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.
Friday, November 26, 2004
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I completely forgot about the holiday weekend and failed to make reservations in time so we got ousted from the RV Park for tonight. We are not alone though, as you can see. There are over 15 rigs in this parking lot and probably just as many in the other, and it's still early. This is not the first and I am sure not the last.
We had Thanksgiving dinner at Susan's parents house with our Daughters and Grandson. It's nice to have the whole family together before we head out on the road. Hopefully we will be getting together one more time for Christmas also and this time we should have a new addition to the family, Our new Granddaughter Alexa.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Well, turns out that not much got done on the motorhome, Go Figure! They had to order parts so we have to go back. Since we have to find a place to hang out on December 28th we made an appointment for then. Since they got it done in a day we didn’t have to live at the service center. We brought the Aerbus back over to Pechanga and decided to just hang out in the parking lot for a night. Bright and early this morning I got us back in the RV Resort. They still have no spaces available for Friday so it looks like it’s going to be back out in the parking lot again. Some of you might say, “What a hassle”. Nah, It breaks up the routine. The Aerbus and Generator needed to be run anyway.
Sunday, November 21, 2004
I woke about 7:00 this morning, rolled over and took a peek out the window. Hey! Guess what? It’s snowing! I mean it was really coming down. The locals said they can’t remember it ever snowing here. The weather forecasted showers. I guess they didn’t count on it dropping to the low 30s over night. It barely got into the 60s today then dipped back down to the 40s. It is supposed to get warm for the rest of the week.
Tomorrow we are moving. We will be living at the repair center here in Temecula. It is so close by that I doubt the motorhome will even warm up by the time we get there. We are planning 2 nights but I suspect it will only be for 1 night. We were going to get the brake recall done but they have a parts shortage. They wanted to cancel the appointment but I reminded them that the original appointment was for the Ram Air Kit Workhorse wants to put on my motorhome in an attempt to cure the sparkplug burning issue. I also need the Emergency Flasher Switch replaced again and the horn fixed from a botched repair by Beaudry RV about a year ago. After that we will try to get back here at Pechange. If not then it’s Camp Wal-Mart.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004
How many of you have to put away all your knick-knacks, secure everything and move your home when your utilities run out???
Didn’t think so. I did. Suddenly I noticed my water heater was having troubles staying lit. First thing I checked was the propane tank. EMPTY!
We had to pack up our house and drive it over less than ¼ mile to fill the propane tank. I guess this was bad planning on my part. I knew we were going to be here for a month but I thought I could make it on around ½ tank. What I didn’t count on is the temperatures dipping into the low 40s to high 30s at night. The heater gets a good workout every morning to take the chill off.