As I write this newsletter today, we are traveling down I-5 to Fresno to attend my uncle’s memorial service. He would have been 95 years old in October, was a WWII Vet and the patriarch of our family, loved and missed by many. Sadly we are quietly losing the “greatest generation” and no one seems to be paying attention. It would be nice if the media reported something positive for a change and recognized these heros rather than filling the airwaves with the latest Hollywood or deflategate scandal! Memories of wonderful times spent with him remind me of all the changes he would have seen in his lifetime! As I sit here in the truck writing this newsletter while Mike drives, I have a computer plugged into a 110 outlet in the dash all connected by a hotspot on my smart phone while the GPS is giving us directions! Who had a clue that just a few years ago there would be all these things to keep us so connected! I cant help but wonder what things will be like when we’re 95! What will our RV’s look like? Will more and more people be living in an rv, will there be many more ways to save space. What will happen to fuel prices and how will our RV’s be powered? What will happen to the tiny house movement? Even with that movement, we will still need space savers and have products that we can use in multiple ways. Lots of things to reflect on in our ever changing world.
Summertime tip: Carry a collapsible cooler in your car to keep groceries cool on these hot days. There are many kinds on the market. Do a Google search and you will be amazed at all the different collapsible and space saving coolers there are to choose from.. We also take along some ice packs to help if we’re not going right home or have quite a distance to go between the market and the RV.
Another great tip: More and more supermarkets are doing away with plastic bags and asking you to bring your own or pay for paper. These are great little mesh bags that take up very little space, are easy to carry and to wash. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=152 . And please keep those reusable shopping bags washed. Here is an article well worth reading. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/06/reusable-grocery-bag-germs/4341739/.
One more tips I need to share this week: Since it is sweet corn season in a lot of the country, here is a quick and easy way to cook and husk it. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CDsQtwIwA2oVChMIgL-w9oiBxwIVCDiICh2dQgsv&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DU10MkdbzS54&ei=zCi5VYCpJYjwoASdha34Ag&usg=AFQjCNH-aYOFsnMnOCtPNiikGRxN0VkvVw&bvm=bv.99028883,d.cGU. This is the way I always cook it and this really works. Absolutely no silk left on the ear! Be sure to have a pot holder or glove that can stand the heat as it is VERY HOT when it comes out of the microwave. I use this silicone glove which is heat resistant to 600 degrees. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=84. Sadly our supplier has quit making these and I only have 2 left.
Trips, Places To See, Things To Do: Having grown up in agriculture as kids, one of our favorite things to do as we travel is talk to growers, farmers and ranchers. We do this in a variety of ways. 1) We love Farmers Markets and enjoy talking to the farmers who sell their produce. 2) If we’re out driving around the area, we stop and visit with them in the fields for a few minutes and 3) Our favorite is to call the County Extension Agent in the county we are staying in and find out what crops grow in the area and where we can get up close and personal with the farmers, ranchers and producers. Most people in agriculture are more than happy to educate us on how they grow their products and it is very interesting. We have learned about so many things in our travels from growing, harvesting and packing avocados to growing and harvesting peanuts, cotton and sugarcane, just a few of the fun visits we have had. Give it a try and let me know what you have learned. You can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your tips: Helen sent in this tip…Mount a magnetic board or paint the inside of your cabinet door with magnetic paint…put spices in small metal cans and hang on door. And speaking of tips…as we have continued to discuss the square clear plastic containers Joni.and Chris sent in these photos of how they repurpose those containers.
Great job Joni and Chris! Love your organization! Thanks for sharing.
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