Ohio Indian Wars

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042019
 

While we were in Ohio doing research for a new book series we visited two places that recognize the struggle between Native Americans and settlers as the newcomers moved onto what had long been traditional Indian homelands. One of those places was Fort Meigs, located on a bluff overlooking the Maumee River. After suffering several […]

Small Town Ghost Story

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022019
 

Halloween has long since passed, but today I thought I would share a ghost story with you that I was reminded of on our recent visit to Ohio. My mother’s family lived in the charming little town of Maumee, on the banks of the Maumee River. This area is rich in history and was hotly […]

Nov 272019
 

When I was in high school in Toledo, Ohio, the father of one of my friends was a seaman working on freighters plying the Great Lakes. A couple of times when he was in port my buddy and I went down to the ship, a massive freighter, and he gave us a tour. I can […]

Road Trip Day #3

 Posted by at 8:51 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102019
 

Note: This is the last of three installments about our trip to Ohio. When we were going through the Smoky Mountains the day before, the tire pressure monitor on Terry’s Chrysler Pacifica kept alerting to two low tires. Low as in 34 pounds instead of the suggested 36 pounds. Not enough to worry about much, […]

Back Home In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 122011
 

How is it possible to leave home to go home? I’m not sure, but we did it yesterday. 🙂 After hugs all around, we said a reluctant goodbye to to our friends at Smith’s Campground & Cabins in Loudonville, Ohio and hit the road sometime after 10 a.m., traveling north on two lane back roads. […]

Jul 202009
 

Sometimes the RV lifestyle allows us to not only go to new places, but to return to where we came from. We’re in Bowling Green, Ohio for the FMCA rally, and yesterday afternoon we drove 20 miles up to Toledo, a place with a lot of memories for me. My father’s work kept us on […]