Places We Have Called Home In 2020


Temperature 74 Degrees, Humidity 38%

Yearly Maintenance

Home Again

True to their word a knock was heard on our door at 7:45 am this morning.  Yup, another early morning.  But that’s it for now.  Tomorrow we turn off the phones, turn the clocks face down, and we sleep as late as we want.


Elvira in the garage for her yearly maintenace.  I had all the normal done – oil and filter change, change all the fuel filters,  and lube the chassis.  They then did a generator service.  I also made sure the radiator was cleaned on both sides; and, I had them change the air dryer filter.  Come to find out the later probably had not been done since the rig was new.  They also did a complete inspection of all belts, hoses, and everything underneath and gave everything a clean bill of health.

Now, of course per normal there was one surprise along the way.  Our refrigerator stopped working on the invertor.  What!  I determined that the invertor was working properly.  I next determined that the refrigerator was also working by plugging it into an external 110 volt outlet in the shop.  So what was going on.  I reset the invertor.  Plugged the refrigerator back in to its dedicated outlet.  Presto!  All is fine now.  What happened?  In one word -HARVEY our friendly ghost.  That’s the only explanation I have.

Service done time to head back to Paradise.


Rolling into the park this is the beautiful blue sky that greeted us.  And did you see that temperature and the relative humidity?  It is an absolutely gorgeous day all the way around.


We are back home.


This time as I backed in I put 2×10 boards under each tire.  I did some research and discovered that one of the worse surfaces to park on long term is grass.  There is a chance of the tires sinking in and, in addition, the chance of the moisture from the grass wicking up into the tires.  Putting pressure treated boards under each tire eliminates the problem all together.

I did make one mistake.  When I leveled Elvira this time I got her dead level.  Not good.  I usually leave either the front or back slightly down so that water will easily run off the slide toppers.  Well, we’re going out again in November and when we come back I’ll make sure I get it right at that time.


We have our first new neighbor down the end of our block.  Supposedly, there will be 100 new arrivals during the month of November.

To that end they are really working on making the park look even better – if that is possible.  All the buildings are being pressure washed.  Trees are being trimmed.  The gardens are being spruced up.  They’ve even brought in extra dumpsters.  Yup, it appears they are getting ready for a bunch of new people.

That was the sum total of our day on The Road of Retirment.  We accomplished all that we set out to do.  A really big shout out to the tech’s at Cummins – they are first class professionals.  Marcus, our tech kept me informed from start to finish.  Then there was the little things, like not entering our rig without first putting protective boots on his shoes and making sure the drivers seat was covered with plastic before sitting on it.  That’s attention to detail that I really like.  As for the bill, once again a really pleasant surprise.  No were near what I expected it to be.  Life is good.  God is good all the time.

We hope you enjoyed your time 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!



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