Small Town Ghost Story

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022019
 

Halloween has long since passed, but today I thought I would share a ghost story with you that I was reminded of on our recent visit to Ohio. My mother’s family lived in the charming little town of Maumee, on the banks of the Maumee River. This area is rich in history and was hotly […]

Nov 272019
 

When I was in high school in Toledo, Ohio, the father of one of my friends was a seaman working on freighters plying the Great Lakes. A couple of times when he was in port my buddy and I went down to the ship, a massive freighter, and he gave us a tour. I can […]

Oct 092018
 

Whenever we can, we get off the interstate highways and travel the back roads of America. I’ve always said that a Grand Slam at a Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky isn’t going to be any different than one at a Denny’s in Tucson, Arizona. And face it, just about every interstate highway exit in the country […]

Sep 292018
 

It has been said that when President Abraham Lincoln met author Harriet Beecher Stowe, he said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!” While there is some debate as to whether or not those words were ever spoken, there is no question that Stowe’s famous book Uncle Tom’s […]

Jul 242018
 

We had a great time in the Cincinnati area and came away with several stories to share with you about some of the interesting places you can visit on your next trip to the Queen City in future blog posts. Whether you like historical sites like the Harriet Beecher Stowe House or the William Howard […]

It Is A Small World

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212018
 

Our reasons for being in the Cincinnati area were threefold, to do some book promotion, to meet with my author friend Carol Ann Newsome for a discussion on books and publishing projects, and to do some genealogy research. We started the day we were scheduled to meet Carol Ann by visiting a place called Monmouth Street […]

Jul 172014
 

After being pretty much glued to my keyboard the last few days I needed a break so yesterday we drove back into Cincinnati for a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is located downtown on the riverfront, just steps from Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Great American […]

Sep 242012
 

Since we are going to be on the road for the next couple of days, yesterday we slept in for a while, neither one of us willing to poke our toes out from under the covers to greet the chilly morning air. When we finally did get up, we had a quiet morning, with our […]

A Move And A Leak

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272011
 

Yesterday morning we were up early and getting ready to hit the road. We had a short drive, less than 50 miles back to the Escapees Sumter Oaks campground, but since the Thousand Trails is so busy this time of year, and there are so many people wanting to get into the few 50 amp […]