Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102021
 

The last few days have been very hectic, and I’ve been trying to play catch up and not succeeding all that well. But I’ll try to bring you up to date. We went out to dinner with friends Thursday evening at a place called Riptide’s here in Edgewater. It’s always been very popular, but to […]

Oct 032021
 

Longtime reader Gerri Poth Beckman and her hubby John are spending some time in our old stomping grounds, the White Mountains of Arizona. Before we went on the road as fulltime RVers, Terry and I lived there and I published the weekly newspaper. The White Mountains are also the setting for my Big Lake mystery […]

A Rough Few Days

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272021
 

It’s been a rough few days for us, which is why I have been re-posting old blogs about our travels as fulltime RVers for the last couple of days. But I do that occasionally anyhow because lots of new readers missed all of those travels and tell me they like hearing about them. And some […]

Why Would You Do That?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212021
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from someone telling me that they are in New England and asking if I knew of any RV parks close to the ocean in the Boston area that would have vacancies on such short notice. I replied that with Hurricane Henri headed that way that the last place I would […]

The Little Things

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182021
 

A while back Terry and I were at Lowe’s in Port Orange, Florida, and as I was opening the door of our Pacifica for Terry, I noticed an elderly lady with a flatbed cart with a case of bottled water parked near us. So once Terry was in the van, I walked over to ask […]

A Day In The Life

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102021
 

A while back a blog reader said that he would be interested in reading about how I go about writing my books and I replied that if enough other people were interested, I might put something together to share. The response was pretty good, so I thought I would give you a typical day in […]

Aug 092021
 

I am very pleased with the progress of my newest book, Big Lake Shootout. I released it Friday, and yesterday afternoon it was #3,602 of all of the millions of Kindle books on Amazon, #95 on Amazon’s top 100 Hot New Release list for mysteries, and #33 in the top 100 for police procedurals. Thank […]

Slug Bug Ranch

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082021
 

Any fan of old Route 66, or anyone who has ever traveled through the Texas Panhandle on Interstate 40, is familiar with Cadillac Ranch, a collection of vintage Cadillacs buried nose down in the earth on the south side of the highway. Generations of travelers have stopped to look at the old cars and adorn […]

I’m Confused

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052021
 

I needed to get a bunch of 1/4 inch neoprene washers to go between the wingnuts and the polycarbonate hurricane panels, so I went to our local hardware store yesterday and told the young man working there that I needed 130 of them. He led me to the aisle where they keep things like that […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022021
 

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. We went to two of your Gypsy Journal rallies and really enjoyed them, […]

The Right Time

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012021
 

Who decides when it’s the right time for anything? I’ve heard people say that they are waiting for the right time to have children, or to retire and hit the road as fulltime RVers, or to hang up the keys and get off the road. But when is the right time? I think it’s different […]

Thousand Trails Advice

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232021
 

A longtime reader contacted me yesterday saying they are considering a Thousand Trails campground membership and asking me for my thoughts on the matter. Thousand Trails is like any other membership campground system. If you use it, it can be a good deal, and if you don’t, it’s a waste of time and money. We […]

Are You Serious?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192021
 

I get a lot of e-mails every day from people asking questions about my books, RVing, or life in general. Many times I share those questions here in the blog if I think they would be of interest to other readers. But sometimes I get an e-mail asking me something and I have to scratch […]

It’s Just Us Again

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112021
 

We had to get up early yesterday morning, something I never like doing. And especially not for the reason we were up. We had to take our daughter Tiffany to the airport in Daytona Beach so she could catch a flight home to Arizona. When we were fulltime RVers and would come to visit, I […]

Bus Conversion Project

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032021
 

Several readers have asked me if I could share any pictures or information about the bus that Terry and I converted and lived in for over 8 1/2 years as fulltime RVers. At one time I had a series of blog posts about the bus, but in moving from different web hosts, they disappeared somewhere […]

May 312021
 

I have shared some of this information before, but after yesterday’s blog question about difficulties finding camping sites, I thought it was a good time to rerun this blog post. I’ll warn you ahead of time, it’s a long blog because there is a lot to cover, but I think you will find it worth […]

The Gang’s All Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 292021
 

Our son Travis and his wife Geli arrived on Wednesday evening from Alabama, and then yesterday, daughter Tiffany flew in from Arizona. I can’t tell you how much we love having our kids here. With one living in the east and one living out west, plus all the years we spent traveling around the country […]

Do The Zoo

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 242021
 

I saw an article online yesterday saying that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC will reopen to the public on July 24. There is so much to see and do in our nation’s capital that we’ve never made time for that, but maybe we should someday. Do any of you go to zoos locally, or in […]

May 192021
 

In Saturday’s blog I shared with you that I had purchased a new Kodak PixPro WPZ2 waterproof digital camera, but I was disappointed to discover that the battery was bad when it arrived on Friday afternoon. As I said in that blog, I called Kodak’s customer service number and they were closed for the weekend, so […]

Terry Can Fix Anything

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182021
 

A while back one of the hinges on the drop-down front of my desk’s keyboard drawer broke. It was just cheap pot metal, and Terry was able to Mickey Mouse it together for a little while to give us time to search for a new set of hinges. And as always, Amazon came through for […]