Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Tucson Metropolitan Ministries Family Services

Oct 12, 2019

Temperature 90 degrees

The Gang Is All Here

Weekly Schedule

The fourth rig was supposed to roll in today around 1 or 2 pm.  We decided to go shopping and figured by the time we got back they would be here.  Sure enough, they’re here and they’re in.  Can you say it’s a bit tight all around!  You could say that once again we are the odd man out in that being beyond the TT we have no idea what is happening on the other side – everyone sitting out?  A barbecue happening?  Nope, not a clue anymore.  Then again we could say we have a really private spot to sit and read our books.  It’s all in how you look at it.  I know what my perception is.


Here are some pictures from around us.  A little cactus garden in the back.


Across the street there is what I am now calling (since I don’t really know what it is) a Barbara cactus.


All around us there are the mountains

Moun AZ 5

We now know what our week will be like.

  • We work Monday through Thursday.  Friday to Sunday are our own
  • We have devotions each morning at 8 am
  • We work each of those days from 9 am to 4 pm
  • We have two 10 minute breaks, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon
  • We have an hour for lunch

This is definitely going to take some getting used to.

Tomorrow we have been asked to go to church as a group in the morning.  We also have a team meeting in the afternoon.

Today, therefore, was the day to get things done.  We did some grocery shopping at Wally World.  It proved eye opening to say the least.  Items we have bought at Wally World in other states are on average $1 or more higher here.  If you can find them.  To say the least it is expensive around here.  I can only imagine what the average price of a home is.  Even gasoline on average is 20 to 30 cents higher a gallon.  Oh yes, home to Florida next year.

While out we did find one familiar sight which drew us in like a moth to a flame.


Their food, their ice cream is second to none and we enjoyed every bite of our lunch and the ice cream that followed.  Maybe there is still hope for this part of the country yet.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  The rest of the day we spent putting groceries away, researching places to visit on our time off, and reading our books.  We’re once again adjusting to the added hour and getting used to the heat.  We were just getting used to day time high’s in the 70’s and night time temperatures in the 40’s. It’s like we’ve gone from the frying pan to the fire!  We’ll adjust as always.

Thanks for joining us again today.  We’re glad you were with us  As always we do appreciate 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 never been before

See you on down the road!



  1. Becoming familiar with the area and finding a Culver. Good day.😊 The sites do look cozy. Will be looking forward to hearing about your days while on duty. Have a great time.


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