January Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052018
 

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. This is another post in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022012
 

We were up about 7:30 yesterday morning, which is much earlier than normal for us but we wanted to get on the road before the predicted winds kicked into high gear. We’ve been caught in a Arizona sandstorm once in our motorhome, and it’s an experience we are not in any hurry to re-live. I […]

Mar 222012
 

Thank you to everyone who e-mailed or sent messages wishing Terry a good report on her colonoscopy yesterday. Except for residual damage from the massive amounts of radiation she had during her cancer treatments 11 years ago, she got a very good report. And the good news is she doesn’t have to repeat the process […]

Feb 192010
 

Yesterday morning, after dropping the last of the new issue off at the post office, we drove 110 miles south to Tucson to visit my cousin Beverly McKiddy. My parents and all of my siblings passed away years ago, and except for my two kids and my two granddaughters, the only blood relatives that I have […]

Jan 292010
 

We had a long day yesterday. We left Apache Junction about 9 a.m. and drove to the fairgrounds in Yuma to check out the buildings we’ll be using for our RV rally in March. Instead of taking Interstate 10 south all the way to Interstate 8, and than taking I-8 west to Yuma, we usually […]

Jan 062010
 

We said a reluctant goodbye to Mike Steffen and left his place in Salt Flat, Texas a little after 9 a.m. yesterday morning, headed west on U.S. Highway 180. It’s always good to see our friends, and always hard to leave. But, the good thing about the RV lifestyle is that we can always go […]

Jan 052010
 

Terry and I have been dry camping at Mike and Pam Steffen’s place in Salt Flat, Texas for a couple of days, swapping lies, playing with their herd of dogs, target shooting, and admiring the star filled sky above us at night. In another life, that would be called goofing off, but in the laid […]

Jan 032010
 

We wanted to be on the road by about 9 a.m. yesterday, but that didn’t happen. We were up early, and Miss Terry got the inside of our Winnebago ready for the road, while I made a stop at the dumpster, and then went up to the office at the Thousand Trails campground to tell […]

Lone Star State

 Posted by at 5:51 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262009
 

Christmas morning we were up early again, and it was chilly enough that we really had to force ourselves out from under those warm covers. We really need to break this new habit of getting up so early! Mark and Sue Didelot were getting ready to go to a family Christmas celebration, and we wanted […]

Dec 242009
 

We pulled out of the Camping World in Robertsdale just after 9 a.m. yesterday morning, took State Route 59 north through Loxley to Interstate 10, and turned west. A few minutes later we were crossing Mobile Bay on the causeway, past the impressive bulk of the battleship U.S.S. Alabama, her big guns looking mighty intimidating. […]

Dec 232009
 

We had hoped to get the work done on our coach early enough yesterday to be able to get on the road and put some miles behind us by dark. True to their word, the folks at Camping World in Robertsdale were finished by noon, and true to their record thus far, the folks at […]

Why Do I Try?

 Posted by at 1:05 pm  Nick's Blog
Dec 222009
 

I don’t know why I even try to give our readers an idea of our travel plans, because the minute I do, everything changes. I reported in yesterday’s blog that we would send the CD with the new issue to our printer, and hopefully head west by way of Livingston, Texas and across the central […]

Nov 242009
 

Fulltime RVers always say that their plans are written in Jell-O, and that’s a good thing, because it gives us the flexibility to go with the flow. Even when the flow is taking us where we don’t want to go! I have bad news, and good news, and more bad news to share with you. […]

Mar 302009
 

We pulled out of Pacific Manor in Apache Junction just before 10 a.m. yesterday, got on the 202 Loop and followed it west to Interstate 10. Even though it was a Sunday morning, traffic was fairly heavy and we were grateful that we had decided not to wait until today to leave for Kingman. We […]

Mar 172009
 

Terry said we surprised the folks at Tra-Tel RV Park when we pulled out yesterday. Our site was pretty tight, and we had to back out and swing around to get out, and then swing back around a large rock to get out. Apparently most people need to jockey their RVs around a bit to […]