Feb 252019
 

The one thing we miss most about the fulltime RV lifestyle is the many friends we made in our travels around the country. It was always fun to arrive at an RV park or rally and see people we knew and have the opportunity to reconnect with them. A few of our RVing buddies have […]

This Is Scary

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052018
 

We have all heard and used the term “Big Brother is watching” more than once. And while I’m not a conspiracy theorist, sometimes it’s scary just how much of what we do seems to be monitored by somebody, somewhere. All of us have had the experience of looking at something on the Internet and then […]

Nov 022018
 

After writing about the beautiful, historic city of St. Augustine, Florida in yesterday’s blog titled Trolley Touring, we decided we should take a day trip up there. I have a friend in the area we had planned to meet up with, and we have never checked out the antique shops in that area. The quick […]

Feb 262018
 

It was inevitable that the Spanish, French, and British would fight for hundreds of years over control of the New World, and the place we now know as Florida was one of the most hotly contested. Whoever controlled Florida controlled the rich shipping lanes coming from the Spanish Caribbean, and those world powers bathed the […]

I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182016
 

The title of this blog is also the title of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song, which he wrote after his first visit to Key West, Florida. If you have never listened to it before, check it out at this YouTube link. Miss Terry and I can relate to that song today. As most of you […]

Surrounded By History

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292016
 

We spent yesterday surrounded by history in one of our favorite cities in the whole country, St. Augustine, Florida. If you have never visited the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in America, you really need to do yourself a favor and plan a trip there. But I’m warning you in advance, one visit will never […]

Surprise!

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042016
 

Many people say that the RV lifestyle can be summed up with one word – freedom. The freedom to come and go as you want to, freedom from schedules, the freedom to see our wonderful country, and the freedom to experience new things that most people will never see or do. We took advantage of […]

May 072016
 

One of the places we have been considering as a winter base and possible future home if and when we ever hang up the keys is St. Augustine. The oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement, Saint Augustine was founded in 1565 by the Spanish and has a long and colorful history. We visited there a couple […]

Anastasia State Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the March-April 2005 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Just minutes from all of the tourist hubbub of busy St. Augustine, Florida we discovered a tranquil hideout with miles of beautiful beaches to explore, swimming, fishing, nature trails, comfortable campsites, and a chance to learn a little bit about Florida’s […]

Glad You Asked That

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262015
 

Today I thought I’d answer a few questions that pop up every so often, in the hope that some of you might find it useful. Back when Dish Network customers lost their Distant Network Service when All American Direct folded, a manager from Dish assured me that they were in “active negotiations” with another provider […]