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.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Moved again

We are now in Lompoc California. Why would anyone go to Lompoc? Well, we like to go to Solvang for breakfast and usually stay at Flying Flags RV Park in Buellton, just outside of Solvang. Seems Flying Flags thinks pretty highly of themselves lately. They raised their prices from the $30 something we paid in 2008 to $88 a night. I DON’T THINK SO! So anyway, we are at the Elks Lodge in Lompoc just 15 miles down the road. Tomorrow morning we are going for breakfast in Solvang. Joining the Elks sure came in handy. In fact the next 3 stops are Elks Lodges. Also we are thinking of looking for somewhere to hang out for a while until the weather cools a bit in Havasu. Out of curiosity I checked the park we used to host at, San Elijo State Beach. Just as I though, No vacancy. The shocker though is they also raised their prices. When we hosted the price for an ocean front full hookup site was something like $34. Now it is $65 and there is no more summer or winter rates. Sure glad I am an Elk.

You need to check this out. I though so much of it I made it a permanent link on our site.
Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance


  1. I wanna be a "Elk" too. How do I go about joining? We stayed at Flying Flag last year and your right WAY to expensive. If we ever get into that situation again we will keep going to Pismo Coast Village. But I wanna be a "Elk". It would be cool to join them not only for the camping but for the fellowship. Maybe if I had earlier I would not be so discouraged here in Tennessee.

    P.S. Dan edit this if you want..

  2. Lee, it’s as simple as walking into your local Elks Lodge and saying, “I want to become an Elk”. You need to be sponsored but someone there will sponsor you.

  3. Lee expresses exactly why I have been in touch with you Dan. I will be joining the Elks in the Spring.

    Your article is great advertisement for them.

  4. Just remember that not all Elks Lodges have RV Parking. And most that do usually have less than 20 sites with water and electric only and a dump station. Also most are not a campground atmosphere but more like a dirt or gravel parking lot.

    On the up side though. All the Rvers are Elks and you have something in common with all of them. They are good people and respect their fellow Elks. The prices we have found are from $12 to $25 depending on location and amenities. The lodges offer Food and drinks for a good price.

    The Elks are a charitable origination that help many. They depend on a lot of volunteer work to keep their lodges operating and in good repair. I like to jump in and help out whenever possible. Since I do not drink and Susan is an excellent cook we do not go into the lodges much. I used to feel guilty about that until I was told that the Rver keep many of the lodges going.

  5. I know a guy at work that will sponsor us when we decide to join the Elks. We will probably wait until we do more traveling than camping and can use it more. It is a good deal. I did check and different areas charge different yearly dues and not every Elks has RV hookups. More in the West than in the East.