Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

April 9, 2020

Temperature 65 Degrees

Just So Unreal

I came across this quote and wanted to share it with you

We’re Not Stuck At Home, We’re Safe At Home

This is so true of our current situation.  We’re sheltered in place in Elvira our own little home where we are safe and healthy.  We hope you are are the same wherever you call home.

I sit here at times and sometimes find it hard to believe what’s really going on around us.  Without the daily news we would have no idea of the tragedy constantly unfolding in our country today.  We live, as it where, in our own little protected world.  Even when we go into town it’s like there is nothing wrong, no virus, no people struggling to live and survive.  People around here go about their daily business as if all is right in the world.  It seems like no one is staying home.  Hardly anyone practices keeping a safe distance, no one wears a mask let alone gloves.  Other than the local bars and restaurants all other businesses are open and usually have crowds of people in them.  It’s just so unreal as well as unnerving.  Especially when you consider what is really happening today throughout our country.  But I know the truth and my heart breaks for all those who are not as fortunate as we are; as well for all those in this area who I’m afraid will one day discover the hard way what is happening to so many others.


On to other things.  See that big streak on the passenger side of the windshield?  I turned the wipers on to wash the windshield and I lost the wiper on that side!  No problem I though we’re going in to CVS to pick up Barbara’s prescription so I’ll get some new wipers.  Right!  What a hassle this simple chore became.  Several hours and as many stores later I finally was able to get new ones installed.  What can I say, we have an odd ball car!


Today Barbara found a new way to pass time.  She started downloading jig saw puzzles from Microsoft.  This is a six hundred piece puzzle that she began working on earlier today.  I say by this time tomorrow she’ll have it finished.  One interesting fact, Amazon announced today that it has witnessed a sixteen hundred per cent increase in the purchase of puzzles!


This picture says it all.  Oh, how we long to be On The Road Again.  Yet, we are so thankful for this Escapees Park and their policy of letting full time RV’ers shelter in place for as long as is necessary.  We’ll be back out there.  We’re making plans already to go.  Until that time we’ll find ways to keep busy and we continue to give thanks that we are safe and healthy.  Daily, we also continue to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy each day.  The biggest blessing being we have each other and our love for one another to see us through.

So much for yet another day on The Road of Retirement.  Keep safe everyone.  Continue to keep six feet apart.  Wear your mask.  When you come home scrub those hands.  Remember also to count your blessings day by day.  Yes, they are there if you just stop to think about them.

Food for Though

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Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch your 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. Glad you are both doing well. Yes, we are “safe in place”. Those congregating and not wearing masks will be the reason this may last a long time. They will also be responsible for additional deaths. I pray that a vaccine will be found and, I was going to say, get back to normal. I actually hope things don’t go back to what we have been calling ‘normal’ the past decade. People need to think of others, respect others, allow others to disagree without violence, love each other. Without God in their lives, I don’t know if that is possible. We’ve had all references to God removed so we don’t OFFEND anyone. Well, I sorry I’m rambling. Have a beautiful blessed weekend.


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