Just Hanging Around

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102019
 

Sometimes, no matter what you plan, life gets in the way. Yesterday was a good example. I really wanted to get a minimum of 5,000 words done in my new John Lee Quarrels book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. But as it turned out, that wasn’t going to happen. When I sat down at my desktop […]

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 072019
 

Yesterday was a cold, windy day, it was cold last night, and today is starting out cold. But the weatherman does say that things are going to start warming up this afternoon sometime. I hope so, because I’m about to launch into an epic snivel, and trust me, none of us wants that to happen. […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282017
 

Potpourri 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. Just a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’ll share, because I really don’t have anything else […]

Another Windy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162015
 

One thing you can count on in Arizona during late winter through summer is wind. Lots and lots of wind. And yesterday was another very windy day here in Tucson. I was sure glad we were not out on the highway. But we did see a few RVs leaving Voyager RV Resort and new ones […]

Mar 152015
 

Did anybody else NOT give a damn that yesterday was Pi Day? I got e-mails and Facebook posts about Pi Day all day long. A million idiots all jazzed up because it won’t happen again in our lifetime. So what? Last Monday won’t happen again either. We had hoped to spend the week after Escapade […]

Mar 082015
 

Yesterday was vendor set up day for the Escapade so we were up early (for us). Many of the vendors sell lots of different products and have elaborate booths but we’re pretty simple by comparison. A few books, a few bundles of sample issues of the Gypsy Journal, our sign, and we’re good to go. […]

Lots Of Familiar Faces

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152015
 

Yesterday was another day of seeing lots of familiar faces here at the Tampa RV Super Show. We walked our legs off, saw some interesting stuff, and met up with a lot of old friends. The crowds inside and outside the vendor buildings were large and at times it was impossible to move until the […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

Seat Heat

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132014
 

We were here at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve a few yeas ago when we bought our Ford Explorer. It came with every option available the year it was built, and driving back to the campground I was playing with all the buttons and gizmos to see what they did. After I while I realized […]