December 13, 2020
Temperature 80 Degrees
Worship At Our Home Church In Colts Neck, New Jersey
On The Road
It’s Always Something – Or As Someone Said “Full Time RV’ing is “A Giggle A Minute”
Goooooooooooooooood Morning World!
We awoke to a rather different kind of morning. Pea soup fog blanketed the whole park. You could barely see to the end of our block. The fog hung around until well past 10 am. After it burned off the day was an absolute delight.
We began our Sunday as we usually do, joining in worship with our home congregation at Colt Necks, New Jerssey.
Scott delivered the call to worship.
Our first song.
Lighting of the Advent Candle in the sanctuary.
And we lit our own Advent Candle.
There was special music by one of the Bell Choirs.
Scott delivered another great message. His emphasis was on Joy and how we can experience it even it the midst of our turbulent and chaotic world. He stressed that Joy is not pleasure nor happiness but it is a gift given to us by God that can never be taken from us. He emphasized that we can have Joy no matter what because God is making all things new.
This was the highlight of the service. The consistory (the church board) presented Scott and Kay a handmade quilt with individual squares signed by members of the congregation in recognition of their 30 years of service to the congregation.
Once church was over we began packing up for our afternoon move. First, though, it was time for our mid-day meal. Ms Barbara had made a big pot of crock pot chilli. It had just the right touch of seasoing and was oh so delicious. I know what I’m also having for our snack tonight.
This was our destination today since we needed to get some work done. Lazydays In The Villages was fomerly known as Alliance RV. We had some work done by them a couple of years ago on our fomer rig. We were absolutely pleaed with the level of customer service as well as the work in the service department. We did a little research and discovered that everyone from Alliance had remaind on after it changed hands. Therefore, we were comfortable returning here.
Leaving, however, was not without a bit of excitment. Oh yes getting ready to go was a giggle a minute. None of our slides wanted to come in. Not a one. Each one took multiple pushes of their respective slide switch before they decided to cooperate. It seems when they are not used for a period of time they don’t want to cooperate. Maybe I need to move them in and out once a week. In fact I believe that is what I am going to try going forward. But the fun wasn’t over. More about that in a minute.
Thirty minutes later and we had arrived. Thankfully, they had called Friday and told us the front gate was closed for construction.
Forewarned, we came in the back gate which really is a lot easier since it brings you
right into the free campground in the back.
Our site, level, wide enough with 50 amp service and water. Moreover, we have a clear view of the southern sky for our Dish antenna. There is, in addition, a dump site right around the corner.
Remember I said before that the fun with the slides was not over yet? Well, each went out without a problem. However, after the front driver’s side slide was out I noticed a number of ball bearings rolling around the floor.
All of which means, I believe we are going to be here a bit longer than we first thought since now the slide rollers will need to be replaced. Yup, always something or better put a giggle a minute!
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We had an easy day and an easy move. We would much rather be at our winter home but this isn’t all that bad. Now, if we can get everything done that we need to in a timely manner it would be great. We’ll see what they have to say tomorrow. Wish us well.
Appreciate your checking in with us 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!