An Easy RV Favorite For the Whole Family

Need a quick yummy RV recipe to enjoy with the whole family? Try this yummy mix for Artichoke Nachos. Let us know how you like it.

Artichoke Nachos
Keywords: appetizer artichoke nacho


1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup yellow corn kernels, drained
1 cup sweet yellow pepper or mild green pepper, diced
1 cup fresh scallions, minced
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise, low fat
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1 bag of blue corn or tortilla chips

Mix together all ingredients except chips. Arrange chips in an even layer on an ovenproof platter or serving tray( you may use a nonstick jelly roll pan if presentation is not a factor). Spoon mixture over chips as evenly as possible and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until topping is brown and bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot, as is, or with sour cream, salsa, chopped tomato, black olives, and or/ shredded cheese.

Best of all, it can all be made in your RV!!


When Was Your Last Trip to Texas?

Longhorn Caverns off Park Road 4 near Burnet, TX is a wonderful experience for the entire family. Although the caverns are part of the park systems, the concessions and tours are operated by a private company so your State Park pass does not work for the same discounts you get at most Texas State Parks.  The tour takes about an hour and a half and is well worth the time and money.  It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful part of nature was once a meeting place of Comanche Indians, the Confederate Army, a club during the prohibition era and even a bomb shelter and Presidential office during the 60’s.  The rock formations are fascinating.  A must see!

I was recently asked what type music I enjoy when we’re in the RV and the answer is “oldies”.  Whether it’s old time rock & roll or old time country, it just seems to fit my relaxed mood.  We picked up a wonderful station out of Marble Falls, Real Country KBAY radio.  It had a mix of old country from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and todays hits.  Clear reception at Inks Lake State Park.
LBJ National Park and Museum was a fun and educational part of our trip. It has changed so much since I was there 20 years ago.. But everything has changed in the last 20 years. The tour is now a driving tour, narated by a CD and you get to actually see the home and Presidential plane now.  The National Parks Service has done a great job renovating the home to bring it back to it’s original glory.  There is a wonderful Junior Ranger program here for the kids.  They are given a booklet with questions about the tour and, upon complettion, were sworn in as official Junior Rangers complete with their own badges.

A fun way to learn.

Now for the real fun…visiting wineries in the Hill Country.  Our first stop was a small winery on Park Road 4 near Inks Lake State Park, Perrisos Vineyard.  We enterd this little piece of heaven and as we exited the truck we were greeted by Charlie, the family dog who apparently one main goal in life…to be charming and laid back!  Seth and Laura Martin, the owners of this vineyard, both greeted us nd, before we knew it, we had been there a couple of hours having a great time and enjoying some wonderful wine. The grandkids made themselves at home running through the vineyard and playing with the dog while the four of us sampled and enjoyed the day.  They have tastings every Friday and Saturday and our favorite was the 2008 Vintners Blend.  It became the preferred beverage at the campfire this trip.
Have you taken your RV to any of these places? Please share…

Houston TX;Need to Get Away?

With eight state parks, The North Shore Drive of northeastern Minnesota, with its eight state parks, rocky backdrops, and vast inland coast, makes this destination unlike any other. The Lake Superior shoreline is a welcome place for snowmobile enthusiasts from all over the country due to its yearly snow covered countryside.

The crown jewel of northeastern Minnesota is the North Shore State Trail System.  It extends all the way from Duluth to Grand Marias. A 153-mile system along Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains is full of various terrain.  From ridgelines, hillsides or woodlands, it is a sledders dream. View staggering cliffs over the forested, rocky shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake or listen to ice sheets crack and grind their way along the waves crashing by the glacial shoreline.
The “Lake Superior Ice Train” is known as this since it seems like a crumbling building. But be cautious while observing, because ice storms are known to roll through the area. Make sure though that you stop along the cliffs edge and catch that amazing sunset.

Cheese Rollups

If you need something quick and easy and yet tasty try this great treat. This is something the whole family will enjoy. If you have never tried it make it on your next trip and let us know how you liked it!!


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 jar pepper salsa
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 pkg. flour tortillas

Mix all but flour tortillas together with hand mixer. Spread thinly on flour tortillas. Roll up the tortillas, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. After they are chilled, cut into 3/4 inch slices.

RV Photo Frames Save My Walls

How many times have you almost picked up a nail and hammer to hang something on the wall in your RV?  I have wanted to so many times, but it just isn’t the same as that sheet rock wall at home.  Then I have heard all the horror stories about placing tape (even the blue painters tape) on the walls and then finding that it tore the finish off the wall.  No worries anymore.  I found the perfect solution for RV photo frames.  I can now frame my favorite family picture or travel memory and change them out whenever I want to with no damage or unsightly hole in the wall.  The RV Photo Frame is so easy to use.  These peel-and-stick frames work on smooth surfaces: wood, glass/mirrors, stainless steel, most RV wallpapers, etc. Removable and reusable, they will not damage surfaces.

Why Buying An RV Maybe For You

In the United States, RVs are common leisure automobiles, as many people personal them. Many RV owners use their motor homes to go tenting and others use them to travel and discover the country.  With the steady improve in popularity, you might be wondering whether or not or not you should buy a motor home.  If that’s something that you have requested yourself before, it would be best to continue reading on.

One of the many signs that you should at least look into shopping for a motor home is in case you are all in favour of traveling throughout the countryside.  Every year, a good number of people, specifically retirees, choose to journey the country.  Since it may be expensive to lease trip properties or stay in hotels on a regular basis, many vacationers make the choice to buy their very own rv’s.  Motor houses are perfect for cross nation journeys, as you not solely have a mode of transportation with a motor home however in a single day accommodations as well.

An additional signal that you could be wish to think about buying your self a motor home is when you like camping, however you like to not sleep in tents. Camping is a pleasant leisure activity, but camping in tents isn’t for everyone. Whether or not you have got a back downside, one other medical condition, or in the event you just don’t wish to sleep on the ground whilst you go camping, you need to think about shopping for your self a motor home.  Additionally, if you may be tenting with a gaggle of individuals, like your family, you may find that a motor house is a nice, straightforward, handy, and fun strategy to go camping.
If you’re curious about buying a motor home you will want to resolve whether you wish to buy a brand new motor home or a used one. While deciding what kind of rv you want to buy, forward of time, could make looking for one easier, the condition of the motor home that you want does not need to be determined at this time.  What you do wish to do, nevertheless, is totally research and study any motor homes that you are keen on buying.  Inspecting rv’s tocheck if they have had any half recollects or to check if the rv promoting value is an efficient value will help to ensure that your money is spent wisely.

When in search of motor homes which might be for sale, you’ll want to frequently test the automotive section of native newspapers, as many motor home homeowners select to advertise their for sale motor homes in the area. You may also be able to find information on rv’s for sale online.  If you are looking to buy a brand new rv, chances are you’ll need to take into consideration finding local rv dealerships. rv dealerships are identical to conventional automotive dealerships, count on the main focus is on motor homes as a substitute of cars.
If any of the above talked about criteria applies to you, you could wish to take into consideration buying a brand new or a used motor home for yourself.  The above talked about signs are signs that you just may be able to benefit from the purchase a rv.  With that in mind although, it is important to keep in mind that you don’t really want a purpose to purchase a rv. If you would like to purchase a rv, you are suggested to follow you desires and do so.


Making Money With Your RV?

Probably one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make is buying a RV.  Even though the initial cost, gas, and just regular upkeep can add up, it doesn’t mean that your RV can’t bring in a profit. The fact of the matter is that owning a RV gives you the opportunity to start your own stay at home business, and allows you the ability to go to where the money is!
There are many things that you may do already on your RV adventures that you can turn into income.  Hobbies and crafts that you do to relax could be turned into things you can sell.  If you are a full timer who believes that a rolling stone gathers no moss, then you can go around the country seeing the sights and working at trade shows.
If you prefer to be outside and have a place you like to hunt and fish, then you can became a guide and outfitter.  People who are unfamiliar with an area, but love to hunt and fish are always trying to find ways to enhance their trip, so why could it not be you.  Also, if you are a fisher who makes your own lures and flies, you can sell them.


All of these things can be done to supplement your income, and the best thing is that they are probably things that you already enjoy doing for free.  This extra income will allow you to do more of what you want to do, and that will keep you a happy RVer.
Please don’t hesitate to stop by and visit us if you are look for accessories or ways to make your RV fit your new business.