Spring Fever Is Here!
Yep, it’s that time of year when everyone (or almost everyone) starts getting the urge to be outside enjoying all that fresh air.
Time to air out the RV, get that RV packing list out and start getting ready. (Don’t have a check list? Here is a link for one. I’m not endorsing any of the ads but I did find that the list was pretty inclusive.) Once you get the RV packed up, schedule a shake down trip just to make sure that you are ready to hit the road. A quick getaway for a weekend will give you the chance to make sure that you have packed everything you need and identify what you have packed that you don’t need.
Not an RVer but like getting away for quick trips? You still need to have that “ready to go” duffel bag in the back of the car.
Why a park model instead of a hotel room? Well, let me give you my list of reasons:
1.) A park model has more room than a hotel room so you can move around, not have to watch TV in bed, and you can make hot chocolate to drink while watching a movie.
2.) Don’t worry about putting out a Do Not Disturb sign if you want to sleep in.
3.) You don’t have a common wall with anyone so you don’t have to worry about hearing someone coming and going all night long. You also don’t have anyone moving around above or below you.
4.) You can cook your own dinner for that romantic evening you have planned.
5.) It won’t cost you as much as renting a bungalow, or a bed and breakfast.
There are a gazillion more reasons but you already know that, right?
Spring Equinox is coming up and it would be the perfect time to get away and relax.
Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
1 lb(s) cavatappi, or corkscrew pasta or medium shells
1 cup pesto sauce, prepared from refrigerated case in supermarket
1 lemon, juiced and zested
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
4 scallions, chopped
¾ lb(s) ricotta salata, chopped and crumbled, in specialty cheese case of market or 1 lb tub bocconcini mini pieces of mozzarella, drained, pieces halved
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Place pesto, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, tomatoes, scallions and cheese in a large bowl. Cook pasta to al dente then cold shock it and chill it down under cold running water. Drain well. Add to mixing bowl. Combine salad and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Thank you to Rachael Ray and FoodNetwork.com.
March is the “let’s check out the RV” month. But you need to have more planned than just checking out the RV. Check out these dates:
Mar 12-15 Underground Miner Rescue Competition
Mar 31 777 Barrel Racing/Hairy Horse Race
And just in case those don’t get you ready to book a stay, you can always celebrate:
Mar 10 Mario Day (yep, Nintendo’s Mario has his own day!)
Mar 12 Napping Day
Mar 15 Ides of March (watch out Julius)
Mar 22 National Goof Off Day
Mar 26 Purple Day
Mar 31 National Crayon Day
Any of those are a great excuse for booking a stay and heading out.
Hope to see you here.