October 31st, Wednesday -Preliminary Plans for 2019; One Awning Up

Ok, I knew it was too good to be true.  Back to a normal morning today, up by 6:00 am and time to turn the coffee on.  Then it was Marti’s turn to go for a walk, one thing you can say about him he is a regular dog.

Breakfast was simple but good, scrambled eggs with ham on the side, english muffin with peanut butter and strawberry jelly.  Add to this the usual glass of V-8 and a couple of cups of coffee and I was ready to start the day.

I started the day making phone calls to various doctors trying to set up an orthopedic appointment for my other knee.  The good news is there is a new program for veterans that in essence says if you can’t get an appointment with the veterans within thirty days we will arrange an outside provider for you.  Guess what?  They can not get me an appointment before mid January at the VA facility in Tampa, so the plan is to send me to

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the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Ocala.  I’ve gotten a lot of excellent feedback about the Center so I’m hoping this is really going to come to pass.

After that Barbara and I got our heads together and started planning our preliminary route for 2019.  We’ll start out at the Space Center; then go to St. Augustine; move across the Florida Panhandle to an Escapees Park outside of Mobile, AL; from there it will be on to New Orleans; up the Natchez Trace to Vicksburg; then it will be on to Nashville; next up will be Lexington, KY; and – well you get the idea.  We had planned to spend the winter at the home base park for Escapees in TX until that is we found out just how cold it gets there during November through March.  One person we talked to stated that their water and sewer hoses froze last year.  Nope, not for us.  As of now we are looking in the vicinity of Yuma, AZ.  We’ll find a winter home sooner or later.

Now about those pesky awnings that have been begging to be put up.  Well, it’s taking a lot longer than I ever imagined making me believe I’m losing my handyman touch.  Yet, finally, at least one is up.  I wanted to share a picture with you but Verizon is almost non-existent here in the park.  Hence, we seldom have internet and thus we cannot up or download pictures.  When I can I will let you see what we’ve done.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Thanks again for joining us as we traveled along, hand in hand, singing our song.  Tomorrow we’ll be back on the road, at least for part of the day.  Maybe we’ll even have time to get another awning up, time will tell.  I’ll say goodnight for now but before going here is a thought for all of us to ponder:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before


One thought on “October 31st, Wednesday -Preliminary Plans for 2019; One Awning Up

  1. Next year’s plans sound great. We’ve heard and read about Natchez Trace and I’ve wanted to do it, but I may need to enjoy it through you two. Have a safe trip tomorrow wherever you’re headed.


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