Nov 202018
 

Stretching for forty miles along the southern Oregon coastline is a natural wonderland of beaches and huge sand dunes sculpted by the wind. It’s the perfect landscape for everything from hiking and photography to flying kites and camping. Welcome to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The largest area of coastal sand dunes in North […]

Aug 012018
 

As history buffs, we have visited all kinds of historical sites in our travels, from Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields to historic homes, old forts, and all kinds of history museums in every corner of the country. We have walked the Freedom Trail in Boston and visited Paul Revere’s house. We stood on the […]

Jul 072018
 

A blog reader new to the RV lifestyle wrote to me to stay that they have been really disappointed in the campgrounds they have been staying at because the sites are very close together. He said when he thought about RVing, he pictured them being parked along some beautiful lake or river in a quiet […]

Back Home In Indiana

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122016
 

For the second day in a row we were up at 7 AM yesterday. What the heck is that all about? We need to nip this in the bud right now! But we had a lot of miles to cover and we wanted to get on the road. We pulled out of Diamond Caverns RV […]

Jan 292016
 

We drove across the bay to spend yesterday playing tourist in Mobile, and if you’re ever in this part of Alabama, you really need to make some time to explore this historic city which was first settled by the French in 1702. But Mobile has also been under British and Spanish rule before Alabama became […]

Nov 222015
 

We’ve stayed at a lot of campgrounds in our 16+ years of fulltime RV travel, some really nice places and some not so nice. There are campgrounds that we return to on a regular basis, and others where one stop was more than enough. RVers often ask us what our favorite campgrounds are. Sometimes I […]

Warming Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272015
 

We were scheduled to leave the Whalers Rest Thousand Trails near Newport, Oregon today, but by Sunday evening I had had all I could take of the cold, the wet, and the dreariness and told Miss Terry to get ready to hit the road Monday morning instead. And wouldn’t you know it, after days of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 132014
 

We’re all settled in at Pleasant Lake RV Resort in Bradenton and we spent the afternoon yesterday running some errands and getting to know the area a little bit. Within a mile or two of the campground is everything you could possibly want or need – a Publix grocery, WalMart Supercenter, Lowes, nail salon, beauty […]

Move To Wilmington

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222014
 

Yesterday we had a short, easy move to the Wilmington (Ohio) Thousand Trails preserve. It was only 78 miles from our site at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails to our site at the new campground, and even with a couple of narrow construction zones going around the top side of the Cincinnati metro area, it […]

Swimming Upstream

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212013
 

Sometimes I get into an e-mail exchange and it takes me two or three messages back and forth to realize that I’m swimming upstream against a strong current with no hope of making any progress. Yesterday was a good example. I received an e-mail from a fellow informing that I was wrong when I said […]

Warm Is Good!

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032013
 

Several blog readers wrote to tell me that driving 445 miles in one day like we did on Tuesday was insane and that we need to slow down. So I took their advice and only drove 435 miles yesterday. We left the Fernley (Nevada) WalMart and drove south on U.S. Highway 95, which was a […]

We’re In Heaven!

 Posted by at 3:25 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042013
 

Well, actually we’re at the Leisure Time/Thousand Trails resort in Seaside, Oregon. But with roomy full hookup RV sites, a nice indoor pool, and fast Verizon 3G and 4G internet service, it sure feels like heaven! We hoped to get an earlier start yesterday morning, but the couple who were parked behind us came over […]

Aug 032013
 

We have a couple of crows here at the campground who spend all day walking back and forth on top of our motorhome’s roof, starting early in the morning. I don’t think a pair of kangaroos could be any noisier. Short of a scarecrow or a BB gun, I don’t know what to do to […]

Getting A Move On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052012
 

After being so lazy on Saturday, I decided that that yesterday I had better get a move on before Miss Terry decided she had to dust me. Kind of like that old Army saying that if it moves, shoot it, and if it doesn’t move, paint it. Actually, maybe that was a bad idea; I […]

What Can I Say?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172012
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that my blog was going to get boring if all I wrote about was sitting around the RV doing nothing. What can I say? Yesterday was a repeat of the day before. We got up, we checked e-mail and our favorite blogs, I fiddled around a little bit […]

Goodbye Celina

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112012
 

We had planned to leave the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio somewhere around 10 or 11 AM yesterday morning. But then Greg, Jan, and Miss Terry decided that it would be nice to have breakfast at the Fountain Restaurant, across from the courthouse. I’m not really a breakfast person, but what the heck, if […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092012
 

With the Ohio rally behind us, we slept in yesterday morning, and when we did wake up we spent another hour so just snuggling and enjoying being together after our busy week. It was nice not to have to jump out of bed and be rushing off to do something. When we did get up, […]