Jun 012019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said we would probably spend the day at home writing and weaving. That’s the way I saw it happening when I wrote that, but as it turned out I was lying through my tooth. Except for this blog I didn’t do any writing, Miss Terry did not do any weaving, and […]

The Trip Home, Part 2

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182019
 

Of all the big cities that I hate driving through, Houston is very high on the list. My buddy Greg White, who lived around there for years, insists that it’s not all that bad. Maybe not for Greg, but for a small town boy like me it can be intimidating. We were on the road […]

Sad But Happy

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112018
 

Yesterday was a combination of sadness and happiness for us. Watching the news coverage of Hurricane Michael devastating the Florida Panhandle before moving into Georgia and causing even more damage was a terribly sad thing to see. Having dealt with two major hurricanes of our own in the last two years, we know the pain […]

We Are Safe

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102018
 

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern about us with Hurricane Michael moving through the Gulf of Mexico. We are safe on the other side of the state and don’t expect anything more than possibly some heavy rain from it. All models show the storm coming ashore on the Florida Panhandle and then turning […]

Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Oct 042017
 

It’s been said that once you leave, you can never go home again. And I think there’s some truth to that. Maybe it’s because we romanticize a place that meant a lot to us, or maybe things just change, and the change is not always an improvement. Sometimes the memories are better. One place that […]

Florida Birdwatching

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232017
 

RVing bird watchers have wonderful opportunities awaiting them in Florida any time of year. But just as snowbirds flock south in their homes on wheels, many bird species from colder climates make Florida their winter home as well. The state’s diversity of habitats, the many migration routes that pass through, great numbers of wetlands, and climates […]

Coach Net Sucks

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132017
 

This is going to be a long blog because I’ve got two days to tell you about and a lot’s been happening in those two days. And, I’m going to do a bit of bitching, so be prepared. I told you so! We left our home in Edgewater, Florida a little before noon on Friday […]

Process Of Elimination

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

 Our search for a winter nesting spot and possible retirement place if we ever hang up the keys is basically a process of elimination. While we haven’t found “the place” that is right for us yet, we have crossed several possibilities off the list. After our most recent day trip we have now ruled out […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 192012
 

A few days ago, I outlined the tentative schedule for our trip west, and most of the driving days were around 250 miles or less. I said that would set the pace for the trip. Slow and easy. I lied. We we were awake by 7:30 yesterday morning (what’s up with that?), and it was […]