Mar 312021
 

Stretching an impressive 140 miles along the Colorado River from the mouth of the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is impressive with its lakes of deep blue water, towering desert and mountain scenery, its wildlife, and its many outdoor activities. Covering 1.5 million acres, twice the size of Rhode Island, Lake Mead National […]

Jan 142021
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny‚Äôs or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

I Worked For It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232015
 

With 770,000 visitors last year, this blog generates a lot of e-mail. Usually around 100 a day. Much of it is from readers with comments and questions, which is always fun. But there is also a lot of trash. Besides the spam that slips through in spite of my filters, the never-ending forwards that I […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 4:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302009
 

Terry and I love this area around Traverse City, Michigan. It is absolutely gorgeous is the spring, summer, and fall, though we like to be long gone before the first snowflake falls. Having spent part of a winter here years ago while Miss Terry was being treated for cancer, I can tell you it’s no […]