Jan 112023
 

Note: Since all we have done the last few days is fill boxes in preparation for our move to Alabama, I thought I’d repost a blog about how far technology has come since we became fulltime RVers way back in 1999. No, we didn’t always have WiFi and cell phones that work as hotspots, and […]

Dec 192022
 

Note: This is a repost from December, 2015 that I think is just as appropriate today. When people ask me how I come up with all the plots I use in my mystery novels, I tell them I’m not really all that creative, I just write down what the voices in my head tell me […]

Dec 152022
 

I shared this story a few years ago, but a couple of readers have asked for it again. I have no idea what they intend to try to do from my example, but whatever it is, I don’t want to know. Okay, I know everybody deserves their fifteen minutes of fame. This is the story […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 9:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302022
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog post from 2014 that is just as true today, and may burst someone’s bubble, but it’s something they need to understand about the fulltime RV lifestyle. I get a lot e-mails and letters to the editor and see posts online from people with limited funds who want […]

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. […]

Sep 072022
 

Note: Terry had her second cataract surgery yesterday, but just like the first time, two weeks ago, the schedule got pushed back, and we were there longer than expected. This morning we have to be back in Titusville early for her post-op follow-up, so today, I am reposting a blog from our days as fulltime […]

Sunday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032022
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We purchased our first travel trailer in December and have […]

Orphans And POWs

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262022
 

Note: Nothing new to share with you today, so here is a repost of a blog from our fulltime RVing days about a visit to an interesting Kansas town. Yesterday was yet another busy day for us. We were up early again because there were several things we wanted to do in Concordia before we […]

I’m A Hugger

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 032021
 

Aside from all of the pain and suffering, social isolation, and even divisions among family members and broken friendships that COVID-19 has forced upon us, one of the worst things for me has been the lack of physical contact. You see, I’m a hugger. I’ve always beena tactile person, and as I get older, I […]

Port Townsend

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102021
 

Note: Here is another blog post from our days as fulltime RVers exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We spent yesterday exploring the picturesque and historic waterfront community of Port Townsend, Washington, at the very tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It’s one of our favorite towns in all of the Pacific Northwest. Settled in 1851, Port […]

None Of Our Business

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242021
 

When I was a youngster my dad used to say that “Kids today don’t know how good they have it.” I suspect he wasn’t the first one to say that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if George Washington’s father didn’t say something similar way back then. But I do have to say that a lot […]

May 252021
 

Note: We love the wild and beautiful Pacific Northwest coast and hope to return for a visit someday. In the meantime, here is a blog post about a fun day spent on the Oregon coast. While staying in Florence, we decided to drive to Newport to look at a couple of options there for our […]

The View Is The Same

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 022021
 

Note: This is a repost from a few years back that I think is just as appropriate today. In a thread on an online RV forum, a woman shared her excitement about her recent motorhome purchase and acknowledged that while the RV was older and small, it fits her needs. I posted a reply to […]

March Q&A

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 112021
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Help, Nick! We spent all of February at an RV park in Yuma, […]

Jan 192021
 

We have hitch itch, but since we are not able to travel due to the pandemic, I thought I’d occasionally share some of our previous adventures, such as exploring the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one of our favorite places. This is the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and on every back road we […]

Jan 092021
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from January, 2013. I thought we’d start your weekend off with a chuckle or two about what you may see in a campsite near you one of these days. We’ve seen some oddball RVs in our travels around the country, and if you’ve spent much time […]

Last Q&A Of The Year

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. When you had your RV, did you take the battery out over the […]

Morro Bay

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302020
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from our 2010 travels as fulltime RVers. Terry and I did a lot of exploring along the central coast yesterday, but rather than post one super long blog, I’ll break it up into two or three shorter blogs over the next few days, since the weather is […]

Sep 182020
 

Traveling around the country in a motorhome for over 18 years, we met a lot of people. Many of them were casual acquaintances, some became our close friends, while others were chance encounters, like ships passing in the night. But the one thing that always impressed me from coast to coast and border to border […]

Time For More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Our house is sold, we finally retired, and we are getting ready to […]