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, July 20, 2010

Full day

We had a fun day today. We started out this morning heading on over to the beach to see the ship wreck of the Peter Iredale. This was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906.

This is all that remains after 104 years. Landen thought this was pretty cool.

Next we did the Goonies search. We found the jail house, museum, and houses from the movie.

It amazes me how they pick their locations because the houses were tucked back up in the hills on a very small and tough to navigate (even in our little Saturn) street.

After the Goonies we drove up the hill to the Astoria Column. The column has sat on top of the highest hill in Astoria for over 80 years serving as a beacon.

Landen and I climbed the 164 steps to the top. They sell those small balsa wood gliders that you can take up to the top and let go. Landen bought one as a souvenir.

Landen spotted the Columbia River Maritime Museum in a brochure and wanted to check it out so we took him over to see it.

He got a kick out of some of the interactive exhibits.

After touring for the day we headed back to the campground for dinner

and some s’mores.

In the morning we are on our way to Tillamook. Yes Lee, I decided to spend a night in Tillamook so we can take our time touring the cheese factory and other sights in the area.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting area. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.