Spidey Sense

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 022019
 

Most of us have experienced it a time or two in our lives, some of us more often than others. I call it the spidey sense. That feeling that something just isn’t right, though we can’t figure out what is wrong or why we are feeling that way. I’ve learned to be aware and heed […]

Two Special Ladies

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232012
 

Today I want to tell you about two very special ladies, ladies we both love. Ladies who hold special places in our hearts. The first is Sharon McKay, whom Terry and I met many years ago at the Escapees Raccoon Valley campground just north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Sharon was a single lady, having lost her […]

Sep 012011
 

After driving 460 miles Tuesday, from Elkhart to Muskegon, Michigan, on to Traverse City to visit my cousin in the hospital there, and then back to Muskegon, we had just enough energy left to grab a bite to eat and watch a little TV, before crashing in Rocky and Berni Frees’ spare bedroom. Yesterday morning, […]

A Short Blog Post

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312011
 

Yesterday was a long day for us, and I’m afraid I’m going to shortchange you all on today’s blog post, because it is almost midnight, and I am drained, both physically and emotionally. We left Elkhart Campground about 9 a.m. and drove 140 miles to Muskegon, Michigan, where we picked up my cousin Berni Frees, […]

Call Me Dear Nicky

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302011
 

I had hoped to get some writing done yesterday, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I spent most of the day making phone calls, answering e-mails, and trying to help a couple of our readers with issues that were causing them problems. I must be the RV world’s answer to Dear Abby! 🙂 I had several […]

Aug 272011
 

I had a conversation last night with my good friend Brenda Speidel, who has spent the summer in Missouri, caring for her mother during a health crisis. While Brenda is emotionally and physically wrung out, she is also grateful that their mobile lifestyle as fulltime RVers has given her and hubby Ron the freedom to […]

Moving On To Muskegon

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072011
 

We were up way before our normal time yesterday morning, crawling out of bed a little before  8 a.m. We got the motorhome ready to travel, hooked the Explorer up behind it, said our goodbyes to our family and friends in Traverse City, and were on the road a little after 9.  Traveling south on […]

A Good Medical Report

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
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 […]

Just Hanging Out

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042011
 

Right now, we’re just hanging out here in Traverse City, waiting for Miss Terry’s doctor appointment on Friday, visiting with my cousin Terry and his family, and their neighbors Ed and Mary Jo, who have become close friends of ours over the years. It’s a good time to sleep in late, catch up on our […]

Aug 032011
 

Heavy thunderstorms were predicted for Grand Traverse County yesterday, and about 7:30 a.m. it rained really hard for about 15 minutes, and then it stopped. It was strange, because there was no light rain or wind as a prelude; it just suddenly started to pound on the roof of our motorhome, and just as suddenly […]

Living With Less

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022011
 

We are driveway camping at my cousin’s house in Traverse City for a few days, so we’re adjusting to living with less. Less, in terms of electrical power. Yes, you can live on just 20 amps, even if you have a big old diesel pusher that is set up for 50 amp service! We’ve done […]

Yes, Terry Drove

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012011
 

Several blog readers have been asking me if I was going to drive over the Mackinac Bridge, or if I was going to wimp out and have Terry drive our motorhome over the bridge. High bridges terrify me, and last year I debated whether or not to drive the bridge, finally deciding that sooner or […]

Jul 312011
 

We love small town festivals, and in our years on the road, we’ve been to many of them, from coast to coast and border to border. We’ve seen Mexican dancers at Verde Valley Days in Camp Verde, Arizona; tapped our toes to bluegrass music at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming in Clinton, Tennessee; watched basket weavers […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 3:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312010
 

After our fast trip from Colorado to Iowa, then our busy week in Forest City getting our motorhome worked on, and then our fast trip to northern Michigan, we needed some time to catch up, both on our sleep, and our paperwork. Not to mention our laundry. So yesterday morning we slept in, and then […]

Jul 302010
 

Yesterday we did another one of those long days on the road that I always tell everybody else not to do. I never take my own advice. We were up at 7 a.m. (I really need to break that nasty habit), and on the road by 8. We started our day in northern Wisconsin, and […]

Jul 282010
 

Yesterday we drove a few miles to Britt, Iowa to check out the Hobo Museum, and instead found ourselves caught up in a wild crowd of bikers who had taken over this tiny farming community. But don’t worry, these weren’t outlaw motorcycle gangs on a rampage, but rather bicyclists participating in the Des Moines Register […]

Jul 152010
 

We have had a good week in Salt Lake City, and really enjoyed our time here. We look forward to coming back again.  Pony Express RV Resort is an excellent base for exploring the area, though we actually have not done any “exploring” while we’ve been here. Most of my time has been spent doing […]

May 292010
 

Like most fulltime RVers, we always say that our plans are written in Jello, because, while we may think we know where and when we’ll be going someplace, we never know when something will come up to change our minds at the last minute. We had planned to leave Show Low on Tuesday and take […]

Who Wants Lunch?

 Posted by at 6:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 062010
 

As RVers, we all find ourselves in strange towns, wondering where the good places to eat are located. One good resource for us is Road Food, both the book and the website. We have discovered some real delights there, from the Brick Pit Barbecue in Mobile, Alabama, to Don’s Drive-In in Traverse City, Michigan, which […]