THE JOURNEY - NOVEMBER 2014 

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 HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Karen & Ron wish all our U.S. friends a Happy Thanksgiving. 

We had a bit of confusion last month as our Canadian Thanksgiving is in October and some our U.S. friends thought we had lost our minds and jumped the gun on the Thanksgiving greeting.

Not so and here is your Thanksgiving greeting for the month of November.



 

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 November we will be sharing once again our favorite route to get to the south. I know we did this last year but we have so many new readers we thought it would be good to show it again.......READ MORE

Our featured RV Park this month is Aspen Crossing Campground, Mossleigh, Alberta.

Just a short walk away you will find The Station which is home to a unique gift store and stunning garden centre. Next to The Station is an amazing dining experience in their historical 1887 Pullman dining car.

Check out Our Featured RV Park


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


Visit our RV News page as we have added another story to the line up. Understanding Propane Markings.


The tech tip this month is on furnace maintenance. As the weather gets cooler, even if you are heading down south, you will want to make sure the furnace is running at 100%.


Karen's recipe for this month is Homemade Buns. These buns are just the best you can get.


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


Help us to get more favorite RV Parks on our site. Please send us your choice and we will add it for others to enjoy.

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


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.

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See you next month.

Karen & Ron


 

 ROAD TRIP - SNOWBIRD ROUTE SOUTH

Favorite Snowbird Route

Leaving from our home in West Kelowna, this is the route we like to use when we are flying south for the warmer climates of winter.

Highway 97 through BC and into Washington, then off on Hwy 17 and head south through Washington until 17 turns into 395.

South on 395 to 82 on to 84 and across Northern Oregon and into Idaho.

Hwy 30 is one of the most scenic routes and we always take the little detour along this highway in Idaho.

On to 93 and south to Jackpot and on to Vegas.


Click on the map to read more......


 

FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH 

Aspen Crossing Campground

Mossleigh, Alberta

 

 

 Click on the logo above for more info


 

When designing the campground we thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, so you can truly enjoy time with your family and friends without a worry. The 85 spacious campsites are easy to navigate, clean with extraordinary washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.


 

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 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 Homemade Buns

LORRAINE'S HOME MADE BUNS


START @ 3 P.M.

1T yeast ( if using pkg 2 pkg) fast rising

1 tsp sugar

1/2 warm water

Mix together in a small bowl, let stand 10 min

*after 10 minutes stir with fork


In large bowl 

2 c. water ( hot)

1 c white sugar

1T butter

make this at same time as above and let sit 10 min


Add to above

2 beaten eggs, 1 @ a time

1 tsp salt

8 cups flour 

and yeast mixture 

make a soft dough

Place in a buttered very large round bowl.

Cover with greased wax paper, place in warm place


11 p.m. 


push dough down and make into buns.Using big tray 12X17 make 2 doz per tray ( 2 trays)

Take 1/2 the dough and divid into 1/4, divid into 1/2 divid into 1/6 to make buns

Store in warm place overnight


Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes or golden brown

Brush melted butter on top before cool

Makes 4 dozen buns


Note: to make larger buns ( 2 Doz) Roll dough to desired size 

Note :: 9 hrs from start of buns and 9 hrs rest time





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TIP OF THE MONTH 

WD - 40 USES

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.

2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.

5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters.

6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.

7. Removes lipstick stains.

8. Loosens stubborn zippers.

9. Untangles jewellery chains.

10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12. Keeps ceramic/terracotta garden pots from oxidising.

13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.

18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have toscrub nearly as hard to get them off.            Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19. Remove those nasty bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!

20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.

22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.

23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.

26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling.

29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.

30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31. Removes grease splatters from stove-tops.

32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35. Removes all traces of duct tape.

36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.

37. Florida 's favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'

38. The favourite use in the state of New York , it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are         made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.

40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.

41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.

42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and               rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!

43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.




 

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

TRUMA LEVEL CHECK

TRUMA LEVELCHECK

NEVER RUN OUT OF PROPANE AGAIN The practical LevelCheck uses ultrasound for quick and reliable indication of whether there is LP gas in the measured area. The measuring device is simply placed against the gas tank in a horizontal position.


Click on the image for more info...........

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 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

FURNACE MAINTAINENACE

  Furnace Inspection Checkpoints

#1. Check outside vents for soot

Soot is a byproduct of improper combustion which means you have a problem. Carbon monoxide is the other byproduct of improper combustion so a furnace exhibiting soot at the outside vent should be inspected and repaired BEFORE being operated again.

#2. Check return air vents (inside coach at the furnace)

Return air vents should be free of dust and lint and should NEVER be obstructed. Remove the return air vent and inspect the case of the furnace to be sure it is clean and free of obstructions. If there is any dust on the furnace, which cannot be easily removed with a vacuum, or air indicates, it has been there for a considerable length of time and a cleaning of the entire furnace is in order. Why? Because this dust will be everywhere including the inside of the furnace. Such dust can affect electrical switches, the furnace blower, and the furnace blower motor. Eventually a dirty motor and blower will slow down and the furnace will loose efficiency and if the blower slows down enough the furnace will not operate. (Another safety feature incorporated with the sail switch)

#3 Inspect heat ducts at the furnace

Heat ducts should be inspected at the furnace first to insure they are properly secured to the furnace AND that they are not leaking. Also, check the condition of the ducting. If it is stiff and brittle, it will be prone to cracking and subsequently leaking resulting in additional operating inefficiencies of your furnace. Such ducting should be replaced.

Conclusion:

Your RV furnace is the one area in which one should not skimp. Your comfort and safety far outweigh any reasons to shortcut here and safety in and of itself should mandate giving your furnace the attention it requires.

 




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