Sep 172013
 

New and wannabe fulltimers sometimes worry that they will be all alone out here on the road, surrounded by strangers. And then they are surprised at how many friends they quickly make and how often they run into them over and over again all over the country. We’ve had several friends visit us since we’ve […]

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 […]

Jun 292011
 

Did you ever get into a conversation with somebody, and suddenly realize that no matter what you say, their mind is already made up, and it’s useless to try to confuse them with facts? I seem to feel that way a lot. After reading yesterday’s blog, about our visit to the Evergreen Aviation & Space […]

Spruce Goose

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282011
 

One of the great things about our job is the really neat things we get to do, all in the name of work. Yesterday, we had a real adventure. We left the Long Beach Thousand Trails and drove 120 miles to the excellent Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, in McMinnville, Oregon. The museum has an […]

Cheese & Quilts

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202011
 

Yesterday was another gray day here in Tillamook, but at least the rain had eased up to an occasional misting. So in the early afternoon, we set out to play tourist. Tillamook is perhaps best known for Tillamook Cheese, and local dairy farmers who belong to the Tillamook County Creamery Association  have been producing top […]

Jun 182011
 

Since the Oregon Thousand Trails preserves have not worked out for us, yesterday we drove 65 miles up the coast to Astoria, and then across the bridge to Washington, to check out the Long Beach Thousand Trails, which is actually in the little town of Ilwaco.  I don’t think you can find a mile of […]

Eureka To Brookings

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052011
 

Yesterday was a much shorter driving day than Friday was, just 113 miles. It was shorter in miles, but it wasn’t a quick trip. We left the Elks lodge in Eureka about 9:30, and stopped for fuel at a Texaco station a few blocks away that had a separate diesel fuel island, and looked like […]

I Have A Title!

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 252011
 

I have always wanted to be somebody, I just never knew what, since I’ve always been the proverbial round peg trying to fit into a square hole. In school, I was always pretty much an outsider and a loner, so I never fit in with the in crowd. As a young man I had too […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132011
 

Yesterday, we did a whole lot of nothing. And it sure felt good! 🙂 During the rally last week, Terry and I were getting by on minimal sleep, and were on the go from before daylight every day until after midnight. By the time the last RV left the Yuma Fairgrounds on Friday, and then […]