WOW…how time flies when you’re having fun! Can’t believe it has been a month since the last newsletter. I hope everyone is having a great summer. Here in the Northwest we are having a beautiful summer and frankly after having record rainfall over the winter, we all think we deserve it! We’ve been spending our summer with family and friends and enjoying our gorgeous weather. As I’m sure is true with many of you, we are starting to make our plans for fall and winter travel. When you pick a leave date…my it seems like there is a lot to do between now and then!
We have lots of feelers out to sell our RV Space Savers business. It is a great opportunity for someone who can physically do it. It has paid for our travels around the country for the past 5 years. We have had several inquiries and have put it in God’s hands. Until that perfect buyer comes along, we will continue it and are making some rally plans so we may see some of you later this fall. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass our contact information along.
My book is selling well and has been very well received. Here are just a few comments I’ve had: The best of the best space saving ideas; love, love, love this book; awesome; buy Gail’s book on ways to save space; where did you learn all these great tips? Every RV needs your book. I’m now working on getting it put into an ebook format when I have time. For now you can order it at https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=177. Only $10.00 plus shipping.
New Products: We have 2 new products that we are loving. The first is a Lemon/Lime Slicer which works great in your summer drinks, cocktails and served with fish. Easy to use and a real time saver. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=176 Only $10.00
And this Adjustable slicer/mandolin makes slicing a breeze. Slice three different thicknesses in seconds. It lays flat so is also a real space saver. I use it for veggies for salads; hors d’oeuvres and raw fried potatoes which are a real treat once in awhile. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=175
Great Tip: This from our dear friend Danise: Thanks, as always.
Honey for Cuts…. Its antioxidant properties may help to cleanse and heal.
Potato Peel for burns…. The juices in the potato keep the burn moist. Cover with a bandage
Duct Tape for a twisted ankle. To stabilize an ankle (or wrist) wrap the injury with thin strips of tape.
Greek Yogurt for a Sunburn. The lactic acid works to remove dead skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
(Here’s my favorite)……. Toothpaste for Bee Stings. The alkaline tooth paste neutralizes the acid in the bee’s venom.
Another Great Tip: For those of you who may be thinking about painting the inside of your RV but are scared to death (like us). I have been visiting with a professional painter because we are going to update and redecorate the inside of our motor home. I plan to paint over some of the wallpaper and use wainscoting on the bottom half to really brighten it up. Two of the painter’s brothers are professional wallpaper hangers and use Gardz. They all three swear by it. Sadly I had to order it or drive a long way to get it here in Seattle. I am so anxious to get started. And I’ll keep you posted along the way how it’s going.
Urgent Tip: Don’t forget to get your America the Beautiful Park Pass before August 28th. And even if one of you has it, the other one should get one also.
- The price of the lifetime Senior Pass will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. A new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available at the same time. See more information about changes to the Senior Pass..
Here is the recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/jicama-and-cucumber-chili-spears-15201. I did not add the chili powder or cayenne as I don’t like hot but oh what a yummy, refreshing and healthy snack. Because I love lime, I let mine soak in the lime/salt mixture. All I used for this was a knife to peel and slice the veggies and the lemon/lime squeezer to squeeze out all the lime juice. They were served in a tall cup and would be great for a picnic or an hors d’oeuvre.
Great Places to Visit: San Francisco and Sausalito
My daughters and I spent a long weekend there last week and the weather was gorgeous and we even got to see the sun set a couple of nights without the fog rolling in before it went down. We also spent an afternoon walking around Sausalito. While we needed jackets in SF, it was 20 degrees warmer in Sausalieto and we found a yummy lunch place there called Copita Tequileria y Comida. The recipe I gave you above is served there and is so refreshing when it is hot. We also found a great place for dinner in downtown SF called Oola. It was just blocks from our hotel and the food was amazing…both get 4.5 stars. We did a 2 day hop on/hop off which included a night tour of the city…so worth it as we got to watch the sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge and see the Bay Bridge lit at night. Sadly we didn’t get to do Alcatraz as all tours were booked out a month or more. So if you are making plans to go there be sure to check availability.
We love hearing from you and are happy to share your tips and ideas, recipes, Places to Visit or help answer any questions.
Until next time…make your journey a memorable one and see and do all the things along the way and remember only your hold the map to your journey.