THE JOURNEY - JULY 2015 

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 TRAVEL BRITISH COLUMBIA BLOG

This month we have some interesting and maybe a little exiting news. We are adding to a new Blog hope to be able to continue.

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 I don’t usually give parks a bad review, but there is times when I think maybe the RV’ing public need a bit of a warning about some parks.

I don’t know if it is because we are getting short on RV sites and the competition for parks is not there, but the way some management treat the RV’er is totally unacceptable to me.

So here is our story about a experience with Park Royal RV Park located at 251 Wylie Street, Penticton, BC

We had made a reservation at the beginning of March for a site at the end of June for the Elvis Festival that they hold in Penticton. The park put a $50.00 deposit on our Visa for the reservation. So we figured we are good to go and buy tickets to the festival.

Now just yesterday the park calls and says, sorry we have no site for you as the owner of the park as given away the site you were going to have to someone else that will be staying for two weeks.

Will we be able to get another site for the festival. I don’t know, but Penticton is a very busy tourist destination and that is the start of there busy summer season.

If this is the way this park chooses to deal with the RV’ing public then I must WARN all RV’ers that are coming into the Penticton area whether to enjoy the lakes and scenery, the wine tours or if you are just doing a stop over on your way to Alaska. Avoid Park Royal RV Park at all costs. Even if you have a reservation there is no guarantee they will keep it for you.

Share this with all your RV’ing friends so they to are aware of this park.

Here are some tips for navigating the newsletter.

When there is a link away from the newsletter, it is always set up as a pop up page and so to get back to the newsletter, just close the page.

For the month of July we will share our experience at a Bluegrass Festival. This was a first for us and we really enjoyed the whole weekend. It is one of the most affordable things a person can do.


Our featured RV Park this month is Peach Orchard Campground, in Summerland, BC, not far from the festival grounds.


Karen's recipe for this month is Fish Taco Wrap. This is a summer time meal that hits the spot.


Visit our RV News page as we have added another story to the line up. You Know You Are A Full Timer When........

RV NEWS


Visit our RV Forum and share your experience with others looking for information and answers to questions.       Click on ...............RV Forum


We have also added to our blog. You can follow us on the blog as I add new and interesting tidbits of info to the blog on a regular basis........JOIN US FOR A TRIP BLOG


We hope you enjoy this months information and we always welcome your comments and suggestions.


CONTESTS FOR JULY

Help us to get more of your favorite RV Parks on our site. Send us your favorite park and you will be entered to win a free one year membership to "BOONDOCKERS WELCOME" which is a free camping club with parking all over North America.

Contest closes June 30, 2015

Click on the link to add your favorite park.......FAVORITE RV PARK


Want to know who won the past contest? All you have to do is go to our ... WINNERS PAGE.


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and please stop in and pay them a visit when you are in the area.

Visit all our sponsors on....... SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS


See you next month.

Karen & Ron


 

 THE YEAR OF DISCOVERY - SUMMERLAND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, SUMMERLAND, BC

Summerland Bluegrass Festival was awesome and the best value entertainment to come along in a long while.


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FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH 

Peach Orchard Campground

Summerland, BC

 

 


 


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For RV's - Electricity 30 amp and Water ( no sewer)

For Tents - Grass Sites with shade: the soothing sounds of nearby creek

And for everyone

- Five Community Fire Pits (free firewood)

- The cleanest washrooms and showers - Guaranteed!

- Convenience Store, tennis courts, kiddies playground

- Close to - 2 beaches, beach Volleyball, water spray        park, boat launches and city centre

- Friendly family atmosphere

-No sewered sites, no Sani-Dump in park

- Well behaved and quiet pets are always welcome!  (additional rate applies)

 

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 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Fish Taco Wrap

Ingredients

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

Juice of 2 limes (1/4 cup)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 green cabbage, sliced (about 8 cups)

1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Canola oil, for frying

1 pound cod or other firm white fish fillets, cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces (about 24 total)

3 teaspoons taco seasoning

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

1/4 cup pilsner or lager beer (club soda water)

1/4 cup hot sauce, plus additional for assembly and serving

Four 10-inch tortillas, such as flour, spinach or sun-dried tomato

1 avocado, sliced

1 cup crumbled tortilla chips

1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes

Special equipment: 24 sandwich skewers

Directions

Combine 1/4 cup sour cream, the mayonnaise, lime juice, cayenne, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage and cilantro and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat 1/2 inch of the oil in a cast-iron skillet to 345 degrees F. Lay out the fish pieces and pat dry with a paper towel. 

Sprinkle them with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon taco seasoning.

Combine the breadcrumbs, flour and baking powder in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the egg, beer, hot sauce and remaining 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning in a second bowl. Dip the fish in the egg mixture, letting any excess drip off, and dredge in the flour mixture. Working in batches, fry in the hot oil, turning once, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes total. Remove with a slotted spoon or tongs and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt.

Lay out 1 tortilla on your work surface. Pile the following ingredients on top of each other in the middle of the tortilla in this order: 1 cup slaw, 6 pieces of the fried fish, a quarter of the avocado slices, a quarter of the crumbled tortilla chips and a quarter of the radishes. Smear 1 tablespoon of the remaining sour cream on the tortilla next to the avocado and add a few dashes of hot sauce; this will act as the glue to keep help keep everything together.

Carefully roll up the tortilla into a burrito and place seam-side down on your work surface. Insert 6 evenly-spaced skewers crosswise through the roll. Using a serrated knife, trim and discard the very ends of the roll (or eat them), and then slice between the skewers to create 6 skewered rounds. Repeat with the remaining ingredients





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TIP OF THE MONTH 

STRIPPED SCREW HEADS




It happens to everyone at one time or another.

You try and remove a screw and the head is stripped.

Try using a rubber band to keep the screw driver from slipping on the screw head. 

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

BOONDOCKERS WELCOME

BOONDOCKERS WELCOME

On this web site you can contact people from all corners of the world who love RVing, boondocking, and traveling on a budget.

In North America in particular, many of us seek out Walmart stores, truck stops, and casinos for free overnight parking on route to our destinations. While we will likely continue to use these businesses, what would it be like to be welcomed by thousands of fellow RVers to spend the night parked on their private property instead?


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 Don't forget to send us your favorite RV park and you could win a one year membership.

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 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

MOUNTAIN DRIVING TIPS

Mountain Driving Tips For RV'ers: How To Drive Up Hills & Down Hills Without Burning Up Your Brakes

Mountain driving in an RV requires a bit of special attention to what you’re doing.

With both climbing and descending (on long or steep inclines) you need to plan ahead and understand what your RV is capable of doing. 

You have to maximize your resources, in order to avoid problems and conquer the hill safely.

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