Arizona big time. We had temperatures in the mid to upper 70s early last week but it cooled down big time yesterday. The high here in Apache Junction was in the low 60s, and overnight lows were in the low 40s. And that’s about the best we’re going […]

Jun 212010
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed me saying get well. It seems to be working. I was in bed by midnight Saturday night. I just crashed and slept eleven hours. When I woke up yesterday I felt a lot better, and by day’s end I was almost back to normal. I knew I was feeling better […]

Forest Fire

 Posted by at 6:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192010
 

We pulled out of our RV site at the Show Low Elks campground just before 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, stopped in the lodge’s large dirt parking lot long enough to hook up our Blue Ox tow bar to our Ford van, did a light check, and put our old hometown in our rear view mirror. […]

Jun 182010
 

I’ve said many times before that saying goodbye is the hardest part of the fulltime RV lifestyle. Yesterday evening when we took our leave from my daughter Tiffany and her family, we all had tears in our eyes. Seven year old granddaughter Hailey clung to us until we almost had to pry her arms loose, […]

Jun 162010
 

We have been sitting still way too long, and Terry and I are both itching to get back on the road and see some new places and new faces. Yesterday I finished putting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal together, and once I got the hang of InDesign, our new page layout software, it […]

Apr 292010
 

It’s windy again here in Northern Arizona, go figure. Yesterday,  for the fourth time in four weeks, Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff was closed due to high wind and blowing dust. Will it ever stop? The wind blew hard all day yesterday, with gusts over 60 miles per hour. It never let up all night […]

Apr 272010
 

In a blog last week, I took you on a tour of Two Guns, Arizona, a relic of the glory days of historic Route 66. Across the highway from Two Guns, and three miles up a gravel road, lies what is left of the ghost town of Canyon Diablo. You have probably never heard of […]

Weird Weather

 Posted by at 7:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232010
 

Yesterday was a weird weather day. When we woke up we had about an inch of snow covering everything, but at least the wind from the day before had stopped. We left for Flagstaff about noon, and bucked a headwind most of the way, but nothing the van couldn’t handle. About fifteen miles east of […]