TOUR AMERICA, 2019: PHOENIX, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Nov 28 , 2109

Temperature 68 Degrees

Wishy Washy

Second Thanksgiving Dinner With our Nomads Family

So far so good.  The weather is still quite mild and there is no rain.  That will change tonight.  The forecast is for falling temperatures, and for heavy rain and wind gusts up to 30 mph.  Bring it on we’re ready for it.  We’re snuggled down as warm as a bug in a rug.

This being a Holiday for the UMOM staff it was a perfect time to take everything – and I mean everything – to the

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One of the benefits that we enjoy is that we have access to a commercial washer and dryer free of charge.  It is in continual use during the work week but on holidays and the weekend it is available for our use.  Today, I took our clothes, the sheets and blankets, and the couch and chair covers over to be washed.   Everything is now spiffy and clean.

Can you remember Thanksgiving Dinner with your family?  I can.  It was a wonderful time to get together and just share the day together.  What happens, though, when that family is no more?  Or so few in numbers and so scattered that coming together is a real issue.  So what do you do?  Why, you find a new family to gather with.

That’s what Barbara and myself did today.  We gathered with our Nomads family for a Thanksgiving Dinner.

 

This was somewhat of a different kind of Thanksgiving Dinner.  No turkey, or stuffing, or mashed potatoes, not even gravy.

So what then was on the menu?  Would you believe the main dish was Jambalaya.  Here is the man behind the dish bringing it in.  This is Anton our Thanksgiving cook.

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We also had a special Brussels sprout dish, corn bread, chips and dips, pumpkin pie, rice pudding, apple crisp and so much more.

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Time to dig in.

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Anton, our cook on the left; Tim, a former member of the team back for a visit, on the right.

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Sandy and Cathy

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A good time was had by all as we spent the better part of two hours eating and sharing memories of past trips, RV parks, and all other kinds of stories.  It was a fantastic way to spend a Thanksgiving afternoon.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It’s now late afternoon and the rain and wind has arrived.  We just made it back from the hall where we were gathered before the heavens opened up.  Now it’s time to turn the heater on, grab a blanket, find a football game to watch and just kick back and relax.  Life doesn’t get much better than this.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always 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!

 

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