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, June 14, 2010

Free = $270

Our Verizon plan allows us to get a new phone every 2 years for free or at a discount price. Since there is no such thing as Verizon in Lake Havasu City we decided to pickup a new phone here while in California. So we headed over to the Verizon store and picked out a phone that had a big FREE sign on it. Well, sure the phone is free…but we are required to pay tax on the full amount of the phone (a little over $30) and add an additional $10 per month for a “Required” data plan. Let’s see, that’s $30 for the tax and additional $240 for the $10 per month data plan for 2 years, that comes to about $270. So if I had to pay full price for this phone it would add another $300. That would come to about $570 for the phone. Oh, do you want a car charger with that…How about a case to protect your new phone, don’t forget the additional insurance plan. I ended up walking out frustrated with no phone. When I got home I went online and found another FREE phone that will fit our needs that doesn’t require the extra data plan. Tomorrow we are going to head on over to the Verizon store and try again.

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