Happy Thanksgiving and Greetings from Palm Springs Thousand Trails. The park is furnishing the turkeys and we are all bringing traditional dishes to share in the fellowship of Thanksgiving. Even living in an RV, I also do a turkey dinner for just Mike and I, with all our favorites, as we love the leftovers as much as the dinner itself. Our little RV oven does a fine job on a turkey breast! We hope you have a wonderful day filled with many things to be thankful for.The park is quite empty but I imagine right after the holidays it will fill up fast and surely will be full for the FMCA Rally in Indio starting January 9th and several golf tournaments starting right after the first of the year. I held a seminar on Tuesday afternoon at the Rec Room which was very well attended and have plans to give several more on different space saving ideas while we’re here for the winter. Seems most of us have issues with space and ways to save it on our rigs.
We dodged a bullet over the weekend as they predicted high winds starting an hour before the Street Fair closed but thankfully they missed us. Our prayers go out to all those around the country who have been having such nasty weather already and those who got caught traveling in it.
Tip of the Week:
Spend some time going through your paperwork. Think of this? 500 sheets of Bond paper (17 x 22 inches) weigh 20 lbs, then a ream of paper cut to Letter size will be labeled as 20 lb. And if 500 sheets of Cover paper (20 x 26 inches) weigh 65 lbs, then a ream of this paper trimmed to tabloid size would be marked as 65lb. How many sheets of paper are you carrying in your rig?
How much of it do you really need? How much of it can you find somewhere else if you needed to refer to it? Do you really need to save all those magazines? Can you tear out the articles you really want to read.or can you read the article online?
Can you scan your receipts and keep them on
thumb drives or on the Cloud.
I remember hearing when computers first came out that we would do away with paper! What a joke that turned out to be. Small portable scanners are fairly inexpensive and take up very little space. Think about getting one and quit carrying around all that paper.
Also books are heavy.Can you read them online, your Smartphone, Kindle, laptop or notebook?
And think of all the space you would save besides the weight! Be honest with yourself and do this with your traveling partner. Things that may be important to one, may not be to the other. But I guarantee you if you are honest with yourselves you will be able to create some new space. Here’a a post to help you get started thinking about how to start your project. http://www.lifetimemoms.com/how-to/8-ways-to-get-a-handle-on-paper-clutter And here is a great article on what to keep and what to toss. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2010/03/conquer-the-paper-piles/index.htm.
Tip from a Customer: Once you de-seed pomegranates you can freeze them. She freezes them on a cookie sheet so they don’t stick together and when frozen puts them in Ziplock bags to use when they aren’t in season. I have some in the freezer so will let you know how they turn out when I use them. I can taste these great little bursts of fruit in a salad, dip or salsa.
New Products of the Week: These two new products are great for those holiday parties, RV get togethers, parties and make great gifts.
The Guacamole Bowl is shaped like an avocado.
The Salsa Bowl is shaped like a red chili pepper.
They are ceramic and both are 3 pieces: bowl, lid and spoon and each hold 1.5 cups of dip. Check them out here. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=160 and https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=161/ A cute but inexpensive gift idea.
On Sale This Week: The Salsa To Your Taco Special
All you need to preserve the items you put in your Salsa. Includes: Salsa Maker, Tomato tool, Salsa Bowl, Tomato Keeper, Onion Keeper and Citrus Keeper. A $62.00 value now only $49.50 for a limited time only. We’ll also include our favorite recipes for Guacamole and Salsa.
Great Places To Visit: Usually the night after Thanksgiving many cities and towns hold their lighting ceremonies and I’m sure you will find some in your area.
We have seen some gorgeous ones in different cities so be sure to check them out wherever you are. And if you’ve not heard of it there is a show on TV called “The Great Christmas Light Fight” which starts on December 7th on ABC. If you enjoy that kind of thing be sure to check it out. http://abc.go.com/shows/the-great-christmas-light-fight.
During this Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of you our readers, customers, followers, family and friends, our health, wonderful lifestyle and freedoms we have. We wish you too many, many things to be thankful for this Thursday and all year long. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France and Paris during this difficult and tragic time in their history.
A special thank you to all our military personnel fighting for our freedom and especially those families who can not be with their loved ones during the holiday season.
NOTE: All orders need to reach us by December 10th to insure you will receive them in time for Christmas