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, March 27, 2010

Classic cars

You really need to click on these photos to get the full effect.

One thing Havasu has plenty of is classis and custom cars. I heard someone say we have the most classic and custom cars per capita in the US. Today I went to one of the many car shows here every year. There were no shortage of classics, custom and some of the strangest looking cars I have seen.

This is not a pile of junk found in a junkyard. It is a functional truck.

On the other hand, this is the best thing I have seen in quite a while. It is made by a company in California. It is built on a Corvette chassis and is a combination of (from front to back) a 57, 58, and 59 Chevy. It's called a 789 for obvious reasons. Check it out here http://www.n2amotors.com/. It is really something you have to see in person. Very nicely done. I talked to the owner and he said it is a pleasure to drive.

This custom job has a homemade V16.Actually it is 2 V8s mounted in line. No that is not a mirror on the firewall, it’s the second engine tucked up under the dash.

And there are 8 exhaust headers under each door. He said with 2 distributors he has it timed to where each cylinder fires 45 degrees apart. First one cylinder on the front engine then one on the back engine and another on the front and so on. No 2 cylinders fire at the same time. Last year I was at a show where he brought his dual inline V6 car. In that one he uses a 12 cylinder distributor from a Jag V12.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I missed it

I missed the walk today. Every Thursday here at the resort they have a hike somewhere in the area. I wrote in the last post about the trip to the Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch. Today they headed up to the mountains near Kingman. I have been through there before in a car but would have liked to go on the walk today. This is the last walk until after the summer.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

So much to do

We have been busy here in Havasu the last couple of days. Monday a bunch of us at the resort piled into 15 vehicles and headed on into the desert for the Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch in Yucca Arizona.

We had to travel off the main highways on dirt roads for what seemed forever to get there. We stopped along the way for some hiking and photos of the desert scenery. Check out our photos by clicking on the thumbnail in the left column. Cool Place!

Today we loaded up 5 boats for a day on the lake. We headed for the far south end of the lake where we stopped for lunch then motored around the bend to view the Blue Herons.

After that we explored the lake a bit including the famed Copper Canyon and the London Bridge Channel. Spring break is just beginning and there are already lots of partiers on the lake.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My new boat

Yeah I wish! As I said to my friend, “I would like to take a ride in this thing…it would scare the hell out of me, but I would like to go.” If you look carefully, you can spot me standing next to it.

This was one of the Hot Boats at the 19th Annual Boat Show at Lake Havasu State Park.

These boats are too wide to travel down the streets so they have to use these special trailers with hydraulic tilt to haul them. And at 44 feet long, 12 feet wide, and two 1,250 hp motors on board, you aren’t going to haul this with your average family pickup. A lot of the big manufacturers were at the show which is not unusual as a lot of them are right here in Lake Havasu City.

Tuesday is the official start of Spring Break here at the lake and the weather is shaping up for it. It went from the 60s last week to the 80s this week. We are supposed to go out boating Thursday, hope it’s not too crazy out on the lake.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Humming bird rescue

Today I was sitting outside the motorhome and I saw something out the corner of my eye. It was a humming bird struggling to fly.

I scooped him up and now he was my responsibility. I can’t just watch him suffer. Well I was in luck. I caught the curiosity of my neighbor and soon there were more neighbor around. Apparently one has some experience with this situation because she brought out an eyedropper and started feeding the little guy. Soon he was warm and feed and looking a lot better. Looking too young to be on his own we called the Humane Society and they agreed to take him. They said to call in a day or so and they will give us an update. Maybe we can get him back after he is well and he will be our resort hummingbird.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rain again

Man it seems like we have been getting a lot of rain this season. It’s raining again today. The good thing is the desert is going to look fabulous this spring. Lots of rain always brings out the desert flowers. It’s already looking green. We noticed the green when we were coming over the hill from the north coming into Havasu from our NASCAR trip in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I am officially a Zonie. That’s what we used to call people from Arizona that would show up in California during the summer. When I say I am a Zonie, I mean I went to the Arizona Motor Vehicles Department and got my Arizona drivers license. Since we own an RV lot in Arizona and are severing our ties with California I decided to get an Arizona license. What a simple process. I simply filled out the short form, handed them $10, stood on the line for a photo and the machine spit out my license. That’s it, no driving test, no written test, no eye test, no questions asked.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nice drive

We are back in Lake Havasu City. We left Las Vegas this morning about 8:30a and had a good drive. No rain and little wind. Our time in Vegas was great. The weather was sun, rain, wind, and cold but we didn’t let it get us down. We were with friends and family so we had a great time. Pictures will be posted soon.