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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fixing and Cleaning

We have been here for almost a week now and I still haven’t had time to clean up the motorhome. Well actually my back started acting up again and my grandson came to visit. Tomorrow, hopefully I will be able to get started. I came up with a pretty good list of things the clean and fix. Hopefully I can get most of it done in a couple of weeks. Pechanga RV Resort is just as we left it in January except they did raise the weekend rates $10. I don’t know why they have to raise the rates since they make millions off their casino. They even raised their buffet price to $21, they just lost my business. Otherwise the RV Resort is still as nice as ever.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

We moved again

We have moved up to Temecula CA today. We are at Pechanga RV Resort. This is the place we started the year last January. I sure like this place. We will be here for about 3 week. This will give me time to clean things up a bit and fix the things that need a little attention.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Oh No, California

We are back in Southern California. We made a B-Line from Medford Oregon to Escondido California. Made it in 4 days. This is not my usual mode of travel. Susan had some things to tend to otherwise we would be somewhere along the California coastline right now. We plan to hang around here for a couple of weeks then head for the California Speedway for the IRL race then off to an RV Rally. After that we will be heading back down to Southern California for our Camp Host jobs.
Oh Yeah, looks like we will be hosting at San Elijo State Beach instead of Carlsbad. It is only another 10 miles down the coast. Looks like we will be hosting the south loop. We should be in site #55 if anyone is interested in stopping by to say hi.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

What a Dump

I have a link for Park Reviews but this one warrants a front page mention.

We decided that since the Lost Hills KOA had such a bad rating that we would drive an extra 1.5 hour down the road and stay at the Pyramid Lake “Resort” in Gorman CA since it had a better rating. What a joke! I have not figured out what constitutes a Resort. Some of the Resorts we have seen are worse than a lot of the campgrounds we have stayed at. This park would normally be a drive through however we had been on the road for 4.5 hours and there was nothing for another 2 hours. This is a Western Horizon Membership Park. This is an Excellent reason why one should not buy into a membership “Resort”. This place is a Dump! They warn you about the rattlesnakes when you check in. The grass has given way to what weeds could even survive the neglect. Their cable TV has about 7 channels and none of them are clear and most are not even watchable. I couldn’t even level the motorhome the site is so far off. I could go on and on with the things that are out of order and dirty and run down. Good thing this is only a 1 niter.

Monday, September 12, 2005

I hate Interstates

Actually I hate the California Interstates. We traveled I-10 through Texas and everyone I talked to said Texas was long and boring. I actually enjoyed I-10 through Texas. It was rolling hills, clean and green. California’s stretch of I-10 is either Los Angeles traffic or barren desert, depending on where you are. We are presently traveling down I-5 and it is dry, brown and boring.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

No Cell, No Internet

We have been traveling and staying along the Oregon coast for the last couple of weeks. Even though their land line phone carrier is Verizon, they do not have many cell towers around. We have been without cell phone and internet connection for most of the time.

Our stay at South Beach State Park near Newport was nice. We got a chance to visit the light houses in the area. It seem kind of strange that a lot of the sights we have seen are featured on the Travel Channel shortly after. Last night we watched a bit on Haunted Lighthouses and the ones at Newport were on the show. Quite interesting.

Our next stop was disappointing, the campground that is. We had made reservations at a place called Beach Loop RV Village in Bandon near Coos Bay because it was the holiday weekend and I read some good reviews about it. When we arrived they told us they gave our site away because we had called and canceled. No We Didn’t! They found us a spot anyway. The place is in dire need of some maintenance. The office was always locked up and you had to ring the bell to get the managers to come out of their house and open it. Their “advertised” internet connection was their business line and was in the office so you had to disturbed them to use it. I didn’t bother. The town of Bandon doesn’t have much to offer.

The beach along the Beach Loop Drive has a lot of nice scenery to offer though.

The one thing we found very interesting was a place called Game Park. This is a walk through animal preserve. Much like the drive through ones where the animals roam free, except for the big cats and other dangerous animals.

We got to pet and hold baby tigers, bears, foxes, and skunks. Yes Skunks. These were what were called a golden skunk. They were a golden color with a darker stripe down its back. Of course they were de-stunk.

Our next stop was a campground on US-199 in California about 5 miles from Crescent City. This was a nice place right at the edge of the Redwood Forest. We took a drive today and got lost. I really do need a GPS for the car. I mapped out a route before we left but took a wrong turn and ended up WAY away from where we wanted to go. At least some of the sights were nice.

We then headed over to Medford Oregon to visit some good friends we know from Southern Cal. They moved to Oregon quite a few years ago and after spending some time in the area I can see why. Susan has found a new place to settle. That will be sometime down the road though so who knows.

Things came up and we have to be in Southern Cal by Sept 14th so we are making a b-line down I-5. Something I do not like but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

We are in Red Bluff California for tonight and as you can see I finally got back on the Verizon Network so we are back online again. Verizon cell phone was almost non existent in Oregon. I think next year we are going to head back up to Oregon and spend more time there. It is really pretty country.

Thursday, September 1, 2005


As I sit and watch the news of all the disaster on the gulf coast, I can’t help but be sad. We spent March in New Orleans and Biloxi. I remember the beautiful Colonial homes in both areas. They are all gone now. That was a big part of history, gone. I took a moment to look back through my photos today and remember what it was like.