THE JOURNEY - NOVEMBER 2011


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 Live.............Love..............Laugh..............and BE Happy!!!!

Welcome to the November Issue of "The Journey"

We are going back to the old format, as most of you seem to like to read the news and then click on the Feature at the top to go to the area you like.

As we get into the fall season most of us that are snowbirds are on the road to the warmer climates or making plans to do so.

We will give you our favorite route to the south and our favorite park when we get down there. Our favorite park is our Featured park of the month.

 

 Our Favorite Route Down South

When we head for the warmer climate in the fall we like to take this route to the south................

Hwy 97 from Kelowna to Hwy 17 in Washington. This has some great scenery to make the trip worth while.

First night, we like Soap Lake. This is a nice town park right on the lake. 

 Second night in Oregon just west of Ontario at Farewell Bend State Park. This is a really nice park with full hookup.

Once into Idaho, take Hwy 30. This is a great scenic bypass that will get you off the freeway and has awesome scenery. 

 Third night at Cactus Pete's in Jackpot, NV. Here you can have an evening of entertainment, food and a good nights sleep after winning your stay in the Casino

 Fourth night in Ash Springs. This is a small gas station with RV sites about 3 hours from Vegas. Here you are in the sun and warm

Once we are in Ash Springs and the warm, we head to Vegas and then on into Southern California. We really enjoy the trip down taking this route. 


 

This is one unique idea.

It is a hotel on wheels. They stay in RV Parks and they have sleeping for lots of people plus a kitchen that can cook for a crowd.

They come from Europe and tour Canada and the US in these RV's.

 

For more information click on the banner above 

  Luxurious facilities, unbeatable service and a scenic environment make Golden Village Palms a world class RV destination. With all the Recreation Center has to offer, there is never a dull moment at this resort. Open year round, Golden Village Palms RV Resort includes:

Site Amenities

 •1,019 groomed sites with full hook ups

•65 pull-through sites

•30 and 50 amp electrical service

Cable TV

•Motorcoach-friendly with concrete paved patios

•Accomodates the largest RVs

•Beautifully landscaped

•Phone service available for long-term stays


Resort Amenities

 •Gated Community, with night guard on duty

•Pet-friendly

•Friendly helpful staff

•Sparkling clean modern bathroom facility

•Laundry facilities

•Large professional quality kitchen

•Wi Fi acces at every site (fees apply)

•Mail services available

•3 heated swimming pools and 3 spas

•Pool-side barbeques and patio

•Large Clubhouse with big screen TV

•Shuffleboard Pavilion

•Free modem connection in clubhouse

•State-of-the-Art Fitness center with instructor

•Volleyball Courts

•Putting Green

•Billiards Room

•Private meeting rooms and large club rooms

•Guest library with book exchange

•Free computers in library

•Fax and copy service (fees apply)

•Visitor parking

•VIP suite for special occasions

•Local Gas Stations (providing diesel)

•Trash pick-up

•Propane services

•Ice and filtered water available in Vending Center

•Newspaper

•Coffee

•Public Pay Phone


 

 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

           WEEK NIGHT FRIED CHICKEN AND MASHED POTATOES

1 cut up chicken

Butter milk to cover

Flour for dredging

Bread crumbs

Salt & Pepper

Oil for frying


Marinate the chicken in butter milk for 4 hours or overnight (can add hot sauce if you like your chicken spicy)

Heat oil in cast iron frying pan (check heat by putting a little flour in oil and when it sizzles it is hot enough for chicken)

Take chicken out of buttermilk ( shake off as much milk as possible)

Cover in bread crumbs and let stand on a wire rack over a baking sheet to dry

Cook Dark meat first until brown all over

Place in a 350 oven

Cook the white meat and add to the brown meat in the oven 

Bake for 15 to 20


 

 TIP OF THE MONTH

  KEEP AWAY BITING BUGS

 If you are in an area that has mosquitos or black flies and you don't want to be lunch, then take a bounce sheet (the dryer sheet you use to keep your clothes static free) and put it under the back of your hat, or even in your pocket. There are chemicals in the bounce sheet that are toxic to many, many types of bugs and insects and they will not approach you when they pick up the toxic smell


 

 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

 FUN IN THE SHADE

 I thought this was a really neat idea for awnings.

This company will custom build an awning with all kinds of choices for pictures, logos and almost anything else you could want.

Check them out by clicking on the picture and see what they are all about!! 


 

 

  Dometic Refrigerator Door Adjustment


One of our readers obtained the following information while at a winter rally. He discovered that if you do not make this adjustment you would eventually replace the refrigerator door gasket.  I checked out unit and discovered that I needed to adjust the door.  Hopefully this advice will save you the cost of replacing the refrigerator door gasket.

The lower bushing on the refrigerator door will wear due to the weight of the door, the food and the door panel.  As the bushing wears, the door will settle slightly and a corresponding gap will appear at the upper hinge pin.  If the door is not adjusted upward periodically the increased wear on the lower bushing may allow the door to settle enough that the upper hinge pin may disengage from the upper bushing, allowing the door to come off.

If the gap from the upper bushing is over 1/8” (the thickness of two 25-cent pieces), the door should be adjusted upward.  Normally only one adjustment is ever necessary, after the initial wear in and settling of the door.

The lower hinge pin has a shoulder for the door bushing to ride on. The lower side of the hinge pin shoulder rests on the hinge plate.  Remove the door, remove the hinge pin and place the appropriate number of flat washers above and under the hinge pin shoulder.  If more than three flat washers are necessary, place half above and half below the shoulder.  (See Diagram below)  Some models come with spare “C”-shaped or flat washers (on the upper hinge pins).  The “C”-shaped washers should only be placed under the hinge pin shoulder.

Recent model refrigerators have a hex-shoulder hinge pin that is threaded into the lower hinge plate (mine did). On this style, the hinge pin may be “un-screwed” (up to 1/8”) to make a small adjustment.  If a greater adjustment is necessary, washers should be added as described above and the hinge pin screwed back down to its seat.

To remove the door, the upper trim panel should be loosened by removing the two screws on the underside of the plastic.  This will exposed the upper door’s upper hinge pin.  Remove the pin by lifting out the hinge plate. (If it is a hex shouldered pin as mine was, simply unscrew it.)  Lift the upper door off its lower hinge pin. (On the Double Door Side by Side model this step is not necessary)  Next remove the upper hinge pin for the lower door in the same manner and lift the door off the lower hinge pin.  Make the necessary adjustment by adding the flat washers until the upper bushing gap is gone and reassemble.  If the bushing is loose or worn, replace at this time with one of the spares on the opposite side of the door (there are 4 unused spares to accommodate a change in door swing.)

(Reprinted from Dometic Service Bulletin)