Slowly But Surely

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122023
 

We are making progress on our upcoming move, getting things packed and loaded into the cargo trailer slowly but surely. As I said in the blog the other day, it’s like the only way you can eat an elephant, one bite at a time. I’m amazed at how much we are able to cram into […]

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 222022
 

Note – This is a repost of a blog from our fulltime RVing days about some of our favorite two lane roads. Interstate highways make it quick and easy to get from Point A to Point B anywhere in the country. But what fun is that? A Denny’s or a Pilot truck stop in Tucson […]

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 […]

Handywoman

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042022
 

Our son Travis loves it when Dad comes to town, because he knows lots of projects around the house will get done. Not because I know how to do much besides get underfoot, but because Dad brings Mom with him. And as her T-shirt says, if Terry can’t fix it, we’re all screwed. Travis has […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242022
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I hope wherever and however you celebrate the day, you are with people who love you. When I think of what Thanksgiving is all about, I remember our first year as fulltime RVers. We were staying at an RV park in St. David, Arizona, a few miles from the Escapees RV Club’s […]

Moving With The Music

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232022
 

Note: This is a blog about a fascinating museum we discovered in our travels as fulltime RVers. We’re always looking for interesting places to visit and share with our readers, and we’ve found many wonderful and fascinating attractions while we’ve been poking around in every corner of America. But we’re always surprised at how many […]

Nov 012022
 

Halloween may be over, but how about a ghost story from our travels as fulltime RVers? The South is filled with ghost stories, and in tiny Carrollton, Alabama, we spent some time exploring one of them, a popular tale known as the Face in the Window. It all started when the Pickens County Courthouse burned […]

Roughing It Easy

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 122022
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, all of that time we spent dry camping over the years as fulltime RVers helped make it easier for us to get by after the power, internet, and cable TV went out in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Sure, it wasn’t the most fun we’ve had since we moved […]

Did You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112022
 

Just like a bad rash, or that annoying brother-in-law who keeps showing up to borrow your tools and never returns them, I’m back! Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you! I appreciate everybody’s patience while we’ve been offline for so long due to Hurricane Ian. Let me give you an update on […]

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 […]