Super Bowl Sunday has almost arrived. Many people watch even though their team didn’t make it. And lots of Super Bowl parties are held all over the country. Some facts about the big day. It’s the biggest pizza day; the second largest eating day (behind Thanksgiving); the most TV’s are sold just before the big game and it holds nine out of the top 10 spots for all time viewers. Obviously it is a popular day. Here at the Thousand Trails Palm Springs there is a big party and many folks are signed up to attend.
I had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed for a podcast from Mike Wendland, traveling reporter for FMCA and his blog Roadtreking on Space Saving Tips and Ideas for RVer’s. Here is the link to the podcast.
My interview starts at 38:15 but Mike has a lot of interesting information on the entire podcast. We had tried to get it done before the holidays but just couldn’t make our schedules meet. It was fun to do and Mike has lots of great information on his website. He and his wife Jennifer travel in a Class B but are not full-timers. Here is a link to his website. http://roadtreking.com/
TIP: Ground Beef, pork, chicken or turkey… easy and versatile meats. Here are some great money saving tips:
Purchase when on sale.
Place in a Ziplock bag…flatten to make sure it is evenly distributed. Use a ruler, spoon handle etc.,to divide into portions. Then just break off how much you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. So much easier than dividing and individually wrapping each pound or half pound.
We choose to brown most of it when we bring it home and store in portion sized Ziplocks with seal sticks. It makes a quick and easy start to a meal if we’re in a hurry. We can quickly make nachos, tacos, a casserole and if we’re putting things is a crockpot, it’s already browned and ready. I never put raw ground meat in the crockpot. Boy is this a real space saving idea.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef or pork. It will help pull the grease away from the meat.
TIP: Best Discounts for People Over 60. They are working on the new list for 2016 but here is a link to 2015…many discounts will still be available. http://www.theseniorlist.com/2015/02/2015-best-list-of-senior-discounts/. It never hurts to ask for a discount wherever you are because most places don’t automatically give it and the “answer is always NO if you don’t ask!”
Some great tips from readers: Sue and Jim sent this very important information that we all need to be aware of on downed electrical wires. Please check it out.
https://www.facebook.com/imtiaz.paracha.35/videos/10153358630293789/. They also state that they do most of their cooking with electric appliances of which they have quite a few and the only thing they use their gas oven for is baking. Both great tips.
And this from Danise: There is a company called Swim & Sweat and their products are chlorine resistant. You can check them out here. https://www.swimandsweat.com/. She and her husband really like the products.
Product Sale: The utensils will be on sale while supplies last. These utensils are the best as they are good up to 450 degrees so won’t melt.
I can’t tell you how many turners I have purchased through the years (from cheap to expensive) that have melted over time. I have been using these tools for several years and they still look like new. Check out your utensils and make sure they aren’t
melting…a huge breading ground for bacteria! Regularly $8.00 each ON SALE $6.00 each.
Great Places to Visit: Last week we drove up to the Yucca Valley and visited a couple of new places. It is one of the ways to go through Joshua National Park but since we had done that a few years ago we were interested in other things. That’s one of the reasons we love living in an RV…just pick a place and go for the day. We are always amazed at the things to see in an area that we’d never heard about and wouldn’t even know about if we were just vacationing. Our first stop Desert Christ Park which was dedicated on Easter Sunday in 1951.
These remarkable works of steel-reinforced concrete were the vision and creation of Frank Antone Martin as a benchmark for peace.
His work is breathtaking and he completed over 50 statues including a 3-story facade depicting the Last Supper. There are 10 different areas throughout the park depicting different parts of the Bible. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. The details in the pieces are amazing. You can learn more at http://www.desertchristpark.org/.
Then we were off a few miles up the road to Pioneertown, an old movie and television set. The idea for a practical Western movie town and location with proximity to Los Angeles was conceived in the 1940’s.
It is two city blocks long with all the typical buildings you would see in Westerns. The first movie was made in 1948, one many of you will remember the name of “Cisco Kid,” and many movies as well as TV shows and series featured Cisco Kid. Other memorable TV shows filmed there were the Gene Autry Show, The Range Rider, Annie Oakley, The Adventures of Judge Roy Bean and Buffalo Bill. The last movie made in Pioneertown was called Last Chance in 1998 but has never been released.
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