Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix 

Nov 15, 2109

Temperature 82 Degrees

National Sweetheart Day

Home Sweet Warm Home

In Search of the Perfect Chair

I decided to designate today as National Sweetheart Day.  Somehow it sounded much better than what it really is which is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.  My sweetie has been so good to me these past several days (actually she is absolutely the greatest every day) I decided to honor her with some flowers today.


Through the years we’ve been together we’ve encountered some rough patches from time to time, yet hand in hand we always make it through whatever comes our way.  So too now we’ll continue to journey along, hand in hand, singing our song.

We’re finally home sweet warm home.  I’ll be honest, I’m just no good in cold weather.  I just can’t stand the cold, don’t want to live where it is cold.  I may visit somewhere where it is cold for a day or two but I’ll never want to stay there.

While we were in Wellsboro the temperatures went down into the teens.  In my book that is too darn cold for the likes of this warm weather lover.  Yet, I understand we are in for some winter weather here in Phoenix beginning and continuing by the middle of next week.  We’re looking at day time temperatures in the 60’s and night time lows in the 40’s.  Still much better than 10 degrees!  I can live with what is coming with no problem.

On the trip home we encountered this gentleman in the airport terminal.  It was nice to just stand and listen to him for a few minutes.  He was great and played a wide variety of music.


Another familiar face that allowed us to grab a quick meal before the flight home from Detroit.


This is the sign we were looking for.  It meant we were finally back to shorts and t-shirt weather.


Before we move on, a big thanks to my sister and her husband for their gracious hospitality while we were at their house.  An equally big shout out to our team members who provided transportation to and from the Sky Harbor airport.

Once home we decided that we were going to eventually pull the couch out of Graybeard and replace it with a recliner and a small computer desk.  One of the places we thought might have what we want was


Goodness  gracious were we ever wrong!  This is what they had to offer




We’re in no real rush, we’re going to be really picky, so we’ll just keep looking as we move about the country.

This place also has a lot of other odds and ends.  Take a look.  Anyone need a wheel or tire?  Maybe a steering wheel?


Need a dash?


A satellite dish?


Maybe an engine change is necessary.


Missing a front cap?


Hey, maybe you are in the market for a fixer upper that you can flip?  Honestly, just looking at this it is scary what fire can do to an RV.


This is one trailer that I’ve not seen the likes of before.  Looking at it I kept thinking it looked like a fruit juicer.  Can you imagine what would happen if you missed that warning about that low bridge up ahead?


That concluded our sight-seeing visit to the salvage yard.  We came home empty handed but that’s OK.  We’re not about to jump until and unless we find exactly what we want.

That was our nice, warm day on The Road of Retirement.  We’re absolutely exhausted and so we’re just taking it easy.  We visited the salvage yard and also did some grocery shopping.  The refrigerator and cabinets were completely empty and needed a refill.  Enough for one day.

Thanks for checking in with us.  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 never been before

See you on down the road!



  1. Glad you are home and warm. We felt good today because we reached 50°. That salvage yard did have a bit of everything and yes it is scary what fire does to an RV and how quickly it moves through. I’m sure Barbara appreciated and enjoyed the flowers. We women do like to be spoiled that way.😊


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