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, July 19, 2010

The Goonies

We have been so busy with our friends the last couple of days, I haven’t had time to update our blog.

The first day we arrived in Portland our friend took us for a tour of the city. There are some real nice houses in Portland including some on the Columbia River.

These are floating houses. Can you imagine what it’s like when a boat goes by and your house starts rocking? Also I guess it makes a difference how you arrange your house so it doesn’t list to one side. We also visited the Pittock Mansion,

which is the oldest house on Portland. It is a bit more than a house as you can see.

The next day we all piled into the car and headed on over to Mt Saint Hellens. You may remember the eruption of this volcano in 1980.

There is still evedence of the devestation

but it is recovering a lot faster than most thought.

You can see the crater in the mountain that blew out.

Yesterday we visited the Evergreen Air Museum. This is the new home of Howard Hughe’s Spruce Goose.

We saw it many years ago when it was in Long Beach and now here it is in McMinnville, Oregon along with a lot of other cool stuff.

We moved today to Ft Stevens State Park in Oregon.

This is right next to Astoria where the movies The Goonies was based and filmed. This is one of Landen’s favorite movies so I thought he would get a kick out of seeing some of the locations in the movie here.


  1. Looks like you all are having a GREAT time. I so can't wait until we are able to travel. Are you going to Tillamok Cheese Factory? Very nice tour and the Ice Cream is out of this world. Also try and visit the Air Museum. If you visit the Air Museum be sure and look above the Hanger Doors. I promise you will smile..

  2. We have been to OR a few times, but never to Portland. Looks like a great place to visit. I always liked the "Goonies" too. Did that State Park have electric Dan?


  3. Yes Terry there are full hookup sites with 50 amp electric here at Ft Stevens State Park. We made late reservations so we just got water and electric.

  4. Lee, our next stop is past Tillamook but we plan to stop at the cheese factory on the way. That’s another advantage of only traveling 2 to 3 hours a day.

  5. Oh I second Lee's Tillamook suggestion. We have been there-YUMMY!!!

    And thank you for the info on the park too.