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RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

We have moved around constantly for 16 years of full-timing although we've stayed put for 2m at a time while volunteering. Moving around doesn't limit your friendships. We have added friends along the way, kept in touch, and meet up with them in other places. It's fun. Join the Escapees RV Club and get involved with the Club. It's not only for rv parks. It's for making friends. There are many subgroups within the club for special interests. We joined the Boomers and the Boondockers and those are our lifelong friends. Now that's what I like to hear! Thanks!
rolling_rhoda 09/28/14 08:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Several "Will Be Full Time" Questions

For an extended trip you may want more inside storage for clothes, shoes. If you will be going without water hookup occasionally, a bigger water tank might be a consideration for you. Have fun planning for your adventure!
rolling_rhoda 09/24/14 03:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

You mention trying full timing for a few years. Do you have something in mind for after that? Going back into the workforce in one's early 60's has it's challenges, depending on what work one is willing to do. If you plan to still be retired, but maybe not full-timing, then housing costs should be considered. Leaving corporate life is a big change in lifestyle. Maybe keep your current home, and try RVing for a few months to make sure you really enjoy it. We are mostly retired and under 55. We will be on the road half-time starting a year from now. Currently, we love the flexibility of not working 8-5. There is no more Monday morning dread. RVing-wise, we aren't interested (we think) in parking for months at a time, because we like to move and explore. However, that will probably limit the friendships and socializing we will be able to enjoy. We like RV parks, but some of the usual social activities don't interest us (pot lucks, crafts). So if we stay somewhere for several weeks, we will need some things to do. DH hasn't found a hobby yet. Good luck with whatever you decide!
rolling_rhoda 09/24/14 02:54am Beginning RVing
RE: Please share your favorite blueberry recipes. :)

I love a peach-blueberry cobbler. My favorite recipe has gone missing :( However, it was quite simple, using frozen peach slices (thawed), fresh blueberries and a simple cobbler batter. No pre-cooking the fruit. -sigh- One of my other favorites is a mango-blueberry margarita!! Run a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass, then dip the rim in Tajin (chili-lime seasoning). Lime and a little sugar would work too, but the chili is really good. Muddle 10 large fresh blueberries in cocktail shaker. Add 1 oz good tequila 1/2 oz coconut rum 1 1/2 oz orange juice 3/4 c. mango puree or mango nectar 4-5 ice cubes Shake well and pour into rimmed glass (don't strain). Makes 1 Blueberry daiquiris are great, too. For pretty drinks, use frozen blueberries in place of ice in lemonade. I throw a few handfuls into our boozy summer slushes, too.
rolling_rhoda 09/04/14 09:26pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Look before you leave

This is just in the last three days. A. A big truck camper was going down the highway through town leaning hard to the right. His slideout was fully out on the curb side. B. we were in the front yard and heard a screeching/scraping. Big pickup pulling a big fifth wheel came barreling around the curve and past our house with a stabilizer jack down. Later my son saw the jack lying in the road a mile away, beat to crap. It takes less than 60 seconds to do a walk-around before one turns the key.
rolling_rhoda 08/25/14 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: “Perfect” traveling meals

I don't care much for sandwiches, but here's what I reach for. Leftover steak or chicken, sliced thin, served cold Cold, grilled chicken legs Crab dip/crackers Pasta salad Cut up melon or fruit Oriental cole slaw Broccoli salad Yogurt parfait Cottage cheese and fruit Chefs salad Deviled eggs By the way, Thermos makes good containers for hot food. They're great for items with little air space in the container like stew, Mac and cheese, casserole, spaghetti/meat sauce, cubed meat with gravy over a layer of potatoes.
rolling_rhoda 08/21/14 06:56am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Break up extended trip with flights home?

When we start snowbirding in 15 months, that's what we'll do. Over the six months on the road, I have three meetings and Christmas with Mother, all back home. I'd prefer to just be gone.
rolling_rhoda 08/01/14 08:04am Beginning RVing
RE: OMAHA I-29 RV PARKS

An hour N of Omaha is On-Ur-Way CG in Onawa, IA.
rolling_rhoda 07/31/14 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question on the Black Hills area of SD.

If you have the luxury of time, I suggest going from Deadwood to Devil's Tower in WY to Sheridan, then up to Little Bighorn Battlefield. It adds about 100 miles and and hour of drive time, but you get to see two great sites: Devils Tower(the first national monument) and Trail End State Historic Site. Devils Tower is a very interesting piece of geology and Native American culture. It has a nice paved trail around its base. Trail End is the mansion of a cowboy who became a cattle baron and Senator. Beautiful home with very interesting stories - take the tour.
rolling_rhoda 07/31/14 06:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tender chicken breasts

Chicken is a delicate protein. The thickness of the breasts makes them easy to overcook on the outside to get done on the inside. I usually butterfly boneless breasts, cutting them down their length so lay like an open book, less than 1/2" thickness. Then grilled or pan fried they are fork tender.
rolling_rhoda 07/30/14 06:06am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Low-carb ideas?

Cauliflower with ranch dip or dressing. Celery with Laughing Cow cheese Sugar free pudding or jello. Handful of grape tomatoes One square of dark chocolate Deli meat roll ups: Roast beef with creamy horseradish. Cracked pepper turkey with Grey Poupon Sun dried tomato turkey + chipotle mayo. Ham, cream cheese, thin slice of dill pickle Zucchini, bell peppers and onion -- toss with a bit of olive oil, garlic, salt and either grill or oven roast Frozen broccoli with cheese sauce Grill zucchini, sprinkle with Parmesan and chopped walnuts Frittata, omelette or scramble made with big handful of leftover veggies and bacon bits Deviled eggs, tuna salad or chicken salad Treat boiled or sautéed zucchini like pasta, add red or white sauce and meat
rolling_rhoda 07/21/14 05:00am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Couple annoyances you may know how to solve

Water pressure: if it's annoyingly weak, I'd fill the tank and use the water pump. Stuff sliding around: We have several plastic baskets for the fridge. I glued two strips of non-skid shelf liner to the bottom of each one so they stay put. I also lined the shelves in the door with it to keep condiments and beverages in place. Cutlery trays and a few small boxes keep our medicine cabinets organized and orderly. Of course, non-skid liner goes on each shelf.
rolling_rhoda 07/20/14 10:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

My teenaged boys scarfed it up. Delicious!! Thanks!
rolling_rhoda 07/18/14 05:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Your favorite recipe using hard-boiled eggs?

Kedgeree is easy and delicious. It's easy to put your own twist on it. I have also seen sliced boiled eggs as a garnish to soups like Oriental noodle bowls and leek and potato.
rolling_rhoda 07/08/14 05:38pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Any 4th of July camp experiences?

We visited friends at their W MN lake home. They have 50 acres with almost 1/4 mile lake frontage plus a peninsula. There were 16 RVs, 45 minutes of fireworks, a rock band, pontoon rides, six jet skis, corn hole tournaments, good laughs and cocktails. We came home happy and tired.
rolling_rhoda 07/08/14 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: It's Back! Tank Flushing Tests in the Clear RV Black Tank

Thanks, James! I enjoy your website and blog. Thank you to you for sharing your stories and info.
rolling_rhoda 06/29/14 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange pairings at the camp ground on father's day weekend.

Well, I guess I was someone's strange neighbor last Father's Day weekend. Why? I was traveling alone, and had driven the MH 350 miles that day, sometimes in the wind, then stopped for groceries before setting up camp. I took a long walk, watched a good movie with supper and went to bed. I broke camp at 6:30 the next morning as I had 200 miles to go and be set up by lunchtime where the rest of my party were meeting me.
rolling_rhoda 06/29/14 10:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Number 1 Question new rvers have?

How do you find camping spots? Is there a list of things we should have when we camp? (like sewer hose, water pressure regulator, etc) We're taking our first trip in X weeks. Any advice? How many miles per day seem reasonable for our big trip?
rolling_rhoda 06/29/14 10:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Prime Rib Experts: Low and Slow method?

I would follow Gordon Three's method. That bit of dry aging removes water from the outside of the meat so it browns and crisps without pan-searing, and still has a tender inside. For a roast your size a day or two of dry aging will make a big difference. For a big prime, I'll dry age it a week to nine days. Before roasting, I'd let it stand on the counter for 30 mins or so to get the chill off of it so it cooks more evenly. Happy Cooking! -- a rancher's wife
rolling_rhoda 06/29/14 08:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Should you ride out a storm in a TT?

Google "Wessington Springs tornado" to see what an F2 storm did last week. Sure, there will always be a few who are cavalier about riding it out. But, I feel responsible to do my part to keep my family and my property safe.
rolling_rhoda 06/26/14 06:16am General RVing Issues
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