Home Is Where We Park It:  Dade Battlefield Historical State Park

Date:  March 25, 2019

A Few Things Accomplished and Some That Weren’t

Easy morning today.  We were not on the work schedule so we took our time getting up.  It was so nice to just lounge around, get a cup of coffee, take a little nap, read a bit or whatever.  We all need mornings like this.  The fact that it was a moderate morning temperature wise also made it nice.

Well, eventually we had to get up.  Breakfast was the first order of business and we kept it simple this morning.  I had two eggs on toast with a sausage patty.  I added a small glass of V8 and another cup of coffee.

Next order of business was to drop some paperwork off at the VA Benefits Center.  Off we went expecting clear sailing all the way.  Well, the 45 minute trip took a bit longer due to the fact that the road was closed due to a serious accident.  Hope everyone is all right.

This is the VA Benefits Center Lobby and the mural that is on the wall by the sign in desk.

Wall Mural


There’s more.  Off to the right is this really neat display case of WW II ships, all kinds of them.

Display Case

Display Case Plaque

Once we dropped the paperwork off we headed home.  Once home it was time to tackle the Countdown List again.  I was able to check the pressure in all six tires and found all of them within acceptable limits.

Next, it was time for Marti and I to take our regular afternoon walk.  This time last year I would have never been able to do this.  Especially on any other type of ground than a paved road or path.  Now, we go over hill and dale winding our way through the park.  This is the oak tree that we pass each afternoon.  The actual height and width of the tree are not known but it is a known fact that the tree dates from 1835.

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Such a simple thing like walking but so often taken for granted.  As for me, I never will again.  I’ve been looking forward to walks and hikes like this for so long.  It just took getting both knees replaced to get there.

Later that evening Jason came out to replace the slide seals.  However, he wasn’t able to get the job done.  By his own admission this is the first time in his 30 plus years of working on RV’s that he was stumped.  It appears that the slides will have to come out in order to replace the seals.  Oh boy, this is going to turn into an expensive job.  A job that is going to have to wait a bit until we’ve rebuilt our repair and replacement kitty.   We’ll just have to stuff towels into the one corner for the time being when it rains.

The night again ended on a great note.  Once again Barbara and myself, Patti and Steve gathered together for our evening meal.  Tonight the menu was chef’s salad, baked potatoes, barbecued pork chops, and ice cream for desert.  These times together are so precious, even more so since we know our time here, and our time together is quickly drawing to an end.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  A beautiful day weather wise.  A great day also because it was spent in part with great friends. Who could ask for anything more.

Thanks for coming along with us we hope you enjoyed traveling with us.  Time now to say goodnight and God speed.  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 “WORK CAMPING 2019

  1. Glad to hear your knees are working well and I’ll bet Marti and Barbara are glad also. Get those old towels out and hit the road. I heard a bit of sadness when you talked about leaving your friends. You are blessed forever because they came into your lives. Thanks for sharing your day.


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