If We Get Hit

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232022
 

It seems like in the last few days, I have had a lot of people worried about us being here on Florida’s Central Coast during hurricane season, based on the number of e-mails I have received from people telling me that it’s supposed to be an active year for hurricanes and wondering what our plans […]

Jul 042022
 

In just about every house I lived in before we became fulltime RVers back in 1999, I had a ceiling fan over the bed in my bedroom. I always like to have some air movement at night, which was something I really missed in our motorhomes when we were traveling. When we hung up the […]

Oh, Those Girls!

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
May 282022
 

The temperature here in Show Low, in Arizona’s White Mountains, is a lot nicer than it was during the week we spent down in the Mesa/Apache Junction area. It has been at least 20 degrees cooler every day. It being a holiday weekend, a lot of people are coming up here to escape the blast […]

Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 092022
 

I have to give my ever-patient wife credit, because for the last few days she’d have had better company and more help around the house from a mannequin. I have stopped taking the Delta 8 during the day, only using it at bedtime. Otherwise, the Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of my back […]

Apr 272022
 

We were up early yesterday morning because we had an appointment for Wilkie’s Pest Control to come by and do their quarterly spraying. If you live in Florida, you have a “bug man” because if you don’t, all kinds of critters will find their way inside your house. Wilkie’s is a family-owned business that has […]

It’s A New World

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292022
 

I already know that I’m an old fart, but sometimes that message is driven home in ways that I don’t expect. I’ve shared stories with you before about my days in the car sales business, and while that only lasted a year or so, I learned an awful lot about not only the industry but […]

February Q&A

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152022
 

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. Last year I bought your USB drive with all the back issues of […]

Hello There, Ted

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232021
 

Last week when Terry and I were having dinner at a local seafood restaurant, she noticed the label on a bottle of wine on display and said it reminded her of the artwork of Ted DeGrazia. That brought back a lot of memories for me. If you’re not into Southwestern art or haven’t lived in […]

Dec 102021
 

Yesterday morning we were up early, or at least early for us, and busy all day. Because I write late into the evening sometimes and don’t post my blog until after midnight, we seldom get to bed before 2 AM, and seldom get up before 10 AM. But yesterday we were up at 8:30 because […]

How Do You Holiday?

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232021
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from November of 2017 that I think a lot of my RVing readers will still find interesting.  This time of year I always seem to get a lot of emails and see a lot of comments on social media from new fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds wondering […]

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, […]