Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona

March 23, 2020

Temperature 57 Degrees

We’re Still Here – But Going Crazy

Thanks one and all who have asked about how we’re doing.  We’re healthy, we’re going stir crazy, we’re still here.  Here being Escapees North Ranch.  But we’re good overall.

How different is the world we’re living in today?  Well, someone new pulled in next to us today.  Usually I would be the first one out the door to greet them.  Barbara calls me Mr. Mayor.  Today, I didn’t budge out of an abundance of caution.  I don’t know where they have been, who they’ve come in contact with, or if they themselves have been sick in the past.  I hate being like this but for the time being I guess this is the way it is going to have to be.

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We passed the time today playing Mexican Train.  My guess is we’ll be doing this a lot in the coming days and weeks.



Some more pictures of the mountains around us.  I always find them so breathtaking.

Barbara also did some research and found a few places we can go hiking away from crowds.  Like out in the middle of nowhere.  When it warms up we’ll probably go explore them.

I also started putting together alternate travel plans for the summer.  I know they’ll probably change a hundred times over in the next several weeks based on what’s happening today but so be it.  I love to dream and I love to plan.  So I’ll noodle away and change and adapt as events unfold during the month of April.

A real exciting day, hey?  My guess is there are going to be many more like this in the coming weeks.

So we’re at the end of another day on The Road of Retirement.  We’re doing good, thank you. And we intend to stay that way.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Till 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. Beautiful mountains. Sometimes planning the future trips or activities is as much fun as the actual event. There is no doubt in my mind that you’ll meet the neighbors. Just remember social distancing is 6 feet.


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