Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Temperature 71 Degrees, Abundant Sunshine

Victorian Acres RV Park, Nebraska City, NE

Time to get caught up.

Yesterday was a travel day. We’re steadily making our way north and then we’ll swing west.

Yesterday we left Kansas and made our way to Nebraska. So, we’ve now been able to add two more states to our map.

During our trip along the way we had a little bit of everything. We had some wind gusts from the side, several significant construction delays, and several delays as we made our way through some small towns along our route. All in all it was a tiring day and by the time we arrived we both were ready to just chill (more about chilling a little later).

The first challenge was just finding our new home. The GPS said one thing, the directions on the park’s web site said something else, and when we called the RV park the woman we spoke to was as clear as mud! Ms. Barbara just kept saying trust me I’ll get us there. And as always true to her word she did indeed get us there without muss or fuss. My lady is a first rate navigator.

This is where we eventually landed yesterday. It was just a mile from the interstate so it was indeed easy to get to. A quick left turn

under the arch

past the eagle

and we are home through Thursday, leaving on Friday. This is another really nice RV park. It appears well maintained and taken care of. The entrance is well marked, the road in is a mix of paved and gravel and is in great shape. The roads in the park are gravel, all in great shape, of adequate width and easy to navigate.

Our site in particular is more than long enough for Elvira and the Little Gray Ghost (I decided to rename it!) It is hard packed gravel but it is not even close to being level either side to side, or front to back. However, once again the jacks took care of the issue.

Other than one other rig way up the other end of the row, we are all alone. Which got me to thinking, is this the wrong time of the year to be here? Well, remember what I said earlier about just chilling? Wonder of wonders, last night the temperature took a nose dive. How about 29 degrees! We were definitely chilling! So, we threw the heavy blanket on the bed, switched from heat pumps to propane furnace and we made it through the night just fine. Ah, the warm winter temperatures of Florida are now just a fond memory.

Some have asked how Proton is doing with the nomadic lifestyle. Up until our last sightseeing trip he was so-so. He seems to be adjusting to travel days but not to being left home alone. The first two times we left him home alone he was sort of OK. But the last time! He ate the left over piece of pizza, got into his treats, bunched up the one shade, cleared off the kitchen counter, and did the same to the counter behind our kitchen table. Suffice to say, we have now purchased a travel crate which he will stay in when we go sightseeing. This way we can go out and not worry about our house being in pieces when we return.

All in all life on The Road of Retirement is great. We are so blessed to be able to do what we are doing and to be doing it together. What more could one ask for? Life is not about the toys you accumulate but about the time spent with those you love. For myself and Barb paraphrasing a famous song Like life is making memories with the one I love.

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. Thank you for trusting Ms. Barbara to get you where you needed to be. I have always been the navigator on our trips, since well before map apps. I cannot tell you how many arguments we have had over directions, LOL.


    1. You mean like the time my dear wife kept telling me you need to turn around, you need to turn around. But did I listen? Sure did, but only when we were 4 hours in the wrong direction! I’ve since learned to listen real well to her directions.


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