Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Dec 22, 2019

Temperature 70 Degrees

My Day to be Treated

Football Sunday

Graybeard Projects

Decorating the Christmas Tree

So today was my day to be treated.  I absolutely love shrimp and fish of any kind.  Guess what I had for supper today?  Oh yea!  My sweetheart treated me to an appetizer of shrimp cocktail.  That was followed by a delicious meal of salmon and rice.  I am one lucky guy.  Thank you love of my life.

Today was a day to just settle back in the recliner and watch football.  One game after another.  Some were absolutely thrilling.  Then of course there were others that were why bother.  Suffice to say come evening time I had had my fill.

In terms of Graybeard Projects


This was on the to do list.  Well, it didn’t get done.  Rather I gave in to the fulltimer’s motto:  never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.  It’s been a problem for some time so what’s another day.

I did get some things done.


This stained glass Christmas candle was made by my Dad many, many years ago.  It has many wonderful memories of my Dad associated with it.  We, therefore,  wanted a special place for it in Graybeard and we finally found it and so put it up today.

I also


decorated our Christmas tree.  We have a star on top.



Of course it had to have some turtles.


These are so neat.  They are hand crafted walnut shells made using a dremel tool.  This one has a small screw driver attached to it.  We have two of them on the tree.  Look in the picture previously and you will see the second.  That one has a small wrench attached to it.  They were both made by a fellow NOMAD who was on this project with us.  He gave two to each of us on the team as Christmas presents.


Finally, we have Green Eggs and Ham.  That’s our Christmas tree decorations and it is about all we can fit on the tree.  But its enough I believe and makes our tree one of a kind.

There you have it.  Our day On The Road of Retirement from start to finish.  A great supper for me.  A laid-back, relaxing day for both of us.  I watched football.  Barbara watched Hallmark Movies.  The Christmas tree is decorated.  Dad’s candle is up.  Just another day in paradise.

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. Everyone deserves a day of kicking back. You two definitely deserve it. Love the decorations and they being back special memories for you. Enjoy your time off. Merry Christmas!!!❤❤


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