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 […]

Seeing Some Results

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 112019
 

After reading a post a while back where I said I have lost 20+ pounds, some readers wanted to know what kind of diet I was on. I’m not on any formal diet, I have just stopped eating the junk food I love so much and cut back on snacks, stopped eating ice cream and […]

Dec 072018
 

The funeral services for our 41st President reminded me of our visit to the childhood home of his son, George W. Bush in Midland, Texas, where we learned about the early life of a boy who would become the son of a President of the United States, and then follow his father’s footsteps into the […]

Historic Camp Roberts

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032018
 

For centuries the land that now makes up Camp Roberts Military Reservation, a California National Guard post in central California, has been an encampment for Native Americans and soldiers serving a number of governments, from the Colonial Spaniards to Mexican troops to Americans soldiers who rode into battle on horseback or in tanks and helicopters. […]

Fuzzy But Functional

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092018
 

Thank you to everybody who left blog comments and sent emails or messages about the return of my back problems. I had a rough night and woke up yesterday morning about 8 AM with the pain back in full force. I really don’t like to take heavy-duty pain meds, but every medical person I know […]

Aug 062018
 

We are very familiar with Bowling Green, Kentucky because back when we were teaching at Life on Wheels one of our regular venues was at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. It’s a friendly small city with a lot to see and do in the area, including cave tours and the always popular National Corvette […]

Pearson Field

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082018
 

We got an unexpected bonus when we visited Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state and discovered one of America’s oldest operating airfields adjacent to the old fur trading outpost. The past met the future at Vancouver Barracks on September, 19, 1905, when Lincoln Beachey took off from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, […]

Father’s Day

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172018
 

My dad’s been gone for over 30 years now but I still think about him. Not just on Father’s Day, but every day. He was quite a guy and I’d love to be able sit down and talk to him again. He was part of the Greatest Generation who helped to push the Japanese out […]

The Things You See

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232018
 

I’ve heard it said many times that to be a good writer you have to be observant of the world around you, and I think that’s probably true. I’ve always been a people watcher. I can remember as a kid seeing someone at the grocery store or walking down the street or wherever, and making […]