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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Touring day

We left the motorhome this morning about 8:00 heading for Hearst Castle. We had a 10:00 tour and didn’t want to be late. We got there in plenty of time, which worked out well. When we arrived I checked in with the ticket counter and got our reserved tickets. This included a 40 minute movie of the life of William Randolph Hearst. We had about 15 minutes before the movie so we checked out the gift shop. Everything was way too expensive so we passed on buying anything. After the movie we had about 10 minutes to board the bus for the 5 mile ride to the top of the hill and the castle.
After the guided portion of the tour we were free to spend as much time on the hill as we wanted.  This is something new.  After Hearst Castle we headed up the coast a bit to check out the Elephant seal.
Landen got a kick out of watching them.  Then it was back down the coast to Morro Bay for lunch at Giovanni’s.  This is one of our favorite places for fish and chips.
While in Morro Bay we also stopped by our favorite salt water taffy shop.  Landen was like a kid in a candy shop…oh wait, he was a kid in a candy shop.  He bought close to a pound of candy.  Then we did the tourist shopping thing.  We finally got back to the motorhome about 3:30.  A full day of fun.  The weather on the coast was just perfect but here in Atascadero it is a bit warm, about 97 degrees.  I sure hope the dash air conditioner still works in the motorhome because tomorrow we start our inland journey back to Arizona.  I will break it up into 3 days of driving and the next 2 places have pools so Landen will have a chance to cool off.

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