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, July 28, 2008

Re-reading our past

I just went back and read some of the earlier times in our blog. Man, if it wasn’t me that enjoyed these ventures, I would be jealous. I am just so glad we had…have the opportunity to do this. It makes me want to get out there and see more of this big beautiful country. If you check our site and there are no new updates, venture back into the archives (Scroll down the left column to Archives) and re-read some past posts. Just be forewarned, you may be reading for hours. Just remember, the latest posts will be at the top of the page so you have to read from bottom to top.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Older Rvers

I have to admire the older people that are not just sitting home feeling sorry for themselves. I see a lot of older folks enjoying the good life of Rving. Some amaze me that they can hardly get out of their motorhome, some with canes, even some with walkers. Today I even saw one with not one but two artificial legs from the knees down, however they are out enjoying life. But the ones I saw today were real scary. I watched as a gentleman and his wife pulled in today and stopped at the entrance to the park. We were all wondering why he chose the entrance to park, blocking the road for everyone else. After a few minutes he drove over to the narrow road that goes behind the lodge and took his passengers mirror off on a post. After realizing he couldn’t fit down the road he attempted to back out and backed into a parked car. After leaving the parked car he drover over to the exit to the park and parked there for a while blocking the exit. Finally he left. Then in came another that, while attempting to back into his site, backed into his neighbor’s awning while his wife stood outside screaming at him to stop. He totally ignored his wife that apparently was supposed to be his spotter. Where do you draw the line?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


OK, I’m saving my money. This is for real! The new Country Coach with a veranda. What will they think of next? I think they need to give me one to demo. Check it out at http://veranda.countrycoach.com/. Don't miss the video on there site.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trailer Trash?

No, not really. It’s just our neighbor reading the instructions before installing his new toilet. Just grabbed a convenient place to sit.
The park has thinned out a bit but we are supposed to have a big group coming in next week that will take up every space. There is room for us however so we don’t have to vacate.

Friday, July 11, 2008

What’s happening

The RV Park here at the Elks lodge is full. This is unusual unless there is a big group here. I think the biggest group here now in 4 RVs. The rest are just passer throughs. It has been this way since the 4th weekend. It seems as when one pulls out there is another coming in to take their place. It doesn’t look like the price of fuel has stopped these people. They are out in their RVs having fun.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Sometimes you find the strangest things at your door. Last night while eating dinner we were hearing a snorting sound coming from our door. It was Wanda, the Pug from next door. She belongs to the couple that is camped next to us and has pretty much become the campground dog. Everyone knows her. If you leave your door open you just might find her inside with you. Our Grandson has a blast playing with her.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Car’s fixed

I crawled under the car and took a look at the starter. As usual it looked like I would have to disassemble half the engine to get it out. I called around and found the lowest price for a new starter was around $150. What ever happened to the $30 starters I used to buy? Well since I have had all service done at the Saturn dealer and have had very good luck with them I decided to let them take care of it for me. This way I will get a full system diagnostic and a warranty. Half a day later and $388 lighter the car is working well. I was a bit disappointed with the Saturn dealer’s service this time however. They called and tried to sell me a new battery at $170 claiming mine tested bad. Now this is the original battery and after 7 years maybe it dropped below the spec in their test but there is no problem with the battery at this time so I declined. After being in Lake Havasu in 115° heat running the air and lights there has never been a sign that the battery has a problem. Even looking at the indicator in the top of the battery, it is green indicating a good battery. I know a lot of service centers will try to sell you something you may not need but I have never seen this at any of the Saturn dealers I have visited. It will be interesting to see just how long this battery lasts. Also, all Saturn dealers have a car wash and after service they always wash the car before you pick it up. I have had the car washed after taking it in for a $40 oil change but didn’t get it washed after a $388 starter change. Now I am not really complaining since I asked for and got a 15% discount, just because, so for the $60 I saved I guess I can wash it myself.