Monthly Archives October 2013

Water Saving Tips in the Kitchen

When you’re dry camping and need to make the water in your tanks stretch, it’s imperative that you find ways to use as little water as possible in your RV kitchen.  The key is to find ways to ensure that you have as few dishes to wash as possible.  There’s always the obvious……using paper plates and bowls for meals.  Here are a few that are useful as well.

  • BBQing as much as possible cuts down on pots and pans.
  • Foil pans for use in the oven….. I usually prepare something ahead of time like stew and then put it in a foil pan and heat it up in the oven instead of using the stove top.  Then the foil pan is thrown away after the meal.
  • Parchment paper or foil can also save a pan that goes in the oven from  needing to be washed.
  • Plenty of paper towels!  Before washing any pots, etc...
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Willow Creek Campground & RV Park

Finding Willow Creek Campground & RV Park was an accident.  We came upon it on a day trip to check out another campground.  I don’t even remember the intended campground other than we decided it was not for us.  We came upon Willow Creek on Highway 49. The folks in the office were kind enough to let us drive in and check it out.  We scoped out a site and later made some reservations.


Willow Creek is a privately owned park that has cabins to rent as well as RV and tent camping.  There is a year round creek that runs through the campground and the setting is picturesque but the facilities seemed a bit run down.


We chose the one RV site that was right next to the creek...

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Breed Restrictions

When we are looking to try out a new RV destination we always check their pet policy as it’s not uncommon for some parks to have breed restrictions.  They usually state something like this:  No Pit Bulls, Rotweilers, Dobermans, or any aggressive dogs or mixes of these breeds.   And, since we have a Pit Bull mix that eliminates us.  But, you know what?  Even if we didn’t have a dog from their restricted breed category, we wouldn’t go to a place that had them because we have no intention of giving folks that ignorant our money.

Dogs aren’t born aggressive.  People make them aggressive.  Some breeds of dogs are more powerful than others, that’s true.  But, just because they can be powerful does not mean they are or will be aggressive...

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October is “Pit Bull Awareness Month” so I have decided this is a good time to write a post about Walter.  Walter was our precious Pit Bull /Boxer mix that we were privileged to have as part of our family for a short 7 years.  We didn’t set out to get a pit bull.  We set out to get a companion for Teddy.

Best Friends 10-05

And….. that’s what we got and so much more.


Walter was about a year and a half old when we adopted him from our local SPCA.  He came from a family who loved him but couldn’t keep him for whatever reason.  They loved him so much that they wrote a letter to his future family telling us sweet things about him. I’ve always felt a bit sad for them and always felt exceptionally thankful that we ended up with him...

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