The Village of Spires

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062019
 

Note: Since most of yesterday was taken up with doctor appointments and then a long MRI that started at 6:30 p.m., I’m too tired to write a blog. So here is a repeat of one from 2012 that visitors to the Midwest might enjoy. Tucked away on a back road just two miles north of […]

Doing Time

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292019
 

When railroad and hotel magnate Henry Flagler built his first hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, he didn’t like the idea of the jail being as close as it was to the hotel. So he convinced the city fathers to build a new jail a mile from town in 1891, which he financed. After all, we […]

Sleep In A Wigwam!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272019
 

The historic Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona is a charming reminder of the busy days when Route 66, the Mother Road, was America’s main travel route to the west coast. Many of today’s road warriors can remember sleeping in one of Holbrook’s concrete tents, or at one of the six other Wigwam Villages built from […]

Jun 262018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Just steps away from the Mayflower II on the Plymouth, Massachusetts waterfront can be found an immortal icon to American history. Plymouth Rock has been a symbol of the pioneer spirit and the potential America holds for all who come here. […]

Jan 192018
 

We love lighthouses and have toured them from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest coast, so we were excited to discover Florida’s tallest lighthouse, near Daytona Beach. The 175 foot tall Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse is one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the country. The lighthouse construction […]

Dec 302017
 

Some men take their wives to romantic places like Hawaii or Niagara Falls to give them romantic memories they won’t forget. I’m not one of those guys. On an RV trip through Arkansas, I took Miss Terry to a bordello. And she still hasn’t forgotten the experience! At one time Fort Smith, Arkansas was a […]

Blythe Intaglios

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102016
 

With so many RVers going to the big campout in the desert at Quartzsite, Arizona, I thought I’d share a story from the January-February 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal about an interesting day trip you can take from there. A few miles north of Blythe, California, off U.S. Highway 95, we discovered a series […]