When we awoke this morning the temperatures where in the 70’s. The temperatures are really crazy in that they are constantly going up and down, never the same from day to day. Tonight, for instance we are supposed to be down in the 40’s again. Should be a pleasant night’s sleep.
Oh boy was breakfast great this morning! One of my favorites, a chili cheese omelette with ham and sausage with the usual glass of V8 and a couple of cups of coffee. Tummy full it was time to get going on the projects for today. Which were, well I can’t really remember. Oh yes, I needed to vacuum and clean the rugs.
So the answer came back from the warranty company, no go. I can’t really blame them because when they asked the RV service why the charge controller and solar panels needed to be replaced, they couldn’t give them a reason. They didn’t say something like There was an internal short in the controller, or The panels are cracked and no longer offer a full charge. They instead said something like Well we didn’t make them so we’re not sure what has happened. No, can’t blame the warranty company for denying the claim with an answer like that. Bottom line, since it is only a small 10 watt system I will eventually remove everything until I am ready to install a more robust system.
The rest of the day I spent working on our Tour of America 2019. The following are some of the preliminary highlights:
- we’ll visit 16 states beginning in Florida and ending in Arizona
- we’ll spend 3 to 4 months in Yuma, Arizona which will be our winter home
- we’ll travel the Natchez Trace from Natchez to Nashville with a stop in Vicksburg to visit the National Military Park and the Lower Mississippi River Museum
- we’ll stop in Nashville to visit The Grand Old Opry
- we’ll stop in Bowling Green, KY to visit the Corvette Museum and assembly line; The Historic Rail Park and Museum; and we’ll also plan a visit to Aviation Heritage Park
- we’ll visit the Ark and The Creation Museum in Lexington, KY
- we’ll stop in Ohio to visit the Cardboard Boat Museum and the Popcorn Museum and spend some time with my son Paul
- we’ll visit the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart
There’s lots more which we are in the process of planning. There will of course also be any number of historical sites and museums along the way. Bottom line we are just getting started in terms of putting our itinerary together for next year. No doubt there will be course corrections yet to come and I’m sure there will be unexpected twists and turns along the way. Be that as it may it is shaping up to be an interesting and exciting year.
In the afternoon the rains came. In buckets. The wind as well. Neither though lasted for long. As of now it is just a light rain with no wind. Ah well into every life a little rain must fall. Or so they say.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Thanks again for joining us as we traveled along side by side, hand in hand, singing our song. If there is one wish that I have for everyone it is that everyone can enjoy life to the fullest just like we are. I’ll bid everyone goodnight for now but before I go a thought for each of us to ponder:
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