Home Is Where We Park It:  Shawnee State Park, Schellsburg, Pennsylvania 

July 11, 2019

Temperature 72 Degrees

Maintenance Week

What a difference a day makes.  Actually, a couple of weeks.  Up until now the AC has been on almost day and night.  Now, the temperature has already dropped into the 60’s and the rain is coming non-stop.   Thankfully, it’s supposed to clear up by tomorrow.

Watching the news is heartbreaking when you see what is going on in New Orleans.  We both sit watching the TV and recognize place after place that we had visited that is now flooded.  And the worse they say is yet to come.  Our prayers are with everyone down there.

We had but one objective while here, well, maybe two.  The first was to spend some time with our daughter Amanda.  The second was to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial.  Hopefully, we’ll accomplish both tomorrow.

Amanda will be coming up tomorrow to spend a couple of days with us.  It is just over an hour to her place in Hagerstown.  She plans on taking Marti back home with her.  This is sort of a trial separation.  The last time we left him with her the poor guy literally sat at the front door and just howled for hours.  Eventually, we had to bring him home.  Time will tell if this time will be different.

Last year we were sort of in this area but did not have the time to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial.    We were both disappointed that we were unable to change our plans.  Hence, here we are again and this time it is a go.

From here we are going up to Ives Run a COE campground in Tioga, PA.  We plan on spending a couple of weeks with family and friends.  After that we turn westward and begin making our way out west to Arizona for the winter.

This week is going to be basically a maintenance week.  I’ve got pages and pages on my punch list to tend to.  Everything is on the list from checking all cabinets for water leaks to walking the roof to check for any loose sealant to lubing the steps to cleaning and treating the tires with 303.  At the end of August I’m going to have both windshields pulled in order to repair the rusted mounting channel and eliminate the leaks in each upper corner.  Maintenance is never ending, no different really than a sticks and brick house.

I’m also continuing to reorganize all the pictures I’ve taken and I’m working on a master list of all my blogs.  I believe I have enough to keep me busy for the next couple of weeks.  I’ve missed so many blogs already that I really need to get myself in gear and get to work on catching up.

So it goes on The Road of Retirement.  We’re both in good spirits and enjoying every minute of every day that the good Lord blesses us with.  Hope you’re doing the same no matter the challenges you might be facing at this point in your life.

Thanks again for being part of our journey.  We always enjoy having you along.  Catch you 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!


  1. Enjoy your time with your daughter and Flight 93. Definitely listen to the phone calls that were made from the plane passengers to their loved ones. Heart wrenching. I am thankful for all the blessings God has bestowed on us even though we are going through a difficult time right now. Enjoy your time.


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