Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Suwannee State Park, Live Oak Florida

September 14, 2020

Temperature 76 Degrees, 100% Humidity

Anyone Want A Little Rain

Around The Park

Fixing This and That

Are we ever making up for lost time.  The whole first half, maybe more, of this year we never saw a drop of rain.  But now, 3 pm every afternoon you can count on a thunderstorm and drenching rains.  Moreover, based on the track of this current hurricane we are going to see a lot more in the coming days.  Thankfully, we’ll be spared the brunt of this storm as it is well west of us.

A few pictures now from around the park.

I’m not sure what this is but it is kinda cute.  We found him sitting on a fence post on our morning walk around the park.

Do you think just maybe that David and Lisha have been to Rosewell, NM?  I keep looking for them so I can ask them but as of now I’ve never seen them outside.

The Suwannee River after which the park is named.  This is the big draw here.  It offers some of the best canoeing or kayaking opportunities in the state. They say that a trip on the river allows you to see cypress trees, southern magnolia, herons, American coots, turtles and hawks.

One of the many small streams that feed into the river.

Two of the many trails within the park.  When we were first here I hiked each and every one of them.

This cemetery is all that is left now of a thriving town that once was located in this area.

Back at home, seems something always needs fixing

 When I opened the bathroom door the other day it just didn’t feel right.  Lo and behold the bottom hinge was no longer securely fastened.  Both screws had come out and gone where only screws go to hide.  Two new screws and some wood glue and the door is now like new.

Speaking of doors – our entrance door sort of jammed the other day.  It just did not want to open.  Imagine being trapped inside your RV with no way out.  Then, all of a sudden I heard a pop and something small landed at my feet.  It turned out to be the rivet that held these two door straps together.  The door was now free to open, open way too far.  Ms. Barbara to the rescue.  She suggested for the time being using a tie wrap from a loaf of bread.  It works like a charm.  The door now swings freely and it once again locks in the open position even as it is supposed to.  Once we are settled in our winter home I’m going to try and find these two pieces in an RV salvage yard.

Then there was this.  I was on the step ladder cleaning off our one living room slide. I happened to glance at our satellite antenna and thought to myself Now that looks odd.  This is the wheel which allows the arm of the antenna to roll along the roof as it parks itself.  Well, it was just lying on the roof no longer attached to the antenna.  There is supposed to be a c clip that holds the shaft in place.  Like the screws for the bathroom door this clip departed and had gone to where only they know where they hide.  A trip to the hardware store is in order today.

So we begin another new day on The Road of Retirement.  The sun is up, but you can’t really see it because of the cloud cover.  I’m so used to the sun coming up around 6 am but now it is not until around 7:30 am.  I’m adjusting.  We have some running around to do today.  We’ll be going to Wally World and the local hardware store.  Maybe elsewhere but not sure right now.  A few more days and we are on the road again.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company as well as your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, enjoy the days that God gives you.

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. I think the guy sitting on the rail may be to ward off evil spirits, or people. The trails look like a fun day, but not in rain. Stay dry and have a great day.


  2. Glad you are nowhere near the hurricane. The picture with of the cemetery, with the trees in the background, reminded me of Jonathon Dickinson SP near Jupiter, Florida. Stay safe, and good luck at the hardware store finding those escapees.


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