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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

One step forward two steps back

While I was at my daughter’s house over Christmas I noticed they had the new Verizon 4G MiFi card. Also they said their monthly bill is $50. I have the 3G MiFi (old school) and am paying $60 for my service. So I got on line a found that the same data service I am paying $60 for is offered for $50. The difference is the new plan charges extra for data over 5G whereas mine just throttles you back to a slower speed. Now since I never go over the 5G limit I decided to go for the $50 plan. Well what I found is the $50 plan is not compatible with my old 3G MiFi card so I will have to upgrade to the new 4G card. It turns out I am eligible for a free upgrade to the new card under my “New Every Two” plan so I placed the order. The card arrived today, Wahoo!

Here’s the rub, the new card won’t activate here in Havasu. I have been on the phone 2 times for a couple of hours and there is basically nothing they can do. They said to give it overnight to see if it will finally activate. If not they say I can reactivate my old card…that probably won’t work either. If all else fails I will take a drive to a strong Verizon area and try it there. Fortunately there are good Verizon areas near by.

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