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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Moved to California

Today we took the car to California.  We are now at our daughter’s house in Encinitas.  We will be here until Christmas day when we will move over to her parent’s house in Fallbrook.
Of course we had to pick a crappy day to travel.  Actually it was good until the last 1.5 hours of the trip.  Then we ran into rain.  Most of it was just light but we hit a few spots of heavy rain.  Since we were in the car instead of the motorhome it wasn’t all that bad.  Along the way we did come across a car upside down on the interstate though.  Not a good day for them, I suppose.  Gas here in California is about 30 cents higher than in Havasu Arizona.  Not only that but with all the crap California puts in their gas the mileage is worse too.
Well we are settled in for a while and will have a great time visiting family.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TV job is done

Well we got the new TV and everything fit well.  As you may know we replaced our older style picture tube TV with a new flat screen TV.  This involved some remodeling.  The top of the old TV cabinet was sawed off just above the fireplace and this made a nice shelf for the new flat screen TV.  I researched (huh, imagine that) TVs and found one with the perfect dimensions to fit on the new shelf.  It turned out to be a 37 inch JVC on sale at Walmart for only $288 ($318 with tax).  You can see some photos here.

This project sparked a whole motorhome remodeling job.  We got all the furniture reupholstered.  I had the same material as the original so it looks the same except new with no ware.  This was no easy task.  I had to disassemble the recliner to fit it out the door and the couch had to go over the steering wheel, the dash, and out the drivers door.  I had to disassemble the driver’s door to remove the limiting strap so I could swing the door open enough to get the couch through.  The next job will be to rip out the carpet and install wood flooring.  I will replace the carpet in the bedroom, in the cockpit area, and top of the slide but the rest will be new wood floors front to back.  This is going to be a major job with all the obstacles involved.  I have been researching (huh, imagine that) what to do about the slide, stairwell, and engine cover but I think I got it all figured out.  We shall see.  I am not going to attempt this until after the holidays so stay tuned.