Saturday, July 17, 2021

Abundant Sunshine, Temperature 96 Degrees

Hot Time In The RV Park

The Trees Came Tumbling Down

I can’t remember when its been this hot. The last time it was like this was probably last year when we were in Arizona. The temperature since we’ve been here has been on average in the 95 degree range. Since we’re in a satellite friendly site there is really no shade until late afternoon. Yet, with Reflectix in selective windows, several fans running, and both A/C’s on we can usually keep Elvira at a comfortable 79/80 degrees. Good enough for the two of us.

Yesterday we looked outside and we noticed they were getting ready to move the travel trailer next to us. I’m always curious so I went outside to discover what was going on.

I was told that they were going to be taking down the two dead trees on that site. In addition, they would also in the near future be putting down a new gravel base for the site.

Sure enough at 8 am this morning the crew hired to remove the trees showed up. No problem since we were already up and eating breakfast.

They made quick work of the first tree. Then the second. After watching for a bit I was absolutely certain that there was no need to worry about any damage occurring to Elvira. This crew knew their stuff.

Time to grind the stumps down. Notice the white truck? They parked it there to prevent any chips from being thrown back against Elvira. They were true professionals.

This is all that is left. Two small wood chip piles where they ground down the stumps. I don’t know when, but I’m sure sometime this week they’ll be bringing in the gravel for the new base. This is the theme for this RV Park, that being constant upgrades and improvements.

That was our exciting day on The Road of Retirement. We want to do some sightseeing in the weeks ahead but once again we just don’t know. Unfortunately, COVID is making a strong comeback in the state of Florida. We’ll wait until after my first treatment this coming Wednesday and then make a decision. We would hate to have to just sit around for the next how many weeks but we may have no choice. Still in all, we are making the most of the gift of each new day that the good Lord gives us.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.

 Our continuing mission remains: Departing from our base as often as possible 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. You don’t need old dead trees coming down on you if the wind kicks up. Glad they’re proactive. Be careful if Covid is making a comeback. 🤨 Hadn’t heard that. Have a blessed day.


  2. Time will tell how much gallivanting you and Barb get to do, but all we get is one day at a time. So, you have a good idea to make the most of each day as it comes. And, if you have to stay put, maybe there will be some other exciting park projects to watch. Stay cool, and stay safe!


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