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.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
For the next couple of months, you will most likely see a lot of beach shots. Does anyone know what the first photo is? I believe it is a Sea Slug. There are some pretty cool tide pools along this beach so all kinds of strange things can come crawling out of the sea. This guy was about 8” long.
By the way, this is our job. We strolled the beach this afternoon to make sure everyone was observing the rules. I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Well, today we moved into our winter home. We are in a Southern California State Park right on the beach as Camp Host for the rest of the year. The temperatures are in the high 70s during the days and in the high 50s at night so life is good right now. I am sure we will be getting some stormy weather as the next 2 months progress. But we are talking about Southern California storms so how bad can it get? The only down side, looks like I will have to be dragging my lazy body out of bed at 5:00a twice a week.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
One of the reasons we went Fulltime is because we never wanted to leave (to go home). I thought by going Fulltime I would never again have to say I don’t want to leave but tonight was the last night of the Rexhall Rally and, I don’t want to leave. We had such a good time, as we always do, and have got to see our good friends we have made in the past and have meet so many more good friends. As with last year we have a new bunch of friends to stop and visit on our travels around the country. We got some good tips on places to visit next year and got invited to a couple more upcoming rallies, which I am sure we will take advantage of.
By attending the seminars, I have gained a little more knowledge about Rving and the Fulltime lifestyle and picked up a few more tips from our fellow Rexhallers. I even sat down with Mr. Rex, one on one at one of the dinners and had a short but good conversation and shared some tips with him. I am sure he gets this a lot though.
I got a chance to head on over to their service center and pick up some Rexhall specific items I needed for our coach. Now we are good to go for another year.
This rally was also good for the motorhome because staying the parking lot at the fairgrounds, we had no water or sewer hookups and limited amperage power so this gave me a chance to exercise the boondocking systems in our coach and make sure everything is still in working order. I am glad to report that everything works very well.
So tomorrow, it’s back on the road again.
We are just having the best time here at the Rexhall Rally. Above is a picture of just some of the top notch entertainment that we have enjoyed here at the rally. I have taken in a lot of the seminars and have learned a thing or two, even though I thought I knew it all. One thing I learned was the AirCard offered by Verizon to access the internet has a larger coverage area than I though. I was using the Verizon High Speed network and was paying $79.99 a month for their unlimited usage plan. With the AirCard I can use their Broadband and where the Broadband is not available it used the same Verizon High Speed network I was using for only $59.99. That’s a $20 savings for faster internet. And I don’t have to tie up the cell phone anymore.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I got a chance to clean up the motorhome and car again so I am much happier now. I think we have driven in the rain maybe 3 times this year and it sure makes a big mess out of everything, especially the poor car being drug behind the motorhome. I did it with a bucket of water and a rag. Then I go over it with my bottle of spray detailer. You do what you have to.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Last night was supposed to be a quiet night at the race track since most of the race crazies had gone home. However, the thunder showers were pretty noisy.
It rained all the way to Lancaster this morning and now my motorhome that I spent 3 weeks cleaning is all dirty again. The car is even worse. This campground will not let us wash it. At least I can run the car through a car wash in town. I will see if I can just give the motorhome a sponge bath later. We will be in the Lancaster County Fairground Campground for 2 nights then we move into the Fairgrounds for the rally on Wednesday, so my next trip will be about a ½ mile drive. For the next 2 days we will catch up on some laundry and shopping.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
The rain kept a lot of fans from filling the stands.
The safety crew got in a quick nap before the race started.
We had a front row spot and the best place to catch the race was on the roof of the motorhome of course. Susan chose to watch the race through the windshield from inside because it was LOUD. She also had the luxury of having the TV on and got to see all the replays and close-ups of the wrecks.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
I don’t know if you remember, we had a new Granddaughter just before we left on our journey last December. Being back here in Southern California, we have had time to get acquainted with her. It is going to be difficult to leave again after getting to know her. Grand kids are so cool.
As you may recall we spent the month of April in Florida visiting Susan’s Cousins. Well Jim has come to Southern California to participate in a Celebrity Golf Tournament. Last night he invited us up to Laguna Beach to have dinner with him and Jennifer. What a nice time we had. They sure are good people.
The weather here in Southern California has been absolutely fabulous. I just hope it holds out for our 2 months here as Camp Hosts at San Elijo State Beach.