Fort Worden State Park

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052019
 

We’ve visited Port Townsend, Washington many times and always enjoy browsing the shops along Water Street and the beautiful views of the mountains and boats on the waterfront, but for some reason we had never stopped to check out Fort Worden State Park. I’m glad we finally did because this historic fort, perched on a […]

The Trip Home, Day #3

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. We were glad we got out of the Midwest when we did because winter arrived about the […]

Veterans Day

 Posted by at 8:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said that today I would talk about our return trip from Ohio to Florida. But instead, I want to share some thoughts on veterans and Veterans Day. My family has a long tradition of military service. At least two great grandfathers that I know of were in the Civil War. Yes, […]

Tuskegee Airmen

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312019
 

Imagine being a young person who wants to serve your country in time of war. Imagine having to fight just to enlist, and then proudly wearing your uniform to town on your first pass and having people curse you, spit on you, and throw things at you. How would that make you feel about the […]

An American Hero

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052019
 

Given the patriotic theme of this week, I wanted to repeat a blog from a few years ago about one of the men who fought to give us the freedoms we have in the country. On a trip through South Bend, Washington, I stopped to pay my respects to an old friend. Bob Bush owned […]

Homeward Bound

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172019
 

We spent five days in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli, touring the area for blog fodder and introducing people at libraries and stores to my books. But all good things must come to an end, and before we knew it was time to head home to Florida. We left Wednesday […]

Apr 212019
 

I have been a gun guy and a history buff for all my life, and over the years I have owned more guns than I can count. My first gun was an old Stevens Favorite trapdoor single shot .22 rifle I got when I was about eight years old. I got my first handgun, a […]

Soon, I Promise

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092019
 

I have received a number of emails and messages wanting to know when my new John Lee Quarrels book, Sweet Tea And Jesus, will be out. It’s with the final proofreader and I expect to get back from her at any time. As soon as she does, I will make any final corrections she pointed […]

Mar 122019
 

Note: This is an update from a story in my book Overlooked Florida – 30 Great Florida Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss! On a trip to the Florida Keys we stopped to pay a visit to an old time movie star. Sitting in a cradle at a small marina next to the Holiday Inn in Key […]

Jan 292019
 

I apologize for not having a blog yesterday. We had heavy rain that rolled through Central Florida for much of Saturday and Sunday, and our Spectrum internet and cable TV went out sometime mid-afternoon Sunday and it didn’t come back on until about 5 A.M. on Monday. Here is a blog about one of the […]