Thursday, April 7th

Temperature, 81 Degrees, Abundant Sunshie

Second Stop, We’ve Passed This Way Before

The Good News is other than a bit of rain we made it through last night without an issue. There were two tornadoes reported about 30 minutes north of us but nothing closer.

Anyway, by 9:30 pm we were both so tired we could not keep our eyes open. Thus, we decided to make it an early night. Only one problem, by 3:30 am I was wide awake! Thus, me and Proton roamed the rig, and tossed and turned until around 6:30 am when we finally realized getting any more sleep was a lost cause. It was obvious that this was going to be a full on caffeine beverage day.

So it was after a quick breakfast by 8:30 am we were back on the road again and headed west on Route 10. Route 10 is a really nice road. The pavement is great with no potholes. Traffic was light to moderate but with a fair amount of truck traffic. It was cruise control from start to finish. My kind of day when it is going to be a long run.

The only issue was we finally lost our dash A/C. We’ll go without it but if and when it really starts getting hot, we’ll run the generator and use the first rooftop A/C to keep us cool. I’ve discovered over time that I don’t really use that much more diesel doing this. Today, though, it was cool enough that we could just use the vents.

Some four hours after we left Tallahassee we arrived at our new home. We’re at an Escapees park that we’ve stayed at several times in the past. The sites are all back in with a dirt base. Our site is reasonably level and with ample space for Elvira and our car. We’ll be here for five nights during which time we’ll get ourselves organized and acclimated to living in the rig again.

Once here our first order of business was to put up the DISH antenna. Well, that’s when everything went south. Ms. Barbara spent close to six hours on the phone with DISH support and that got her a headache and nothing more. Suffice to say we still don’t have TV so we’ll be exploring our options tomorrow. Enough for today.

Regarding getting used to living in the rig. Tonight I decided to take a shower. Ah, back to Navy showers in a broom closet! No more huge shower with ample hot water. Not for the next six months. No matter, I still have a grin on my face. Life is good on the road.

Our Proton is having no trouble getting used to life in the rig. He is still a handful when we travel. But once we park, one chair is as good as the next for him.

That’s it for now on The Road of Retirement. Oh, other than the fact that we are now in the Central Time Zone and trying to adjust. Going back an hour has made it a long day so it is time to start getting ready to turn in. But, just not yet. I’m going to make it to at least 10 tonight – I hope!

Thanks again for stopping by today  It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before


  1. Good luck to Barb with the DISH service. Things like that can be so frustrating. Glad you have a back up plan for the AC issue. I’m not sure exactly where you are going, but it seems to be north.
    That should be helpful. Little Proton looks so cute; I can’t wait to meet him. And finally, when I wake up in the night and can’t fall back to sleep, I pray “Our Fathers” along with an intention for each one. It almost always works. Sometimes the intention is that I fall back to sleep. We leave for a longer trip in less than 2 weeks. Can’t wait! Hope you have a great day!


    1. Regarding DISH, the answer is in tonight’s blog! We’re indeed going north, north to the Bad Lands. I here it does get warm there on occasion! Excellent suggestion for going back to sleep. I, unfortunately, usually spend the time worrying – did I set the heat pump properly? Etc, etc. Can’t wait to follow you on your journeys. Keep safe. Have a great day.

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