Jan 242020
 

Located on the Kanawha River just a few miles north of Charleston, West Virginia is a World War I boomtown in the truest sense of the word. What was once nothing more than a cow pasture was chosen by the United States government as the site for an $80 million facility named Explosive Plant C […]

Jan 232020
 

Note – This story is from my book Highway History and Back Road Mystery. RVers hanging out in Quartzsite, Arizona enjoying the sunshine and camaraderie of dry camping in the desert may not know that they are close to a reminder of the Old West that many probably never heard of. In a tiny cemetery […]

Road Trip To Texas

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Sep 292017
 

Most people who know me well will tell you that I have a few decent qualities including a good sense of humor, a bit of intelligence, and I’ve even been accused of generosity a time or two. However, if they were honest, they would also tell you that patience is not one of my virtues. […]

Oh The Joys

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May 032017
 

Oh, the joys of home ownership, whether your home sits on a foundation or on wheels. They say a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into, and an RV is a hole in the highway you throw money into. So then I guess a house must be a hole in the […]

An Easy Day

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Aug 292016
 

We were up early yesterday morning, getting ready for our 140 mile trip back to Elkhart, Indiana. Since Terry put away a lot of stuff inside the motorhome the night before, we had time to do everything else that needed done at a leisurely pace. Fisherman’s Landing in Muskegon, Michigan only has RV sites with […]

Mar 022016
 

There’s a saying in the RV world that if you don’t like the neighbors, you can just move. So we did! Actually our neighbors were fine people, they were just parked too close to us. But that wasn’t their fault, the RV sites in some parts of the A section at the Orlando Thousand Trails […]

A Good Day On the Road

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032016
 

Thunderstorms were predicted for Baldwin County, Alabama yesterday afternoon, and we wanted to be on the road and well ahead of them before they arrived. So we left the Escapees Rainbow Plantation co-op a few minutes after 9 AM, headed for Florida. And it was a good day on the road. We had just under […]

Jan 182016
 

After a quick visit with Greg and Jan yesterday morning we pulled out of the Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas at 10 o’clock, eastbound on Interstate 10. I was a little apprehensive about going through Houston, but Greg had assured me that on a Sunday morning it shouldn’t be bad at all. And he […]

A Long Traffic Jam

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Dec 022015
 

After spending most of Monday morning on the telephone arguing with the idiots at Temecula Valley Hospital to get them to release my records to the VA hospital in Tucson that they were supposed to do last week, they finally got off their lazy butts and did something and sent the records late on Monday, […]

Nov 122015
 

I was sniveling because it was down in the upper 30s at night on the Central Coast, so I left and went to a place where it was even colder! What’s wrong with this picture? Yesterday morning we said our farewells to our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield and pulled out of the Atascadero, California […]

Warming Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272015
 

We were scheduled to leave the Whalers Rest Thousand Trails near Newport, Oregon today, but by Sunday evening I had had all I could take of the cold, the wet, and the dreariness and told Miss Terry to get ready to hit the road Monday morning instead. And wouldn’t you know it, after days of […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272015
 

We loved our week with my son and his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but all too soon it was time to say goodbye and hit the road. Travis and Geli came over about 9 a.m. yesterday to see us off, and after a lot of hugs and a few tears shed, we left the Elks […]

Idiots Times Three

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212013
 

It rained hard all night Thursday night and when I opened my eyes a little after 7 a.m. yesterday all I wanted to do was roll over, cuddle up to Miss Terry, and go back to sleep. But alas, she was already up and about. I used my best puppy dog eyes to try to […]

Nov 282013
 

The wind blew hard all Tuesday night at the Pima County Fairgrounds and the slide topper awning over our bedroom slide rattled and flapped so much it was like sleeping inside a bass drum. We had the slide toppers replaced a couple of years ago by a mobile awning guy in Apache Junction and he […]

Feb 132013
 

Interstate highways make it quick and easy to get from Point A to Point B anywhere in the country. But what fun is that? A Denny’s or a Pilot truck stop in Tucson looks pretty much just like one in Paducah or Toledo. All too often we find ourselves traveling the interstates because they are […]

A Good Medical Report

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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 […]

Jan 192011
 

We spent yesterday driving along U.S. Highway 90, which parallels the Gulf beaches here in Mississippi. The eye of the Hurricane Katrina came ashore here, back in 2005, and decimated the region. We wanted to see how much damage was still evident, and what had changed in the wake of that disaster. It was an […]

A Four Hour Lunch

 Posted by at 2:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182011
 

We did a lot of research before we ever left our hometown in Arizona to become fulltime RVers, and one of the things that came out of that research was our decision to join the Passport America discount camping club. Our membership has served us well in our 12+ years on the road. In fact, we […]

The Breakfast Club

 Posted by at 1:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172011
 

We left Eagle’s Landing in Holt, Florida about 10 a.m. yesterday and drove 20 miles west on U.S. Highway 90 to Milton, where we met Larry and Melissa Beahm, and their friends Art and Barbara Johnson, for brunch. If you were at our Eastern Gypsy Gathering in Elkhart last summer, you will remember Larry and […]

Jan 162011
 

Because the office at Rustic Sands Campground was closed when we arrived Friday night, I was up bright and early yesterday morning to get in and pay for our site, and to see if they could recommend a shop to work on our coach. The office was supposed to open at 8 a.m. and I […]