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, August 30, 2008

Oh No

Susan is not a very happy race fan right now. The spot we are parked at is right by where the emergency vehicles enter the track. They usually park a little forward or back but not right in front of the motorhome. This guy decided to park right in front. I even went over and asked if he could move forward or back a little and he refused. Hopefully they will move a bit for the race.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fan Fest

This photo gives you an idea of just how close we are to the track. Last night we attended the Fan Fest here at the track. There were a bunch of drivers signing autographs and I think Susan got them all.

Our friend won a contest to play in a Guitar Hero band with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 car. That’s Rodney at the microphone. We even saw him on TV today.

After the Guitar Hero band, Jeff Gordon gave him a signed Guitar Hero Guitar. It is in the mid 90s today and lots of humidity. We are hanging out inside the motorhome with the airs going. Not much going on on the track today except practice and qualifying.

We get a good view out the front window so there is not much need to go outside right now.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We have arrived

We are now at the Auto Club Speedway (formally California Speedway) for the NASCAR race. It was an easy 1.5 hour drive from the Vista Elks Lodge. Although we left temps in the 70s and are now in the 90s we will still have a great time. I will post some pictures later to show you how close we are from the track. Let’s just say we couldn’t get any closer.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ready to go

You know you have stayed too long when your campground registration tag has faded. Ours has and we are ready to go. Tomorrow morning we will be pulling out and heading for the track in Fontana Ca. When we arrived the first part of June, I thought I should fill the gas tank because with the price of gas going up it will probably cost over $5 a gallon by the time we leave. Well it turns out it’s a good thing we didn’t. I think gas is lower now than when we arrived.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sad story, happy ending

Last Thursday a woman pulled in with her new Class C. First trip out. She was in her 60 to 70s and traveled only with her companion cat that she has had since it was a kitten. Upon arrival as she was setting up her cat escaped out the driver’s window and was nowhere to be found. She spent the weekend walking the neighborhoods asking anyone in sight if they had seen her cat. Each night we could hear the coyotes yelping and barking and each morning the woman would walk around the campground hoping not to find her cat in a bad way. We all feared her cat had fell prey to the coyotes. Interesting enough, she was fine with this. She stated that she would rather a coyote abruptly ended her cats life rather than a slow starvation death. The woman was planning to stay an extra day until Monday to see if her cat would return after everyone had gone home and the campground was quiet even though she only brought enough medication to get her to Sunday night. Well, now the good part of the story. Sunday morning about 4:00a her cat found her way back to the motorhome after being missing for 3 days in a strange location. She and her cat happily returned home on Sunday as planned.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quiet again

For the last couple of weeks this place has been busy. There have been big groups here, one right after another. Today everyone left, with the exception of us 5 regulars. It sure is nice to have the peace and quiet back. I am not sure how long it will last but we are only here until Thursday anyway. I spent the day cleaning up the motorhome. It sure is a mess with all the dirt around here. Hopefully it will stay relatively clean for a few days. I need to take the car to the car wash tomorrow. It needs a bath REAL bad too. When we get back to Lake Havasu, I plan to get the motorhome buffed out and detailed and the carpets shampooed. Susan was a bit unhappy about the big spider sitting in it’s web in the corner of the bedroom the other morning so the inside will get a real good cleaning too.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I am real anxious to get out of here. We have been in the same location since June 26th. This place is very dirty and dusty and I can’t wait to get everything cleaned up again. We are leaving this Thursday Aug 28. It is going to be sad to say goodbye to everyone but we will be back in November. Susan is really looking forward to Thursday because we are heading for the NASCAR track in Fontana. We have an infield spot for the weekend’s race. The spot is front row in turn 2. So close we could sit in the motorhome and watch the race out our windshield. I however will be on the roof to gain a better view. I will be spending the next few days cleaning everything up and putting things away for travel. I need to make sure the batteries are up to snuff and the generators are in good order and water tank filled since we will be dry camping, something we don’t do often.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Well the trailer is totaled. The guy with the peeled back air conditioner said his insurance company totaled his trailer. I guess the insurance company decided it is more cost effective to pay him off rather than repair the trailer. I looked at it and it doesn’t look like much to repair. The trailer is only a couple of years old and is otherwise in good shape. The guy next to me is going to see if he can buy it from the salvage company and repair it. The guy is REAL bummed. He is an elderly gent and says he figures his RV days are over. He told us to go through it and take anything we wanted, and then he said he needed to get out of here before they take his trailer away. Kind of sad.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What is that

That’s what I was wondering when this guy pulled in. What does he have on his roof? After a closer look I realized it was his air conditioner…or at least what was left of it. He claims a tree fell in the wind. I’m not believing that for a second. This thing obviously was peeled back by a low hanging object while he was driving. It not only peeled back but punched a good hole in his roof also. That’s going to take a lot to fix.

Boy am I getting antsy. It’s only 3 more weeks before we head out of here but I am READY NOW. As you can tell I haven’t been writing about much lately. That’s because there has been nothing to write about. Susan has been busy however, running back and forth between her Mother’s house and here and tending to our Grandson. He has spent most of his summer with us. It’s going to be tough for him and us when we have to leave. The good thing is he will be back in school before we leave so he will have something to take his mind off of us being gone. We were hoping school didn’t start until after the NASCAR race in Fontana so we could take him with us. He would have had a ball.

The Elks Lodge RV Park has been the busiest I have ever seen it. I think more Elks are taking advantage of the Elks Lodge lower cost for RV Parking and meals to offset the fuel cost of traveling. So far this year we haven’t been displaced to the overflow to make room for a large group as we did last year.