Jun 102012
 

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a week or two, you know that we love finding interesting places to eat as we explore America’s highways and back roads. Yesterday, my cousin Berni took us to what is considered the oldest continually operated soda fountain in the state of Michigan. What a treat! […]

Day Trip To Dixon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082012
 

Yesterday we drove about an hour north of Hickory Hollow Campground to Dixon, Illinois, a nice little town with a lot of history. Former President Ronald Reagan grew up in Dixon and graduated from high school there. The Reagan family lived in several rental houses in Dixon, but the two-story frame house at 816 S. […]

Finally Done

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202011
 

I was up before 9 a.m. yesterday morning, and I had hoped to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal wrapped up and uploaded to the printer’s web server by early afternoon. But we all know how plans can sometimes go awry, don’t we? I ran into some problems in layout, basically in making […]

Sep 012011
 

After driving 460 miles Tuesday, from Elkhart to Muskegon, Michigan, on to Traverse City to visit my cousin in the hospital there, and then back to Muskegon, we had just enough energy left to grab a bite to eat and watch a little TV, before crashing in Rocky and Berni Frees’ spare bedroom. Yesterday morning, […]

A Short Blog Post

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312011
 

Yesterday was a long day for us, and I’m afraid I’m going to shortchange you all on today’s blog post, because it is almost midnight, and I am drained, both physically and emotionally. We left Elkhart Campground about 9 a.m. and drove 140 miles to Muskegon, Michigan, where we picked up my cousin Berni Frees, […]

Aug 112011
 

Since we only had a short trip of 140 miles yesterday, we slept in a little, and when we got up, we puttered around checking e-mail and our favorite blogs before we started getting ready to hit the road. We have stayed at Fisherman’s Landing, the city-owned marina and RV park in Muskegon several times, […]

Aug 102011
 

We have had a wonderful time visiting Rocky and Berni, here in Muskegon, and as always, the time has gone by way too fast. We have joked, laughed, acted like kids, and forgotten all of the troubles of the world for the last four days. Thanks for always making us feel welcome, Rocky and Berni. […]

A Good Medical Report

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062011
 

Yesterday Miss Terry had her annual checkup with her oncologist, and her report came back all good. She is now 11 years cancer free! When you consider that the night she was diagnosed, she had already lost 2/3 of her blood, and the first doctor to look at her in the emergency room told us […]

Apr 102011
 

Damn, it’s cold! It was cold when I went to bed Friday night, it was cold all day Saturday, it was cold all night long, and it’s still cold this morning! Enough already! My buddies Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and Rocky Frees up in Muskegon, Michigan have delighted in writing […]

On To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092010
 

Proving just how hard it is to break a bad habit once it gets established, I was awake by 7 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s about four hours after the time I normally get to bed. This really has to stop! The weather report had called for scattered thunderstorms in western Michigan, and soon after I […]