Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Dream Catcher RV Park, Deming, New Mexico

September 19, 2019

Temperature 90

Harvey Got Us Again

Sunrise Kitchen

Sights Around Town

We Found Our Train

Social Hour – Boondocking and Solar Seminar

The noise started in Graybeard back in Roswell and over the miles it got louder and louder.  When we stopped in Alamorgodo I crawled under, grabbed, shook, and checked everything I could see.  I couldn’t find a thing wrong.  I had no idea what was making the noise.  I was fairly confident, thought, that we would make it to Deming.  Once there I would find a recommended RV mechanic and let him have a go at it.

Today was the day to get Graybeard checked out.  Which meant, of course, we had to pack up and break down and leave our site temporarily.  The nice thing was nothing outside had to be put away.  I just disconnected and and pushed everything off to the side.  Our appointment was at 9 am so off we went to E and M Auto.


I really had to remind myself not to judge them by first impressions.  If I had I would have kept right on going.  I also needed to remind myself that one of the guys in the park had taken his 2000 Newell here for service.  I parked, went inside and was introduced to Joseph who was going to be our mechanic.  Ok I said let’s go for a ride so you can here what we’ve been hearing.  Want to guess what happened?  After a 10 mile ride on all kinds of roads not one noise, not a squeak, not a rattle, not a thing.

You want to know what I believe?  I believe Harvey our ghost got us again!

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There was only thing left to do to salvage the morning – go for breakfast at a recommended local restaurant.  I drove Graybeard back to the park, got it backed in, electric hooked up, and the refrigerator on, while leaving the rest until after breakfast.  With Greybeard back home off we went to


Here’s our gal of the day with the menu, tain’t she cute!


While waiting for our food to come I wandered around taking pictures.  Enjoy!





Our breakfast.  Barbara had scrambled eggs with jalapeno peppers and onions with hash browns on the side.  I had a green pepper chill omelette with hash browns and bacon on the side.   Two cups of coffee rounded our breakfast out.  You better believe we both qualified for the clean plate club.


Breakfast finished time to go home and finish setting back up.  On the way I took a few pictures.  This is a typical home in this part of the country.


A mural on one wall of a downtown business.


The mountains that surround us.


Back home it was nap time.  Barbara had a rough night and we were both up at 4:30 am.  The difference, though, was she was able to get back to sleep but I had no luck in that department.  Naps are the absolutely best invention in modern time.

Once awake I heard it again.  Our train!  It seems everywhere we go we find a train somewhere in the vicinity of where we call home.  Look close and you’ll see it through the trees and across the highway.  Those brown shapes moving through the trees are Army vehicles on different rail cars.  No horn since there are no crossings but you sure can here it rumble on down the line.


Up and awake it was now time for Social Hour.  Here’s the assembled group.  Look off to the right and you’ll see Barbara in the white shirt with the orange logo.


We also had a presentation about Boondocking.

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Then another seminar on the fundamentals of Solar.


Most of the material covered in each seminar I either knew already or had documents about.  However, the value of these gatherings is that if you have questions about material that was not covered there is always someone there who can answer them for you.  The net of it is, I found answers to several questions that I had.  Which made for a really worthwhile late afternoon.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We definitely found ways to keep ourselves busy today.  Oh, and in the meantime I had to have a talking with Gertrude.  Lately she insists on trying to find a signal by looking straight in our bedroom window.  I’m beginning to believe she is in cohoots with Harvey!  Tomorrow morning we’ll know if my little talk straightened her out.

Thanks for coming along again today.  We always enjoy your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  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. Yep, I think Harvey was riding with you! Anyone with an RV has a Harvey which creates noises and rattles then runs and hides when faced with a mechanic. Barbara really looks good and happy. Great picture of her holding the menu. Ear plugs may be a good investment while there. 😊


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