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 […]

A Paddling Day

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212022
 

Yesterday was the last full day for our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny to be with us, and since it was one of the few nice days weather-wise while they have been here, we decided to introduce them to kayaking. You might think that people who live in Arizona don’t have enough water to go […]

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, […]

Mar 072021
 

I went down a rabbit hole of research yesterday while trying to clarify some information about divorce laws in the early part of the 20th century for my new Tinder Street book. I knew that divorce was frowned upon back then, but never realized just how much of a stigma it placed on somebody. Ending […]

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 […]

Feb 202021
 

Miss Terry and I love our Old Town Predator kayaks. While they are not the fastest kayaks on the water, they are strong and stable, and easy to maneuver. When we bought the kayaks, we also bought a Boonedox T-Bone Bed Extender to make it easier to carry them in the back of our short-bed […]

Jan 272021
 

Terry and I have been paddling kayaks for a long time now. We started out with rotomold Native Watercraft kayaks, which we carried in the back of our Ford van when we were fulltime RVing. We use them everywhere from lakes and rivers in the Midwest to the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272020
 

I mentioned a few days ago that I had done an interview with Jim and Chris Guld from the Geeks on Tour about self-publishing. It will air on their YouTube channel today at 2 PM Eastern time and you can watch it at this link. It was a fun interview and I think you might […]

Mister Goodwrench

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172019
 

Are you sitting down? If not, I suggest you do so before you read on. And I don’t really recommend drinking anything hot or cold while you read the blog today, either. These announcements are made for your own safety. Back in November, 2017, Terry and I bought a pair of Old Town Predator kayaks […]

In A Pinch

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202019
 

Many years ago there was a TV commercial about weight loss or fitness or some such nonsense where a very good looking, very fit male or female actor would grab their very tight abdomen between their thumb and finger and ask, “Can you pinch an inch?” Are you kidding me? At my best the most […]

Mar 162019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said that my cousin Beverly had never seen an alligator in the wild. She’s only lived in two other states in her life, Ohio and Arizona, neither of which are prime gator habitat. But this is Florida, baby, and any body of water bigger than a birdbath probably has an alligator […]

And The Winner Is…

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142018
 

In a blog post a few weeks ago titled What To Do? What To Do?, I said I was trying to decide whether to buy my wife’s husband a red Mustang fastback or a pontoon boat for Valentine’s Day. Apparently not everybody gets my sense of humor or could read between the lines, because three different […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year everybody! I hope this year brings you lots of love, health, happiness, and adventure. I always think of the first day of a new year like I’m opening a new book full of blank pages. I wonder what those pages will hold this time next year? In yesterday’s blog I told you […]

Just Hanging Around

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312017
 

Can you believe it’s the last day of the year already? I am amazed at how quickly 2017 went by. They say that time goes fast when you’re having fun, and we sure have had a lot of that. Of course, they also say that time speeds up as you get older, and there’s no […]