This photo is a view from our front window
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.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
This photo is a view from our front window
Friday, April 28, 2006
The Canyon was awesome of course. When you look over the edge, the first words out of your mouth are WOW. At first glance it just looks like one huge mural. You really have to just stand there for a while and take it all in before you realize it is REAL. I added a few photos to our photo site. You can view them by clicking on the photo link at the left. Unfortunately this is one of those things that photos don’t do justice, but they are still worth taking a look at. There are free shuttle busses running throughout the park and you can get on and off as much as you like. The shuttles are great because there is a lot to see and you will wear yourself out trying to walk it all. They also offer a number of bus tours along with hiking and mule rides down the canyon walls. We had a great time and are worn out for now.
We may loose contact with the world tomorrow since we are heading into Sedona. Cell phone coverage may be impossible, which includes Internet. If you don’t hear from us, we should be back in 4 days.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
We have always had a home, even though we live in our motorhome. Now our motorhome has a home. We purchased an RV lot in Lake Havasu City at the Havasu RV Resort. It isn’t officially ours until the paperwork is done but there should be no problem with that.
The Havasu RV Resort has just added a really nice Virtual Tour of the park to their web site. You can click on THIS link to see it or go to www.havasurvresort.com, click on Photo Gallery, and click on the Virtual Tour panorama photo at the top.
The Main Arial (first view) was shot from the site just to the right of ours. Our site is the first empty slab you see, in fact our site is in the lower left corner of the photo before you start the tour. As it pans all the way around you get a better view of our site. As you will see, a little landscaping is in order but that will happen soon. We enjoy the same views as this tour. Be sure to check out the inside views of the Clubhouse as well as the other views.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
Today we moved again. We are now in Lake Havasu City Arizona. I decided to take AZ-1 up the Arizona side of the Colorado River instead of US-95 up the California side. I think it was a good choice since we traveled past farmland and through small towns. The California side is just boring desert.
We are at a very nice resort here in Lake Havasu City. Yes I did say Resort. This is a REAL top-notch resort. I was disappointed for a while when I found we were on the Verizon Extended Network. This means NO INTERNET from my Aircard. Then I found the park has free WiFi, and it is fast…Real fast. We will be spending 6 nights here in Havasu checking out the area. This resort makes you feel like you want to stay a while.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
It is right on the Colorado River as you can see in the photo. The weather is perfect here right now. It can get over 100’ during the summer and I have seen 120’ here. Today it was in the high 70s to low 80s with a nice breeze.
They put us in a site right next to a tree with a baby owl in it. Actually this owl is getting ready to take flight so it is the size of a full grown cat. Mom is out all day getting food and Dad sits in the Palm tree across the street. We will be here for 2 nights then we will be on the move again. We chose this park because it is a Passport America park and we can get it for ½ price. Actually, here, they just remove some amenities and give you the basic site for ½ price. I had to pay extra for electricity, they have WiFi for extra, and Sewer hookup sites are extra. For non Passport America members these are included. Once you add all the extras, it comes close to full price. This is not the case with other Passport America parks. There is another PA park just around the corner for ½ the price of this one but their sites are not right on the river as this one is. I wanted to be on the water. They call this place Hidden Beaches which is a good name. I looked and looked and could not find the beach. Finally I looked at the campground map and found it. It is the little mound of dirt between the boat ramp and the dock.
Monday, April 17, 2006
This is a photo of their pond that is loaded with huge fish and lily pads. We will be here for 2 nights and then we head east. On the way here I nearly took off the door of a California Highway Patrol vehicle. He had someone pulled over that blew by us earlier. Just as we got close he swung his door open right into my lane and I had to hit the brakes and swerve a little to avoid him. I guess he was just wrapped up in giving the guy heck and not thinking. Glad I dodged that one.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Alexa shows Papa some of her loot.
Later Alexa helps her brother Landen with his goods. We were so fortunate to have everyone over before we leave again since we don’t plan to come back this way until the end of the year.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
was making his way up the engine and into the motorhome. After escorting him outside, I no longer turned around and there he was again. It wasn’t until I turned on the vacuum that he finally got the hint.
Monday, April 10, 2006
The jack company couldn’t replace the jack on site but they talked about how great the company was and how responsive they are to the customers needs. They promised me they would expedite a jack to me right away.
The generator company did tune my generator however they didn’t have some needed parts. They also spent an hour boasting how great the company is with customers and also said they would expedite the parts.
As I passed by the water heater booth I mentioned a needed part. The guy handed me a piece of scrap paper and said here right your address and I will send you one as he seemed to otherwise not even notice I existed. Yeah right I thought.
Of all 3, can you guess which was the ONLY one that came through? That’s right I got the part for…the water heater. I never did hear a thing from the other 2.