Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Good thing we have plenty of time.

We made it to California Speedway in Fontana today. We were wondering if we were going to make it though. I had mapped out a route that would get us here without taking any interstates but we didn’t even get out of town and we ran into a dead end road. The map said the road went through but I guess the road builders didn’t read the map. We ended up back on I-15 for the trip. Being it was 10:30 am on a Thursday, the traffic was not bad at all though. W couldn’t have got better spots. We are right on the front row coming out of turn 2.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Did we say something wrong?

No not really. It is Sunday so most people packed up to go home and back to their jobs. This leaves the park pretty much empty, and quiet. I suspect the rest of the week will be the same, then back to being full for the weekend. It was packed this weekend with only a few sites open. I would suspect that most of the empties were no shows because this is a popular place. We will be heading over to the casino a little later to see how much it slows down during the weekdays also.

It has been about 100 degrees here during the day and a good 35+ mph wind comes up about 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. So far I have left the awnings out but keep a close eye on them. I may have to pull them in today since there are no motorhomes around us to slow the wind.

Evenings are so nice here. After dinner we take our walk around the park then light up our oil lanterns and our 'Halloween Light' and sit by the motorhome and enjoy the calm comfortable temperatures. I always wanted a set of those rope lights to attach to the underside of my awning but didn't want to spend the 20 something bucks that Campingworld wanted. So the other day while doing some shopping at Wal-Mart I took a cruise through the Halloween section and found an 18' 'Halloween Orange' rope light for $7.00. I thought orange might be kind of weird but it turned out to be nice, and doesn't attract the bugs.

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Friday, September 24, 2004

Sad then Happy

It was a sad day today. We left All Seasons after being there for 2 months. It's hard to stay in one place 2 months without making good friends. Last night we took our final walk around the lake to say goodbye to all the good people we have met.

Today is also a Happy day. We have moved to Pechanga RV Resort just 18 miles down the road. The Resort is adjacent to a nice Indian Casino. We have stayed here before and it is just as nice as before. We will be here for only about a week this time then we are off again. Some friends from All Seasons will be coming up on Monday to join us for the Buffet at the Casino.

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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Looking forward to moving on

We have been here for about 8 weeks now and as far as I am concerned it is about 4 weeks too long. Don’t get me wrong, We have enjoyed out stay very much but it is time to move on. This Friday we will be moving just 18 miles down the road, but it is a change of scenery. We are ready for a change.

Friday, September 17, 2004

It’s All Ours

We paid off the Aerbus yesterday. We are now totally debt free. It just gets better and better everyday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

We must stay flexible

One important thing about fulltiming is you must be flexible. We made plans to house sit Susan’s parent’s house for a week while the Aerbus was in the shop. Well, the parts for the motorhome will not be available until the end of October so plans have changed. This is not a big problem for us. We can be flexible but it does pose a problem for Susan’s parents. I said right from the beginning we will not make plans. This is a good reason why. Fortunately we have no plans for the end of October…well, I guess now we do.

Friday, September 10, 2004

The owner stopped by to say hi

So I was sitting in the Aerbus minding my own business when I heard what sounded like a helicopter about to land on the roof. I leaped out in time to catch this chopper landing on the bridge over the lake. Turns out it was the owner just flying in to see how things are going. A really nice guy. He hung around for about an hour and off he went. He invited me up to check out one of his other parks on the Sacramento river. We will have to hunt it out someday

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Check out the hawk

This guy has been circling the lake for about a week now. I guess the term 'hawk eye' has some truth to it. This guy can spot a fish from high up and with one swift dive come up with a snack. He has learned that the fish hang out below our deck waiting for food and has made a meal of at least one that I saw.

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What happened

Our lake turned into Pea Soup today. It never was the clearest lake but today I sat and watched as a green cloud came over the entire lake in a matter of minutes. It was the strangest thing. I think it has something to do with the weather. It has been quite hot and humid here and I was told that a lake will 'turn over' with changes in temperature.

As you can see in the next photo, Susan's fish are barely visible in the muck. I hope we don't see them floating belly up tomorrow.

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Monday, September 6, 2004

Well, It’s over

The last long weekend of the summer has come and gone. I got admit, it's a good feeling to just sit back and watch everyone else packing to go home. It's really nice to already be home. I look at all the long faces from what were happy faces just yesterday and remember back when I was one of them. We will never travel during the weekends if we can help it. We will do our travels during the mid week when most are at work.

The site we have is a really nice site during most of the time but being right next to the tent sites it gets pretty wild during the holiday weekends. I thought it would be fun watching the crazies come and go but it gets pretty trying at times. Well it's all over now and we cane once again mellow out.

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Sunday, September 5, 2004

My Mechanic

It's always a good feeling to have a good mechanic if things go wrong. My grandson can probably do as good as some of the guys I've used.

Labor day, the last big camping weekend. This place is PACKED. I have to keep going out and reminding people not to double park and block me in. They are 3 deep here. The tent area is a mess with trash and the lake is equally as bad. Can't wait until Tuesday so we can clean up this place and get back to normal.

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Friday, September 3, 2004


Today’s the day! After 4:00p today, I am officially RETIRED.

Thursday, September 2, 2004

It’s a done deal

I finally got the check for the house. Closing of escrow was 28 days late. But…Not only did I get the check, I got $100 a day for everyday it was late. It was in the contract that the buyers would pay me $100 for everyday Escrow was late. I was anxious to close but didn’t mind making $100 a day for nothing. Now I need to find another way to make $100 a day for nothing.