November 26th, Monday – The Rains and The Temperature Came Down, Big Time; Christmas Cheer; A New Neighbor and War Stories

We awoke this morning to overcast skies, mild temperatures and winds a plenty.  Overall not a bad way to start the day.  Things, though, were going to go down hill real quick.  Yet, for the time being it was not a bad day.

Great breakfast this morning of cheese potatoes, fried spam, juice and a couple of mugs of coffee.  Yummy and tummy filling as always.  I never grow tired of such a breakfast.

Barbara decided it was time for us to get in the Christmas spirit.  Though we will not be home for the Christmas Holiday she decided it was time to put our tree up.  So here it is.


OK, maybe it isn’t really real, nor that big but hey no one else in the park has a tree!  We also added some new ornaments to our usual collection in front of our site.  Take a look.


We’re truly getting in the swing of the Christmas season.  A tree, new decorations, and Barbara has finished her Christmas shopping.  Yippe!

Early in the afternoon I spotted my new neighbor Richard trying to aim his satellite antenna – more about that later.  Richard is a really fascinating individual.  For over 20 years he owned and managed his own Christian Book Store.   He stated he would probably be doing it still today if his landlord had not forced him out of his store.  The result being that at the age of 61 he liquidated his store and retired and went on the road.  Today, he is waiting for his son and daughter in law to arrive in Florida with their TT.  They are currently stuck in Kentucky in the midst of such bad weather that they cannot travel.

About that satellite dish.  Unfortunately, his antenna will only work with the Dish Western Arc Satellites.  Those satellites are even harder to lock on here because of the trees in the park.  We tried, oh we tried.  We almost had them.  But then the heavens opened up and the rains came down – in buckets.  Forget getting any type of satellite reception unless you had already locked onto the satellite earlier.  We’ll try again tomorrow.

We spent the rest of the afternoon just sitting under the awning sharing war stories of life on the road.  I ended up with some great new places to put on our bucket list and we laughed like crazy at some of the goofy mistakes we had both made living on the road.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon.  Soon, however, the rain drove us inside.  Along with the rapidly falling temperatures.  The temperature is, indeed, taking a nose dive.  Point of fact it is not supposed to be above 40 degrees the next four nights.  Just crazy, after all this is supposed to be Florida.

So we come again to the end of our day on The Road of Retirement.  It consisted of a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  We’re digging out the extra blankets and plugging in our electric heater in preparation for the next four nights.  All in all we will be roasty, toasty warm even as we have been in the past when we’ve been stuck in cold weather.

Thanks again for joining us on our journey.  We always appreciate those who travel along with us.  Leave a comment if you wish.  Send us an email if you have a question or a suggestion to make.  Before I go as always let me leave all of us with something to think about:

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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

See you on down the road



One thought on “November 26th, Monday – The Rains and The Temperature Came Down, Big Time; Christmas Cheer; A New Neighbor and War Stories

  1. Barbara is getting in the Christmas spirit and will need a tree inside. 😁 Glad you have such an interesting neighbor and we all have stories about our time on the road.


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