Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Vixens, the Wii Fit U Meter, and the Award

We've moved again - this time we moved across the street to La Posa North where it is a little quieter, quite a bit roomier, and there's much less dust floating in the air.

It was getting pretty crowded at La Posa West in the area closest to the wash.  Across the wash is the beginning of the RV Show and The Big Tent Event - it's a short walk, so that's prime real estate during the show.  Tomorrow is the end of the Big Tent Event, but I'd guess many of the other vendors will stay to increase their sales. I hope it's been a good year for them all.  Even I left a little money over there, and got some things I really wanted and/or needed.  Y'all know I'm pretty frugal, but I did open my wallet a few times.  LOL

The Vixens

One of the reasons it was getting so crowded around us is that the Vixen 21 group arrived a couple of days ago.  These are interesting looking RVs, and they parked right in front of me.

I'd guess these Vixens 21s would be categorized Class B RVs? I was able to go into one, and it was really nice inside, seemed to be lots of room, with a full bed in the rear that looked pretty big.

I walked over to get some photos and talk to the owners.  They mentioned they had six or eight more Vixens coming.  I was wondering where they would camp; there really wasn't much room left nearby for another vehicle.

I was planning to leave La Posa West in a day or so and head back to one of the quieter LTVAs where I'd have a little more room and a little less dust.  So I decided to leave early the next morning and let them know so they could save the area for the Vixens arriving soon.  I got an e-mail from Gayle this morning and she said they "had taken over" my previous spot, so I guess the newcomers arrived.

They all have a similar shape, but each one is different from the next.  They look European, I think, but they were made in the USA.  From their website:  Approximately 587 Vixen 21 motorhomes were produced by the Vixen Motor Company at One Silverdome Industrial Park in Pontiac Michigan between 1986 - 1989 when the company closed.  Retail value ranged between $40-$53K.  Each model got between 22-30 mph.  If you are interested in the history of these motorhomes, click on this link:   History of Vixen Motorhomes.

The Wii Fit U Meter

Yesterday morning Katie and I walked over to Highway 95 and then walked along the road, over the freeway overpass, and headed to Main Street and Quiet Times.  I had a small package waiting there, and was really excited that it had arrived.  Since it was a straight shot to Quiet Times and back, I didn't take Katie's stroller.

I'll tell you, though, with the traffic right now, it was a little scary walking along that overpass with big rigs whizzing past.  Next time I'll put Katie's halter on.  I was a little worried she'd get spooked and try to slip her collar again, although it's still tighter since the Doggie Dental man moved the buckle to the next hole. It really was too loose before - comfortable for Katie, but too loose if she tries to slip out of it.  Or I'll just put her in the stroller.  That would probably be easier.

It was a quick walk to Quiet Times; we walked pretty fast for a bit over an hour and the bottom of my feet were actually slightly burning when we got back to The Palms.  I think I wore the wrong shoes for that kind of walk.  Katie and I were both happy to get home and relax!

Then I opened my package and there was my new Wii Fit U Meter!  Yeaaaaa!  I got it to use as a pedometer  - and then sync it to my Wii  system.  I read that until January 31, if you have the system and the balance board, if you buy the Wii Fit U Meter, you can download a free game that will be for sale after January.

I tried and tried, checked the instructions, went on line for more research, and just couldn't get that little meter to sync.

I finally called Nintendo, who makes the Wii system, to see what I was doing wrong.  Well, unfortunately my Wii system doesn't work with the meter.  I need the NEW Wii Fit U system, at a cost of $299.99.  Oh.   Well.   I didn't even know there was a new Wii system.  Maybe I don't need a pedometer that syncs to my Wii.  :(

So I packed up the Wii Fit U Meter - and I do love it still, I wish it had worked with my older Wii system - and now Katie and I are going to walk over to the post office to return it.  Or maybe we'll drive over when we do laundry and top off the propane tank.  I was so disappointed! 

But if YOU have a new Wii Fit U system, the free game is available only through 1/31/14, and you need a Wii Fit U Meter to sync with the game after you download it.  After that, you have to pay for the game, $30 I think.  Here's the link to the Nintendo website if you are interested.

The Award

Did you notice the award near the top of the left sidebar?  Florida Outdoors RV just awarded this honor to their Top 50 RV Blogs - and Me and My Dog ...and My RV was included! 

Click this link to go to their website and see the full list.  I'm sure many of your favorite blogs will be there.  I was so excited, the first thing I did was put the award on the blog, and then I checked many of the other blogs, and they had not put theirs up.  At least not yet. So one of your favorite blogs might have been included, but you'll never know unless you check out their list.  

Thank you, Florida Outdoors RV, I'm really honored and appreciate being included in your first group of 50 winners!  :)

It's overcast today, and Katie and I are going to take it easy all day.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again: What a life!

From me and Katie, have a great Saturday, everyone!  :)


  1. So sad about your pedometer not working. I know how excited you were about it. Congrats on the award. I'll just scoot over and check that out. Not near as dusty down here in Yuma. Thank goodness.

  2. Congrats on your award!

    The Vixen RV's look interesting but way too small a space to consider living in for very least for me.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Your walk to pick up your package sounds exhausting to me! Congratulations on the award from Florida!

  4. I love the look of those Vixen RV's ! Sure would like to see the inside of one.

    BIG CONGRATULATIONS on receiving that Award. What an honour - that you definitely deserve !

  5. Congratulations on the award--richly deserved! Bummer about the Fit Meter--hope you find an alternative you like. The Vixens look interesting but I don't think they're our style.

  6. Take a look at Fitbit. I have a Fitbit One. It syncs to my PC to tell me how many steps I take, how active I am, how many stairs I climb, how well I sleep. It can also be sync'd to other fitness sites such as or WalGreens. $99 when I got mine,

  7. Congrats! You certainly deserve recognition after all these years of maintaining such great quality in your blogging.

  8. I have never heard of these Vixen RVs before. Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on your award

  9. I have never found a pedometer that worked, although I had a couple back in the 1980/90's that did a fair job. Too bad you have to go back over that bridge to send it back. Congratulations on the award. I've never heard of Vixen either, but like the looks of them.

  10. Neato on the Vixens... And how nice for you to move early to let the newcomers have your spot!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  11. Well!! Congrats on the award!! I actually follow at least 5 of those, including yours.

  12. Congratulations on your award. I for one really enjoy yours.

  13. Those glasses sure look neat. I am sure Chica would like them as well.

  14. Fascinating RVs. I've seen the website regarding the Vixen 21 RVs. I immediately fell in love with them. It's an unforgivable shame that Vixen discontinued them after only producing them between 1986 and 1989. I believe they had a good thing going and they should've continued producing them, even in limited numbers.


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