Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spirit--My New Home

A few weeks ago frigid weather descended on Southern Arizona so I opted to drive Halcyon II to Yuma and wait for warmer weather.  The reason for the drive was to avoid freezing the pipes in the RV and Yuma never freezes.  Besides it had been months and months since I had last taken a trip in the little Roadtrek.  So...while I was wandering around Yuma checking out the orange orchards, Indian Casino, and Cracker Barrel I decided to take a look at the RVs for sale and see if anything looked interesting.

I was in the market for what I thought might be my next home--something about 5 years old and about 2 feet longer.  What I found that I could not resist was brand new,  much taller, and 4 feet longer than the Roadtrek.  It had all the luxuries I was looking for....

A bigger bed....

and bigger refrigerator (it's there on the left)...

A bathroom with a door....

with its own sink and shower.

There is also a double bed over the cab that I plan to use solely for storage plus a breakfast booth that will make into a double bed if I ever have company.  

I will not be able to 'stealth park' as readily as I could in the Roadtrek but the conveniences this one offers will make up for it--I hope.

She is an Itasca Spirit built by Winnebago Industries on a Ford chassis.

I immediately called Ron who drove over to Yuma from San Diego the following weekend to test drive Spirit.  By that time I was back in Tucson but when Ron said he approved  then I dashed back to Yuma and took possession of my new home.  

What is happening to Halcyon II?  As it has turned out, my sister, Mary and her husband are looking to do a little exploring this summer.  They will take over the Roadtrek for a few months and, in the meantime, I will store it in Yuma.  It took a few days to move from one vehicle to the other but Ron and Loretta drove, again, from San Diego to help me move. 

And, as much fun as it is to live in, and adjust to, a new home, I felt ever so sad saying goodbye to Halcyon II.  She got me started on this adventure, she gave me confidence that I could handle the lifestyle, she was a cozy home for Sigh Me and myself and I will miss her.


  1. Awesome!!! I know you will enjoy your new home. It looks very similar to ours. Plans are to put our MH on the market. Hope you are doing well and ready to take on the road.

  2. Linda, don't sell just yet. I plan to get to La. this Spring sometime. We might team up, find a friendly little bayou town with great seafood and good Zydeco music. I'm sure Jamie knows of a few places.

  3. Karen and Tony...I had plans to search you both out on my trip to Yuma since you were camped nearby. However, I got sidetracked by Spirit. I do hope our paths cross again sometime and we get a chance to meet.

  4. Glad to hear that you'll be on the road again!

  5. I want to know all about your adventures. And Mary and Jim's,too.

  6. Congratulations! She's beautiful!