Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Places We Have Called Home in 2019

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

January 1, 2020

Temperature 68 Degrees

Out and About

Monthly Maintenance

Newmar Dutch Star

This is more like it.  Temperature in the mid 40’s at night and the mid 60′ during the day.  Would you believe it?  I actually saw several people in the pool.  I sure hope that water is heated to bath like temperatures.

Guess what we don’t hear a sound of, not even one toot?

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If you replied, a train, you were right.  We just realized today that we have not heard one whistle since we’ve been here.  Not that we’re complaining.


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if we could just get rid of this pesky bird and his traveling companions in the morning all would be well.  Every morning, right around 7 am three of them dance and prance on the roof.  They also peck at the vent covers.  But only in the morning.  After 8 am we don’t see a one of them until the following morning.  Strange.

We may not have a train but we still do have


mountains all


around us.  They are so majestic and I never tire of looking at them.  Going over them by RV is of course another thing all together!

Yesterday cabin fever caught up with us so off we went.


With a couple of errands to run we headed off down the road.


Our first stop was at Chase.  It’s usually hard to find a Chase out here so when we find one we make sure to take care of all our banking needs.

We made a few more stops.  We went to Wally World and then


to the Panda for a bite to eat.


We thought that maybe this little guy was going to join us for a bite to eat.

Time to head back home.


Through the front gate and past the ever present horse.

Let me show you where we live.  This is a park


 with a combination of manufactured homes.


Each with a distinct flair – such as this one with this unique wall along the back.

It is also


an RV Park with some really high end RV’s here and there.  I spotted three Prevost Buses up in the front row.


This, again, is our home.  There are thirty three open spots around us but I was told by staff that all sites are spoken for and rigs should be rolling in from this week on.

This by the way is how we


get our mail.  You pay a small fee for a box and key.  They also are good about bringing packages right to your rig.

OK, today we stayed home and I began to work through my monthly maintenance list.  I checked outside for leaks underneath the rig, checked in the refrigerator box and hot water compartment for any signs of things amiss and found none.  Moving inside I went around checking under all sinks for leaks, under the shower for same, as well as in all our overhead lockers.  Everywhere I went I found no issues.  Then I decided, since I had heard of two incidents were Microwaves had come loose from their mounts, to check the supports that held ours up.  Guess what?  Of the six screws, three in each bracket, four were loose and I needed to tighten them up.  One more item to add to the monthly check list.

Today we made a decision about our next LV (living vehicle).  We are going after

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Newmar Dutch Star.  Eliminating other vehicles means the search for just the right Dutch Star will probably be a lengthy one but we are prepared to take our time.  Wish us well.

Day One of the New Year on The Road of Retirement has come to a close.  As we ended the old, we began the new traveling together, hand in hand, singing our song.  We would have it no other way.

Thanks again for joining us this New Year.  Stick with us and we’ll take you as we did in the old year to fascinating and interesting places galore.  Comments?  We’d love to hear from you.

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. Just consider those birds as your wake up call. All fancy hotels include them, so why not your Resort. Our old neighbors had a Dutch Star and loved it. Good luck finding one. Saw one in Family RVing magazine. Will email you with info.


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