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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

August 23, 2020

Temperature 79 Degrees

Worship At Our Home Church In Colts Neck

Watching and Waiting

We began our Sunday with worship at our home church, The Colts Neck Reformed Church.

Pastor Scott began the service with our call to worship.

Our first song.

Our special music was Be Thou My Vision performed by Maggie and Lynn.

That, unfortunately, is the end of pictures for tonight.  We are not in Verizon country thus uploading pictures is nigh unto impossible.

Pastor Scott’s message was from the Book of Revelation.  The first point he made that The Island of Patmos was just an obscure dot on the map in the middle of nowhere still Jesus found and came to John there.  He went on to say so with us wherever we figuratively might be – perhaps deep in depression, or uncertain of our future, or struggling financially still Jesus will find us and come to us.  He will come to us to comfort, offer hope, and strengthen us.

He then concluded his message by saving that even as the Book of Revelation ends with Jesus triumphing over all, even so today he will triumph over our current uncertain times.  He reminded us that the final word about these uncertain times has still not been written and if we hold firm in our faith in Jesus, we will triumph in the end.

A great message for difficult times.

Once worship was over we decided to run out for a few things we forgot yesterday.  That’s when we got our first taste of what is coming.  We got caught in rain so hard you were hard pressed to see the car in front of you.  It was the worse I’ve been caught in, in a long, long time.  I was so glad when we got home.

As for the situation where we call home.  Well, we’re still watching and waiting.  Thankfully, the latest track of both storms puts them well west of where we are located.  We’ll get lots of rain and no doubt some strong winds but it appears as of now that we’ll be spared the brunt of both storms.  Talking to other full time residents in the park no one seems much concerned.  So, we’ll just continue to monitor the situation.

All I ask that is everyone please keep those who are in the direct path of these two storms in your thoughts and prayers.

Another day on The Road of Retirement is in the books.  We’re safe, dry and comfortable.  What more could one ask for.  We’ll continue to take it one day at a time and take it as it comes.  Come what may we still believe in our hearts that we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people on the face of the earth.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments. We’ll keep you posted as things develop over the coming days.

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. Glad you made it home safe! I will say a prayer for everyone in the path of these storms. That was a hopeful message from your pastor; it seems “storms” are everywhere right now! If you forgot anything today, maybe you can just do without it for a day or two. Stay safe and enjoy your day!


  2. Glad you aren’t in the direct path of the storms. Hunker down and stay safe. The message was an important one, as ours was. Ours was about forgiveness and we are certainly put to the test. If harm is done to us we aren’t to look for revenge, but to turn the other cheek and forgive them for what they’ve done. With what is going on today, I fail miserably. Prayers for more understanding.


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