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, October 17, 2010

And yet another

Well here we are, not 30 minutes after posting the last message, we just caught another mouse.

Still fighting mice

Last night we were awaken to the sound of another mouse in the walls. I have not figured out where they are getting in. I have placed traps at all the places I think they would enter and none have caught a mouse. The ones inside the motorhome however have seen a lot of action. After banging on the wall last night to chase the mouse out, I checked the traps inside the motorhome. One was occupied. I dumped the mouse and reset the trap and went back to bed. Later in the night I heard another trap go off. Sure enough we got another. That makes 5 total in the 2 months we have been back. So far they haven’t got into anything and have caused no damage. We still don’t want them around. I guess the good thing, we have had mice where others here have seen scorpions and rattle snakes.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another day on the lake

We spent the day on the lake again today. I know…but someone has to do it while everyone else is at work.

Actually it was a well deserved day of rest. I have been spending the last week polishing and waxing the motorhome. I have only got one slide out and half of one side done so far. Doing it all by hand, it’s time consuming and a lot of work. Actually I am only working on it for about 1 to 2 hours each day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

That was close

You know it was close when you see the flash and hear the crash a split second later. I am talking about lightning. We had a heck of a storm last night. I didn’t expect that. I guess I should look at the weather reports a little closer since things can change quickly around here. It all started out as a few raindrops on the roof of the motorhome but in a short time it turned into a full blown thunderstorm. Even though the thunder rumbled into the morning and the skies were iffy all day, it still managed to get up over 100 degrees today.

Lee wrote in a comment on my last post, “I broke your rule 4 days in a row.” For thoes of you that don’t know, a fulltimer’s rule about traveling is known as the 2X2X2 rule. That is, travel no more than 200 miles (or 2 hours), be off the road by 2:00pm, and stay for at least 2 days. Well lee, all I got to say is, I know you passed within 15 minutes of us and you could have broke that drive up a bit.