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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Up and Down Up and Down

Yesterday was one of those days. It all started out that it was our 29th day at Pechanga RV Resort. They have a 29 day limit and we had to evacuate for 24 hours before we could come back in. It also turned out that we had to run the Aerbus back into the shop to get a few more things done so we coordinated the two. We really never have that feeling of being homeless until the house is in the shop and we don’t have access to it. It rained like heck so we used the time to spend some of the gift certificates we got for Christmas. They were done with the Motorhome by 2:00p and they did a good job with the repairs. We setup the motorhome in the overflow parking lot adjacent the RV Resort and settled in for the night. Since we didn’t have to pay Campground fees we decided to splurge and hit the buffet at the casino. After dinner I handed Susan $10.00 and told her to hit the slots while I wander and pull a few slots myself. Well I lost my money in no time and went to check on Susan. She was holding her own so I wandered a little more. Two hours later Susan was down to pennies when the wheels on the slot lined up 3 cherries. 2,600 credits! The bad thing, she was playing a penny slot. The good thing, she started with $10.00 and walked away with $26.00. We headed back to the Aerbus to get a good nights sleep while listing to the rain fall. RAIN!? Heck it was a torrential down poor with what felt like hurricane force winds. The motorhome was shaking all night. I think I got about 3 hours sleep.

Well we are back in the park safe and sound again. We will be keeping a close eye on the storms because we are leaving on Monday if the weather allows.

Sunday, December 26, 2004


Our last batch of business cards contained the wrong email address. The cards were distributed in the month of December. If you received a card from us in the month of December check the email address. The correct address should be dsfleming@access4free.com.

Christmas was good to us

We have enough gift cards to last us a while. You see, living in a motorhome, there is not a lot of room for “stuff” so we asked that everyone get us gift cards to nationwide retail stores and restaurants. That way when we are in need of something we can pick it up without a major deviation in our budget, and living space.

All is going well except I did a dumb thing and don’t know if I broke my finger or just sprained it extremely good. I thought I would give it some time to see if it gets better. Well, it’s been a week now and it is not improving as fast as I hoped. I will probably see a doctor sometime this week. We are leaving next week so if they have to cast it I will have to get instructions on how and when to de-cast it myself.

Wednesday we are packing up and heading for the Service Center. We have a few more repairs that need to be done before we leave here. We have to be out of here that night anyway since we have reached our 29 day limit here at The Pechanga RV Resort. After the repairs, we will spend the night in the parking lot adjacent to this PV park for the night and come back in the next morning for a few days until January 3rd when we head out. We have decided to spend a week in Palm Springs before we head over to the Indio Rally. There are a few friends we want to say hi to around the Palm Springs area.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Nana and Papa

We are new Grandparents for the second time. On December 13th our daughter gave birth to a healthy 8lb girl.

Mom and Alexa 1 hour old

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Nana, Big Brother Landen and Alexa 10 days old.

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Papa, Big Brother Landen and Alexa 10 days old.

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Sunday, December 12, 2004

It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

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It’s fun to see how people decorate their motorhomes and trailers. Here are some photos of ours.

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What a great weekend. The weather was the best. I told Susan we have to follow this weather all over the country. We did nothing but sit and enjoy. Well, we did have to run into Vista to take care of some bank needs. On the way back we stopped in the little town of Rainbow. This place consists of a small store with a couple of gas pumps and a restaurant/bar. We bought a couple of apples from the store and had a hamburger in the restaurant. The food was good but I was more impressed by the waitress. She did not stop the whole time we were there. She must have taken 25 orders, served 50 meals in the short time we were there, and seemed to really enjoy her job.

Surprisingly the RV Park was not very full this weekend. Jerry Seinfeld flow in in his helicopter for his show Saturday evening. He flew back out at 12:00 midnight, I know because he woke me while leaving. The shuttle driver said Jerry was rather snooty wanting a limo to pick him up at the helicopter and bring him to the hotel (It’s only across the parking lot). Where the helicopter was parked, they couldn’t get a limo down in there so they sent there limo shuttle bus. This did not please him. He also demanded security escort him everywhere so the public did not bother him.

Friday, December 3, 2004

We made it in Motorhome Magazine

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I was thumbing through the latest Motorhome Magazine and came across this ad. It was rather surprising because I took the same photo from the same location.