Sunday, May 16, 2021

Temperature, Low 48 Degrees; High, 61 Degrees

Graduation Party

Well, we all over slept this morning. No one really wanted to get up. However, the time came when we all had to get up and get going. Amanda and Ben needed to return home. Ms. Barbara and I had a family graduation party to attend. It was hard saying goodbye to Amanda since we knew we would probably not see her again for a few years. So with hugs and tears we said – not goodbye – but we said till we meet again.

Ms. Barbara and I then headed off to

a family graduation party for

our grandson Mikey and his girlfriend, Brie. They both are graduating from High School this month. After graduation Mikey will be attending trade school and Brie will be attending a local four year college.

The party was given by

Mikey’s sister and our granddaughter, Tori and her husband Ryder.

What a spread they put out. We had pulled pork, brisket and chicken plus salads galore. It was all oh so good and I for one was once again a member of the clean plate club.

From left to right, in front: Our son Adam, our grandson Jarrett, Brie, our granddaughter Tori and her husband Ryder. In the back from left to right: Ms. Barbara, our grandson Mikey, and myself.

As an aside Tori and Ryder have three dogs.

This is Tank who you could fit in your pocket.

This is Piper who would also fit in your pocket.

Then there is Lincoln who you could probably put a saddle on and ride around the yard! Suffice to say he is big. He comes up to my waist and he is not yet full grown. I can only imagine what he will be like in another year.

All too soon it was time for us to say until we meet again and head for home. It will be at least a few years before we are able to see everyone again.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We had another wonderful day with family and friends. This is why we came here and we’re so glad for all the opportunities we’ve had to spend with our kids, grandkids, and even the granddogs. In addition we’ve met and spent time with a lot of wonderful people who were here in the park for just a day or two. We’ll leave here the end of this week with many beautiful and lasting memories. Life is good.

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. That is one big dog!! And he is still growing?! I like Harper better. (If that turned out to be his name.) In any case, how wonderful to have spent time with all your family and to enjoy some celebrations. I also think you are a good example of living life to the fullest; some of those younger ones may follow in your footsteps someday. Safe travels and have a good week ahead.


  2. One dog fits in your pocket while you ride the other. Think how traveling would be traveling with the horse. Glad you got to see family and be there to celebrate this awesome accomplishment.


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