THE JOURNEY - OCTOBER 2014 

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 HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Karen & Ron wish all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving. 

October and fall has finally arrived. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is starting to cool off.

A lot of RV'ers are thinking of heading for the southern states over the winter and the rest of us are thinking of winterizing our RV's.



 

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For the month of October we are doing a loop and visiting casinos and RV parks in Washington State. This is a great trip if you only have a few days......READ MORE

Our featured RV Park this month is Two Rivers Resort just north of Davenport, Washington..

Welcome to a really nice park along the banks of the Columbia River.

This park has over 100 full hook up sites and a full marina on the river. Bring your boat and spend the day on the water and then in the evening visit the casino and try your luck.

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. Tips for first time snowbirds.


The tech tip this month is on Repair small roof tears. We have all had the problem of a low tree branch and the rubber roof, so this tech tip will help with that little repair.


Karen's recipe for this month is Double Layer Pumpkin Pie. The real taste of fall is pumpkin pie and is a favorite of a lot of people.


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 - WASHINGTON CASINO LOOP

We had a few days to do a trip and decided on a Washington State casino loop. From Chewelah down 395 and over to Two Rivers on Hwy 25, over to Coulee Dam and across Washington on 155 to Okanogan.


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


 

 

FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH 

Two Rivers Resort & Casino

Davanport, WA

 

 Click on the logo above for more info


 

Two Rivers Casino & Resort offers 101 RV sites and 32 tent sites with beautiful views of Lake Roosevelt. All RV sites are full hook-ups equipped with a barbecue, picnic table and patio for your enjoyment. We also provide our park guests with bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities.


 

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 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

 Ingredients

½ of 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened

1 T milk

1 T sugar

1 8 oz cool whip , thawed, divided

1 graham cracker pie crust

1 c. milk

1 can 15 oz pumpkin

2 pkg vanilla instant pudding ( 4 serving)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground cloves

Instructions

Mix cream cheese 1 T milk and the sugar in large bowl with wire whisk blend.

Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Spread onto bottom of pie crust

Pour 1 cup milk into large bowl add pumpkin, dry pudding mixes and spices. Beat with whisk 2 minutes or until smooth. Spread over cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate 4 hours till set. Top with remaining cool whip 




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TIP OF THE MONTH 

USES OF COFFEE FILTERS

 Using Coffee Filters for:


1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

 5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust. 

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter. 

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale. 

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going 

     through the drainage holes. 

11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.. 

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease. 

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers." 

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics. 

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors. 

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews. 

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills. 

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash. 

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage. 

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls. 

23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout. 

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.. 

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc. 




 

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

CAREFREE OF COLORADO CANOPY EXTENSION

 There are times when the size of the awnings on your motorhome may not be sufficient. Weather may be a factor, especially if its particularly sunny and hot, and you need additional shade for protection. In some cases there may be more people present than your current awning can sufficiently accommodate. The Carefree of Colorado RV Canopy Extension will provide you with the additional space and shade that you need.

The Carefree of Colorado RV Canopy Extension gives you an additional 8 feet of coverage beyond your existing awning and can be secured to the ground so it stays in place. Installation is simple and does not need to be handled by a professional. When not in use, the canopy is easily stowed in the included storage bag. The various widths ensure that there is a canopy available to fit the size of your awning. Widths range from 12 to 20 feet. It is able to work with manual as well as 12V awnings. The white color will reflect the sunlight and help to keep things cooler. It is hemmed on all sides, so you don’t have to worry about the fabric wearing out or fraying on the edges.

Besides being able to give you additional shade, the Carefree of Colorado RV Canopy Extension also increases the amount of space for an outdoor living area. In giving greater protection, it gives you more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of the surrounding area. 

For more RV friendly products click here............ 

 

 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

REPAIR SMALL ROOF TEARS

 How to fix small roof punctures, cracks and tears

The following was provided to us by the Dicor Corporation

For small punctures, cracks or tears, a sealing tape designed for RV roofs can do a nice job. Dicor Products offers this simple solution with its Patchit™ Roof Repair Patch Kit. First, some things to note:


• Make sure the roof is structurally sound and the damaged area is not part of a bigger problem.

• Don't patch over a previous patch.

• Trim any loose or protruding material from the roof.

• Don't repair with multiple patches.

• Patch needs to extend two inches beyond the hole in all directions.

• As always, clean before you seal —removing all dirt, oils and debris from the patch area with Dicor Products' rubber roof cleaner.


Using the easy-to-use patch, with the adhesive backing still on, position the patch and mark the edges in pencil or chalk for a positioning guide. Cut the patch to size, peel off the adhesive backing and, with great care (if you pull it up once it is down, you need to replace the patch with a new one), press it onto the roof surface using a wallpaper seam roller and smooth it out from the center to the edges, making sure the entire patch is tightly bonded to the roof.

Then apply a 5/16-inch bead of self-leveling lap sealant to the edges. Give it a couple of hours to set up before moving the vehicle. More detailed instructions can be found on the Dicor Products website.

 




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