Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rising prices force Winter Texans to cut back

SAN BENITO — When Bruce and Bonnie Edenfield retired, they dreamed of climbing into their RV to spend their golden years trekking across America.

Before they pulled up and left their hometown of Bend, Ore., they budgeted $500 a month for gas and rental space where they'd park their new 36-foot Gulfstream RV.

Autumn lured them to Vermont and New Hampshire where they "watched the leaves change," he said.

By 2005, they were trading in their RV for a diesel-powered 40-foot Alfa motor home to journey from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to Alaska.

A year later, they toured the East Coast from Florida to Virginia Beach.

But soaring fuel prices had eaten up their travel budget.

So they figured they'd cut down on their travel and buy a home.

After wintering in the Rio Grande Valley for three years, they settled into a park model at Fun-N-Sun RV Resort.

"As costs rose, we started thinking we'd spend more time in one place," Bruce Edenfield said. "We liked the Valley so much we decided to come here."
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