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, May 29, 2011

Just a few million

Ever wonder what a few million dollars looks like?

Well here ya go.

A shot of the Channel at Lake Havasu.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let the fun begin

Memorial weekend is the big summer kickoff here in Havasu. Today Landen and I headed down to the channel to see the craziness and there was no shortage of it. First of all it took me about an hour to find a place to park. It was one of those, keep driving around the parking lots until someone decides to leaving. We finally got lucky and got a spot close to the action, right next to the Zip Line.

Of course Landen wanted to go for the Zip Line but at $15 a shot I wasn’t too excited about it. It was close to 100 degrees and everyone was partying to the fullest.

Even Wilson was having a good time. Here’s a little more eye candy, Welcome to my world!

Don’t forget, you can click on any photo to enlarge it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fun times

Landen is having a great time. How could he not? He is hanging out with Nana and Papa in Lake Havasu City when all the other kids are still in school. We have spent just about every day in the pool

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cactus cat

Our neighbor, on their way back to Idaho for the summer sent us this.

Out in Gold Canyon Ranch, AZ.
Yesterday morning - a friend called and informed me that a Mountain Lion had chased a Bobcat up a tall Saguaro and that it was still there !!
So - with Camera and long lens - I dashed out and this was the result. A once in a life time "Kodak Moment" .......What a beautiful creature. He was quite relaxed, at times napping - just waiting for an opportunity to come back down. That Saguaro was 45- 50' in height, I guess Mr. Mountain Lion didn't feel it was worth being "harpooned" by those long needles!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I hate it when that happens

Today my computer wasn’t feeling very well. Suddenly it just locked up on me. I couldn’t even shut it down without doing a hard shutdown, you know, hold the power button down for 5 seconds. I tried several things to remedy the problem with no help. It worked OK in Safe mode but after a normal boot it would lockup within 15 seconds. This went on for several hours. Then as sudden as it came on, it went away. I never did find the culprit but all seems fine now. Time will tell.

Monday, May 2, 2011

They should be ashamed

I am talking about the cookie company that supplies the cookies for the Girl Scout cookie sales. I just read an article in the local paper here in Havasu that states the girl scouts sold a record 41,724 boxes of cookies this year. That came to a total of $166,896.00. Now that is not what the Girl Scouts got. They only got a mear $16,689.60, 10% of all sales. In other words, the Girl Scouts only get 40 cents for every $4.00 box of cookies. The cookie company gets $3.60 for a box of cookies! I can buy a box for less at Walmart and that’s after Walmart gets their profit. They should be ashamed getting these little girls to make the big profits for them! I remember asking my brother how much my nieces Scout Troop gets per box and he said about $0.50 a box. I wrote the scout troop a check for $20 and told them to forget the cookies.