Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Rancho Rialto RV Resort, Yuma

Dec 27, 2019

Temperature 53 Degrees, Periods of Rain

The UMOM Jinx Took A Bite Out Of Us

Travel Day

Home Sweet Home, Our Last Stop On Our Map For 2019

Today was the day.  Time for jacks up and time to roll.

I got a good deal of what needed to be done last night so this morning it was easy going.  Amazingly, even the rain held off.  We just took it easy, did what needed to be done and by 9:30 am we were ready.

That’s when the UMOM Jinx took a bite out of us.  I pulled forward, Barbara came up behind with the car so that I could hook it up.  Tow bar on, but wait a minute, we had no lights on the car.  A little investigation revealed that the plug on the car had literally melted into a couple of pieces.  With a little help from our friends we jury rigged a connection.  It lasted all of one block before we were back to no lights on the car.  Nothing else left to do but motor on.  When we get to Yuma I’ll either have to figure out how to fix it on my own or get some one to do it.  Given my experience with all things electrical it will probably come down to some one else.  I’ll give it the old college try and take it from there.

The trip to Yuma was an easy one.  We had a bit of traffic in one spot.


We had rain off and on for half of the trip.

Then, I saw it.  I said to Barbara


What in the world, a lake in the middle of nowhere.


Then we got closer and realized it was really acres of tin roofed buildings!  The jokes on me.


Then we spotted this – no idea why it was there.


Remember the words from the Sound of Music – Climb Every Mountain.


Hey, look what lane I’m in!  The left.  I dropped Graybeard down into fourth and marched up the mountain passing four semi’s in the process.  Sweet.


Up, up and away!


Almost there.


Time to go back down.


This is definitely the land of RV Parks.


We made the last turn, time to look for our new home.  Look for the horse I was told.  And there it was in the distance.


Actually, there was three of them.


We made the left turn into the RV Resort.


And started down the entrance road leading to the office.  Wow, this is one fancy RV Resort.  Well, more manufactured home park but we’re not complaining.  The price was right, especially for this area.


Our new home, site #273.  It is hard packed gravel, dead level, all utilities right where they need to be.  Water pressure is 70 pounds so a pressure regulator is definitely in order.  Gertrude is off the left rear and perfectly happy with her view of the Southern sky.


Actually, you get two sites for the price of one.  Our site goes from the Air Stream trailer to the left in the picture above to the driver’s side of our rig.  They said that they do this because so many people bring ATV’s and trailers that they just found it easier to provide a space for them along with the site for the rig.

That’s it for our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was another great day.  Yea, we had and still have a minor issue to resolve.  The day, though, overall was an A+ from start to finish.  Graybeard did his thing and once again brought us to our new home with no fuss or muss.  Thank you my friend.  Our new home is absolutely perfect in every way.  Time now to turn on the heat and find a few extra blankets.  It’s a bit chilly here but we’ve escaped the worse of the bad weather that swept through this area.  Thank you Lord for the blessings of this day.

Thanks for coming along with us.  We do appreciate the time you spend with us and always look forward to 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 arrived safely and you will start your next adventure. Sounds like Graybeard performed quite well. Looking forward to seeing this area. That campsite is amazing. Lots of room to spread out. Enjoy !


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