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.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wet weather

No not rain, humidity.  We did get some rain Tuesday but not as much as we need.  What the rain did though is bring in the humidity.  It is now over 100 degrees and humid.  I like the heat but when I sit and do nothing and sweat, I’m not very happy.  With temperatures running over 110, some of the vegetation in the resort is struggling.  The ones that get afternoon shade are doing fine but you can really tell how the ones that get full sun are having a hard time.  This humidity will do the plants good though.

Monday, July 8, 2013

115 today

My thermometer reached 115 today.  As you may know, I work part time here doing maintenance.  It is tough to do any work around here in the resort with that kind of temperature.  Many of the plants here are struggling.  I have been doing my best to keep up with the dying vegetation.  The temperature is supposed to start dropping a bit but there is a new threat coming.  Thunderstorms.  The humidity is rising and the weather is calling for chance of thunderstorms toward the end of the week.  This usually brings a new set of problems, winds.  We could use a good rain though.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


It’s pretty darn hot around here.  Today I went back to work here at the resort, first day since we got back from California.  I took it easy and did some lite trimming of trees and shrubs.  Drank plenty of water.  I only worked until noon then called it a day.  After lunch I cooled off in the pool.  Well as much as I could considering the pool is 86 degrees.  Not to refreshing but at least it is cooler than the 115 degree air.  They measured 125 in town the other day but there are parts of town that are hotter than here at the resort.  It only gets down to the low 90s during the night.  There is not much relief in sight either.  The heat doesn’t bother me too much and even though the inside of the motorhome gets to 90 during the hottest part of the day it is tolerable to me, considering.  The other day I picked up an evaporative cooler that someone put out on the curb, for free.  It is in excellent condition and with a little cleaning it looks new.  It works well however it doesn’t get along well with my air conditioners.  It put too much moisture in the air and the evaporator in the air conditioner iced up and wasn’t putting out much air.  I guess we will have to save that for a cooler day when we don’t really need air conditioning.