Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shop Along with Me!

In between classes this afternoon and doing a little virtual RV shopping.  I'm presenting in class tonight so I'm attempting to relax, have a spot of tea, and get all Zen beforehand. 

I'm watching this one on eBay.  I like the floorplan, year, mileage, location.  Price?  Not sure.  Don't care for the fru-fru decor but I could remedy that pretty easily. 

2008 21' Phoenix Cruiser Class B with Slide 6,200 Miles

                                                                Buy It Now: $49,000

Here's the link if you want to see more.

I'm not ready to buy yet - I have to finish school first.  And having a job would be nice as well.  My target purchase date is still December.

Any & all feedback is much appreciated!   

Sunday, March 27, 2011

But more likely this ...

This is most likely close to what I will end up with (for sale on eBay).

My first time inside one of these B-pluses was in 2001 and I just felt immediately that it was the right size and had all the features I would ever need.  I want something small (24 ft. or less) and without a dedicated bed.  I can't explain why but I just don't like having that "queen" bed in the corner.  I rented a class C with a floorplan like that before and didn't care for it at all. 

Of course, I love the Casitas and the Roadtreks.  The Roadtreks are oh so worthy of respect but hard to find and, as a result, oh so pricey.

We had a 16 ft. Casita way back when and if it were just a question of quality, I would buy another in a nanosecond.  BUT ... there are all the solo hooking up and towing issues.  And I would need another tow vehicle besides this one:

Which I am loving, BTW ....

                                                          as is Doris the Exploress ...

BTW, I want to congratulate 2 bloggers I follow: "Me and My Dog" and "Four Windows with a View" (see the links in my blogroll to the right).  Both these fine women got their longed-for RVs - a day apart!  Each plans to full-time when the new rigs are ready to go.  I'm so excited for them and can't wait to follow their adventures.

And ... two of my favorite bloggers met each other yesterday!  Glenn ("To Simplify") and Denise ("Sassy's Back on Da Road").  Both are currently in Arizona.  I just got chills when I read they actually met.  The internet has made this world very small indeed.

So, my savings and RV search continues.  And my doctoral work proceeds on schedule.  Never fear - I won't bore you with the details. 

Nice catching up with you all!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What about this ... ?

A travel trailer?

Casita's Patriot (13 feet)

So well-made!

and so cozy!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

February Savings Report

One step forward, two steps back.  Or ... maybe not. 

Some of you may remember that I've wanted a VW convertible beetle since they (re)appeared in 2003.  I've blogged about it in the past.  Well, I finally got one!  My very own bug! 

I grew up with these cars.  My dad got his first beetle bug in about 1962 and every few years, he would trade for a new color.  Including the childhood cars, this is my "fifth beetle"  (but John won't let me name it Yoko).   

So I withdrew some $ out of the Travel fund but also added some on the last day of the month, so the net loss in savings was about 3 K.  I'm OK with that.  Is was the right thing to do:

Can You Blame Me?

So, I may or may not meet my goal.  More likely, my goals may change.  But for now, this car makes me very happy.   The sort of happiness that reaches into your soul and gives it a great big hug !!! 

fundraising ideasI'm also encouraged to see that the countdown clock has finally moved below 300 days! 

10 more months to go before graduation ................ !