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RE: Kids Activities at State Parks

When my boys were that age playgrounds and sidewalk chalk didn't interest them. At that age they were allowed to wander in the CG as long as they stayed next to each other. No swimming without mom or dad. A good ball seemed to attract other kids for kickball or four square. Capture the flag is always fun, especially if you invite a few neighbor kids and parents to play. I taught them how to use a compass and would hide something for them to find. Geocaches can occupy time, too. By age 12 my kids were more interested in spending time with other kids.
rolling_rhoda 05/19/15 11:11am RV Lifestyle
RE: More stickies to help newbies

OK, maybe I'll rephrase part of it. I think stickies for top destinations is just practical and helpful for all members. So is pinning a new event like an RV fire so it's easy to see it's been posted in the last couple weeks. Taken to the extreme, the "just search" mentality could be used to send us all to google and close down the forum because there's nothing new under the sun. Personally, I like the potential of community from a message board. Yes, I agree.
rolling_rhoda 05/19/15 10:07am General RVing Issues
RV driver confidence course videos

Can anyone provide a link to the free RV driving videos by Barney Alexander? They were the best!
rolling_rhoda 05/13/15 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Peachy Keen

Peach Melba Peach salsa Spiced peach compote Peach purée frozen in cubes for daiquiris and smoothies Seems like peach purée, some O J and peach schnapps or vodka would make a nice boozy slush served with ginger ale. Drop in a handful of whole blueberries to make it pretty.
rolling_rhoda 05/11/15 02:59am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What is the best 1 item you ever bought for your camper?

Well, I didn't buy it for my RV, but I bought an RV with it: a hydronic heat system. Really like it! Something I bought: these for the fridge. They keep items from moving around, allow air to circulate, catch leaks. http://s3.amazonaws.com/spacesavers/14490-sterilite-small-ultra-storage-basket-16228012-case-of-12_1_375.jpg I also wouldn't be without my remote-read digital thermometers. One sensor goes in the fridge, and the other is in the propane compartment so I know the outdoor temp.
rolling_rhoda 05/09/15 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV on anniversaries?

Nothing wrong wih RVing on your anniversary. However, OP, your bride is telling you what she wants, and it's not another RV trip to a place you've already been. For your 35th anniversary, it's the wrong idea.
rolling_rhoda 05/05/15 02:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Black Hills

Have to agree with Kotz. My family usually goes to the Hills twice a year for 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. We've had many days where we get on the backroads and trails after breakfast, and we don't see another human until we return to town for supper.
rolling_rhoda 05/01/15 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cookware

Stainless five quart Dutch oven and 3 qt kettle Pyrex square baking dish and 6 cup bowl with lid Electric skillet Sauté pan Crock pot Blender Hand mixer Plastic mixing bowls 3 good knives-chef, med serrated, paring I keep it simple and good quality.
rolling_rhoda 04/30/15 03:49am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Travel souveniers

Not really into souvenirs. We like to have a few good photos, and if we find something else we like, it will be a reminder. We have a wooden bowl from Costa Rica, gorgeous candles from UP Michigan, a watercolor from Santa Fe, and so on.
rolling_rhoda 04/28/15 08:44pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Laundry

To make laundry simpler, we pack lights, darks, and mediums. No whites, no reds. So that's two less loads.
rolling_rhoda 04/17/15 04:56am RV Lifestyle
RE: does this happen to anyone else

two things first: we spend a ton of cash for our coach so we can have awesome camping vacations, and then DW wants to take vacations doing everything but camping. It appears that you have different definitions of "awesome...vacations". We're working on that, too. Not sure how the compromise will look. DH loves to drive and drive and drive, then after three days it's "do you know how much stuff I could be getting done at home?". Extended trips are NOT his thing. He's happy at home where he can mow, sweep the garage, shovel snow, get the mail, and get something accomplished. Me? I long to learn and do new things. I love museums, performing arts, guided tours, etc. My idea of snowbirding is Oct - March. He's thinking we should take 10 days to drive the RV to Florida and back (4000 miles round trip, by the way). Yeah, help. I think while he is busy with seasonal work in fall and spring, I will go RVing on my own, and enjoy the things I've been looking forward to. For a few weeks he can fly down and meet me in the warmer weather. If he's unhappy, well, it's only a few weeks of flip-flop weather, hardly a jail sentence.
rolling_rhoda 04/15/15 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Hills in May?

The National Parks and Monuments in the area are good places to visit, and many of them have excellent tours. Hot Springs Mammoth Site is pretty fascinating and unique. The Journey Museum in Rapid City is a great way to spend 3 hours and learn about the region. We have enjoyed the caves (Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave NM, and Rushmore Cave). There are outfitters in the region if you want to canoe or kayak. You can also rent ATVs and check out the trails (we have a tradition of riding up to Cement Ridge every trip). Biking the Mickleson Trail on a sunny day is a nice way to soak up springtime. On the north side of the Black Hills, there is Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, historic Deadwood with its casinos, and Sturgis with its motorcycle museum. I also suggest taking a day to make the hour drive to Badlands National Park and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Personally, I'd love to RV in Badlands and go to one of their night sky programs with a good camera. Safe travels!
rolling_rhoda 04/12/15 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to find out if a Class A diesel pusher is right for me

Prior to our first MH I hadn't driven anything larger than a heavy duty pickup. Practice in a large, empty parking lot and on quiet backroads helped a lot with confidence. With the 38'diesel pusher, I wasn't ever buffeted by oncoming semis. Broadside wind gusts over 35 mph started to move it around a bit on the highway. It drove quietly and smoothly. We have moved to a tandem axle, simply because we live on the windy plains and DH doesn't like to worry about me. As far as towing, we don't even notice the car is back there but we are cautious about it tracking on corners.
rolling_rhoda 04/12/15 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would this bother you?

Yes, it would bother me. And I would have a tough time getting my stuff loaded on board since I carry it in plastic tubs.
rolling_rhoda 04/10/15 12:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone by Moonlight

Thank you for posting this beautiful video!
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Multi-tasking condiments

There are so many good ideas mentioned, you made me think hard. Italian dressing seasoning packets. Stir into cream cheese and serve on sandwiches or with veggies. Season whatever is in the crockpot. Add to yogurt or mayonnaise to marinate poultry and fish. Toss vegetables with oil and sprinkle with seasoning before grilling/roasting. Waiting for someone to mention bacon bits -- another favorite of mine.
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 09:05am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Quick road food

a chopped salad kit from the produce aisle + a handful of the above- mentioned rotisserie chicken It's easy to keep hotdogs hot in a thermos of hot water. Just bring buns and little packets of ketchup/mustard. A thermos also works well for Italian beef. To keep a bottle of wine cold. Wrap in a layer of aluminum foil, then roll it up in a few layers of newspaper. It will stay cold for three hours if your car isn't hot.
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 08:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Do you RV without your significant other?

OH Yes, we frequently RV Separately, to be able to do this we each designed our own 40 foot Prevost. My wife’s’ theme color is pink and she has a very large bed and bed room with Flamingoes in the cut glass mirrors. With all the slides out it’s like having a ballroom that would be the envy of even Lawrence Welk. With the entire orchestra in their pit the stage is set for the evening, especially when the hidden bubble machines begin. As the party winds down in the late evening she can turn on the haunting blue and green lights in the ceiling that emphasize the enclosed fish tanks that run the length of the coach. There is an escalator mid-coach that leads either to the pool and spa on the roof, or the Italian sports car she transports in the basement. My Presidential model XXXXIII is much more subdued. The interior color scheme is of rich brown leathers and luster black granite. With the slides out I can accommodate a 24 seat I-Max theatre. Mid-coach is the brain center of entertainment. Three 80-inch screens that can double as either closed circuit satellite receivers or game console screens. It’s there that the “to Die For” wet bar is placed. This are area can be closed off from the formal dining area, or opened up for tennis matches. I did have to sacrifice at least one option, no escalator, but the basement does carry my Maserati and 2 Harleys, a MotoGuzzi and a BMW. Our drivers and staff have their own RV. :W Fill :C Mocking me? Whatever. -- the OP
rolling_rhoda 04/09/15 05:32am RV Lifestyle
RE: town ordinace against travel trailers on city streets

Our little city has debated this issue four times in five years. We're about to get our first ordinance. Some of the proposals have been quite extreme, IMO. I understand safety concerns and wanting to have a neat appearance. However, we are in outdoorman's country. The proposed ordinance isn't just about RV's, but it includes any trailer or recreational equipment. It also limits driveway parking of my husband's shiny, new pickup, and caps how many recreational items we can have in our yards. So, you can't have a little ice shack trailer in your driveway, rather it must be in the side or back yard...when the snow is 3 feet deep. Construction crews aren't supposed to park a trailer in the street while tearing down a house either.
rolling_rhoda 04/08/15 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: 2013 Coachmen Sportscoach Pathfinder Elite 40'

We enjoyed our '06 Coachmen Sportscoach. Yes, the drawers and cabinets aren't top of the line, but the floorplan worked very well for us. It had far more storage than we needed, even traveling with two teens. It drove well, too. We traded for friend's tag axle with basically the same layout.
rolling_rhoda 04/04/15 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
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