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.

Monday, June 24, 2013



Landen had one of the best weekends of his life.  We did about everything one can do at the track.  Yesterday we got garage passes and Landen got to see more drivers along with some of the NASCAR announcers and more signatures including Rick Hendrick, which is Jimmie’s team owner.


As we were roaming through the garage our daughter text us and said she saw us on TV.  We also got to see a first when one of the drivers went off track and his exhaust set the grass on fire.  Although Jimmie didn’t win he did well and Landen had a great time.  After the race they let us walk the track.  Then since we had to park so far away from the exits they let us drive the track to get to the other side so we didn’t have to drive all the way around.

Landen had a ball as I drove down the switchbacks and down the straight stretch right in front of where we were sitting.  Then we took the pit road to the track exit.  Although I was only going 40 MPH it was fun for us all.  I thought we had it made since there was no traffic turning in the direction we needed to go, until we got about 5 miles down the road and there is was.  Fortunately the traffic was turning off soon and we weren’t stuck too long.  It still took us about 1.5 hours to do the 15 minute drive though.  After we got back to the motorhome I discovered we had no hot water.  It only took me about 10 minutes to find the problem and we were back in hot water.

Well today I expected to wake to rain.  It didn’t happen.  All the weather reports over rated the rain that was coming.  We got a small sprinkle at the beginning of the race yesterday and there was 1 short rain caution during the first part of the race.  I haven’t seen any rain since.  So we made our way back south to Gilroy again.  This is another one nighter before we head south again.  This time I went around the east side of San Francisco.  MUSH BETTER!  We ran into some slow traffic but I can much better tolerate slow traffic than driving through San Francisco streets and traffic.  Other than the drive and having to do some shopping, this is a relaxing afternoon.

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