Tour America 2019

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

July 16, 2019

Temperature 78 Degrees

Just Another Day in Paradise

Maintenance – A New Way to Clean with Mr. Clean

What would a day be without a bit of this.  Today is supposed to be the last of it.  Then the heat gets turned on.  Going to get interesting.


Not much happening today.  Mom had an appointment with the audiologist to pick up her repaired hearing aid.  Barbara willing played chauffeur once again.

While she was gone I continued to work my way through the maintenance list.  I got a few more items checked off, still have I bunch more to do.  Today, I removed the hitch, cleaned off the rust that was beginning to form, and repainted it with Rustoleum flat black.  I cleaned the front windshield and the top of the front cap.  I cleaned and waxed the shower.  I also scrubbed the rest of the bathroom.

Then there was the patio awning.  I needed to clean both sides of it.  The top side is easy.  Roll it out, pop the arms off the side of the rig and scrub away.  As for the underside of the awning I usually used a scrub brush and a bucket of water.  This time I decided to try something new, something I discovered on another blog.  It was a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop.  Believe me, it worked like a charm.  One, Two, Three and the underside of the patio awning was spiffy as could be.  Going to use it on the other side as well.

Image result for mr clean magic clean mop

I’m also working on creating a map of the all the campgrounds, state parks, etc. that we have stayed at to date.  I’ll then include that map as a link in my blogs.   I’ll continue to update it as we travel.  Then everyone can see the places we’ve called home throughout 2019.

A couple of other computer projects.  I’m working on creating a master blog list so that I can quickly and easily find any and all attractions, museums, etc. that we have visited.  I’m also continuing to sort through last years pictures and putting them in order.

One final must do and that is reserving campgrounds for the summer of 2020.  I’m finding that in some cases I’ve already waited until it’s too late.  Trying to find places to stay is going to take some serious research.  I guess we could try BLM but neither of us are real, die-hard boondockers.  A few days off the grid is OK but not for days, or weeks on end.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a day with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  No sense in trying to do everything in one day since there is always tomorrow.

Thanks for coming along with us.  We always enjoy your company.  Till 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. Interesting way to clean the bottom side of the awning. Will definitely check into that. You will be so organized when you finish all your projects.


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