Places We Have Called Home In 2020

March 1, 2020

Temperature 71 Degrees

One More Project Done

Memories of the King

What a treat.  I awoke this morning to sunlight peaking in the bottom of the shade that covers my bedroom window.  It held the promise of a another delightful day and the day did not disappoint.

We’re slowly settling into a morning routine.  Its different than before because of the way our bedroom is set up and the softness of our mattress.  It used to be one could sit in bed, have a cup of coffee, check email, etc.  However, that is no longer possible.  The head of our mattress tucks back into an alcove which means watch your noggin or else.  Furthermore, the mattress is so soft you sort of sink into it.  Getting out after you have been sitting there for a bit is a bit of a challenge.  We’re adapting.  Now we start our mornings in our recliners.

I only had one major project on my list today.


That was the installation of the sliding cargo bay tray.  With the lockers under the slides it is a bit of a challenge to get to items with the slides out.  I decided this was the answer.  Once installed it can be accessed from either side and it slides out about 50% of it’s length.


Once installed I started putting things away.  I was amazed at how easy it now is to get to whatever I need.  The other side contains everything for hooking up to city water.   I still have lots and lots of free space.  I just may install a second sliding cargo bay tray in the locker in front of this one.


This is one of two slide motors for the front slides.  There is one on the driver’s side and one on the passenger side.  My research about Newmar coaches indicated that these motors can in time come loose from their mounting brackets.  I decided to check.  All four bolts on each motor were loose.  Now how about that.  Future problems averted.  Something to check on a monthly basis.

I was also able to finally vacuum all the rugs and wash the title floors.  I just could not stand the way they were looking.  Things are looking much better now.

While I was playing with all of this stuff

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Barbara headed on over to the Wishy Washy.  It seems we’re forever running out of clean clothes.  Don’t blame me I always try to wear the same T-shirt and pair of shorts for at least a week, or until they try to run away!

Late afternoon we had tickets


Elvis – Memories of the King.


It was definitely sold out with about 200 people in attendance.



Our park manager is an Elvis Impersonator.  Everyone encouraged us to go to the next performance telling us it would be a fantastic afternoon that we would absolutely enjoy.  They were so right.  We were thrilled that we were able be there.  The songs just kept coming. Songs we grew up listening to.


The back of his jacket.  Quite impressive.


There was time for dancing.  Yes, we danced.  Barbara at one point turned to me and said What have you done with my husband!  OK, so maybe in the past you had to drag me out there but no more.  Life is too short to let such opportunities pass bye.  The time is now to make the most of life.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  A delightful day from beginning to end.  A day of accomplishments.  An afternoon of good music and good times.  A time to dance ourselves silly.  Yes, a delightful and perfect day all around.

Thanks for checking in with us again.  We always enjoy your company and your comments.  Catch you again tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira 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. Loved Elvis. Those sliding trays are nice and save your back. Why is Barbara going to the Wishy Washy and not using the unit in Elvira? I love ours and do laundry every other evening while relaxing. The disadvantage is that you can only do small loads. Thanks for sharing your day.


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