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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

You gotta see this

Hi there America. My name is Lucas Van Engen. Dutch last name, the "Engen" pronounced like "Singin". And now you know.

In 2 days I will be getting on a Craftsman 54 inch Kohler Courage Riding Mower (basically, a kick-butt riding lawnmower) and traveling from coast to coast, starting in Fontana California, ending in New York, New York. The whole trip will cover 3,300 miles and take about three months, roughly the time it took for the Mayflower to crash on our shores. In that time I will be making several stops across America, many of them planned, most of them unplanned. The mission is two-fold: a durability test on the lawnmower and a chance to meet America.

This weekend he was here in Lake Havasu. You can follow him here. http://www.facebook.com/craftsman?v=app_121480821206742

Read from the bottom up because the newer post are at the top of the page, similar to my blog.

1 comment:

  1. That is so "Cool". I can't help but wonder how comfortable the seat is. Plus I wonder what kind of mileage he is getting.

    Thanks Dan