TOUR AMERICA, 2020: CONGRESS, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

May 14, 2020

Temperature 89 Degrees

Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow Heigh-ho silver, away

Another beautiful day that God gave us today.  I believe each day is a precious gift given to us by Him and meant to be lived to the fullest.  So we do.  Whether we are sitting playing dominoes, shopping, sightseeing, or whatever.  We absolutely love the life that is ours.

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Early evening we had our good luck bunny come to visit us right at our sight.  What’s that you say?  Are we superstitious?  Yes and no.  I don’t believe that walking under a ladder will bring bad luck.  However, does it really hurt to believe in good luck bunny?

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Elvira is now ninety five per cent prepped and ready for the road.  This evening I:

  • put all the wheel covers away
  • emptied the tanks and put the sewer hose and slinky away
  • removed the front screens from the windshield and cleaned the windshield
  • cleaned the rear view mirrors
  • drained Wesley our water softener and put it away
  • secured the step ladder to the back ladder
  • lubed the front steps and ensured that they will fully retract
  • checked and made sure all fluid levels are right on the money
  • put our welcome mat and the turtles away for their trip to our new home
  • put our chairs away
  • put other odds and ends in the car, I’ll find a storage locker for them later

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Tomorrow morning we’ll have about an hour’s worth of work to do before we can leave.  Our goal is to be on the road by nine o’clock.

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Which should get us to our new home – Fort Beale RV Park – around or before noon time.

Mexican Train Dominoes Game in Tin

In terms of packing up, guess what we did tonight?  We finally put our Mexican Train set away.  I swear you could almost hear each domino cry a bit as we packed them away.  Don’t worry my little friends you will be back out soon enough.

That was our prep day for travel tomorrow.  We’re now at the end of another day on The Road of Retirement.  Time now to put our feet back and relax a bit before we call it a night.  As I said earlier it was a great day to be alive.   We’re going to miss this park.  Especially the full time residents.  Ron and Cathy to name just two.  Both of them and everyone here are really a super bunch of people.  We’ve also met and made some new RV friends – Linda and Donna to name just two.  They are full timers and travel solo.  We’re more convinced then ever as of now that this is where we will one day retire to.  Give us a few more years and we’ll know for sure.

Thought for the day.

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Thanks for coming along today.  Hope you had as great a day as we did.  Keep those comments and suggestions coming.  Keep safe.  Wear your mask – if not for yourself then for someone else.  Remember, six feet apart or you could end up six feet under. Wash your hands often.  Catch you 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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