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.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
We really didn’t want to leave Havasu but we do have the commitment in San Diego. We are looking forward to hanging out on the beach for a while though, and there are always the Grandkids. So we will enjoy our stay.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Today we checked out the London Bridge Days parade. This is something they have been doing since they brought the London Bridge over from England. Yes it is the actual London Bridge they sing about in the song “London Bridge is falling down”. That is why it is no longer in London. They had to replace it since it was sinking into the river. They put it up for auction and McCulloch well known for his chain saws won the bid and brought it to Lake Havasu City Arizona. They erected the bridge on a peninsula and dug a channel under it to create the island. At almost 200 years old, they say this is the oldest Antique ever sold.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Today is a pretty nice day so they are finishing up my patio. Unfortunately we won’t have much time to use it since we are back on the road this weekend. At least it will be done. When we come back we will do a little artificial turf and some plants to finish it off.
This is what it looked like before they started.
This is after the framing.
Another during the laying of concrete.
The finished product.
This will give us more room to spread out. When we come back in January we are going to install some artificial turf, a few plants, palms, an outdoor grill and possible some lighting.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
We are still battling the mouse. We thought since none of the traps were tripped and we haven’t seen any more droppings that he was gone. Well last night we were awakened to the sound of munching in the cabinets. I had to bang on the cabinet a few times before he got the hint. This morning we pulled a few things apart and found more evidence that he has been with us all along. I decide to try bacon instead of the peanut butter in the traps this time. When I went to bait the traps, they were cleaned of peanut butter however they were not tripped. That sneaky little… I had Susan pick up more traps when she went to the store today so now we have 6 traps set, some with bacon and some with peanut butter. THIS MEANS WAR!!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Susan and I got an early start to beat the heat today and headed on down to the Relics and Rods car show at the London Bridge Resort here in town. There were over 1000 beautiful classics none newer than the 50s.
I got my Architectural plans approved today for the work I want to do on the property. It took two submissions because they lost the first set and I had to redo them. Thank god for computers. They are going to start the concrete work on Monday and will have that phase done on Tuesday. The rest will be done in January when we come back.
I saw an ad for a nice outdoor grill that went on sale. Just had to have it so I headed on down to pick us up one. Oh sure it’s on sale but they don’t have any. They will have a bunch in January, which sounds good since that’s when we come back. Bet they will be double in price by then though. Just as well because I have no idea how I was going to get that sucker in the Saturn.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Today I contacted the cement contractor that is doing all the slabs in the resort to see about doing an extension of our slab. I was going to setup a date in January to get the work done since we are only going to be here 1 more week. To my surprise they wanted to get started on Monday and will finish up Tuesday. I OKed the work and am now just waiting for the Owners Association to OK the work. They say it should be Oked tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
We woke to no water today. I am not sure what is going on but they gave an estimate of when the water will be back on and they keep extended it out. It really doesn’t affect us though since I always carry about 30 gallons in our fresh water tank. We simply switched on our water pump. It was funny watching one guy fishing water out of the pool this morning with 5 gallon water bottles. I assume he is in one of the park models and needs it for flushing.
Well the weekend is coming so the population in the resort should pick up. We are going to head on down to the Hot Rod show this weekend and gawk over the nice rides. We have been seeing some running around town all week, Really Nice.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
We even got to travel a portion of the original Route 66 today.
There are a lot more coaches here than when we left in July. It could have something to do with the fact that today it was in the 80s and in July it was in the 120s. I uncovered our patio furniture, which hopped off the cement pad onto the gravel during one of the monsoons. The furniture survived OK except we lost one pillow. It’s probably floating down the river somewhere. Tomorrow will be cleanup day. I already washed the car this evening but I need to give the motorhome a good washing and clean the dust out of the patio furniture. We have neighbors now and their motorhome is partially blocking our view that we enjoyed last summer. At least it provided shade on our lot so that’s a good thing.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
We are now in a KOA just outside of Calico Ghost Town in Yermo California. We won’t be going into the Ghost town this time though. We were there earlier this year. This is one of the nicer KOAs I have stayed at. It was another one of those long days (2.5 hour drive) but not a bad drive at all. We were entertained by the truckers on the CB the whole way. I sure like the way this motorhome goes. We climbed over the Tehachapi’s today with no strain on the motorhome what so ever. We passed by anything that was going slower than 55, of course they passed us again on the down grades going probably 75. I just kept it between 55 and 60. We will be here one night then it’s over to Lake Havasu. Susan is anxious to get there and just sit for a couple of weeks. I know I will get antsy.
Monday, October 9, 2006
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Monday, October 2, 2006
Since we had a little rain I decided to check the condition of the motorhomes wiper blades. They are shot! What’s worst is I can’t seem to find 26” refills. I can find the whole blade assembly but I only need the refills and of course I have to do some modifications to the assembly to make it fit. I think I will go ahead and pick up the assembly because this will give me a chance to get some longer ones. I have always thought mine were a bit short.