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, August 30, 2012

Killer Bees

So yesterday I was our working on the resort. I was trimming trees along the street, up against the wall at the front of the resort. Suddenly I noticed a bee buzzing around my head. Knowing there are bees around here I didn’t think anything of it. Then there were more, then more, then more. I said to myself, this isn’t normal. Then the next words out of my mouth were SHIT as I made a run for it. There was a small swarm around me. Those little suckers were going down my shirt and down my work gloves. Then it hit! Yep, one got me on the wrist. I finally out ran the guys but not before getting stung. I looked and could not find the stinger. Apparently he didn’t loose it. After about 10 minutes the pain was gone and no other indication that I was stung was apparent. No marks or swelling. Now, I don’t know if they were “Killer bees” or not but after a few hours my wrist ached like arthritis in the bone. Then I noticed a little swelling. This was hours later mind you. This morning I woke to an arm that itched, ached and looked like it belonged to a 300 lb man. So the next step was off to the store for some benadryl. I have never had an allergic reaction to bee stings but I guess these guys pack a pretty good wallop. Now we are trying to figure out how to get rid of those guys.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back in Havasu

I can't believe we have been back in Havasu for a week and I didn't update our Blog. California was pure STRESS! The traffic was a mess and it was sad to say goodby to our grandson for a few months. Hopefully we will see him again in March.
It is nice to be back in Havasu. The temps are a bit hotter but even though the humidity is higher than I like it is still lower than California was. I like the heat, just don't care for humidity.

This is our monsoon season and the thunder clouds have been hanging over the mountains ever since we got back. The storms seem to always go around us though. I don't know if it is the mountains or some sort of lake effect but we get very little of it.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

California again

We are in California again. We have to take our grandson Landen back home for school. We just drove the car since Susan’s parents bought a house and have an extra room for us. Besides it’s $40 for fuel rather than a couple of hundred for the motorhome. Tomorrow we are taking Landen and his best friend to Seaworld since we didn’t get a chance to go anywhere with him this summer. Hopefully next summer will be different. We don’t really want to spend another summer in Havasu so I am thinking about heading up to Sonoma and go to the NASCAR race next summer. Then we will find something to do after that where it is below 100 degrees.