A Denver Day

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042023
 

Note: We spent most of yesterday unpacking boxes and working on getting our offices ready to get back to work, so I don’t have anything new to tell you about today. So instead, I am reposting a blog from our days as fulltime RVers about a day spent playing tourist in Denver, Colorado. Yesterday we […]

Jan 222023
 

It’s taken longer to get internet service at our new place in Alabama than we expected, but we finally did, and I wanted to post a blog to let you all know we are still alive and kicking, even if barely. I say barely because Terry and I have both come down with nasty colds […]

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 […]

Jan 082023
 

When I mentioned in my blog a few weeks ago that we were going to be making a major change in our lives, I didn’t want to jinx the deal by telling everybody what was happening until we were sure everything was going to go through and we would actually close on our house in […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152022
 

Even though we never left the house except for me going out to the mailbox in the afternoon and taking out the trash in the evening, we had a very busy day at home yesterday. I started out by answering a bunch of e-mails, including some that apparently came in during our trip that got […]

Making Room

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162022
 

As I’ve said before, when we moved out of our 320 square foot diesel pusher motorhome and into our 1750 square foot house with an attached 1100 square foot garage, Terry and I both wondered what we would do with all of that space. And as I’ve also said before, it didn’t take us very […]

Mar 152022
 

Note: I was busy writing all day and time got away, so here is a repost of a blog about a historic fort we visited in our travels as fulltime RVers. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio is serene. Canoes navigate the water below, squirrels scamper along […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062022
 

Note: This is a repost from 2011, when fuel prices were spiking and people were asking me what the future held for us and other fulltime RVers. While the numbers have changed, as they have for anything we spend money on, the reality is still the same. And as we have seen with every dramatic […]

Antique Extravaganza

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202022
 

Three times a year, in January, February, and November, Renninger’s Promotions hosts their Antiques and Collector’s Extravaganza at their huge open-air facility in Mount Dora, Florida, and it’s an event we always enjoy attending. We didn’t make it to any of their shows last year because of COVID, and my daughter and granddaughter were visiting […]

Newport Bayfront

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192022
 

Note: Here is a blog from our days as fulltime RVers, about one of our favorite places on the magnificent Oregon coast.  We love wandering around the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. If we ever hang up the keys and decide to settle down in the Pacific Northwest, this would be the place. U.S. Highway 101 […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252022
 

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 were just at the Tampa RV show, the first one we have […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172021
 

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. My brother owns a farm and uses agricultural diesel fuel for his equipment. […]

I Have Found Me A Home

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182021
 

Note: This is a blog from five years ago today when we announced a major change in our lifestyle. At that time we thought we would continue to travel in our motorhome part of the year, but as it turned out that didn’t happen for a variety of reasons, among them problems with the RV […]

Fog, Weed, And Rain

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092021
 

Note: Yesterday was a very long, very busy day and I am just too worn out to write, so here is a blog from our RV  travels down Interstate 5 from Oregon to California in 2015. It was a long day on the road for us, 262 miles, from Sutherlin, Oregon to Redding, California. We’ve […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Main Dish
Sep 302021
 

Well, my latest book, Ka-Bar Karma, is out and doing well on Amazon, and I’ve goofed off as long as I can so it’s time to get back to work. As I said a while back, the normal progression of my writing schedule would be to write the fourth book in my Tinder Street series […]

Another Book Done!

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112021
 

Before I do anything else today, I do want to remember the tragedies of September 11th, 2001. I don’t think any of us will ever forget where we were when we heard the news about the first airplane hitting one of the Twin Towers. We were in our motorhome in Traverse City, Michigan, where Terry […]

Five Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My sister and her husband had been displaced by Hurricane Ida and we’re letting them […]