Feb 152024
 

More than once I have joked that I come from a long line of horse thieves, card sharks, shady ladies, and other assorted riffraff. I’ve always claimed that in jest, but it appears I wasn’t that far off the mark. I’ve always been interested in history, so I guess it was natural I would be […]

Whodunit?

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242024
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me, working on Big Lake Accident, which will be the 24th book in my Big Lake small town mystery series. I was able to get another chapter done, and then more than half of a second chapter, for a total of about 3,500 words. Not my most prolific […]

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 […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

Jul 112019
 

I love hearing from blog readers, and in an average week I will get well over 100 personal emails. Many of those emails have questions about RVing or other things I’ve written about, and I’m always happy to answer to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I try to refer […]

Jan 222019
 

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 […]

Jumping Joe

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232018
 

We have always loved exploring small town museums and have spent many delightful hours doing so over the years. Maybe it’s some kind of voyeurism to be able to look into the lives of people you never knew, in a community you’ve never been to before. We always come away feeling like we know some […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282018
 

After my newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, came out on Thursday of last week, I planned to take the weekend off and then get started on the next John Lee Quarrels book on Monday. But that didn’t happen, and I blame Miss Terry. I love all kinds of research, and one of my favorites is […]

Rich To The Rescue

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032018
 

In a blog post the other day titled Finally Got It Wet, I wrote about our first outing with our Bennington pontoon boat. I also shared that while our time on the water was very nice, we ran into a problem once we had the boat loaded onto the scissor trailer and inside our garage. […]

Busy Doing Nothing

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092017
 

I spent most of yesterday being very busy doing not much of anything at all, if that makes any sense. If you’ve ever been an employer, you know what I’m talking about because you’ve probably seen employees do that more than once. I had written the first chapter of my next John Lee Quarrels book […]

Apr 072017
 

I loved history even back when I was a young boy in school, and I was always asking questions. So many questions that I think I frustrated my teachers sometimes. I remember once when I asked two or three questions about whatever the lesson was that day, my teacher told me that I had a […]

Apr 032017
 

I got an email yesterday from a someone who has only been RVing for about three months and was incensed because they went to a campground here in Florida and discovered it was completely full due to spring break and some big local festival that was going on at the same time. The campground owner […]

Kissing Cousins?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122016
 

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I used to go to family reunions just to pick up girls. But hey, if it happens it happens, right? I know, you’re asking yourself what the heck this has to do with RVing but trust me, I’ll get there. And even if I don’t, remember that […]

Ahoy And All That

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272016
 

Cousin Rocky is one of those guys who is interested in all kinds of things and always has a lot of irons in the fire. He was a private pilot, he’s a musician, he’s into astronomy, history, genealogy, and probably a lot of other stuff I don’t know about. Rocky is also an accomplished sailor […]

Thunderboomers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232016
 

Miss Terry wanted me to thank everybody for all of your wonderful birthday wishes in the blog, on Facebook, in e-mails, and even in telephone calls yesterday. You all made her feel very special. We started Terry’s birthday by staying in bed and snuggling yesterday morning. Unless we have to be on the road or […]

Alone But Never Lonely

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142016
 

I hear from a lot of new and wannabe RVers who are single and wondering how well they will fit into the RV lifestyle. Some are worried that they will be a third wheel alone among a community of traveling couples. Not at all! I don’t think you could find any more accepting and welcoming […]

She’s At It Again!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272015
 

If you think Miss Terry is a happy camper, you’re right. With the mailing out of the way, it’s weaving time. It’s been too long since she’s had time to work on her loom so she spent yesterday warping a new project onto her loom that’s she’s been looking forward to getting busy on. When […]

Windy!

 Posted by at 2:50 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092013
 

The weatherman had been predicting a cooling trend with heavy winds across Arizona yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The breeze was stiff all morning, and about noon it really began to pick up. I was glad we didn’t have our big patio awning out! The wind increased all afternoon and the news was reporting […]

Milk And Cookie Time

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242012
 

Well, the big night we’ve all waited for is almost here! Santa’s elves are loading his sleigh right now up at the North Pole and he’ll be hitching up his reindeer any time now. Have you been naughty or nice? Last year on this day, Miss Terry made up a fresh batch of her delicious […]