TOUR AMERICA, 2020: SUMMERDALE, ALABAMA, HEART OF DIXIE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Escapees Rainbow Plantation, Sumerdale, Alabama

August 16, 2020

Temperature 91 Degrees With Humidity Feels Like 105

Worship At Our Home Church, Colts Neck Reformed Church

Getting Caught Up

This being Sunday we began the day as we always try to do, by joining in worship with our home church in Colts Neck, NJ.

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Pastor Scott opened worship with our call to worship.

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Our first song.

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His mom gave the children’s message this morning.

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Maggie played a short piece of music.  We always love to hear her play the piano.

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Pastor Scott gave the morning message.  The question he asked, using the Apostle Paul as an example was:  What kind of race are you running  as you live your life? He challenged us to ask and answer

As you seeking self gratification or seeking to glorify God?

Are you reaching out to others in love or turning a blind eye to the needs of those around you?

At the end of your race what will others remember of the race that your ran?

Various members of the congregation than shared their stories of faith and how faith has sustained them throughout their lives.

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The service then concluded with a virtual choir singing God Be With You Till We Meet Again.

Worship over it was time to get to work.

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Since we had been without a sewer hookup for about two weeks there was a mountain of dishes to do and loads of laundry to be washed.

I tackled the bathroom.  When I pulled the light down the last time when we had the leak all kinds of stuff left in the ceiling came raining down.  I got most of it picked up then but now it was time to really clean and get it all.  Get it all I did.  I dusted, mopped, and scrubbed until the bathroom shined.

I put the reflectix back up in the windshield since the sun would be directly on the front of Elvira for several hours each day.

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All in all we lucked out with this site.  During the hottest part of the day almost all of Elvira is in the shade because of that large tree on the passenger side.  That really helps to keep the temperature down inside and in turn the AC units don’t have to work as hard.

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Time out for lunch.  We both had a real hankering for pizza and this is only fifteen minutes from home.

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After lunch it was time to do a complete inventory of our down under storage.

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I also planned on moving my tools and our staples from side to side.  My tools went to the driver’s side and the staples came over to the passenger side.  Don’t know if this will make much of a difference in correcting the weight imbalance but I figured it couldn’t hurt.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We both feel better that things are caught up and our house is again in order.  Time now to settle back with a glass of wine and enjoy the evening.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  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!

 

 

4 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: SUMMERDALE, ALABAMA, HEART OF DIXIE

    1. It is made of a sun shade mesh material that snaps on and covers the windshield. If the sun is directly on the windshield we will put Reflectix between the mesh and the windshield. Several companies (https://ezsnapdirect.com/ or https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/ or https://www.magneshade.com/ to name three)make kits from dirt cheap to over the top in price. I will say it makes a huge difference in the heat in the front. Leave it off and stand up front and you can really feel the heat coming in. Put it up and you no longer feel like you are in blast furnace. Hope this helps.

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