March 23, 2021

Temperature 81 Degrees

Now This Is More Like It

Continuing to Pack Up

Ah, now this is the weather we come to Florida for. Goodbye Tiny Tim, back to the closet you go. We awoke to much warmer temperatures, a beautiful blue sky, and light to moderate winds. By early afternoon the temperature was in the 80’s. Oh so nice and much more in line with Florida expectations.

Ms. Barbara had an early morning eye doctor appointment but it was only 15 minutes away here in Bushnell. What was nice is that I could drop her off and then go back in two hours to pick her up. That gave me time to make some breakfast and do some odds and ends around Elvira.

Today I continued putting things in order so that we can get back on the road. You think I’m getting excited! You better believe it.

Tire covers are off and tire pressure has been checked

All fluids have been checked and a visual inspection made to verify that there are no leaks. I also made a visual inspection underneath and I’m glad I did because that is where I found my lost garbage can lid.

I made a visual inspection of the tow bar to verify that there are no cracks and that the safety cables are in good order. I also made sure that the bars move freely side to side and in and out.

I visually inspected the base plate on the car and made sure the light receptacle is tight – it has a habit of working loose. Unfortunately, I can’t get the car behind Elvira until we’re ready to leave so I’m hoping the lights are still A-OK.

Since we’ve been sitting for so long I’m being extra careful and making sure I dot all my i’s and cross all my t’s.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. It was a beautiful day and we’re both definitely singing along with Willie Nelson Just Can’t Wait To Get On The Road Again. We’re looking forward to another super day tomorrow, we’re hoping we can get in some last minute sightseeing. Time will tell.

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. The blue in that sky is as pretty as pretty can be! The anticipation of going again is jumping off your blog post. Now, if us readers could just hear you and Miss Barbara singing that song! Enjoy your day and hopefully, your sightseeing!


  2. AHHHH! That sounds more like Florida temperature. We had a CD of that song and would play it as we started down the road. Come to think of it, I don’t know where that is. Well, we’ll just need to sing it. Have a great week.


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