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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Truck jam

We thought we were getting an early start this morning until we got to the AZ-95 and I-40 junction. There must have been 500 trucks parked everywhere, and I am not exaggerating. We pulled in for gas and people were even parked in the gas isles. I had to ask one to move so I could get in to fuel up. What was going on was they had eastbound I-40 closed off because of snow. Fortunately we were heading Westbound so we got through OK with little delay. The weather today was so much better than yesterday but we did run into a good bit of wind between Needles and Ludlow. Enough that I thought I might have to pull off if it got any worse. Once we got closer to Barstow the wind let up and the rest of the trip was OK. I probably got pretty lousy mileage though because I was bucking a head wind the whole trip.

As expected we found snow in the Tehachapi’s but the roads were clear and dry.

Once we got over the mountain it turned from white to green. That area is pretty cool with miles of rolling green pastures. We are at one of our favorite places, Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield. Unfortunately there are no more oranges left on the trees. We never seem to come through here anymore during the peak orange season. Tomorrow we will be heading for the hills west of Paso Robles where we will be until Monday, unless the weather says different.

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