TOUR AMERICA, 2020: OCALA, FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE

Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Silver Springs State Park Campground, Ocala, Florida

September 21, 2020

Temperature 86 Degrees

Sunday Worship

Around The Park

Good Morning World!  Sitting here waiting for the sun to come up and begin shining in our living room window.  Another wonderful day full of possibilities is before us.

Yesterday being Sunday we began our day with worship at our home church in Colts Neck, New Jersey.  Pastor Scott began worship with our call to worship.

Our opening song.

Pastor Scott’s message was from the Book of Philippians.  He emphasized that amidst the turmoil of our day we need to remember to hold fast to our identify as those who are in Christ.  We need, therefore, to live our lives as those whose sins have been forgiven and who have been offered the grace of God.  Meaning, we can and should live with a strong sense of hope and an inner peace that the world can never take away.  A message I will hold on to during this coming week.

 

Our closing song.  I’m not sure who picked this one but I believe it’s words are so appropriate for the world we live in today.

Well, I was wrong.  Our daily walk around our loop revealed the truth that the park has only two empty sites as of yesterday.  Despite the rain they came.

Can anyone remember when?  Yes, as a kid growing up this is the way our family used to camp.  We did it in an old Army surplus tent with surplus Army cots.  This family was even cooking their evening meal over an open fire.  But no more, oh no I sure don’t want to go back to those days!

The first thought that came to my mind when I saw this trailer was Someone sold their house but couldn’t part with their treasured belongings.  Honestly, I have no idea what is inside.  Maybe a bunch of motorcycles?

Camp Host site.  We met this couple the other day and they are two of the nicest, most hard working people you’ll ever find.  They live in Florida and move from one state park to the other working as Camp Hosts.  No they’re not young by any means.  They’re just looking to do something meaningful with their retirement years.  My hat is off to them.

This is our front yard.  And I don’t have to mow the grass!  That’s a front yard I can really like.

So begins another new day on The Road of Retirement.  We’re going on a road trip today to visit another Florida State Park we may be staying in.  We’ll also stop and confirm our appointment for upcoming work on Elvira.  Just to get out and about is going to be great.  Who knows along the way we might even find a bagel shop.  One can only hope.

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!

 

 

2 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: OCALA, FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE

  1. We always enjoy walking around our campgrounds. Just like you, we have various impressions and questions from all we see. I also appreciate the good work of the camp host volunteers. Hope you found a bagel!

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