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 1, 2010

Jelly Belly

Let’s see. What would a kid like to do today? I know! Visit the Jelly Belly factory!
That’s what we did today. Fairfield, where they make Jelly Belly jellybeans, is near by so we paid it visit today. Unfortunately today is Sunday and the workers do have the weekends off. The tour was still pretty good though. They have knowledgeable tour guides and videos showing how the factory operates. As they say, robots do not take time off so they gave us a little song and dance during the tour. Honestly, they program their robots to dance to a tune for the weekend visitors. Landen got a kick out of that. After the tour we visited the gift shop where you can buy Jelly Belly trinkets and of course Jelly Belly beans.

They have lots of flavors to choose from including fun flavors such as Barf, Earwax, Booger, Skunk Spray, and Pencil Shavings. Landen tried the Pencil Shavings…didn’t like it.

For our purchase we stuck to the more traditional flavors.


  1. Oh YUCK!! I wonder about a taste tester. Your pictures shows Earwax, Rotten Egg, Moldy Cheese, Boogers. How do you list that for work experience? Haha.. Enjoy your time.

  2. They also had Baby Wipes. How does one know what Baby Wipes taste like?