Places We Have Called Home In 2020


December 10, 2020

Temperature 68 Degrees

Running The Roads

More Decorations

It Never Fails

New Tools

Gooooooooooooood Morning World!

OK, I promise no more talk of the weather and the colder temperatures.  As others have reminded me, you think it is cold there, you should be here.

Yesterday we spent running the roads.  We were out of the house at 7:15 am and didn’t get back home until after 3 pm.


This was our first stop.  Ms Barbara had an 8:30 am appointment for blood work.  The results came back today and most everything looks good.

great clips

Second stop, Ms Barbara needed a hair cut.

battery boys

Third stop.  We needed to return our old coach batteries inorder to get credit for our core charge. They were great people to deal with.  Did you notice what is on the bottom of their sign?


Fourth stop, Little Graybeard needed some attention.  I wonder maybe we need to give our car a new name.  Son of Elvira?  The Little Chevy That Could?  Or?  Suggestions anyone?

It was a long but productive day.

Today we just kicked back and enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day.





I took another ride around the park and discovered some more Christmas decorations.  Surprisingly, there are not a whole lot to be found.

Today, the electrician came over to take a look at what might be wrong with our one slide.  His name is Greg and he lives in the park and is the resident electrician.  I’m sure you know what happened?  Every time he hit the switch the slide worked each and every time.  Go figure.  His parting comment was, If you get in trouble just give me a call.


Look what came today!  Slowly but surely I’m collecting some long wanted power tools.  This is the electric screw driver that I’ve been looking at for months.  Ms Barbara said it was my Christmas gift.  Works for me.


I received this wonderful plaque from a fellow veteran.  He hand makes them and gives them to all the veterans he meets in the park.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


I also made a trip over to the lending library.  We now have enough books for the two of us for a month or more

For our big mid-day meal Ms Barbara made a pork roast in the crock pot.  She rounded the meal off with mashed potatoes, vegtables and gravy.  Each bite was better than the one before it.  It was delicious.  Oh yes, I was once again a member of the clean plate club.

We wondered when it was going to happen.  They’ve now closed the park office.  You can only communicate with them through email or phone.  The COVID-19 cases are steadly climbing in our county though it is not as bad as other areas in Florida.  Every time we have to go to the store, a doctor’s appointment, or an appointment for repairs on Elvira we say a silent prayer and mask up.  Even still, every time out makes us extremely nervous.

That was our past two days on The Road of Retirement.  It was a beautiful, warm day today which we absolutely enjoyed.  We just sort of chilled, read a book, watched a movie and mostly did nothing at all.  Before I go I just wanted to share this with you as you prepare to face another new day. . .

It’s the start of a brand new day, and I’m off like a herd of turtles.

Thanks again for stopping by today.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your 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. I had not realized (thought about) that you were a veteran. Second, please feel free to complain about your arctic conditions where you are. I just chuckle and realize it’s all relative, isn’t it? Thirdly, yes, Little Greybeard needs a new name. Why remind him (or her) that Greybeard has left? How about “Elviro?” You and Barbara could stay stuff like “Time to go with Elviro!” “Let’s go, Elviro!” “Hi Ho. It’s time to go, Elviro!” You can probably think of more and better ones, but you get the idea. And finally, those are some good books. I enjoy reading books by Debbie Macomber. Enjoy your day, and please stay safe!


  2. Huh!! Didn’t know you read Debbie Macomber and that Barbara liked James Patterson. Would not have thought that. 😁😁 Yes, each time we go out we are very cautious and do the sanitizing before we enter a store, when leaving and again when we get home. Be cautious and stay healthy,


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