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 31, 2004

I'm online!

I finally got the data cable configured correctly. I am now on the internet via my cell phone. It is very sloooow, but at least I am there. I can at least check my e-mail and update my web site. At least I have free weekends and evenings so it won’t cost me a fortune.

We are paid up here at All Seasons through September 17th then the Aerbus goes into the shop to have another look at my burnt spark plug problem. I have a small hand full of other items for them to look at also before we hit the road. We have a house sitting job for that week so we won’t have to be living in the service center parking lot. If they happen to get it done before we are done house sitting I will just have them park it in their storage lot. If we are done before them then we will be living at the service center until their done. After that we will shoot up to Julian, CA for a while.

I talked with the office staff here at All Season to see if we could reserve this choice spot for December but they said they have someone that wants it as soon as we move out and will most likely become a permanent. We really lucked out to get it when we did. It is a well sought after site.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Our House

Have a look at our new back yard. Somehow we lucked out and got the best spot in the whole park. No one else has a deck over the water. It's going to be hard to leave this place when we are ready to travel.

Click on photo to enlarge

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Sometimes things just work out right

I got a call today from the RV park where we will be staying through the month of August.  She said she was a bit confused because I requested a monthly rate but was scheduled to arrive on the 25th of July.  She asked if we were still going to stay through the month of August.  I said we will pay the weekly fee for the last week of July and a Monthly fee for the month of August.  She said good because she has a monthly site she wants to put us in.  She said it is the best site in the whole park.  Right on the lake on the end with a built in patio with patio cover.  SCORE!

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Whew! The sale is over!

Today was the big Estate Sale.  We are REALLY glad that’s over.  We really unloaded a lot of stuff and made a few buck, of course not even what it was worth.  Well we are just glad to get rid of it.  The rest is going to a charity and what they don’t want is going into the dumpster we ordered.  Most of the furniture is sold and I will be calling a second hand store to see if I can get rid of the rest.  We are moving into the motorhome next weekend so the house has to be cleared out.

 A lot of people asked us where we were moving to and it was fun to just point to the motorhome that was parked out front.  We met a few X fulltimers during the garage sale and got some ideas on where to go and what to see.  None of them told us we were crazy and shouldn’t be doing this.  They all said they had a great time.  The ones that weren’t fulltimers were envious.  I know the feeling, I’ve been there.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

No time to say Hello - Goodbye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

WOW! I didn’t realize how close we were. Last night I took a look at the calendar and found out that I better get on the ball here. Escrow is closing in 2.5 weeks and we have a lot to do still. The plan now is to be out of the house a week earlier on the 25th of July. We need to get out so it can be cleaned, repairs done and fumigated for termites. Fortunately I found an RV park near by to setup in for the month of August so I can finish up at work. I hope I can get in a week early or we will be living in front of the house for the last week of July.

Friday, July 9, 2004


I have had it only 3 months and already put a new windshield in it. The Saturn got nailed by a rock off a truck. We were on our way back from taking the Aerbus in for warranty work and got whacked. Like I said before, I thought Warranty work was free. This one cost me $192.00. I guess you could say I got a bargain though. The glass shop looked up the cost of the glass and said there must be some mistake. It said $250.00 just for the glass. Then they looked up the labor and said, must be another mistake, it says 4 hours labor. Then they quoted me $192.00 complete materials labor and tax. Well I don’t know what the glass cost but the labor time was right on. It took the guy 3.5 hours to practically dismantle the whole car to get the windshield out. They had to have lost money on that deal. Come to think of it, so did I!

Thursday, July 8, 2004

Hunting for a place to live

It’s looking like August is a bad time to be finding a place to live for a month. It is still summer and Southern California is a popular place. We check some of the nicer campgrounds near work since I plan to still be working for the month of August. They all said they may have an opening but I will have to check back as time gets closer. I would rather line something up now rather than wait until the last minute. One put me on a waiting list and said they have always got people in that was on the list. I am not too terribly concerned. It’s just nice to know ahead.

Saturday, July 3, 2004

Another trip to Lancaster

We just got back from another trip to Lancaster, CA to get some more work done on the Aerbus. We ran into another fulltime couple that we met the last time we were there. I am sure that will happen once in a while. It has happened to us twice now. It’s a small country…

Yarman’s Driveshaft did an outstanding job of getting rid of my vibration at 60 miles per hour. The Aerbus is a pleasure to drive now. If you are near Lancaster, CA and in need of any driveline work, give Yarman a try.

The trip home was a bit easier this time. Usually we dread going home. This time is was different because we know it will only be one more month and we will become official Fulltimers and “Free To Roam About The Country”.