I was informed by one of our readers that on the Underrated Places to Vist in All 50 States, I added the wron link. Here is the correct link. I am so sorry. https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/most-underrated-place-in-california-florida-texas-new-york-and-every-us-state/travel
Greetings from Wilderness Lakes RV Park in Menifee, CA. The weather has been gorgeous here and we left Yuma just in time as they were headed for triple digits right after we left. We so enjoyed all four rallies in Yuma, greeting old friends and meeting many new ones. The rally masters all did a great job and we look forward to joining them again. Two of the rallies, The FMA (Fleetwood)
Fleetwood Rally Spring Fling
- Their table decorations.
and the Freightliner Rallies
really went all out with their decorations.
Freightliner 50’s and 60’s Theme
- Table decorations
Three of the rallies were held at Fortuna de Oro and the Recreation Director, Desiree is amazing to work with. The park has all kinds of decorations onsite and you can borrow any of them. So if anyone is thinking about having a rally in the area, Fortuna de Oro would be a great place.
Since we have been on the go so much, I haven’t had much time to devote to the newsletter but wanted to pass along some links for tips and ideas that I thought you might enjoy.
TIP: I thought this was a great tip to share with everyone as it helps keep our many electronic devices safer. Idenity theft is the fastest growing crime and has gone up over 1000% so it pays to do everything you can to keep safe.
Another TIP: This is in conjunction with the tip above on phishing.. http://blog.protectmyid.com/2016/02/10/phishers-and-phrauds-how-to-spot-em/
TIP on Fresh Water Tank: I had read this several years ago and we have used this practice since that time. For the most part we hook up to the water in RV parks but when we are traveling, we want to make sure our water is fresh to use. It takes Mike several hours to complete the entire process and he does it about every 3 months. http://rving.how/get-your-fresh-water-tank-sanitized/
Great TIP: Many of us use lots of lemons (and limes) and of course being in southern California during the season, they are everywhere for cheap so I thought you might enjoy a way to use those peels. I always keeps some grated lemon peel frozen to toss in dressings, sauces, marinades and rice. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/uses-for-lemon-peels-including-lemon-vinegar-2.html#.VxV33jArLIU
IMPORTANT NOTE: In the March 27th newsletter I talked a lot about avocados as the California avocados are back in season. I can’t remember if I talked about grating some of the pit in your guacamole but wanted to give you this heads-up I got from the California Avocado Association about NOT doing that so I wanted to be sure and pass it on. Fallbrook, CA is the avocado capital of the world and last Sunday they had their avocado festival which we attended. It was a fun day and lots of things dealing with avocados. One of the vendors makes beautiful things from the avocado wood
Serving board made from avocado wood
…I bought some gorgeous coasters. Also I visited with a grower/packer about which are the best avocados (taste wise). He said the Hass is the most popular but not the tastiest. Here are photos of his first two recommendations. Number 1 is The Fuerte
Number 1 avocado Fuerte
which is a fall to early spring variety and Number 2 is the Reed
2nd best flavor…the Reed
which is round and about the size of a softball and is a summer variety. Most growers are moving to only Hass as they have good handling properties and are long lasting. There are about 500 varieties of avocados but only seven are grown in California. Of course we bought a box while at the festival and my are they yummy! He also had “freaks”
which you don’t eat that are crosses between 2 different kinds of trees that have self propagated and they do everything they can to rid their groves of these. trees http://www.californiaavocado.com/blog/march-2016/is-it-safe-to-eat-the-avocado-seed?utm_source=cac&utm_medium=EMC&utm_campaign=plantaseed2016.
Product Sale: The Egg Space Saver. We have used this for over 5 years and have never lost or cracked an egg and it saves a TON of space.
Egg Space Saver RV Space Savers
Normally $12.00 now on sale only $9.00 plus shipping. Act now as this sale is only good until May 23rd or while supply lasts if before 5-23-2016. Use coupon code EGG300. You must be logged in to the site for the coupon to work. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=89
Great Places To Visit: The Most Underrated Places to Visit in All 50 States. I thought this was a fun article and as we all travel it is fun to make some of these places a stop over, a destination or just a fun place to visit. Do you have any other suggestions for underrated places you have visited? https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=89
Another Great Place to Visit: Shaw’s Cove in Laguna Beach.
We spent some time here one day this week and it is a beautiful and uncrowded beach which has it all…a sandy beach and tide pools at low tide. http://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/shaws-cove/
Tomorrow we start our slow trek back to Washington State. We will be in Lodi for the Good Sam Sambroee the end of the month and are excited to see friends we have met there in years past. Our plans are to be back in the Seattle area by mid-May. Hopefully the weather will hold as it has been beautiful up there and neither one of us are ready for the rain!
We love hearing from you and if you have tips, great places to visit or other ideas you would like to see in this newsletter, please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
May your road be smooth and your travels happy and exciting.
P.S. I just got this IMPORTANT notice on a recall of frozen vegetables and wanted to pass it along. http://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/fpok4/frozen-vegetable-recall-in-ny-serious-sometimes-fatal-contamination-risk-cited?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=community%20corner&utm_campaign=alert