Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Dec 28, 2019

Temperature 58 Degrees

A Beautiful But Empty RV Resort

Time for Clean Clothes

Rigging for Chilly Nights

Neither of us wanted to get out of bed this morning.  But come 6 am and I just had to – don’t ask me why – get up.  It’s just one of those things.  No problem, however, that’s what they make recliners for – naps in the afternoon.

Not much doing today.  I took a look at the connector for the lights on the car.  Its burnt and unusable.  The question is why?  That I don’t have a clue about.  I figured I’d just replace the whole wiring harness and the plug.  Until that is I traced it back to its origin.  Down, way down under the dash.  No way am I going to get in there.  Time to call in the cavalry.

One more thing I don’t understand.  This is a fantastic RV Resort.  The monthly price is about two to three hundred dollars less than others in the area.  Trust me we would not be here if the price was through the roof.  The roads are all paved and smooth.  The grounds are well manicured and there is not a bit of trash in sight.  The laundry room is spotless and the machines are reasonably priced.  Yet, the park is basically empty.  OK, it is more of a manufactured home park than an RV park.  Still I just don’t get it.  Ah well, it is what it is.

What did we do today?  Nothing much.


We got our laundry done.  The laundry room is right across from our site.  That’s what I call convenient.


We rigged Graybeard for chilly nights.  Reflex in the windshield which reflects the heat back in.  A night or two ago we took it down and wow what a difference.  You could feel the cold coming through the windshield.


The other secret weapon in our chilly night arsenal.  We learned the value of putting up an insulated curtain in the doorway.  It blocks the draft that usually comes through the door.  Now we’re ready.  With the heat pump and small electric heater nights have not been that bad.  During the day with no trees in sight, by 8:30 am the sun really begins to warm up the rig.  But when that sun goes down, oh boy does it begin to get cold.   One thing we know for sure, it will be Florida next winter!

That’s it then for our day on The Road of Retirement.  While we’re here we’re just going to take it easy.  We’ll go to Mexico for some dental work.  In time we’ll get the lights on the car straightened out.  Hopefully, there will also be some sightseeing in the mix.  There is also my monthly maintenance list I need to go through.  In short, eEnough to keep us occupied but not too busy.

Thanks again for being a part of our day.  We always appreciate your company and 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. Sounds like you have yourself a nice place to stay and will stay warm at night also. We’ve considered AZ next winter but we may change our mind. That’s too far away to think about it now. Hope you get your light situation fixed. Enjoy the week relaxing and just simply enjoying life.


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