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.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I did it today. I ordered the camera today. After breakfast I was back on the computer looking further into cameras when Susan asked, are you looking at cameras again. That did it. I was pretty much set on which one I wanted so I pushed the order button. I mentioned to Susan that I placed the order and she asked, are you OK? I ordered this camera in spite of the last review I read. A professional wrote it so I took that into consideration. This is not a professional SLR camera, it is an inexpensive digital point and shoot. The review discounted the camera because of lack of manual control for a lot of the settings. I never used the manual settings on my last camera. I tried once and not only did it take me a lot of time to set everything (the photo op would have been gone by then) but the picture looked like crap. I am a point and shoot kind of guy. I know there are probably going to be things I don’t like about this camera but that is true with any of them. If I really can’t get along with it I can send it back.

It wasn’t long after I put the computer away that is was back in my lap. Now I am researching material to rebuild our patio chairs and loungers.

(These photos were taken with our phone since I drowned my camera.)

They take a real beating here in the Arizona sun. Turns out there are many choices in color for the new material. I tried my best to narrow it down to 4 colors and ordered samples.


  1. Dan maybe, just maybe you can find material that will match the camera! Hahaha.. Is the park filling up yet or is it still to early?

  2. The park is still empty, Lee. But they are coming in at the rate of about 1 to 2 a day so it won’t be long.