Making Good Progress

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302017
 

Yesterday was another long day at my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, but I’m making good progress and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s always a good thing. Laying out the first half of the paper, which consists mostly of Letters to the Editor […]

May 262017
 

Lizzie Borden took an axe  and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. We all remember that little poem, and many of us think we know the macabre story behind it. But do we? On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were hacked […]

Sep 272016
 

Before you ever turn the key to begin your next RV trip, here are ten websites you should be reading. You will be amazed at how many interesting places you will find waiting for you to discover! Explore Southern History – If it happened in the South, you will learn about it here! From antebellum […]

May 212016
 

Yesterday was another rainy day but we didn’t mind because we didn’t have plans to do anything anyway. I was busy writing and got another 5,200 words done in my new book. I’m just a few words shy of 56,000 total and I’m hoping to wrap this one up and have it ready to go […]

Guns And New England

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242016
 

Several blog readers have been asking me about the legalities of taking guns to New England when they go to Vermont for Escapade this summer. I think Vermont is pretty easy to get along with, but some of the other states in the region, like Massachusetts and New York, are not all that welcoming to travelers […]

Life Is Good

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? Because I think he went around the block and came back and did it again! It’s not enough that my back has been hurting for quite a while now, but Saturday evening my throat started feeling scratchy and by bedtime a cold was […]

Aug 252015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Aug 252015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Losing Weight

 Posted by at 1:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032013
 

Except for a couple of trips out to the dumpster with trash, we never left the motorhome all weekend, which was just as well because it was windy most of the time. I’ve not sure if we’ll drive out of here when we leave next week, or attach a pair of wings to the Winnebago […]

Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102013
 

Here at the Orlando Thousand Trails we are close to all kinds of major attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, sports arenas, and a host of other fun places. This is our third or fourth winter here and we haven’t been to one of them. But that doesn’t mean we ever get bored. […]

Aug 162012
 

In a blog I wrote exactly one month ago today titled Lots To See And Do, I reported that while coming across Interstate 86 in New York the road was so rough that one of the hubcaps had bounced off the dual wheels on our motorhome. I said that when we got back to Elkhart […]

Aug 052012
 

We have had a good time visiting New England and seen some awesome places while we’ve been here. But our time is about up for this visit and I thought I would share my perspective on this part of the county from an RVer’s point of view. First of all, if you come to this […]

Aug 042012
 

Yesterday was another busy day of playing tourist. I’ll tell you what, being on a permanent vacation is hard work! 🙂 We spent the day touring Old Sturbridge Village, a look at life in rural New England in about 1830. The village is a collection of old buildings moved here from all over New England, […]

A Mystical Day

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032012
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, to make the 90 minute drive south to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. This was one place I have wanted to visit for as long as I can remember, and I’m so happy we finally got there. If you haven’t been to Mystic Seaport, it is a […]

Aug 012012
 

We were up very early again yesterday morning, which is starting to become a habit with us. A nasty habit that we need to nip in the bud! But it was worth it, because we had a very busy day and a lot of fun too! We left the campground about 9:30 AM and drove […]

Jul 312012
 

We wanted to get an early start yesterday, so we were up by 7:30 AM and getting ready to hit the road. Since the RV sites at the Gateway to Cape Cod Outdoor World Resort were pretty tight, we were a little concerned about being able to get out and past the heavy duty pickup […]

Jul 252012
 

Sometime early yesterday morning a nasty thunderstorm swept through the campground with rain, lightning, and thunder that sounded like an artillery barrage. It was good to be nice and cozy in our snug house on wheels while the storm raged outside. Since we planned to stay home anyway, we weren’t in a big hurry to […]

Jul 232012
 

We spent yesterday exploring historic New Bedford, Massachusetts, known as “the city that lit the world.” For over 100 years, ships from New Bedford dominated the whaling industry worldwide, the oil they harvested from the giants of the deep used to light lamps and lubricate sensitive equipment around the globe. We started our visit with […]

Jul 212012
 

I think Terry and I agree that yesterday was one that we will remember for a long, long time. I mean, how often do you get to spend a day playing with the Pilgrims? Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a living history museum where visitors can meet costumed interpreters to get a feel for […]

Another Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202012
 

We thought that we would get to play tourist yesterday, but the fast-moving storm system that came through the region the day before was followed up by a steady rain that fell all night long and well into the morning. Neither one of us really wanted to go out in that kind of weather, so […]