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Places We Have Called Home In 2020/2021

A Different Kind of Summer Again This Year

February 20, 2021

Temperature 65 Degrees

House Hunting Again 

There is nothing like coming face to face with your own mortality to make one take a hard look at their priorities.

We have no immediate plans to come off the road anytime in the near future.  We have miles to go and states to yet see.

Yet, that being said we both believe it is time to begin looking for a home base.  A place to come back to year after year.  A place we can go to to crash if future treatments take their toll on me.  A place that Ms. Barbara can call her own.

We honestly believed that our home base would be in Arizona.  But, then again I’m reminded of the saying If you want to make God laugh, tell Him Your plans.

Well, God has definitely taken us in a different direction and our plan now is to settle somewhere in central Florida.  Our doctors are here in Florida.  Now and on into the future I’ll remain a patient of UF.  Florida is the state we are going to call home.

That being said we started house hunting today.  Our goal is to find:

a 2 bedroom manufactured home

with an attached RV Port

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Our first trip today was to Pine Run in Ocala.  We found several nice homes but none with RV ports.  We’ve searched for hours on the internet and we’ve discovered that what we’re looking for, unfortunately, doesn’t appear to exist in the Ocala area.  At least, not in our price range.

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Our next trip will be to Mount Olive Shores where there are a number of manufactured  homes with RV ports such as the one above for sale.  The community appears to be well kept and there is adequate space between each home.  Pictures, though, don’t tell the real story hence the need for a road trip this coming Tuesday.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Other than our brief road trip we spent the majority of the day just sitting in our chairs and recovering from our trip yesterday.  It was a long day and one that left both of us totally drained emotionally, mentally and physically.  We’re both still trying to absorb what we were told yesterday, and how it is going to change our lives now and on into the future.  Still and all we can and will continue to say we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people in the world.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  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. Good luck with your search! I wonder why you would have chosen Arizona over Central Florida. I don’t know too much about either one as far as choosing a permanent site; however, I do know you are right where you are supposed to be right now.


  2. It sounds like you are being pro-active and realistic with treatment and the future. I’m sure that makes Barbara alot more comfortable. Good Luck with your search. I remember there were a few developments with that type of housing off Rt 27, probably with a Clermont address. Have a good week,


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