Posted from Casa Grande,AZ
Well, since we just finished the first quarter of 2017, I decided that it was about time that I posted our summary for 2016.
We completed our 4th year of fulltime RV living at the end of 2016. Wow, where has the time gone! We spent our winter months again at Palm Creek Golf and RV in Casa Grande, AZ. This marks our fourth winter here and the time here flew by this year.
We decided to become annual lease holders before leaving in 2015 and signed a 2-year lease agreement for our site in the park. One of the "perks" of that initial agreement was that the park would construct a 10x12 foot shed complete with water and electric. We decided to improve the site a bit this season by adding some additional concrete and brick patio pavers to make the site a bit more "homey" feeling.
We chose to become "work campers" here at the park for the 2016-2017 winter season to help offset the costs of our improvements and to help pay for the annual lease costs. We both worked in "Special Events" here at Palm Creek. Let's just say that the job is physically demanding, but certainly we were involved in a variety of tasks throughout the season. Everything from setting up for dinners and dances to larger park-wide outdoor events.
Let me get back to reviewing the 2016 year. When we left Palm Creek in mid-April of 2016 we traveled for several weeks with our friends Paul and Laura and explored some new areas in Texas before they departed for their summer plans. We continued to the East Coast, had some work done at Red Bay, AL, saw family in Virginia, then meandered up into the northeast to attend the Escapees' National Rally in Vermont.
We had an accident with the motorhome in Burlington, VT (prior to the Escapade). After the Escapade we made a beeline back to Red Bay, AL (home of Tiffin Motorhomes) to have the coach repaired by an independent shop in that town.
Because most of our summer plans were squashed due to the accident, we hung out in Red Bay thru most of August and September visiting with different friends who happened to be there for either factory repairs or modifications being performed by third-party vendors in the area. (Hey, we actually do like Red Bay).
It just so happened that Paul and Laura showed up in September, so we started our journey back toward Arizona with them. We again split up just west of Dallas, TX and we arrived back in Casa Grande, AZ on October 3, 2016.
To view a map of our 2016 travels CLICK HERE.
I've been keeping stats concerning our travel costs since we began fulltiming. If you're interested, please feel free to take a look at the chart below and leave a comment at the end of this blog if you have any questions.
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During 2016 we camped in a total of 13 states and spent an average of 10.74 days in one location.
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