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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
RE: Fresh Cab - Anyone Using It?

One winter we had several mice set up their winter condos in a few pieces of our farm equipment, chewing wiring and insulation and seat covers/padding. Since that we use Fresh Cab. No mice. However, we don't use any kind of baited traps. Fresh Cab repels rodents, but probably not so well if you're inviting them with food (baited traps or Decon) at the same time. An animal will put up with a smell it dislikes to avoid starvation.
rolling_rhoda 05/29/14 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone!!!

Had a great start to summer last night. Perfect short sleeve weather for dirt track racing, no wind. DS did well. Great fireworks after the race. When it was done and the cars were loaded, another driver's dad invited a bunch of us to his house for a late nite cookout-- lots of laughs. Happy days!
rolling_rhoda 05/26/14 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Breakfast Ideas For RV?

..never can understand why certain foods are considered "breakfasty" here in the U.S.of A. The rest of the world just eats whatever's handy and quick. Like leftovers! I agree!! Leftover Chinese is my favorite for breakfast. Also like cold, leftover steak or chicken sliced thin alongside toast made from last night's dinner rolls or French bread. Warmed up Apple pie and cheddar is good, too.
rolling_rhoda 05/21/14 03:48am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Don't take this too serious, I'm just wondering...

Pretty smart idea. In a CG with golf carts I'd probably think you were the groundskeeper on an errand.
rolling_rhoda 05/21/14 02:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Pork on the grill

I like to brine pork chops for a couple of hours before grilling, which leaves them moist and tender. Take about 3/4 cup each of brown sugar and kosher salt, dissolve in 2 cups very hot water with a tbsp black peppercorns. Add a quart of ice and another cup of cold water. Submerge 1" thick chops and refrigerate for 2 hrs, remove chops, blot dry with a paper towel, anoint with oil, and grill.
rolling_rhoda 05/16/14 01:21am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Mt rushmore, devils tower wy, needles hwy,....?

That's a great time to go. SD schools are back in session Aug 22-Aug 26th, so crowds will be moderate to low. With your free days, here are some things we have enjoyed that you might, too. the Mammoth Site at Hot Springs. It has the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths (the really big ones) in the world, and is a National Natural Landmark. Allow 2-4 hours. Hill City area: Tour Wind Cave (National Park) and Rushmore Cave (privately owned and pretty). The Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon and cowboy music show is a fun way to spend the evening. Good show, and they offer trail rides, too. Rapid City: I'm a fan of the Journey Museum (regional history/archaeology), and the small but very interesting Geology Museum on the campus of SD School of Mines and Technology (free -- includes a marine dino skeleton found a few miles from my farm). At Custer State Park, hike the trail up to Harney Peak, then have a picnic at Sylvan Lake. Drive up Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway en route to Devil's Tower. In Deadwood, tour the Adams house for stories about the Black Hills gold rush. The Adams Museum is a good place to spend an hour or two as well. Kevin Costner's Tatanka sculptures are impressive. In nearby Lead you'll find a mining museum and the big Homestake Mine. Badlands National Park is a beauty. It has a nice visitor center, and the rangers will tell you where you can find buffalo and bighorns. They have some nice trails, too. Driving and stopping to take in the vistas takes 1-2 hours. A few miles away is the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. The rangers here make this come alive.
rolling_rhoda 05/15/14 12:56pm Roads and Routes
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