Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Dec 14, 2019

Temperature 70 Degrees

Then There Were Two – Recliners that Is

Tiffin Phaeton Research

Casa Grande National Park

Hall of Flame – Firemen’s Museum

This morning was cool and clear and wonderful to wake to.  Days like this make you feel so alive and so blessed.  May I treasure each and every day I’m given. and never take even one for granted.

Let’s start with last night.  I spent a good part of the night writing up my notes, and further researching the Tiffin Phaeton we did an initial inspection on.  The more I dug the more interesting it became.  It’s listed for sale as a 2007 but I’m convinced it is either a late 2007 or early 2008.  That’s based on the engine, transmission, and the various standard features that it has.  It definitely deserves a second look.

First order of business this morning was real simple

Image result for the wishy washy

That out of the way we decided to make today another day of sight seeing.

We have two very interesting places to tour.  Both of which, though, will have to wait until a future blog.  I just didn’t get the pictures from yesterday and today all sorted.

Here’s a preview of what is to come.  Yesterday, we spent the afternoon at


We had no idea that this National Park was in our area.  We stumbled upon it on the way home from Oracle.


The gateway to an informative  and fascinating experience.


The Casa Grande or Great House, the focal point of the park.  In 1894 the federal government made it the nation’s first archaeological preserve.


We have so much more to share with you regarding this National Park, so stay tuned.  It’s the story of a desert people and their will to survive, it’s the story of amazing accomplishments with only simple hand tools, and it’s the story of how our present was shaped by these people from the past.

Regarding today we were out and about again.  This time we visited


The dream and collection of one man who wanted people to know how difficult it was to be a firefighter, and he wanted to make people aware of the importance of fire prevention.


The front desk.  Barbara is purchasing our tickets.


A special kind of horse drawn fire wagon.  The three lined up on a row here were only used for parades.  Let’s take a closer look.




Again, just a sneek peek at a place we’re so glad we stopped to visit.  Stay tuned as we bring you the history of volunteer and professional firefighters, fire trucks galore, pictures of beautiful quilts and so much more.

When we returned home there was a big, white box truck waiting for us.  Inside,


one more La-Z-Boy recliner.


Up and in the door and now


we have two!  Happy, happy, joy, joy!  His and Her’s, now we can each sit in regal comfort.

That was our past two days on The Road of Retirement.  It’s been a full two days but we would not have it any other way.  I believe we’ll just sit back and chill tomorrow.  Especially since we have the chairs to do it in.

Thanks for joining us again today.  We appreciate having you along and hearing from you so feel free to leave your comments.  Till 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. Looking forward to future blogs, but do sit in those comfy recliners and enjoy the day. 🥂 Maybe a day of 🏈 or Hallmark. 😊


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