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 23, 2009

Wildlife Museum

Today was a rainy drizzly wet day. We weren’t sure what to do because of the rain so we jumped in the truck and consulted the GPS’s POIs. That’s Points Of Interest for those of you with no GPS experience. The GPS suggested the Wildlife Museum so off we headed.

This place was pretty cool, full of bugs, critters, and wildlife. I guess GPS is good for other things than just getting you there. On the way up we stopped at a couple of viewpoints.

Can you imagine someone would graffiti a cactus?

I spotted my first cactus wild flower for the year.

We are checked out and tomorrow we are out of here. We haven’t really decided if we are heading back to Quartzsite or back to Havasu. I guess we will know when we get close.


  1. I learned at least two things about those cacti the first time I was in Arizona...
    1. It takes around 80 years before the first branches form out of the side.
    2. That graffiti is a felony.

  2. Your right. I read it’s more like 75 years but still that’s a long time. Imagine how old that sucker is that Susan and her friend are standing next to in the photo below? And when it does grow a branch, it grows on the light side to balance the cactus so it won’t fall over. Also it’s 25 years before it gets its first flower. As far as the graffiti, fortunately that was the only cactus I spotted with graffiti.