Where We Have Called Home in 2019

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

July 19, 2019

Temperature 74 Degrees

Another Wonderful Day With Mom – Time For Mexican Train

Thankfully the heat has not made its way to the campground.  Don’t get me wrong it does get warm during the day – say mid 80/s – but by evening it drops down into the 70;s.  A whole lot better than what many people are suffering through.  Let’s hope the pattern holds for at least another day or two.

Today I finally figured out how to get the cab window curtains down so that they could be cleaned.  They simply snap off and then snap back on.  If I knew it would be that easy I would have cleaned them a long, long time ago.  Another item to put on the maintenance list for periodic cleaning.

This afternoon we went back down to mom’s for a game of Mexican Train.  She used to play at least twice a week with her friends when she lived in NC .  Since she has moved to Wellsboro she has not been able to find anyone who wants to play.  Today was the day to make her day.  Barbara got things set up.


Mom found her glass of wine and came to the table.


Let the games begin.


It was an interesting game right down to the end, but in the end I prevailed.


There was, of course, another reason for going to mom’s today.  There was more Strawberry Shortcake to be eaten.


Mom was the ever gracious hostess.


Yes, she had a very generous piece and proceeded to clean her plate.



Now, while at my sister’s house I found the answer to the question that was asked of me not too long ago.  That question was What don’t you miss since you’ve been on the road?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here is my answer to that question.  I don’t miss getting out the lawn mower to cut the grass.


Or walking around with the edge trimmer or leaf blower.


And I sure don’t miss shoveling snow.


I’m sure there are another thousand and one things I don’t miss like the monthly mortgage payment and quarterly taxes.  You get the idea.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was another wonderful day spent making precious memories that we will hold close to our hearts forever, ever.  Really, what more could one ask for.  Thank you again Lord for this beautiful day.

Thanks for coming along with us.  We’ll catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two human 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. Your Mom looks amazing and very happy to have you there with her. I think you enjoyed the cake also. Yep, those are things that you are missing, but apparently not very much.😊 Enjoy your weekend. Heat index today in our area 111°. 😎


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