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, May 5, 2008

The Desert Bar

I have been hearing about a bar out in the middle of the desert. Sunday we decided to check it out. This place has no power or water to it. It’s in the MIDDLE OF THE DESERT! It is built on an old copper mine property. You can still see the mine in the side of the hill.

The road to the bar is a dirt road that I would not want to take our car down. We did it with our friends in their 4 wheel drive truck.

There are a few 4 wheel trails leading to the bar and I hear this is a popular place for the 4 wheelers in the area. Kind of like an oases in the desert. I hear the bar is standing room only at times and they even have bands most weekends. I believe the bands run on generator power.

Finally after about 5 miles there it was. This place is pretty cool. They run off solar panels, batteries and inverters. Their water comes from a well. The towers you see are the cooling towers. Water is pumped up the tower and trickles over cotton pads. Air passing through the cotton is cooled and falls down the towers into the building. It really works. You wouldn’t even know there is no power connected to the place. Yes it is a bit rugged but I was impressed for being in the middle of the desert.

There is even a church build on the property. There are no services held in this church because it is only about 6X6 in the middle and those sidewalls are just that, walls.

Their website is www.thedesertbar.com

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