Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112020
 

There’s not much going on right now except staying inside avoiding COVID-19 and the nasty heat and humidity as much as possible, and getting a lot of writing done. But we did have to venture outside yesterday to drive down to Titusville for Terry’s semi-annual appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute. She suffers from chronic dry […]

Jan 272019
 

We needed a day out, so yesterday we drove down to Titusville and spent some time goofing off. There was a police patch and badge collector show at the Elks Lodge that I wanted to check out. Even though it was a cold, windy day, there was no rain in the forecast, so we took […]

Let The Madness Begin!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232018
 

Well, Turkey Day is over and I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet, which is just the way we like it. Terry roasted a delicious turkey breast, along with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, greens, homemade cranberry relish, and of course, pumpkin pie. How can you have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? But […]

Just Hanging

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062018
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us, even though we were just hanging out at home. And when I say hanging, I mean that in more ways than one. I mentioned the other day that our friends Greg and Jan White are coming to visit, and somebody asked if they would be parking their motorhome […]

Another Twofer

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082017
 

The other day I told you about getting a twofer when I crossed two things off of my bucket list; catching a fish from a kayak, and catching a redfish. Now, today, I want to tell you about a different kind of twofer. Today our dear friend Jim Lewis has a birthday. I had two […]

Oct 082017
 

Sometimes when I’m working on a project I will park myself in front of the computer and stay there for several days at a time, cranking out a lot of words. Which is what I did most of last week. Then I have to give myself a break and take a little bit of time […]

Jul 302017
 

It took me a while to get back into my current work in progress, Big Lake Tragedy, but once I did it started rolling along very well. In the last three days I’ve done close to 8,000 words. So I was ready for a break yesterday, and when we found an exercise bike Terry was […]

You Can’t

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 072016
 

I got an email yesterday from somebody who is a little south of Titusville, Florida, right in the path of Hurricane Matthew. He said that he didn’t think the storm was going to be as serious as everybody was warning and he had planned to stay put until the RV park owners left and said […]

May 262015
 

There have been a few RVs pulling into the Las Vegas Thousand Trails, but a lot more are going out with the Memorial Day holiday over. I have noticed that our Verizon internet connection has been a little bit faster as the place thins out. My friend Chris Yust called from Florida yesterday just to […]

Gators And Sea Eagles

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112014
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my fellow veterans happy Veterans Day. Whether you were a cook at Fort Dix, New Jersey or a pilot flying off an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a grunt humping the boonies or a company clerk, wherever and however you served, I thank you for […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014
 

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

We Like Titusville

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062014
 

As I wrote a couple of days ago, Terry and I have long thought that if we ever hang up the keys, it might be in Titusville, Florida. And after spending several days in St. Augustine last week, we added it to our “possible” list when and if that day ever comes. However, while both […]

A Slow 90 Miles

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052014
 

The mid-term elections are finally over, and I for one say, not a minute too soon. Now we can finally stop with all of the endless political ads telling us how bad the other guy (or gal) is and get back to advertising from pharmaceutical companies that want us to tell our doctors what meds […]

And A Pier Too!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042014
 

I think all fulltime RVers occasionally visit a place and think, “Hmmm… if we ever hang up the keys…” In our 15+ years on the road, Terry and I have found three such places; the Rockport-Port Aransas, Texas area; Titusville, Florida; and now St. Augustine. We’re nowhere close to that point in our lives yet, […]

Too Windy To Play

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 022014
 

The weatherman was predicting colder temperatures and high winds yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The wind started blowing hard in the wee hours of the morning and it never stopped all day long. Sustained winds were between 20 – 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 40, and I don’t think it got over […]

Exit Strategies

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182014
 

Note: This is an update on a blog about hanging up the keys that first ran in the blog in November, 2010. The time comes for all fulltimers when illness, advancing age, changing interests, family needs, or some other reason causes us to make the decision to hang up the keys. Some fulltime RVers enter […]

Feb 062013
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. We were up and out the door early (at least for us) and drove about 70 miles east to Titusville. We really like this laid back little town, home to Cape Canaveral and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and we keep saying that somewhere (way) down the […]

Last Day In The Keys

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192012
 

Where does the time go? Our two weeks at Sunshine Key RV Resort are over today, and tomorrow we will be leaving the Florida Keys. Even though we didn’t get to do some of the things we had looked forward to, like kayaking or doing some fishing, it has still been one of the most […]

Getting A Move On

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052012
 

After being so lazy on Saturday, I decided that that yesterday I had better get a move on before Miss Terry decided she had to dust me. Kind of like that old Army saying that if it moves, shoot it, and if it doesn’t move, paint it. Actually, maybe that was a bad idea; I […]