Well, I Did It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232021
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us, but we still made time for a half-hour of morning snuggling when we first woke up. We try to do this the first thing every morning and again at night before we go to sleep, and it’s very seldom that we miss the opportunity. Some people say that […]

And The Rains Came

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122021
 

I’ve mentioned a couple of times in the blog that rainfall totals for our area of Central Florida are way down this year. We have something like a 5 inch deficit where we are, midway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. So we have definitely been needing some rain, and we got some yesterday. In […]

Tragedy At Terra Mar

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032021
 

We love our little community of Terra Mar Village, here on the Intracoastal Waterway halfway between Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach. It’s nothing fancy, but we have access to the water and amenities that include two swimming pools, a clubhouse, boat launch, and a 300-foot fishing pier. Not to mention a lot of nice neighbors. […]

Stealth Rockets?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142020
 

We live on the central Florida coast, just about exactly halfway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. If you have been reading the blog for very long, you have seen our pictures of rocket launches that we take from our yard, or sometimes from our private fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway. I was never […]

A Launch Is Coming!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202020
 

No, not a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was supposed to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites on Thursday but the launch was scrubbed due to strong currents that would make it difficult for the company’s rocket landing platform to hold its position in the Atlantic Ocean. There was talk of […]

Aug 072020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Sep 122018
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Well Darn It!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082018
 

Just about the time I thought I was back to normal, or whatever passes for normal with me, my darn back is out again. We stayed up late to watch the launch of the SpaceX “block 5” Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off at 1:18 AM Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral. A little while later, […]

We Have Visitors!

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

A few days ago in a blog titled The Snowbirds Are Back, I shared a picture of a pair of ospreys that return to the same tree across the street from our house to nest every year. They can be noisy, but we always enjoy watching them as they raise their little ones and get […]

We Are Family

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272018
 

I have no idea how accurate it is, if at all, but yesterday someone told me about an app called We’re Related from Ancestry.com that is supposed to tell you the probability of any famous people you might be related to. Just for the heck of it, I gave it a try and was surprised […]

Jan 212018
 

One of the many things we like about living here is that we are only about 25 miles from Cape Canaveral and we can watch the rocket launches from our yard or down at our private fishing pier. A couple of nights ago they launched an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a missile-detecting satellite, and in […]

Kites And Rockets

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my son Travis happy birthday. I’m sorry we can’t be there to spend the day together, but it was great seeing you and Geli last week. Happy birthday, Travis. I love you and I am very, very proud of you. I was a single dad, […]

Exit Strategies

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182014
 

Note: This is an update on a blog about hanging up the keys that first ran in the blog in November, 2010. The time comes for all fulltimers when illness, advancing age, changing interests, family needs, or some other reason causes us to make the decision to hang up the keys. Some fulltime RVers enter […]

Feb 182013
 

Saturday night was very cold and I don’t think it got much over the high 50s yesterday. So it was a good day for staying home and writing. So that’s what I did, knocking out about 4,000 words in my current work in progress. It was one of those perfect writing days when the words […]

Feb 062013
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. We were up and out the door early (at least for us) and drove about 70 miles east to Titusville. We really like this laid back little town, home to Cape Canaveral and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and we keep saying that somewhere (way) down the […]