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, June 27, 2006

Movin on down the road

We moved again. This morning we moved on down Interstate 10 toward the coast. Gas went from $2.99 on the Arizona side of the border to $3.49 on the California side. What’s up with that? We are now in Indio California. I have been all around the country and I must say that the California desert has got to be the most boring.
We are in another Passport America park and this one is also nice. Camping in California with full hookups, 50 amp service, and cable for $18 is a pretty good deal.
We still haven’t been able to get out of the heat. It was 111 degrees here today and the closer we get to the coast the more humid it gets. Last night we tried sleeping without the air conditioner on. We woke sometime in the night gasping for air and jumped up to turned on the air. Maybe tomorrow night we will finally be able to turn the air conditioners off.
I found proof that Fulltimers are for real. We’re in the encyclopedia. Check here.
Edit 07/14/07: I guess they took Fulltimers out of their dictionary. I just checked and it’s gone. That’s what happens when I link to other sites.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Finally on the road again

We are back on the road and heading for the coast. We left Havasu this morning and are now in Ehrenberg Arizona. Ehrenberg is at the intersection of the Colorado River and I-10 on the Arizona side. It is one of those hole in the wall cities. There is nothing much here at all. We are in a pretty nice campground that is a Passport America Park so we are here for ½ price. Even after paying an extra $2 for 50 amps and $2 for cable it is still less than most parks.
Our last day at Havasu was real interesting. As if 120 degree temperatures weren’t enough, yesterday we had a 60+ mph wind storm blow through. There was stuff flying through the air everywhere. Awnings were damaged. Table and chairs were overturned and damaged. Anything that wasn’t of substantial weight or tied down was gone. I had just secured our patio furniture since we won’t be back until January 2007. I bunched them all together and covered them. I bungeed covers down over it all because it does get windy in Havasu but I never expected what we experienced. We were sitting comfortably inside, out of the heat, when Susan looked out the window and said, “That looks BAD”. You could see it coming and it didn’t look good. I jumped out and got the awnings in just as the winds hit. I even had to put the living room slide in to save the slide top awning. We watched as the wind got under the furniture covers and just lifted the furniture right off the ground. Fortunately no damage was done. Even with the jacks down, the motorhome was rocking as if I were driving down the road. It wasn’t just a gust, it was sustained winds for 2 hours. I found out my satellite mount is good for about 50 mph when the wind flipped it right over. Our satellite mount consists of our rigid A frame tow bar that weighs about 75 lbs. I set the satellite tripod inside the A frame and bungee it to the tow bar. The wind picked up the satellite dish, tripod, and TOW BAR and flipped it right over. They are predicting more of the same through out the week. I just hope my furniture is still there when we get back in January. So why did we buy an Rv lot in Lake Havasu City Arizona? I’ll let you know in January.
It is still hot here in Ehrenberg. We won’t see cooler weather until we get over the hills toward the coast.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

An ocean in the desert

It is blazing hot here in the desert. We are heading for the coast on Monday, however it looks as if the ocean has come to us. This motorhome pulled in next to us today.
It is so hot outside that I haven’t been outside much so I haven’t had a chance to talk to them yet. I bet they have a story just as interesting as their motorhome. Funny how having the ocean next door didn’t do much for the temperature around here though. It is still 120 degrees outside. After sitting inside the motorhome with both airs blasting, then stepping outside, the heat hits you like a blast furnace.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Desert frog

Found this guy last night sitting out on the concrete slab. Didn’t think we would find toads in the middle of the desert.

Things happen slowly around here and they are on a different schedule than most. There is a lot of construction going on in the park, being there are a lot of new owners such as ourselves. The thing is the workers like to start work at 3:00am. I can understand why since it is over 100 degrees by 10:00am. There are many projects that look as if they have been abandoned, however they are just waiting to be completed. I suspect this will be an ongoing thing for a few years since they haven’t even broke ground on phase three yet. We are going to wait until we return in January to start work on our lot since I am going to some of the work myself and it is just too hot right now.

As if it’s not hot enough right now, they are saying we are going to have a heat wave this weekend. Whew! It’s pretty bad when the water coming out of the cold water tap is about 120 degrees. People around here have turned off their water heater and since it is insulated the water from the hot tap is usually cooler than the cold tap. We are leaving Monday for the coast and this will most likely be the last time we spend a summer here. We will return in the winter for a couple of months.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

8 and 105

8:00pm and its still 105 degrees. I am about done. In another a week we are heading for the coast for some cooler weather. Not that we don’t like it here. This place is great! We have been here long enough and need to get back on the road again. There are places to go and things to see. We don’t plan to be back here until January 2007, after our Camp Host duties in Southern California this November and December.

Monday, June 12, 2006


I thought I was through with landscaping when I sold my house. I just spent most of the day planning out our lot at Lake Havasu. I need to make it as maintenance free as possible since we aren’t going to spend a lot of time here. I also want to make it as simple as possible because I don’t want to spend my time digging, planting, and moving things around. I think I am going to add mostly concrete and artificial turf and leave a lot of the existing gravel. I will just lay out a irrigation system and plug in a few plants here and there.

Every evening we sit out and watch the sunset over the mountains. Sometimes it is pretty spectacular and others it is just a simple sunset but it is always one of the best times of the day. Everything quiets down, the air gets still and the temperature is a nice 90 degrees, a big relief from the 100+ days we have been having.

Sunday, June 4, 2006


Ok it’s 10:30am and it’s already 102 degrees here. They are saying it is going to be the hottest day so far this year and could be a record breaker. We just may be hanging out in the clubhouse watching the Nascar race on their big screen TV with surround sound.

Friday, June 2, 2006


Check out the houseboat we bought to go along with our RV Lot here in Lake Havasu.

Joking of course.