Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

April 15, 2020

Temperature 71 Degrees

Just An Easy Day

Not much happening today.  I overslept this morning and by the time I awoke the sun was already up.  It’s still so nice to see it out the front window shining bright in a clear blue sky.  I’ll never get tired of watching it rise in the morning sky.

Breakfast was again very simple.  I started with my usual cup of coffee and a muffin.  That was followed by a glass of orange juice, a bowl of cereal and another cup of coffee.

Barbara spent the morning on the phone with her life insurance company.  Her premium had been about fifty dollars per month.  Now they wanted to charge her over six hundred dollars per month!  One policy cancelled, time to look for another.  She also had to contact Sirus radio since our yearly contract was up.  The cost of renewal?  Well over one hundred dollars.  She wasn’t about to pay that, not on your life.  So what did we end up paying for the year?  She got a contract for forty dollars!  My wife definitely drives a hard bargain.

No projects today.  I’m pacing myself.  Actually, I’m waiting for some parts to come in from Amazon and then I’ll get started again.  I have a water valve to change, some lights to install, bulbs to change and other odds and ends to complete.  All in due time


The entire park is surrounded by BLM land.  This is the access gate to the trails that crisscross this land.  A good deal of the residents here own some form of ATV and this is where they go to play during the day.

A few more pictures to share with you.


Maybe they believe the wind always blows from the same direction.


Local transportation for some.


The tin man on a diet.


Native decoration on the end of another house.


Birdhouses.  Cactus in bloom.  And I had a wagon like that, but what is it doing here?  It seems out of place.


On the corner.


One little Angel.


A bit of local color.


Do you see the owl?


I guess this is technically correct since most lighthouses are found on or along a rocky shore.

Tour over we came back home and played


another round of Mexican Train.  Today was my day as I cleaned house.

Afterwards we sat outside for a couple of hours.  During this time we got to meet Guy and Christine.  They are several sites up from us.  Guy is what would be called an Xscaper since he still works full time.  We had a delightful conversation with them and hope to spend more time together in the future – yes, at a safe social distance.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and an abundance of sunshine.  We were able to get out for a little bit.  We had a good time at the game table.  We met two wonderful people.  We are still healthy and we’re still getting along.  What more could one ask for in this challenging day and age.  Thank you Lord for all your blessings.

Food for thought.

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Thanks for checking in with us again today.  We always appreciate your company, and your comments and suggestions.  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!






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