Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Motorhomes of Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas

August 7, 2020

Temperature 93 Degrees

The Situation is The Boss

Motorhomes of Texas – Upgrades and Repairs, Day Two

Another early morning inasmuch as they were coming for Elvira by 7:30 am.  Thankfully, we can sleep in on Saturday and Sunday.

The Situation is The Boss.  Sometimes you just have to remember this and not fight it.  If you fight it you’ll just end up getting yourself all worked up for nothing.  So, we just chilled out and let things play out over the course of the day.  The result being, we’ll be here for the weekend and repairs will be completed early Monday morning.


Here is our girl in for phase one of upgrades and repairs.  This is where we stand as of now:

  • air leak in the front – actually a number of them, various lines, fittings and all other kinds of valves.  Everything is now fixed.
  • dash air – turned out to be low on Freon and there was a disconnected wire in the back.  We now have dash air.
  • shocks –


Out with the 15 year old original shocks




On with the new.  Now we should no longer go bouncing down the road whenever we hit a dip or a bump in the road.

  • our front rooftop AC unit – they discovered it was wired wrong and because of that a start capacitor had quit working.  We’ve been back in Elvira now for just a little over three hours and the AC has not quit once.  It’s running like it should.
  • converter/inverter – unfortunately, parts were delayed and did not get here until late today.  Therefore, this last upgrade and the real reason we came here, will be installed early Monday morning.
  • ball joints and tie rod ends – will eventually have to be replaced.  As of now, though, we’re good to go.

Since we had to be out early this morning and really didn’t have an opportunity to cook breakfast


we headed to Denny’s for breakfast.  Let me tell you we’ve eaten in many restaurants all across this fair land and we’ve never until today had a breakfast of such quantity and quality like we did today.  The food was perfectly cooked and both of our omelets had so much in them that they had to be over 8 inches long and a good 4 inches or more high.  They were loaded and they were scrumptious.  I guess it is really true everything is bigger in Texas.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We’re once again backed in between two overly large rigs and hooked up to 50 amp.  Both AC’s are working like they should so we are cool and comfortable.  We picked up some TV Dinners and some more spring water today so we will neither go hunger nor will we run out of water to drink.  We also have ample spirits on hand to complement the water!  We’re free to come and go as we please since the gate is not locked.  In so many words, though we didn’t plan on being here this long it is all good.  Matter of fact, we both agree that once again God has smiled down on us since we caught and corrected some serious issues during our time here.  Oh yes, we are two of the most fortunate and blessed people on the face of the planet.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Stay safe, wash your hands and wear your mask.  Till 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. Breakfast out is one of my favorite joys in life! How nice to know your home is in good working order, and all the issues have been taken care of. Enjoy the weekend!


  2. A breakfast to set you up for a good day. You’ll be able to travel with the security of having things repaired or replaced. Enjoy the weekend.


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