THE JOURNEY - FEBRUARY 2014

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LIVE - LOVE - LAUGH AND BE HAPPY

February and Happy Valentines to every one!!!!

As we edge closer to spring we are thinking of where to go for the summer trips.

The days are getting a little longer and hopefully in most areas a little warmer.

RV shows are up and running across the country as the dealers try to entice us to upgrade or buy a new RV for 2014.

Our theme for 2014 is going to be the biggest and the best, so look forward to some interesting trips this year.

For the month of February we are going to explore some of the world's biggest attractions in California and the west.

Come along and see the world's largest thermometer or the largest hammer.

Lots more interesting things to see.


The tech tip this month is on furnace maintenance.


Karen's recipe for this month is Mamma Carmen's Enchiladas. 


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.

From now until May 1, 2014 anyone who sends in a new favorite RV park will be entered into a draw for the 5 book set "The Fallen" by Thomas Sniegoski

These books will make a great read in the campground or RV Park next summer.

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


Don't forget to enter the Stay & Play contest compliments of Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park. STAY & PLAY

This contest is going to close on February 28th, 2014 so time is running out.


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

 

 THE YEAR OF THE BIGGEST  - CALIFORNIA

This month we are heading south to one of the western most states, California.

Follow along as we visit some of the biggest attractions in the state

Click on the logo on the right to take this trip with us......

 

 FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH

 MOTOR COACH COUNTRY CLUB

Indio, California

Welcome to the Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts

Located in the famous Palm Springs resort area and just east of La Quinta and Indian Wells lives another resort community known for its breathtaking beauty.

The Motorcoach Country Club offers majestic views in every direction from your choice of three unique lots. 

The Motorcoach Country Club features all of the luxuries you would expect to find at a 5-star resort. We accommodate Class A motor homes 30 feet or larger.

We offer RV lot rentals by the day the week or the month. Or come enjoy us and experience the RV lifestyle like no other. We offer RV rental lots for a few days or an extended stay.

You deserve to stay somewhere that understands your level of excellence & equals your expectations.

For more RV Parks click here......................

 

 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 Mamma Carmen's Enchiladas

 Ingredients

2 pounds Ground Beef

1 package Taco Seasoning (1 Ounce Size)

2 cans 10 Oz Cans, Red Enchilada Sauce

2 cans 10 Oz Cans, Green Enchilada Sauce

10  Taco Size Flour Tortillas

2 cups Grated Cheese (preferably Cheddar But Use Whatever You Like)

1-½ cup Whole Black Olives Sliced

4 whole Jalapeno, Sliced

1 whole Onion, Diced

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Once it’s browned, drain the grease and add seasoning packet. Cook according to packet directions. Remove from heat and set aside.

Take the enchilada sauces and mix them together in a shallow bowl.

Dip the tortillas in the sauce on each side and set them on a plate.

Add some ground beef into each tortilla, add a sprinkling of cheese, some olives, jalapenos and onions.

Roll up each tortilla and set seam side down in a 9×13 pan.

Top the entire pan with the remaining cheese, olives, jalapenos and onions.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 350 F.

For serving, we also topped ours with sour cream and green onions.



 

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 TIP OF THE MONTH

 GLOVES FOR CLEAN HANDS

This is a simple idea that took me years to come to...duh!

Wearing gloves while doing the hook up and unhook is a great idea.

I used to hook up the toad with bare hands and when it came time to leave, I always had to stop and wash and dry my hands.

Well, now I keep a pair of gloves at the door to the motor home and when I am ready to hook up or unhook I just grab the gloves while heading out the door.

That way my hands stay clean and the gloves are always handy.

Saves time and at our age time is of the essence.

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Want to keep track of the location of your RV, Cars, or Pets.

The Pocket Finder GPS locator is a great way to do that. 


Click on the logo on the right for more info......

PF Personal Xmas

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 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

 Furnace Maintenance

 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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