Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Our motorhome broke down in a suburb of Detroit and we called our […]

No, It’s Both

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122020
 

I lived in Arizona for many years, both down in the desert and up in the White Mountains. I remember people in the desert saying, “Sure, it’s 112°, but at least there’s no humidity.” My response was always that there is no humidity in an oven, either, but I don’t want to spend the day […]

Over 100K

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082020
 

I was back at it yesterday, cranking out words in the first book in my new Tinder Street historical family saga series. I got a little more than 3,200 words done by the end of the day, which puts me over 100,000 words total in the book. Actually, I am at 102,879 words, but who’s […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We have a 24 foot Class C motorhome now, and we tow a […]

Stupid People

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102020
 

Do you remember the old Bill Engvall “Here’s Your Sign” bits about stupid people? Where is Bill when we need him? Because while toilet paper and hand sanitizer may be hard to find, we sure don’t have any shortage of stupid people these days! Yesterday we went out for the first time in two weeks […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032020
 

Note: This is from a blog I wrote back in 2016, but it is in response to a question I have received many times since then, including just this week. I get a lot of e-mails from RVers and wannabe RVers. Most of the time they are nice folks with legitimate questions and I try […]

Life Goes On

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262020
 

Even with more cases of coronavirus being reported every day, and with the death toll climbing, life still goes on. It may not be the life that we would like to have, and some people are having trouble getting used to what for now is the new normal, but this too shall pass. We are […]

Mar 252020
 

Movies and television would have you believe that ghost towns from the Old West era remain perfectly intact, with tumbleweeds rolling down their empty streets and homes and shops full of furniture and other items as if the residents just all got up and went away one day, leaving everything behind and never looking back. […]

Juggling Schedules

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142020
 

There is a saying that we lived by during our 18+ years as fulltime RVers – that we always made our plans in Jello so anytime we wanted to we could shake it up and rewrite them as needed. And even though we hung up the keys over three years ago, we are still shaking […]

Feb 122020
 

Today I thought I would give you part two of an update on our trip from Florida to Arizona, with more to follow. After two days in Hondo, Texas, we hit the road again, traveling thirty miles north on a two-lane state highway to the small town of Bandera, which bills itself as the Cowboy […]

Texas Sure Is Friendly

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052020
 

Somebody once told me I could go to a stranger’s funeral and make friends with the guy in the box by the time the preaching was over. I’m not sure if that is 100% true, but I have always believed in the old saying that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met before. […]

Feb 012020
 

When Terry and I got married we both owned three-bedroom homes. I sold my house and moved into hers, and a lot of what I moved into her place sat in a spare bedroom and the garage. Between us, we had more stuff than we’d ever need. Eighteen months later, when we decided to become […]

Big Lake Quarterback

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282020
 

Thanks to the hard work of Miss Terry, my friend Roberta Jensen, and another dear friend, Cool Judy Rinehimer, who all went above and beyond the call of duty, they completed the several stages of editing and proofing my newest book, Big Lake Quarterback, and I uploaded it to Amazon yesterday afternoon just before 4 […]

Three Quickies

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152020
 

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! When you’re as old and fat as me, nothing is ever quick. But today I thought I’d share three different quick stories from the Nick Happens files, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. *** In our first trip in our motorhome, […]

Jan 072020
 

Miss Terry and I spent more than 18 years traveling from border to border and sea to shining sea during our life as fulltime RVers, and when it was time to hang up the keys, we bought a house on Florida’s central coast. Why, you ask? What made us decide on Florida over other places […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

Holiday Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Terry’s Toy Store

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012019
 

When we first got together Terry had a collection of beautiful antique Aladdin oil lamps. I don’t know how many she had, but it was enough to be impressive when you walked in the door of her cabin. And because we lived in the high mountains of Arizona, where winter storms sometimes knocked out power […]

Up Way Too Early

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

Thanksgiving Day we left home sometime around 1:30 PM and drove 120 miles to Jacksonville, where we checked into the Hampton Inn on Beach Boulevard. This is where we prefer to stay when we are in town for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. On our first visit to Mayo, a few weeks ago we […]