July 27 – Day 77 – Thursday

July 27 – Day 77 – Thursday

Psalm 88:2
Let my prayer come before thee:
incline thine ear unto my cry;

My Prayer is weak and helpless, though fervent and sincere: take all hinderances out of its way, and let it have a free passage to thy throne. Clarke’s Commentary

Leaving Antelope Valley Fairgrounds RV Park, Lancaster, CA,
we’re starting to get that anxious feeling, I wanna go Home!

Yes, we are in California.


From Lancaster we took hwy 14 north to 395.
THe drive up the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains
was varied and beautiful.
Mountains with patches of snow,
Lakes, valleys, rivers and high desert’


Mono Lake

Conway summit 8138 feet and 6 cell towers.

Friday, 5:39pm entered Nevade
our drive for the day is almost over.

My view at Comstock County RV Resort, Carson City, NV.

The Morning and Evening of the seventy-seventh day.

July 24 – Day 74 – Monday

July 24 – Day 74 – Monday

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield:
the LORD will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

To illuminate, invigorate, and warm; to protect and defend all such as prefer him and his worship to everything the earth can produce.
To pardon, purify, and save the soul from sin: and then he will give glory to the sanctified in his eternal kingdom; and even here he withholds no good thing from them that walk uprightly. Well, therefore, might the psalmist say, Clarke’s Commentary

“O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
Psalm 84:12

Our morning was cloudy, grey and raining,
not hard but consistent until about 1:00pm.

Then the Farmer went out and puttered around the Church property,
trimming, raking and weeding.
Activities high on his want to do list.

I left about 11:00 for Tempe, AZ
(which is like Elk Grove to Carmichael)
and had lunch with my cousin, Trisha Topper.
We haven’t been together very much as adults
so it was a getting to know you – becoming friends.
My Favorite kind of time.

I found a Wholefood’s in Tempe and bought ice cream.

I went on a thimble hunt in Chandler, AZ
(Tempe to Chandler is like Carmichael to Fair Oaks)
and had success at Merchants Square

The black dot marks the hiding place.

See the sun burst design, that is on the Arizona flag.
ANNND, see the waffles – I didn’t make it to the Waffle House,
maybe next time.

A little necessary shopping at the outlets
about 32 miles north and east from Chandler,
I’m not sure any thing is close in Phoenix area.

Home again, Home again

watching this beautiful sunset and

enjoying my dinking around day,

Sequence was on the agenda again.
we started 39 the Farmer to 37 the Grannie

I won all the games until the last one
the Farmer ended the game with his 1st win of the evening.

The Morning and the Evening of the seventy-fourth day.

July 20 – Day 70 – Thursday

July 20 – Day 70 – Thursday

Psalm 79:13
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever:
we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Of whom thou thyself art the Shepherd. Let us not be destroyed by those who are thy enemies; and we, in all our generations, will give thanks unto thee for ever. Clarke’s Commentary

New Mexico’s beauty to my eyes.

Hello Arizona, my old friend

At Holbrook, AZ on Hwy 40, we stopped for Lunch about 1120,
found out it was really 1020.
We ate any way.

Sign on restaurant wall.
the Farmer thinks this is true.
We did a little thimble hunting at a
Quilt/Antique shop, nice fabric , limited antiques.
no thimble except those packaged on the wall.

From hwy 40 we drove to the end of 377
to the end of hwy 277, turning right onto 260.
through the Apche-Sitgreaves national forest.
Signs starting on 377 and continuing,
state we were driving on the ‘Hash Knife Pony Express route’.

What a contrast to be driving through beautiful trees
instead of high desert (as high as 7200 elevation).

Acres and acres of forest

We found Chuck Code and Aunt Margaret’s home easily down this road.
WE had an enjoyable visit with Aunt Margaret
while waiting for Chuck returned from Phoenix.
Then we all went to dinner at Tiny’s,

the Farmer riding with Chuck in this.
Much conversation and laughter.

View from my window

The Morning and Evening of the seventieth day.


July 19 – Day 69 – Wednesday

Psalm 78:6-7
That the generation to come might know them,
even the children which should be born;
who should arise and declare them to their children:
That they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

These were commanded to the fathers – the patriarchs and primitive Hebrews, that they should make them known to their children, who should make them known to the generation that was to come, whose children should also be instructed that they might declare them to their children; to the end that their hope might be in God, that they might not forget his works, and might keep his commandments: that they might not be as their fathers, but have their heart right and their spirit steadfast with God, . . . Clarke’s Commentary

We hadn’t been on the road very long when the Farmer
realized his left-extended mirror was missing.
We stopped at 2 auto part type stores in Santa Rosa

In a Municipal Park at Santa Rosa

no, mirror

Not much is happening when even the billboards are bare.

Then we began to see these

Cline’s was going on in a big way since 1934

If you want to visit Cline’s
it’s at Interstate 40 and Hwy 285

And they are polite.
We didn’t stop.

On to Albuquerque, on Central Avenue
an RV supply had what the farmer needed;
he installed one right there in the driveway.

Driving on down Central on a thimble hunt

at Antique Specialties, our first stop,
I found this little gold pretty one

I had remembered NM as dry, dirty and depressing.
This thimble will remind me that my memories are not always accurate.
I was pleased out find I was mistaken.

I’ve enjoyed the desert of New Mexico.

Rocky New Mexico
We have to admire the tenacity of the first travelers
through this unfriendly country,

At 3:51 pm, we crossed the Continental Divide.

USA RV park was
asphalt and gravel,
neat and clean and
all units parked close together doors facing,
(First itme for that arrangement)

My view
Time to do laundry again,

Later I found a neat night sky.

The Morning and Evening of the sixty-ninth day.

July 18 – Day 68 – Tuesday

July 18 – Day 68 – Tuesday

Psalm 77:13
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary:
who is so great a God as our God?

I must go to the sanctuary now to get comfort, as I went before to get instruction. What a mercy to have the privilege of drawing near to God in his ordinances! How many doubts have been solved, fears dissipated, hearts comforted, darknesses dispelled, and snares broken, while waiting on God in the means of grace! Clarke’s Commentary


Getting ready to leave Oklahoma

Acres of cotton fields.

Hello Texas

Grey County rest stop is beautiful

Some of you many have seen the video from the rear of the the building.
A friend said ‘where are the trees?”
Yes, I, too, prefer trees!

A restroom is a storm shelter

I’ve never taken a picture of a rest room before
but then I’ve never seen one like this.
Isn’t the tile work beautiful.

Backside of the rest stop.

View from the back of the rest stop

Glimpses of Texas

I’m using the new-to-me computer.
I don’t have all my pictures transferred, Opps!
I’ll do the best I can.


We entered New mexico

Miles and miles of wind machines in rows.

Mountain Road RV Park Campground
on the minus side – No grass, few trees and no internet
on the plus side – cooler, less humic and quiet

We went to Mc Donald’s to post July 15th, 16th. and 17th
I almost had a melt down!
(I’m getting really tired and it must be time to get home.)
I had to use the new-to-me computer, Windows 10.
So I had to learn ‘NEW STUFF’ never an easy thing for me.
no Microsoft office programs, no word,
and no picture manager – I use this to crop and fix my pictures

the Farmer copied the blog file into Windows 10 Wordpad,
and my pictures into a folder on my desktop, so I could find them.
Word pad is different, boo.
I had to find a different app to crop and fix my pictures.
I also could seem to communicate what my problems were,
soooooo very frustrating.

Thankfully the internet connection was very strong
and the pictures uploaded quickly.
I did get it done, just before tears.

When we got back to the Tango,
I didn’t even turn on my computer,
my phone games and I went to bed.

My View (I didn’t even want to look)

The Morning and the Evening of the sixty-eighth day.