March 22, 2021

Temperature 67 Degrees

More of the Same

Getting Caught Up

They say that Spring is here. Well, you can’t prove it by us. One more day of unseasonable temperatures, overcast skies, and a strong, cold wind from the North. The forecast for the days ahead is at least encouraging. Soon, real soon those in the know say the skies will clear, the sun will shine, and the temperatures will go back up – and stay up – where they belong for central Florida. Bring it on!

So, what have we been up to. Let’s begin with Sunday.

Sunday morning sitting in our chairs with blankets wrapped around us we began our day with virtual worship at our home church in Colts Neck, NJ.

We had special music by one of the bell choirs.

The message focused again on the 23rd Psalm. It begins with a reading of the Psalm in a contemporary version.

Next, we sing a song that highlights the Psalm.

Finally, a member of the congregation will recite the 23rd Psalm from the King James version of the Bible.

Then, either Scott or Debi brings a message that highlights one, maybe two verses of the Psalm. We have found the message series to be a real source of comfort and encouragement week after week.

The rest of the day we played some Mexican Train, watched movies we had stored on the DVR, and dreamed about when we would be back on the road again.

Come Monday.

With just a week to go before we’re on the road I’ve begun to pick up and put things away. It’s amazing how much stuff gets dragged out when you turn your LV into a sort of stationary home. I’ve already thrown a ton of papers and magazines out that I accumulated over the past six months. Of course receipts and stuff like that I first scan into the computer before I deep six it. The rest of the stuff, now if I can only remember where it came from in the first place I could again put it back away. I’m working on it.

I continue to plan for 2022. As of now it appears as if we’re going to need a full two weeks in the state of Ohio, two weeks in the Michigan UP area, and another two weeks in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.

The big question yet to be answered is how do we get from our home base in Polk City to Ohio. Currently the plan is to go through the Florida Panhandle, up to Tennessee and then on to Ohio. However, this is a work in progress and not cast in concrete as they say. The one thing I do know is that I want to stay way far away from Atlanta. Any ideas or suggestions anyone?

We also did a little shopping today. Just a blitz run for the fixings for

A Reuben Braid. It has corn beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, all wrapped in pizza dough which is then baked. How good was it? This is just a third of the original size of what we started out with! I couldn’t stop eating it, it was delish.

So that is where we are on The Road of Retirement. I’m sitting here once again listening to the rain fall outside. The temperature is also quickly dropping. Time for a warm cup of soup to end the day. Take care 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. Soon it will be warm, and you will be on the road again! Do you hear Willy Nelson singing that song in your head? I do! I need to start thinking about 2022. I know you are right because good campsites go quickly. Good luck with your planning, and enjoy your day!


  2. Wrapping up in the blankets is just wrong when visiting Florida. Is it still called “the sunshine state” or did they rename it? This too shall pass.


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