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July 12, 2021

Temperature 104 Degrees

Getting Ready and Starting To Pack Up

Worship At Our Home Church in Colts Neck, New Jersey

Same Old, Same Old

OMG It Really Rains in the Southwest

Travel day coming up on Tuesday and so I decided to begin now to get ready.  I was outside early morning before the heat came up


and removed the tire covers and made sure tire pressure was spot on.


I also removed the mirror covers and packed them away.  I’ll take the privacy screen off tomorrow morning.


I added a few gallons of water to our fresh water tank so that when we get to Roswell we will not have to hook up to city water.  Tomorrow night I’ll dump the tanks and close them up.  Then I’ll pack up the sewer hose and all our fresh water gear.  Slides will also come in tomorrow night.  We want to be out of here as early as possible on Tuesday so that we’re in Roswell before the real heat arrives.

Today being Sunday once back inside and after Barbara woke up



we started our day with worship at our home Church in Colts Neck, New Jersey.


Pastor Debbie again led worship today.


Our opening song.


That dear friends is supposed to be a piece of bacon!  Just one of the props used today for the children’s message.


Our special music today was In Christ Alone and was performed by Lyn, Len, and Maggie.


Pastor Debbie delivered the morning message.  She reminded us even though at times it may not seem like it, God is always present and in our midst.  The reason, she stated, we so often miss Him is because we are often too busy trying to do everything on our own.  Using the story of Martha and Mary she pointed out how Martha was so busy with everyday chores and responsibilities she completely missed Jesus in the present.  However, Mary on the other hand sat quietly at His feet and so was able to receive from Him the nurture that she needed.  She then reminded us that amid the business of daily life we need to take time to be still so that we can sense God’s presence in our midst.  Only in this way, she went on to say,  can we receive from Him what we need each day to live with a sense of victory.


Our closing song.

Worship over it was time for, what else


more Mexican Train.  Yes, I do agree with Betty (thank you) she has a cute and sweet smile but that’s because she is cute and sweet!


We mixed it up a bit today.  Barbara has been busy recording all kinds of mystery movies for times when we have nothing else to do.  Today we decided to work our way through some of them.  We have a lot more to go and that’s OK as far as we are concerned.

Then it happened.



The wind came up in a hurry and we had a dust storm in front of us.  Then there was a loud crack of thunder and


the rain came down in buckets.  The temperature dropped from 104 to 86 degrees in about thirty minutes.  Then just like that it was over.  The nice part, though, was that the clouds remained.  So the remainder of the day was a bit cooler – like the mid 90’s.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was one of those days when we had a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  We also discovered that it really does rain in these parts.  If you can call a few minutes of a burst of rain real rain.  OK, time to get back to our game of Mexican Train, oh how the tables have turned.  Once again I’m coming out on top despite a couple of glasses of wine!

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always enjoy your company and appreciate your comments.  Be safe out there.

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. She does have a very nice smile! I’ve never seen a dust storm like that. At least it cooled off!! Enjoy your Monday and Safe travels!!


  2. Glad it cooled down for you. The rain came just in time to wash off that dust so Elvira is nice and shiny to head down the highway. Start your trip by singing ‘On the road again’ by Willie Nelson. Oh Barbara, more wine for Bill. 😉


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