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Places We Have Called Home In 2020/2021

February 23, 2021

Temperature 81 Degrees

A Long, Long Day

House Hunting Again

Another early morning since I had


a 7 am appointment here.  Knowing that the cancer has spread the question yet to be answered is how far, and where has it gone.  Sometimes I feel like I want to reach inside my body grab hold of that nasty C character and stuff him in a box.  Since, however, I can’t do that, tests like this are necessary.  Hopefully, we’ll have some answers by this Thursday.

Now, the way this test works is real simple.  They inject a bit of a radioactive substance into your body and tell you to come back in two hours after it has had a chance to work its way through your system.  Then they take a picture of you from head to toe and back.

So what to do for two hours?  Easy decision.


Time for breakfast.  This restaurant has never disappointed us.  Their breakfast menu is absolutely fantastic.  I had what is called the Whole Hog – two eggs, pancakes and french toast, two types of sausage, baccon, a slice of ham and some home fry potatoes.  Plus a couple of cups of coffee to wake me up.  Unfortunately, I have to say it got the best of me.  I just could not finish it all.  Barbara on the other hand had a much simplier breakfast and managed to finish it all.

Breakfast over we went back for my picture taking.  It’s really a neat kind of test.  First, they lay you down on a special tray face up.  Then, they have this special camera that floats over the top of you and moves from the top of your head to the tip of your toes.  Then, then it goes under you and goes from the tip of your toes to the top of your head.  And that’s it.

Tests over it was time to go house hunting.  Today we took a trip to

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Mount Olive Shores in Polk City, Florida.

This is a deed restricted community which requires homeowners to own or rent a class A motor home the first year of home ownership.  It is a beautiful community that is neat, immaculate in every way, and oh so quiet.

I had the opportuniity to talk to a current homeowner and listen to what he had to say about the community.  He stated that he had been living here a year and that he and his  wife were absolutely delighted that they purchased a home here.  Now, that’s the best kind of recommendation as far as I’m concerned.

What drew us here were the unique types of homes that are for sale in this community.  In a sentence, they are manufactured homes with RV ports.  We were here to look at two houses


House number one.


It has a sun room in the very front.


Behind that is a living room.


A good size kitchen.


A dining room.


Master bedroom with it’s own bath.


Then there is the RV port with full hookup.


At the back end of the port is a storage shed/workshop with a full bathroom.


And up above the workshop is a loft bedroom.

There are a few things that would need some attention but nothing that we couldn’t handle on down the road.

Next on the list.



House number two.



A living room as you walk in.  Then down the hall


is the master bedroom with its own bathroom.


On the other side of the living room is the kitchen and eating area.  Then down the hall


we find the second bedroom with its own bathroom.


Then there is the RV port which I immediately fell in love with.  I mean, look at the size of it.


And at the end of the port a 400 square foot storage shed/workshop.

So which one are we really interested in?  Good question.  Ms Barbara really likes one.  And I really like the other.  This one is going to be tough.

But our day was not done.  Oh no, a good friend – Max – had suggested that if we were in this area we should definitely stop at


The Parkesdale Farmers Market.  Yes, they had fruit, and more fruit.


But we were here for the ice cream!  In particular for me, option number 2, Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Whipped Cream.  Ms Barbara went with option number 3, Sunday Boat, strawberries and vanilla ice cream.


Yes, there were as good as they looked.

They had a wonderful outdoor seating area.  And can you believe it, everyone we saw was wearing a mask!

I believe the one on the right is a whole lot better looking.


I’m looking forward to having this on the strawberry bread that we also purchased.

And with that we were on our way home and our day on The Road of Retirement was drawing to a close.  It was, indeed, a long, long day but one in which we managed to acomplish quite a bit.  Time now to sleep on what we’re going to do about a house.  Good night one and all.

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. Looks like you had a productive day topped off by a trip to Parkesdale. Praying you’ll find the house that will bring a feeling of happiness and contentment for both of you. Prayers will be answered in God’s time. 🙏🙏


  2. I am praying for a good test result for you. Both of the homes look very nice. Will you be looking at other homes? You can’t go wrong with Bob Evans or ice cream! Enjoy your day today!


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