Mar 232020
 

“Grandpa what did you do during the big coronavirus isolation of 2020?” Well, kiddies, grandpa didn’t act a fool like some people, running around grabbing all the toilet paper and cleaning supplies he could find and hoarding them, or hanging out with crowds of people at the beaches and bars. No, grandpa was home writing. […]

St. John’s Church

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222020
 

In Richmond, Virginia, a city completely immersed in history, we visited a church that traces its roots back to the founding of Henrico Parish in 1611, an outgrowth of the original church in the Jamestown settlement. Richmond was established in 1733, and by 1741, St. John’s Church was completed and welcoming worshipers. Ever since then […]

Birdbrain

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212020
 

Birds are cool animals in many ways, not the least being that they can fly. Their brain may not be any bigger than a pea, but they can do something mankind has wanted to do from its earliest days. Sure, you can buy a ticket and go somewhere in an airplane, but you’re not really […]

RV Trash

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202020
 

Ken Harris of Liverpool, New York sent this to us quite some time ago and we got a chuckle out of it! You know you’re RV trash when: *They post signs at WalMart saying your RV is not welcome! *You call the garbage cans at rest areas “dump stations.” *You “found” most of your RV […]

Mar 192020
 

I stole the title to today’s blog from my favorite singer of all time, Jimmy Buffett (who is followed closely by Billy Joel). If you haven’t heard the song, here is a YouTube link to it. I think it’s a message we all need right now. My email and newsfeeds and Facebook are all blowing […]

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. […]

Nick The Smut Peddler

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052018
 

I’ve done a lot of things to make a buck in my life, from delivering newspapers when I was a youngster and working in a gas station to a couple of short jobs in factories, being a soldier, driving taxi cab, working as a clerk in a convenience store during college, owning retail businesses, putting […]

Making Good Progress

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302017
 

Yesterday was another long day at my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, but I’m making good progress and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s always a good thing. Laying out the first half of the paper, which consists mostly of Letters to the Editor […]

A Great Afternoon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142016
 

One of the best things about being an RVing author is having the ability to travel like we do. It has allowed us to go places and do on location research for my books and for stories for the Gypsy Journal, to soak up the local atmosphere to try to add to the realism of […]

Just More Miles

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132016
 

That’s about all I can say about yesterday. It was just more miles of driving across west Texas. This damn place goes on forever. That’s why they call it Texas, because it “teks us” days and days to get across it. We left the Southern Star RV Park in Van Horn a little after 9 […]

Jan 112016
 

Now that we know the results of my MRI and other medical tests, our business is finished here in Arizona and it’s time to scratch our hitch itch. And not a moment too soon. I think there are a lot of snowbirds who came here to be warm and who are so tired of shivering […]

Jun 242015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

A Tailwind? No Way!

 Posted by at 1:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242015
 

We left the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico and experienced that most rare of natural phenomena, a tailwind. Yeah, I know, I thought they were a myth myself, one of those made up things like leprechauns and wood nymphs, and I was so surprised that I almost fell off my unicorn. […]

Feb 172015
 

I am privileged to belong to a small online writers group that includes some of the best independent authors around. We share ideas on marketing, help each other with plot points, and offer support and encouragement when needed. Unlike most online communities, there is no arguing, backstabbing, or any of the other nonsense that usually […]