A Short One Today

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152019
 

Just a short blog today. We are in Jacksonville, where Terry has been going through a series of tests and medical exams at Mayo. If all goes according to plan we will be home tonight and the blogs will be back on track. I am going to be making a change to the blog schedule. […]

Trip Home, Day #2

 Posted by at 8:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. After our night in Charleston, West Virginia, the next morning we got on Interstate 64, a toll […]

The Greenbrier Ghost

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

Note: In honor of Halloween, this week I am sharing some eerie stories we discovered during our years as fulltime RVers. This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Just off Interstate 64 at Sam Black Church, near Lewisburg, West Virginia stands a historical marker to one of the most bizarre […]

Oct 272019
 

Note: In honor of Halloween, this week I am sharing some eerie stories we discovered during our years as fulltime RVers. This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Just east of Raymond, Washington, on Highway 6, a historical marker stands near the grave of Willie Keil. Over the years untold […]

Back Road Church

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212019
 

Among the several interests that we share with my son Travis and his wife Geli is that we love exploring back roads and seeking out hidden gems that are all too often overlooked by the rest of the world. While we were visiting them in Alabama recently, they took us to an interesting place not […]

10 Travel Books I Like

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 172019
 

There is more to RVing than just driving down the highway from one campground to another. America has many delightful and fascinating treasures that people drive by every day, never even knowing they exist. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here are some favorite travel guides that I refer to often. 50 States, 5,000 […]

He Never Smiled Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. There are many interesting tales of tragedy and heroism associated with Great Lakes shipwrecks, and one we found intriguing was that of the steamship Independence and one of her crewmen, Amos Stiles, the man who never smiled again. The Independence was built […]

Mar 052019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula is wild country, with thousands of square miles of dense rainforest, broken here and there by deep rivers and steep hills to the south, giving way to towering mountains in the north. Even today, in this age of […]

Nov 142018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. These days, Eastland, Texas is a quiet little town located just off Interstate 20, between Fort Worth and Abilene. But at one time Eastland was a bustling place, as the county seat and the center of trade for the local oil […]

A Stolen Shrine?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. In St. Augustine Church, located in the tiny southern Indiana community of Leopold, is displayed a shrine with a unique history. Its story is one of love and redemption that grew out of a time of sorrow and despair. In the darkest […]