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, June 16, 2013

No blown fuses today!

We are now in Gilroy California, The Garlic Capitol of the World.  No really, that’s what they call it.  Next month is their big garlic festival.  Glad we won’t be here.
The drive was great.  No problems on this leg of the trip.  Came close to a problem though.  I never worry about driving under the canopy at the gas stations since most are plenty high.  As I was pulling into the station in Templeton the attendant came running out and pointing up.  I opened the window and he asked if I would fit.  I then noticed the 12’ sign and told him I would fit.  He watched as I slowly pulled in.
No problem, except the gas was $4.25 a gallon.  I had to laugh because the attendant asked if it I was going to pump over $10.  After I said it was going to be over $100 he said he would turn the pump on from inside.  This was good because I didn’t have to swipe my credit card several times to fill it.
This Elks Lodge is very nice.  It sits on top of a hill surrounded by a golf course. 
I am surprised that even though the lodge is on a hill and the parking lot is pretty steep, the RV sites are level.  In fact this is the first level site we have had since we started this journey.  I thought Susan was going to be out of luck with her NASCAR race today because we are in trees and it took me a while to finally find the signal.  I thought I read that where this lodge is supposed to have WIFI.  Wrong.  This is too bad because I found out that Landed has been playing his games online and has used half our allotted monthly usage in just 3 days.  Of course I put a stop on online game playing unless we are on another WIFI.
No wonder my body was tingling.  See the big tree behind our motorhome. 
It is of the Cellularus Towerus variety.  In other words…A Cell Tower.
This is the sign placed near it.  If I didn’t have cancer I will now after spending 20 hours under it.  Or maybe I will get lucky and the radiation will kill the cancer.
It’s nice to sit for a day and not have to chase down problems.  I am pleased though that even though the problems have affected the motorhome none of the problems have been with the motorhome.  Oh I forgot to mention that our Satellite receiver would not come on yesterday when we arrived.  Found out the plug fell out of the socket as we were traveling.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad and Bobby & I are not the only ones who have issues while traveling! You certainly make me laugh! Have fun one the remainder of your trip....see you in Sept