Nick’s Blog

Here We Go Again

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082022
 

Hurricane season in Florida is officially from June through November, but in the six years we have lived here on the Central Coast, halfway between Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach, we have never seen one after mid-October. So, with October in our rearview mirror, we breathed a sigh of relief. But it looks like we […]

Busting Clays

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072022
 

Even though it isn’t politically correct to a lot of people these days, I grew up around guns and was taught to shoot at a very early age. But not before I was taught gun safety. Besides being an excellent shot, my dad was a hard taskmaster when it came to carelessness with firearms, and […]

Still Not Rich

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062022
 

Well, as you can see, I didn’t win the big Powerball jackpot last night because I am still here spreading joy and sunshine this morning. I did win $7, which is not all that great of a return on the $20 I spent on tickets. But honestly, that’s okay. If I were to become suddenly […]

A Good Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052022
 

I have been busy trying to make up for lost time, and I hit the ground running yesterday and didn’t stop until about 7:30, when Terry couldn’t hold dinner any longer. But it was worth it because it was a good writing day for me. After a light breakfast of an asiago cheese bagel and […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042022
 

You can tell winter is on the way here in Florida when the colors of the license plates start to change. That’s right, the snowbirds are coming. About this time every year I hear from RVers who are going into a panic because they can’t find a campground here in the Sunshine State. Especially any […]

Nov 032022
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from our days as fulltime RVers. In the small west Texas town of Pecos, we toured the West of the Pecos Museum, a place I’ve wanted to visit for years, and I’m glad we finally made the time to do so. Housed in the old Orient Hotel, […]

Nov 022022
 

My dad used to always tell me that you should try to learn something new every day, and he said you know that you have really accomplished something in life when you reach the age that your children can teach you something new. I guess I’m there, because while we were visiting my son Travis […]

Nov 012022
 

Halloween may be over, but how about a ghost story from our travels as fulltime RVers? The South is filled with ghost stories, and in tiny Carrollton, Alabama, we spent some time exploring one of them, a popular tale known as the Face in the Window. It all started when the Pickens County Courthouse burned […]

Oct 312022
 

Today being Halloween, let’s talk about jack-o’-lanterns. We’ve all seen them, and we’ve probably all carved at least one or two in our lifetimes. But while we were visiting our son Travis and his wife Geli in Alabama last week, we saw something that you’ve probably never seen before. A completely new twist on carving […]

Getting Caught Up

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302022
 

After spending eight nights at our son’s house in Alabama, as well as a night going and a night coming home in hotels, it sure was good to sleep in our own bed Friday night! So good that I think we both went into a sleep coma as soon as our heads hit the pillows, […]

We Are Home

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292022
 

We are home after spending a week with our son Travis and his wife Geli at their home in Alabama. Tonight I will give you a quick overview of our trip, but I will tell you about some of the things we did while we were there over the next few days. On Tuesday, the […]

Ready To Roll

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182022
 

The batteries in all of our security cameras are charged up, I managed to get our Ring doorbell system back working again after it went haywire during the hurricane, the house sitter has the keys, the truck is loaded, and we are ready to roll. Terry has a follow-up appointment with her doctor at the […]

Time For Q&A

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172022
 

How about some questions from blog readers to start your week? Q. After riding out Hurricane Ian, would you do the same thing if/when another hurricane hits your area? A. It would depend on the situation. If it was a major storm coming in directly off the Atlantic, we would probably leave. But the folks […]

It Was A Great Day

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162022
 

Thank you, everybody, for all of the birthday greetings in the blog comments, emails, text messages, phone calls, and on Facebook. I tried to acknowledge each one individually, but there were literally hundreds of them, so many I was overwhelmed. But I read every one of them, and you really touched this old man’s heart. […]

Oct 152022
 

I think it was about a year ago that I was in love with a little red-haired girl named Linda who sat next to me in third grade. Six months ago, I was a young soldier home on leave from Army Basic Training and proud to show off my uniform and my National Defense Ribbon. […]

Something New

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142022
 

I figured by now you’re probably tired of hearing about our adventures in Hurricane Ian and the aftermath. It’s kind of like old people talking about their medical issues. Nobody really cares, right? So today, let’s talk about something new. Namely, medical issues. Last week Terry had a CT scan at the Mayo Clinic in […]

Bad Day For Boaters

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 132022
 

It was a bad day for boaters when Hurricane Ian paid us a visit. Not as bad as it was for people over on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where hundreds, if not thousands, of boats were destroyed or damaged, but it was still rough here on the Intracoastal Waterway. This big sailboat broke loose […]