Places We Have Called Home In 2020


November 11, 2020

Temperature 79 Degrees, Humidity 99%

Thank You For Your Service

Morning Visitors

Waiting For Eta

On the 11th month on the 11th day at 11 am WWI came to an end and that is why we celebrate Veterans Day when we do.

I served in the Army.  I did two tours in Vietnam.  I am proud of my service to my country and do not regret one day of my service.

Today, Veterans Day, to all veterans of all branches:  thank you for your service, your sacrifice, your bravery and the example you set for all of us.  To all those who have served and continue to serve we ow you a great debt of gratitude.


Our morning visitors.  They act as if they own the park, and maybe they do.  They strut around with their heads held high and go wherever they want.


We’ve already escaped two hurricanes this year.  Well, our luck has finally run out.  We are now waiting for tropical storm Eta to pay us a visit.

We are expecting sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 55 mph.  We’re also expecting several inches of rain.  That’s the magic word expecting.  Time and again the weather report has been horrible but nothing has ever come to pass.  Hopefully, this will be just like all the times in the past.

But I”m prepared.  Remember the song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikin.  No, I didn’t buy a bikin but . . . .


Ms. Barbara insisted I purchase a new pair of boots just in case.   I said I wouldn’t wear any boots that didn’t have yellow polka dots.  How do you like my new foot wear?  They are offically known as Ditsy Dots Boots!  Quite a fashion statement, hey.

Yes, this is Veterans Day and on this day many restaurants offer a free meal to Veterans.  My choice for supper today was

Texas Roadhouse to Raise Prices as Cost Battle Rages | FSR magazine

I scored a free sirlon steak meal with a loaded baked potato.  Oh my it was oh so delicious!  I once again became a member of the clean plate club.

Oh, and I did finish one project today.


Ms. Barbara uses a small self standing tray table for her computer.  The problem was, the rubber feet on it didn’t slide too well across the tile floor.  She suggested we put tennis balls on each of the four feet.  Such a simple solution and one that works like a charm.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Unfortunately, the weather report wasn’t all wrong.  The winds have come up and we are a rocking and a rolling.  No rain yet but I’m sure it is only a matter of time.  OK, I’ve rambled on for long enough.  Thanks for sticking with me.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company as well as your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest 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. First, thank you for your service to our country. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to every veteran! Nice boots, but here’s the question: Did you wear them to Texas Roadhouse? 🙂 I am glad companies and organizations are recognizing the service of our veterans. Those winds sound mighty strong – stay safe! Enjoy your day!


  2. Just realized I hadn’t commented earlier. First things first, Thank you for your service. The sky looks threatening so hang on and stay safe. Yes, I think the sand cranes do think they own the grounds. Love them.


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