Places We Have Called Home In 2020

October 22, 2020

Temperature 84

Getting Caught Up

This past Sunday we again attended worship at our home church in Colts Neck, New Jersey.  I was asked once again to offer the pastoral prayer.  I was pleased to do so.  It is always an honor for me when I am asked to join in.

Ms. Barbara’s surgey is on hold for now.  She went for blood work a week ago and it came back with some wonky numbers.  She went again today for a retest but we don’t have those results yet so we don’t know if surgery will be back on.  So, we are marking time.

We continue to make the rounds of doctors here, there, and everywhere.  Most of the visits at this time are for Ms. Barbara as I haven’t really gotten started yet.  I went for my blood work yesterday and I’ll know the results next week when I see the doctor at the VA Clinic.

I continue to make plans for next year.  Our route is sort of established but that can change at any time.  We’ll be going up the East coast.  Across Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Throught the upper peninsula of Michigan.  On to Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone.  Eventunally down to Yuma and Congress.  One item I am paying much more attention to this time are the cancellation policies of each park that I make a reservation with.  If everything comes together as I envision we’ll have a fantastic year.  And if it doesn’t, well then we’ll just have to make it a fantastic year.

I continue to schedule time in the shop for Elvira.  The way I look at it, now is the time to get as much done as possible.  I want to leave here with our rig in the best shape possibe.  To that end I’ll have regular year end maintenance done; air bags replaced; all new awnings and slide toppers installed; the belt line will be completely recaulked; and, finally all the stripes that are checked and look absolutely horrible will be repained.

In step with others who have gone before me, I also cleaned our floors from front to back.  I used our new steam cleaner.  I’ll give it a but no more.  I need to now find a way to polish the floor.  Not a lot so that we end up on our butts, but I would at leat like to get somewhat of a shine to it.  Still looking for an answer.

I’m more or less comfortable, now, with the fact that we are going to be here six months.  We have more than enough to do and we’ll be off site probably at least once each month.  So my hitch itch will be relieved to some extent.  At least I hope so.

A bigger question and one that can only be answered around January of next year will be where will we  be next winter.  As of now it remains Yuma but if my sweetheart has to come back, well then we’ll be back in Florida.  It is truely a fluid situation.

That is where we are on The Road of Retirement.  The weather remains unseasonably warm but that’s OK with us.  We’ve had a few rain showers but nothing major.  Ms. Barbara continues to make some absolutely magnificent meals.  The other day she made me a big crock pot full of home made Manhattan Claim Chowder.  It was a winner.  She said is going to try next to make either New England Clam Chowder or jambalaya.

Thanks for checking in with us from time to time.  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. Sounds like you are using your time well – getting the floor clean and making plans for the coming year. Your plans for next year sound fabulous, and I will say a prayer for Miss Barbara. We have 8 trips planned for the coming year, with the reservations made that can be. However, I fully expect changes will happen, but who knows? Enjoy your day!


  2. I pray the Barbara’s surgery will be a ‘Go’ after you have the blood results. When Barbara has new knees, Elvira has all her maintenance and new parts, you guys will be ready to move on out. We’re looking at a few trips next year also. We need to make up for 2020 when we were parked due to the virus and family issues. Keep looking forward and hope to see you when you get to Pa.


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