Home Is Where We Park It:  Ives Run COE, Tioga, Pennsylvania 

July 16, 2019

Temperature 73 Degrees

Barry Has Arrived

New Additions to Graybeard

Mom Came for Supper

It appears that what is left of Barry has come calling.  The weatherman tells us that this is what we can expect for the next two days.  After that it is going to get hot, hot, hot!  Must say so far this year it is been really wacky in terms of the weather.  Thankfully, we have escaped a good deal of the really nasty stuff.  Hope our luck continues to hold for the rest of the year


Now about our current home.  It is a FHU site, paved and reasonably level.  All utilities are convenient to the wet bay.  We are partially shaded but have a clear shot of the southern sky so Gertrude is very happy.  It is one of the better places we have called home.  Come to think of it, so far I don’t believe we’ve had a really bad home yet.



We made another change to Graybeard this week.  Almost a year ago we removed our  dinette table setup with a free standing table.  It was a great move, but over time we realized an issue with the table we had chosen.  The table had four legs, one at each corner.  With limited space in the dinette area this made getting in and out from the table somewhat awkward and difficult.  What we needed was a center pedestal table.  We discovered and purchased such a table which, however, was unfinished.  My sister stepped up to the plate and agreed to finish it for us and have it ready when we arrived at Ives Run.  What a beautiful job she did, it matches perfectly with our current cabinets and blinds.  We absolutely love it.  Thanks sis!  Take a look.


We also added a few more odds and ends that Amanda brought with her.  They are really neat and we found a place for all of them.  We also found a place for Benny the Bison.




Finally, for our bathroom.


Today we had a very distinguished guest come for dinner.  She brought supper for all of us.  Hi Mom!IMG_9804

About that supper, it was a ham casserole with noodles and vegetables added.  I must say she can still cook up a fantastic meal.  I for one ate until I thought they would have to roll me away from the table.


Mom did justice to her plate as well.  Thanks mom for one delicious meal.


After supper and before the skies opened up we decided to sit outside and catch some fresh air.  She looks happy to be out and relaxing wouldn’t you say?  We had a wonderful afternoon visit and look forward to a few more before we leave here the end of next week.


That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a banner day all around.  A day of special memories for sure.  Tomorrow, well tomorrow who knows what we’ll find to do.  I know I have some maintenance to catch up on.  Barbara is taking mom for her repaired hearing aid.  She took her shopping today.  Thanks Lord for another fantastic day in every way.

Thanks again for joining us on our journey.  We always enjoy your company.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two soul mates.  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. Looks like a beautiful table and yes the pedestal type is what you needed. The additions make your place look very homey and then your Mom. She looks terrific and she cooks too. Sorry we’re not going to get to meet her, but we wish her well. Sorry about Barry. Thought the weather was to be nice. Ah well, you have family so life is good. Thanks for taking us along.


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