Mar 092021
 

When we tell people that we were fulltime RVers, one question they frequently ask us is what is our favorite place in the country. That’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite. We have so many “favorites” that I could never choose just one. One winter Terry and I made our first visit […]

It’s Big!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202020
 

Terry has been a bit under the weather the last few days, but that did not stop her from finishing weaving this beautiful blanket she made for our granddaughter Destiny. It is 100% pure Shetland wool and big, measuring 52×80 inches before the finishing and final processing. I love the colors and patterns. This was […]

Just Taking Up Space

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192020
 

I did not get a lot accomplished yesterday except for a teleconference with a nurse practitioner from Dr. Creamer’s office, the doctor that did my RF nerve ablations. They were done six months ago today, and it was a follow-up to see how I am doing. I told her the difference is amazing from how […]

Dec 182020
 

As I’ve said before, during my days publishing small town newspapers I always enjoyed a good relationship with the local law enforcement community. At least for the most part. There was one exception that I will talk about some other time. Sometimes this resulted in some wild adventures. I was doing a ride along with […]

Dec 172020
 

As I said before, I have used a headset microphone to dictate my books for a long time, and a while back I decided I needed to upgrade so I purchased a Blue Yeti Nano standalone microphone. It took a couple of attempts to get it set up properly and it works, although it’s not […]

A Race And A Freebie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242020
 

I have never been into team sports, but I do occasionally enjoy watching a boxing match, and while I don’t care about NASCAR, I always try to watch at least part of the annual Indianapolis 500. Not so much for the racing itself, but the traditions that go along with it. Who can forget the […]

Old Betsy Comes Home

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212020
 

The historic town of Fremont, Ohio, located 35 miles southeast of Toledo, has many interesting things to see, from beautiful old homes and quaint shops to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, a complex of several buildings related to the life and presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Built […]

Overnight RV Parking

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 112020
 

I received this from Jim O’Briant at Overnight RV Parking last night and wanted to share it here because I know many of my blog readers belong to it. This is a very generous gesture on their part and something that reminds us that even in the darkness, there is always someone to light a […]

Marblehead Lighthouse

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
May 092020
 

Standing regally on a point of land at the entrance to Ohio’s Sandusky Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse has guided ships and sailors safely along the rocky shoreline of Lake Erie for nearly 185 years. Noted for its beauty by artists and photographers, this grand old structure is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes, […]

Venturing Out

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 082020
 

They announced on the news the other night that they are doing free tests for the COVID-19 antibody at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, which is about 28 miles from our home. This test is not to see if you have an active case of the virus, but rather if you have already had it. Doctors […]

I Am A Racist

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 072020
 

My Mama didn’t raise me this way, and I know my Dad must be very disappointed in me, but it turns out I’m a racist. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in myself when I got the news yesterday. I honestly never knew. This apparently stems from yesterday’s blog, when I mentioned a […]

Feb 012020
 

When Terry and I got married we both owned three-bedroom homes. I sold my house and moved into hers, and a lot of what I moved into her place sat in a spare bedroom and the garage. Between us, we had more stuff than we’d ever need. Eighteen months later, when we decided to become […]

Play Stupid Games

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302020
 

My son Travis has a saying that I have appropriated from him more than once – Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Basically, it means that when people do stupid things they should not be surprised at the negative results. But, of course, we all know they are. Here are a couple of recent examples […]

It Was A Very Good Day

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 132019
 

When I offered to take Miss Terry out for dinner yesterday in honor of Mother’s Day, I already knew that she would tell me no. Terry doesn’t like a big fuss made over her, and her idea of a good day is to spend it at home with the people she loves. And it was […]

Cajun Invasion

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
May 122019
 

Several years ago when we were staying at the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails preserve we were invaded by stinkbugs. If you are unfamiliar with these nasty little critters, consider yourself lucky. They seem to be able to find their way into every little nook and cranny of a home or RV, and once you get […]

Who Makes The Rules?

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
May 112019
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog from a few years ago that covers some questions I get quite often. Okay, the question of the day is, who makes the rules? I never get invited to the meetings when whatever secret society it is that determines such things get together, but apparently there is […]

Love Is In The Air

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 102019
 

And on the windshield, and the hood, and the bumper, and the grill. No, we’re not talking about some kind of wild orgy where people are doing the nasty anywhere they can. This is an orgy of love bugs, a phenomenon that anybody in Florida is familiar with. It happens every year, in the spring […]

Our Own Crazy Days

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 092019
 

The third book in my Big Lake mystery series is called Crazy Days In Big Lake, and as the title implies, there was a lot going on in that little mountain town and everybody seemed to have gone crazy. Neighbors were threatening each other with violence, eco-protestors were on the march, flower children were camping […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182018
 

My newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, is moving right along through the pre-production stages. Terry finished the initial editing and proofreading on Saturday, and yesterday I finished making all of the corrections she suggested. Then I sent it off to my second proofreader. She’s usually pretty quick, and as soon as I get back from […]

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 […]