Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Rainbows End, Livingston, Texas

August 1, 2020

Temperature 89 Degrees

Nowhere To Go

Let’s Clean

This has never happened, but it has now.  We’ve been skunked in terms of attractions, museums, etc.  There is not even a historical marker anywhere in the near vicinity.  This park is truly in the middle of nowhere.  Believe me, this is sort of hard to take.

The only thing we could think of was to take a ride through Lake Livingston State Park Campground.  Off we went in high spirits.  Guess what?  They don’t allow visitors.  Not unless you want to purchase a day pass.  What!  We have never, ever had this before.  Ever other state park we’ve approached in so many different states has either said, Go right in and take a look or they issued us a complimentary 30 minute pass.  So much for Texas hospitality.

Well, what does one do when there is no where to go and it is too hot and humid outside to even go for a walk.


You start cleaning everything in sight!  Barbara did the kitchen.


She cleaned the kitchen counter and the propane stove.  It is absolutely amazing how dirty it gets and we never even use it.  The back-splash was scrubbed.


She scrubbed the kitchen sink until it looked like new.



My job was to clean and polish every last bit of woodwork in Elvira.  This, of course, also allows you to catch anything that might be amiss before it becomes serious.  For instance, I discovered some loose screws and handles and other odds and ends that I took care of immediately.  I also found out that when they stained the wood work they didn’t do the cabinet doors and drawers separate from the framework.  Rather they put everything together and stained it as a whole.


We also took our bed apart and washed all the sheets.  Sometimes they come out of the washer/dryer just a bit damp and we have to hang them up to dry.  We found the two front seats make the perfect place for this.


This back TV has me completely stumped.  I need to take it down and tightened the wall bracket that it is hanging on but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to get it off.  If I don’t get it down soon I’m afraid the wall bracket is going to let go and then we’ll have to replace the TV as well.  Wish me well.  And if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Tomorrow if the temperature remains reasonable I’ll spend some time outside.  I need to check the bolts holding the slide motors to their brackets.  I need to lube the hinges on the locker doors and treat the gaskets around each with 303.  I also need to straighten up the front full size locker.  In other words, I have a few things to keep me busy before we leave for repairs on Thursday.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Not sure if I’ll do a blog every day since there isn’t really that much going on.  Of course, I still have the TV in the back to figure out.  That should be interesting.  Wherever you are we hope you are safe and enjoying your summer.  Someday, sometime in the not too distance future we can all hope that things will be set right again.

  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Keep safe out there.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her 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. Well, your home looks very spiffy. It’s good for us readers to know we shouldn’t plan to visit Livingston, Texas unless we have some cleaning to do! Stay safe!


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