5th wheel tagged posts

Cocktail Hour!

I came across something that’s a fun addition to cocktail hour while RVing.  It’s those premixed coctails that are in a squeeze pouch.

DSCN3081

You stick them in the freezer but don’t expect them to be ready in an hour or two.  Because they have alcohol in them they take several hours to freeze.  The directions say to freeze, squeeze and enjoy.  But, actually it’s much easier to squeeze the drink into your glass after  you’ve let it sit out of the freezer for about 5 or 10 minutes.  If you try to squeeze it out as soon as you remove it from the freezer you’ll have a difficult time.  And…. cocktail hour is not about having a difficult time!

I have only tried the margarita versions of these drinks but they come in several different options and are very reasonably priced...

Read More

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.

DSCN1141

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.

DSCN1130

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

Read More

Sycamore Ranch RV Park

One of the 1st places we stumbled upon when we started our search for places that were close to home was Sycamore Ranch RV Park.  Sycamore Ranch is located on Highway 20 in Brown’s Valley, CA about 13 miles outside of Marysville.  For us that’s a little more than an hour from our home.  The campground sits along Dry Creek and is nestled in the foothills.  We hear that it’s a hopping place in the summer as it’s a big favorite with fisherman.  But, we wouldn’t ever choose to camp here during the summer because, as my mother would say, “it’s hotter than blue blazes!”.   It has become our go to spot each spring.  Both March and April are gorgeous months here and the temperatures are just right.

DSCN2452

Our first time at Sycamore Ranch it was a privately owned RV park...

Read More