Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:   NOMADS Project, New Hope United Methodist Church

January 30, 2020

Temperature 57 Degrees

Meet the Team

The First Week Is In The Books

Good Fellowship and Good Food

Ok, I’ve found something more upsetting than getting up and going to work at 7 am.  That is getting up and going to work at 7 am when the temperature outside is 37 degrees!  But wait, it gets worse.  Temperatures are supposed to peak this weekend in the 70’s and then dive by Monday to freezing or below.  Really?  This is snowbird country so give me some warmer weather please.


This is our current team. From the left we have:  Rob and Bonnie; Joe and ‘Debbie; Everett and Elizabeth; Jim and Linda; and the two of us.  Everett and Elizabeth have been our team leaders but they will be leaving on Saturday.  Jim and Linda will step up to the plate and become our new team leaders.  We will then be down to four rigs, two inside the fence and two outside.  All of this is necessary because of the electrical issues that have come to light.  Point of fact, there will be no new projects here until the RV park has been certified safe for all.   That I believe is how it should be.



Remember back to Monday?  This is how the southern block of the church’s property looked.


Since then the team has been hard at working raking out dead grass.


We’ve filled 33 bags of grass for disposal.


We’ve pruned so many thorn trees I’ve lost count.



We’ve hauled it all out to the curb for pickup tomorrow.



This is what it looks like today when we called it quits for the week.  It’s amazing how much has been accomplished in just four days.  Of course we are far from finished but we all felt really good about how much we’ve done so far.


Today, lunch was pack a sack day.  A time for food and fellowship.


Tonight was the farewell supper for Everett and Elizabeth at El Merendero.


We arrived at just the right time.  Twenty minutes later and this whole section was full.


Our group.  This was a wonderful place with delicious food and plenty of it.  We spent time swapping RV war stories, sharing NOMAD experiences and so much more.  These times of fellowship are in my opinion what makes being a part of NOMADS so special.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a full day, a fun day, a day of fellowship and good times.  What more could one ask for?  I’ll take as many days like these as I can get, even if the weather is a bit frigid.  You’ll have to excuse me, I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open.  Tomorrow is a special sightseeing day for us and I want to be refreshed for it.  So I’ll bid you all a goodnight.

Thanks for joining us again today.  We always appreciate your company and comments.  Have a good nights sleep and we’ll 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. Wow, you all accomplished alot. You deserve a day off. Bundle up and enjoy your free time. Temps here to reach mid 50s beginning next week. Alot of happy people here but I’d like a good snow before winter ends.


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