Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Walk Through the Neighborhood

A couple of weeks ago, we were staying overnight at an Elks Lodge (in Amarillo, a great place for those of us who are members) and I took a walk with the dog through the neighborhood.

This was probably the first walk the two of us had taken through somewhere other than a campground for quite a while and it reminded me of the things I had left behind as a FullTime Rver.


There were yards that needed mowed, and some that were immaculately cared for with weed killer and fertilizer.  Gardens that needed attention and others that were stunning.  Fences that shielded neighbors views from other neighbors.  Garages full of “stuff”.  Houses that looked marvelous and ones that needed painted and/or repaired.  Porches full of kids stuff, and trash thrown in yards by passersby.


And I thought to myself:  I don’t miss any of this.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Recipes!

From time to time, we'll post our recipe for the evening.  Always a challenge keeping things fresh in an RV kitchen.


Tonight:  Cheesy Ground Beef Macaroni Casserole


1 1/2 c Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
3/4 lb. ground beef
Worchestershire Sauce
Chopped onions
Minced garlic
4 strips cooked bacon (crumbled)
1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup
beer
Ketchup
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Brown ground beef, onions and garlic with a splash of worchestershire sauce.  (We do this outside on our grill with a griddle on it).  At the same time, cook macaroni in microwave with about 2c water for 6 minutes, stirring every three minutes.


Combine all ingredients (except sour cream & shredded cheese) in electric skillet.  Add beer and ketchup to give a “soupy” consistency.  Stir. 


Cover and turn to 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Stir in sour cream and shredded cheese.  Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

Our Full Timing Plan

There's lots and lots of theories of how to full time RV.  For us, we still run our business while we're fulltiming.
We've chosen to stay at places a month at a time during the summer, then move to the next.  We've got three places that we'll winter depending on the year (and the summer preceding it) in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, (south of Daytona), Portland, Texas (outside of Corpus Christi) or Tucson, Arizona.  It cuts down on our travel time and helps on our expenses.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

We're On!

Thanks for coming to our long awaited, long planned blog about our experiences full timing in our Land Yacht.  We hope you enjoy your time spent here!