Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

April 24, 2020

Temperature 91 Degrees

It’s Getting So Hard To Just Stay In One Place

Today We Did Absolutely Nothing – Well Almost

I absolutely love this place.  There’s just something about this whole area that has grown on me.  I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it is the isolation.  The sense of being in the middle of nowhere yet with everything you need not far away.  The people here in the park are second to none.  I truly feel at home here after just one month.  I could come back here again and again.  In fact we plan on doing just that.

That being said, I want to leave.  I want to roam.  I want to get on the road.  Sitting in one place is really getting hard.  OK, I know the reality of the world today.  I know what is best for everyone.  I’ll continue to hunker down.  I may not like it but I’ll do it because that is what is being asked of each of us and I want to do my part.  Just be forewarned, if you hear a loud scream sometime in the next few days from the Southwest it’s only me venting!

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That was the central theme of today.  We made a vow between ourselves to do absolutely nothing.  I’m still waiting on parts to come in to complete several projects.  The word on the street is that they will be here sometime next week.  Until then things are sort of on hold.

To be honest we did sort of do something.


We had to pick up a package that Fedex claimed that they were unable to deliver yesterday at 7:30 am because no one was home.  Excuse me, I was sitting in my recliner, the front curtains were open and the door was also open so don’t tell me no one was home.  Over the years if there is one delivery service we have had problems with consistently it has been Fedex

. Today we found out what we believed happened.  We have a regular driver here in the park who is really good about delivery.  Yesterday was his day off.  The substitute driver probably drove up and down the road, and when he failed to see our site number back on the electric box he came to the conclusion that no one was home.  It’s happened numerous times in the past, here and in other parks.

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Since Family Dollar is right around the block from the post office we stopped in to see if we could score some more toilet paper.  We did!  Bottom line we are set for at least a month now.   Along with the food and staples we purchased yesterday the freezer is now completely full as well as the six containers in the under storage locker area.

Mexican Train Dominoes Game in Tin

Back home we decided to finish the game of Mexican Train we started last night.  I’d like to say that I triumphed but I can’t.  Today Barbara cleaned my clock.  Ah, but there will be other days and other games.  Just you wait!

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We sat back and just enjoyed the day.   The heat is on and I believe we’re not quite used to it yet.   It came on so suddenly and went so high.  They say that this is really much too early for temperatures in the nineties and one hundreds.  The word is within another week the temperatures will settle back into the eighties.  We’ll see.  We’re not suffering by any means, since there is usually a strong breeze each day that helps to cool things down.

On the lighter side.

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We hope you had a great day today.  If not resolve to make tomorrow the best day yet.  Thanks for joining us today on our journey.  We enjoy 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. Yes, I would imagine the doing nothing can get to you. We are sheltered in but there are projects that go with being a home owner. It does keep us content. Enjoy your weekend.


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