March 15, 2021

Temperature 87 Degrees

Doctor’s Appointment – For Little Gray Beard

An Afternoon Ice Cream Stop

This time change is definitely messing with my mind. I still can’t get used to the sun coming up so late in the morning nor going down so late in the evening. I mean, there is no sun in the morning to warm these old bones as I sit in my chair to watch the news.

Well, we had another Doctor’s appointment this morning, but not for either one of us rather it was for

Little Gray Beard. We’ve had an ongoing issue with the car for sometime now. We would go to a gas station, fill up, click the gas cap to make sure it was properly closed, and then drive off. But we usually would get no more than 100 yards or more and the car would just shut off. So we would coast to the side of the road, put it in park, and it would start back up and be OK until the next time we got gas.

So. today into the shop it went. They believe they discovered the reason for this strange behavior and got our OK to correct it. Of course, the fix was not an inexpensive one. Nor a quick one. All total we spent some five hours at the dealer and came away with a wallet much lighter than when we went there.

While there I roamed the dealer showroom floor and I thought I had discovered my next toad. But alas, they told me that it could not be flat towed so that was the end of that!

Time to head home and now we had a decision to make – home for a cold beer or stop at . . . .

for a really great cup of ice cream. Believe me when I say the decision was an easy one.

If it is candy that you want, the sky is the limit when you are shopping here. There is something for everyone in this huge store.

But we were not here for candy, rather we were after the ice cream. It is absolutely delish.

One scoop of Butter Pecan, sugar free for Ms. Barbara.

Two scoops for me, one of Peanut Butter and the other Chocolate Chip Mint. Not a bad way to end a long day.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We’ll know tomorrow if the car is really fixed because we’re going to fill it up since we have a trip to Brooksville to pick up my repaired hearing aid. OK, I was wrong they did get it repaired in less than a week. As for today, what can I say. It was what it was. At least we both were able to finish the books we were reading. I guess that counts for something.

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. Ice cream makes every day a good day! I love the chocolate chip mint, and by the big smile on your face, I think you do, too! Today was a cloudy, windy, rainy day, so please send that extra hour of sunshine you don’t want this way! Have a good Tuesday!


  2. I hope they got the car fixed but if not, go back, get the corvette and a dolly. 😊 Was this Russell Stover near The Villages? We’ve never had their ice cream. Enjoy your week and the nice warm temperatures.


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