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.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

In a bind

Towing a car behind a motorhome is a piece of cake. Except when you get yourself down a dead end street with no way to turn around. We have been in this predicament 3 times in the last 6 years and today was the third. The gas station I wanted to get into was on the opposite side of the road and there was a center island stopping me from pulling into it. So I figured I would go around the block and approach it from the other angle. All was well until I pulled down a street and saw the “No Through Street” sign. No problem I thought, there must be a parking lot or something I can swing through. Then I came to the end of the road. We’re stuck, I said. So I put it in park, jumped out, unhooked the car, turned the motorhome around, and re-hooked the car. Took me less than 5 minutes, just a minor setback.

Our travel today was about an hour. We were going to travel further today but the NASCAR race started at 10:00 so we made it to the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge at a little after 10:00. This will be another one nighter.

1 comment:

  1. I have a fear of that very thing happening and I know one day it will. I have been thinking about getting a Orange flag and keeping it in the MH just in case Shelia has to stop traffic. LoL... I missed the race (saw the last 15 laps) Dang-it.
    Drive safe..