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, June 20, 2013


This morning we took off for the Jelly Belly factory.  The factory is in Fairfield about an hour away but we took a detour through Napa for breakfast.  Susan and I have been to the factory 2 times prior to this.  A couple of years ago we came through here with Landen and toured the factory.  Unfortunately it was a weekend and the workers were off for the weekend so the factory was quiet.  It’s what they call a “Quiet Tour”.  I planned this time during the week so the factory would be active.  Wrong!  This is the time of year they stop production and do repairs and cleaning.  Not only was the tour a “Quiet Tour” but all the equipment was covered so there was even less to see this time.  I give up.
Every time we come to this Elks I have noticed a shop next door that appeared to be a race shop where they build and work on Porsche and Aston Martin Race cars.  I decided to check it out this time so Landen and I went over.  It turns out I was right.  This is the TRG shop, which stands for “The Racers Group”.  They race at Laguna Seca, Long Beach, 12 Hours of Sebring and others.  The team has posted the most wins of any in the Grand-Am Rolex Series with 28, including the 2005 and 2006 Rolex Series GT championships; three wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and a single victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.  After asking if they gave shop tours they said, The shops through those doors.  Make yourself at home.  If you have and questions feel free to ask someone.  So Landen and I entered the shop. 
He spotted this NASCAR and asked about it.
They tried NASCAR for one season and decided to stick with the Aston Martins and Porsches.  We even got to checkout the inside of a race hauler.  This was a pretty cool experience for Landen.

1 comment:

  1. This is similar to the stuff we saw in Pahrump. You should take Landen to the track their, you can look at the website and determine if a race will occur anytime soon. There was one the week after we left...just our luck!