Sep 302013
 

Maybe I’m just weird, but while most young boys my age were lusting over Annette Funicello or Sky King’s niece Penny, I was in love with Morticia Addams, the matriarch of the Addams Family on our old black and white television. Maybe it was her high cheekbones, or the long black hair, or those octopus […]

Cruising The Coast

 Posted by at 3:42 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272013
 

Terry and I have been traveling around the country fulltime for fifteen years now and have seen a lot of sights, but we’ve always said that no place is more beautiful than the Oregon coast. We’ve driven it several times over the years and we’re still awestruck every time we do. We took advantage of […]

We Like Quiet Days

 Posted by at 2:56 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182013
 

As much as we like traveling in our motorhome and seeing new places, and our hobbies like kayaking, geocaching, and kite flying, there’s something to be said for just having a quiet day at home, too. And that’s what yesterday was. It was a damp, gray morning, with the clouds hanging low in the sky. […]

Riding The Trolley

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092013
 

Historic Astoria, Oregon, located near the mouth of the Columbia River, is one of our favorite small towns. Over the years, we have spent many happy hours exploring the eclectic shops in the business district, visiting the historic sites, enjoying the views from the Astoria Tower, and just driving the hilly streets admiring the neat […]

We’re In Heaven!

 Posted by at 3:25 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042013
 

Well, actually we’re at the Leisure Time/Thousand Trails resort in Seaside, Oregon. But with roomy full hookup RV sites, a nice indoor pool, and fast Verizon 3G and 4G internet service, it sure feels like heaven! We hoped to get an earlier start yesterday morning, but the couple who were parked behind us came over […]

Best Of The Best

 Posted by at 2:31 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112013
 

In the past I’ve posted blogs with lists of my favorite two-lane roads, favorite RV parks, favorite travel websites, and quite a few others. So today I thought I’d share some of my favorite restaurants, based on what they serve, from coast to coast. All of these and more can be found in our Favorite […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212011
 

Yesterday was a very frustrating day for us. One of those “hurry up and wait” kind of days. Before we visit an area, I do a lot of research on places to visit to gather stories for the Gypsy Journal, and contact them ahead of time to try to obtain passes to come in and […]

Jun 162011
 

We spent yesterday walking the waterfront here in Newport, poking our heads into shops, watching the fishing boats coming and going, and people watching. Newport is one of my favorite towns along the Oregon coast, the perfect cross of working fishing port and tourist destination, not too commercialized, laid back, and friendly. Years ago, when […]

Jun 092011
 

I got a call early yesterday morning for the NACO South Jetty campground, telling me that our UPS package had arrived, and they were holding it at the guard shack for us We drove over to pick it up, and then stopped at the post office to see if our mail had also arrived. It […]