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.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Orlando Florida

After long delays in Nashville we made it to Florida. The flight was OK but I would rather drive. We are booked into the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress . What a nice place. We will be here for about 4 days then it’s back to Southern California. It is only 9:00p in California but we are tired. It is 12:00p here in Florida.

Got a nice sunset picture out of the plane.

Nashville Tennessee

We are now in Nashville Tennessee. How did we do that you might say? Well we got invited to a Family Reunion in Orlando Florida. We were originally going to swing by there on our way to the race shops in North Carolina but as I mentioned before,

bad weather is in our way so we are flying to Florida. We have a 3 hour stop over here in Nashville so we will use this opportunity to grab a bite to eat. This evening we should be in Florida.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Probably the shortest

Today was probably the shortest move we have made. We moved to the site next door. Well actually we went to the dump station during the move since we have no sewer hookup here, so it was probably about a 100 yard move. We like this spot better because there is no one out our door. We have a wide open view out our big windows.

Looks like we are not going to make it to North Carolina this year. As you may know Susan is a real BIG NASCAR fan and I told here I would take her to all the race shops in North Carolina. The weather through the middle of the country has been so bad that we have been sitting put waiting for it to clear. Since we agreed to Camp Host October through December this year instead of November and December as in the past, we need to be in Southern California by October first. This will give us a little less time to make it to North Carolina and back (you know how slow I like to travel). Our alternate trip is to visit the National Parks up through Utah and into Yellowstone. Susan said she would like to see the race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California so we may take a detour through Wine Country during the trip. I will have to sit down in the next couple of days and pick the best route to do all this. In the mean time Susan is just enjoying her time with her Mother and Grand Kids. This is also giving me time to get caught up on my fixit list. I only have a few more items left. Unfortunately, as living in a stick house, things always need attention so the list will grow again, but at least I will be caught up for now.

I, for the life of me, do not understand what it was that I liked about living in Southern California. It is very expensive, the weather has been overcast most of the time we have been here and with the influx of Illegal Aliens up from Mexico, It is getting very crowded and I just don’t speak the language any more. I guess I just got spoiled by Lake Havasu where the sun shines almost everyday, things are more affordable and they are doing a good job of keeping the Illegal population at bay.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Movin on down the road

This morning we moved about 23 miles down the road to Vista. We were going to head over here earlier instead of stopping over in Temecula however there was no room for us so we hung out in Temecula. We are now very close to Susan’s parents house and our daughters place so Susan is happy. It looks like we will hang here for a while and wait until the weather clears enough to head across the country.

While here we will have a chance to do things with the Grandkids.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Five Hours?

I actually broke my rule (2X2X2) and drove 5 hours today. Actually it took us 6 hours. We left Lake Havasu City Arizona this morning and are now in Temecula California. The reason it took us 6 hours is because we stopped for lunch and it took us an hour just to get through Temecula. This place is insane with traffic! It should have only taken about 4.5 hours. If you don’t know, 2X2X2 means Drive 2 hours (or 200 miles), Arrive before 2 PM, and stay at least 2 nights. Well we broke everyone of them on this trip. We traveled 6 hours (280 miles), Arrived at 2:30 pm, and are staying in this site for 1 night. We are moving to the site next door tomorrow.

I thought we were getting away from the winds and heat. Wrong! It is just a windy here but much cooler.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Check this out

Strike a pose! BodyWorlds exhibit features human bodies preserved with industrial food chemicals (satire)

Here we go again

We are packed and ready to get the heck out of this heat. It was over 105 today and it will only get hotter from here on out. Everything is packed up and covered for the summer and we don’t plan on coming back until sometime in September. We are heading for the coast tomorrow for a while. The plan is to eventually head east. Susan wants to visit the race shops in North Carolina, however there has been a line of sever thunderstorms and tornados in our way for quite a while now. I am not sure if my insurance will cover loss due to tornados and hail the size of golf balls. We will just have to wait and see if the storms ever let up. I am figuring that as soon as the thunderstorms and tornados let up the hurricanes will start. They are already having a tropical storm off the coast of Jacksonville Florida. Looks like it might be another Western US tour for this year.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

More construction

Looks like we will be moving on out of here nun-to-soon. They have started another construction project on the lot next door. The winds have been in the 20 mph range and the dirt from these piles is blowing our way. They left a hose hooked up which I have used to keep the dirt watered down to keep things a litter cleaner around here. The winds are supposed to die down soon but that means the temperatures will be rising again.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

It's clearing out

All the “snowbirds” have gone home and it’s getting real empty around here. There are only 3 of us left at our end of the resort and in a little over a week there will be none. We will be heading for the coast for a few weeks. The one good thing about it is we have a real good view of the sunsets from our dinner table now. I sit every evening having dinner and watch the sunset.
The temperatures have dropped into the low to mid 90s here which makes it real nice lately. I’m still watching the tornados and sever thunderstorms across the country wondering when we will have a chance to head east again.