Where We Have Called Home In 2019

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

July 24, 2019

Temperature 72 Degrees

Just Chillin 

Contrary to popular belief we have not fallen off the face of the earth.  We have not been abducted by aliens.  We have not entered the witness protection program.  We’re just chillin and take life easy.

Speaking of chillin, when we awoke this morning it was 53 degrees outside and 63 degrees in the rig.  A big change for us that is for sure.  I can remember New Orleans and the temperature never going below 95 degrees.  I wonder what’s coming next.

So, we’ve been enjoying our time with mom since we’ve gotten here.  We’ve been there and she’s been here.  The memories made will last for a lifetime.  In addition we’ve had almost every kind of meal that one can think of, except one.  We hadn’t had Chinese yet.  We corrected that oversight today.

A quick text to my sister for the recommended spot to go and this was the recommended one,  QQ Buffet.


I have no idea what the QQ stands for but if someone can interpret this we might have a clue.


Or maybe we can get this guy to talk and tell us what it means.


Moving inside my first impression was Is this all there is?  I guess I’m spoiled, normally the buffets I’ve gone to in the past there have been acres of aisles of food.  But as they say never judge a book by its cover.  They had everything I could hope for, the food was fresh and hot, and absolutely delicious.  Thanks sis for the recommendation.


They had a Sushi bar.


An excellent dessert bar.


Mom absolutely enjoyed herself.  By her own admission it was the most she had eaten in a long time.  She had four different types of chicken, vegetables, a pot of tea and finished all that off with two scopes of ice cream.  Yes, she qualified for the clean plate club.


Our two lovely ladies coming back with some dessert.


Here are some of the decorations from the room we were in.



It was a delightful afternoon and one that left all of us stuffed in a good way.

Changing gears, probably the highlight of Ives Run is Hammond Lake.  Hammond Lake is a 640-acre reservoir in north-central Pennsylvania’s Tioga County. Hammond Lake is owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and offers a wide range of fishing options, as well as camping, hiking and other activities.  This is the lake looking out from the boat ramp.


The boat ramp.


They have slips where campers can leave their boats.


Looking from the boat area back toward the campground.


That’s it for today.  It’s hard to believe that in just a few days we’ll be back on the road again.  It’s been nice just sitting still but it’s time.  Hitch Itch is beginning to set in again.  Time to get back to exploring new states and new attractions.  Time to discover new things and learn more about this great country of ours.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a wonderful day in every way.  We’ll cherish these days as we travel along.  Time to call it a night and go find that extra blanket.  They say it’s going to get a bit chilly again tonight.

Thanks for joining us again, we always appreciate your company and comments.  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 ladies seemed to enjoy the Chinese meal. Your mother will miss you when you leave, but she’ll have nice memories. We have a reservation at Ives Run in September. If the weather continues to cool we’ll need snuggies. Thanks for sharing your day.


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