Mar 162020
 

“Remember, only you can prevent forest fires.” My generation heard that warning over and over while we were growing up from a lovable bear character named Smokey. And we all knew the story of the little bear cub who was found orphaned in a forest, clinging to a burned tree. But did you know that’s […]

FDR Memorial

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152020
 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of America’s most beloved presidents, and the only man to hold the nation’s top office for four terms. He was a father figure to all of America, pulling us out of the Great Depression and seeing us through the darkest days of World War II. His Fireside Chats were an […]

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 […]

Mar 132020
 

I have heard from quite a few people about the coronavirus and how they are reacting to it. It seems like some people are ignoring it completely, thinking it’s just the media crying wolf again, while other people without any symptoms are self-quarantining themselves in their RVs or homes and avoiding the public as much […]

Road Trip!

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132019
 

I bought my Mustang EcoBoost in late November, and as I said then, it’s strictly a toy, not my daily driver. As of yesterday morning it still only had 450 miles on the odometer. So I decided it was time for a road trip! My friend Holli Marie Spaulding is in the process of opening […]

Feb 252019
 

The one thing we miss most about the fulltime RV lifestyle is the many friends we made in our travels around the country. It was always fun to arrive at an RV park or rally and see people we knew and have the opportunity to reconnect with them. A few of our RVing buddies have […]

Catching Up, Part 2

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162019
 

Continuing from where we left off in yesterday’s blog, we checked into the Best Western in Apache Junction and spent five days visiting with Terry’s parents and sisters and touching base with some book publishing contacts. One of them was Scarlett Braden, the author of the popular Providence in Ecuador series. I first met Scarlett […]

RVing Authors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252019
 

I’ve met a lot of authors in my time, and I’m always interested in how and where they work. Some of them say they must have their own quiet space with no distractions, while others claim they can write anywhere, including coffee shops, sitting at the kitchen table while the kids and dog are running […]

Food And Cuddles

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282016
 

What’s better than having a wonderful dinner with friends, sharing lots of laughter, and forgetting all the cares of the world? Cuddling with a pretty lady, what else? Our friends Charles and Chris Yust hosted a wonderful Easter dinner for us and our pals Stu and Donna McNicol. You can bet that there was a […]

Drip, Drip, Drip

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192015
 

For the last few weeks we’ve had a persistent water leak dripping out of the bay where our water pump and expansion tank are, and try as we might, we can’t figure out where it’s coming from. At first I thought it was the water pump, but that’s not the problem. Then I thought the […]