All Kinds Of Birds

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 282022
 

If you are a bird watcher or just enjoy all kinds of wildlife, our home on Florida’s central Atlantic Coast is a great place to be. From alligators, dolphins, and manatees, along with all kinds of fish, the Intracoastal Waterway 800 yards from our house is loaded with marine life. And when it comes to […]

Cataracts And Kayaks

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292022
 

A week or so ago, I mentioned that Terry’s eye doctor said it’s about time to consider cataract surgery for her. We knew it was coming, and she’s been wanting to get it over with, but just needed to wait for the doctor to give the okay. She had an appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute in […]

Jun 262022
 

You can tell it’s summertime in Florida because doctors are warning people to drink plenty of water and stay inside until November 2nd. No, seriously, it’s so hot that I have been leaving the toilet seat up just to get those icy stares from Miss Terry when she splashes down in the middle of the […]

Scrap That Plan

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142022
 

Last week my buddy Jesse and I decided that yesterday we and our ladies would take the pontoon boat out on the Intracoastal Waterway for a day of cruising and fishing. But since the wind was blowing at about 15 miles an hour for most of the day, and the high temperature only got up […]

Not Worth The Risk

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102022
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you that we had gotten my pontoon boat out of the garage and onto the scissor trailer in anticipation of taking my daughter and granddaughter out on the water when they get here, as well as enjoying some fishing. The boat comes with two batteries, though it only needs one […]

We Have Been Busy

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 092022
 

My daughter Tiffany and her daughter Destiny will be here in just a few days, and in the meantime, Terry and I have been very busy trying to get some things wrapped up before they arrive. So in today’s blog I will try to bring you up to date. I mentioned the other day that […]

Dec 312021
 

I have shared many pictures here in the blog of the Indian River, aka the Intracoastal Waterway, taken from our fishing pier or when we were out on our kayaks or the pontoon boat. All of this is part of the Mosquito Lagoon, which offers some of the best fishing in the world. The other […]

$1 Million

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112021
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about setting goals and said that I would be achieving a goal I had worked toward for quite a while now sometime yesterday, and that I would tell you about it today. I hope you don’t think I’m bragging, but it’s something I have looked forward to for a long […]

We Love The Water

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292021
 

Yesterday was a rough day here on the central Florida coast, with lots of rain and wind, thunder and lightning, and even a tornado warning. At one point a funnel cloud was spotted about five miles from our house, but fortunately it didn’t touch down. All in all, it was a good day to stay home […]

May 092021
 

Friday night the weatherman on the Channel 6 news out of Orlando said that yesterday (Saturday) was probably going to be our last good day in terms of temperature before summer hits us hard. Usually, from mid-to-late May until November, the temperatures here on the Central Coast of Florida are in or near the 90s, […]

Neighbors I Never Knew

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242021
 

We live in a friendly little subdivision called Terra Mar Village on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. While it’s not a 55+ community like so many here in Florida, and there are some families with children, most of the neighbors we’ve met are in the 50+ age range. Besides two […]

A Water Play Day

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052021
 

I know that I said in yesterday’s blog that I hoped to knock out a couple more chapters in my new Tinder Street book, but that didn’t happen. The weatherman said we are looking at the last few decent days we may be able to expect for a long time, with temperatures supposed to be […]

Stuck On A Sandbar

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282021
 

Our neighbor Jesse Bolton came over the other day and reconfigured some of the changes he made to the kayak trailer, lowering the front bar so that the kayaks sit fairly flat and are easier to load back in from the water. So Friday, Miss Terry and I decided we should give it a try […]

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 […]

Aug 022019
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from April, 2015 on a topic I still hear a lot about from new or wannabe be fulltimers. I get a lot of e-mails from people who are just getting into the fulltime RV lifestyle and have questions about everything from which state to chose as […]

A Twofer

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062017
 

Yesterday I crossed two things off of my bucket list at the same time. Don’t tell me I don’t know how to multitask! I’ve caught lots of fish in my time; from docks, from boats, from shore, and a few years ago on an RV trip to Atlantic City, North Carolina, from a pier in […]

Yes, More Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062017
 

This is the fourth collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk about today. In case you didn’t know, potpourri is defined as 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous […]