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.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ghost town

I took the day off from the casita yesterday and went on a 4 wheel drive with 14 other vehicles from the resort to a ghost town east of Parker called Swansea.

Swansea was a gold and copper mining community back in the 1907 to 1924 time frame.

There isn’t much left due to neglect and the weather but it was still interesting. To think that someone discovered gold and copper 27 miles out in the middle of the desert and a town was started is hard to imagine.

When I got back, not much was done on the casita. The tub got installed and they moved the shelf in the water heater cabinet to make room for the water softener. They found a commercial 30 gallon water heater that is much shouter than the one I was going to buy. This is the only way it would fit but they made it work.

Today the plumber finished up the rough plumbing

and even though it looks like chaos it’s pretty straightforward.

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