Home Is Where We Park It: Dream Catcher RV Park, Deming, New Mexico
September 21, 2019
Breakfast Burrito at the Park
Deconstruction and Reconstruction
DVD Movie Night at the Park
I believe Fall has arrived a day or two early. The temperature sank to the early 60’s last night and today it never went above 75 degrees. It was nice not having to run the AC all day. We opened the windows and just let the wind blow through which was really nice.
This morning it was Burrito Breakfast at the Park. A small but hungry group eagerly gathered for breakfast at around 9 am at the activity center.
This is Mary, our friend and the activity director here, making burrito’s however you liked.
For just $5 you got a hash brown and a burrito made to your liking. Not how can you go wrong with a deal like that. Once again we both qualified for the clean plate club.
Here’s a few pictures from the inside of our activity hall. As with most Escapees Parks there is always a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle out on a table for anyone to work on.
In the hall itself there are a number of different kinds of plants and trees growing.
Just outside the door I found this. I have no idea what it was or is.
Once back at Graybeard it was time for a little deconstruction and reconstruction. In the front of our rig immediately behind our TV there is an access panel. It allows me to get to the back of the TV to access wires, etc.
Since day one it’s never been properly installed. I trusted our RV tech in NJ to do what was right in installing the TV and I believe I put just a bit too much trust in him on this one. The TV install is solid, thankfully. Not what I wanted but it works and serves the purpose. Come to the access panel and it seems he just threw some screws at it and hoped it would stay put. Which it didn’t. Time to do it right. First, I’m going to stain it and then, next, anchor it properly so that it will never come down again – unless I want it to.
Next issue, after the TV was installed we always had a loud noise from the cabinets on either side of the TV whenever we hit a bump in the road. Time to finally figure it out. What I found was a bit alarming. It seems to create the access to the TV the tech cut a hole in the headliner which wasn’t a problem; but, he also severed the bottom support bar that tied the cabinets together as a unit and anchored them to the vertical supports. And left it that way! Thus, whenever we hit a bump the bottom of the cabinets literally jumped up and down. Ouch! Thankfully, all it took to correct the issue was a simple L bracket to tie things back together. It connects the bottom of the cabinet on each side with the vertical support that is still there. One more noise eliminated.
Needing brackets, screws, etc meant a trip to the hardware store, the one and only in town. Forget Lowes or Home Depot both are over an hour away. This is where we ended up.
They had most but not all of the items I wanted so I had to make some substitutions.
Out and about with Barbara driving I’m free to take pictures. These are some I took on the way back from the hardware store. This is the Deming Water Tower.
The Art Center, yup no large box chain hardware store but an Art Center. There was also a mural on the side of the building and just before it an interesting, decorated large water pitcher.
Turning back into the park, coming down our road toward home.
After I got out of the car and before I got inside I noticed we had a visitor.
We finished the day where we began, at the activity center. A group of us gather to watch How To Train Your Dragon, Part Two. This was a film much more to our liking. This is a computer generated action fantasy film. It is the second in a series of films. Doing some digging I discovered that in this film five years have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Now, they spend their time charting the island’s unmapped territories. During one of their adventures, the pair discover a secret cave that houses hundreds of wild dragons — and a mysterious dragon rider who turns out to be Hiccup’s long-lost mother, Valka. Hiccup and Toothless then find themselves at the center of a battle to protect Berk from a power-hungry warrior named Drago. In the end Drago is vanquished and the villagers and dragons continue to live in harmony.,
I tried taking some picture of the actual movie and I think this is one of the best.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Once again it was another wonderful day. I finally solved a long nagging issue with the TV access panel. Did some more reading. We got to spend some time with our friends over our morning cup of coffee. Ended the day with some laughs. Life is definitely good. Thank you Lord for this fantastic life you have given us and that we live together.
Glad you could make it today. We always enjoy your company and your comments. We’ll 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!