Boondocking Bullshit!

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So I am finally here! I am parked in Salida with the cast and crew of Rv Nomads- the documentary. Haven’t filmed at all yet, that’s tomorrow. All day (8-5). Interview in the morning, ‘lifestyle’ shoot in the afternoon.

Salida Rv Nomad shootOh, and I have a black eye. (My left. Covered here.) Perfect timing! (Bungee cord accident. Rv Lifestyle complications)

We had a potluck dinner a couple of evenings ago and I got to meet a few of the cast (First Class RV Adventures and Exploring The Local Life) who I hadn’t yet met and they were delightful. John and Brenda of Geo Astro RV are simply RAD people. So freaking nice. Great new friends!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s filming!

(Boondocking bullshit at the bottom of post. Fun stuff in meantime.)

Last Month’s RVing Antics

I’ve immensely enjoyed this spring and summer. I spent a good month boondocking near…

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Easy Cooking with Copper Pans

When we started on our Rv’ing adventures I took along my very favorite cooking pans and dutch oven. It didn’t take long to figure out that they just were too heavy. Too much weight storing them in the oven and way too heavy for me to pick up anymore so I looked for an alternative but still wanted the great tasting food.

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I did a lot of research especially on copper pans. After all, they were all over the news and in so many commercials. Must be something to it right? I found many brands but the reviews were not stellar. I kept looking until I found the Gotham Steel cookware.

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I was just going to get a couple of fry pans then found a deal on the full cookware set so decided to jump on it and am very glad I did. Our food does not stick to the pans and clean up is a breeze. They are lightweight and really do a great job of even cooking. I have found that things like meat cook quite a bit faster in them also. I love my cookware set and use it every day.

Just this afternoon I made hot Hamburger sandwiches with tater tots in no time. I left the gravy off mine as I don’t care for soggy bread but they were delicious.

What type of cookware do you use on your travels?

 

5 Holiday Travel Tips!

  • 1. Research the area you are wanting to spend time for the holidays. Check local weather, find out about any celebrations, safety in the area and if it is an adult park or does it have lots of children running around.
  • 2. Gas up your rig at least two days before the holiday. Prices always get higher on holidays.
  • 3. Make reservations well before especially in popular tourist destinations.
  • 4. Travel to your destination two days before the holiday and wait until at least two days after to leave. You can avoid most traffic jams that way.
  • 5. Stock up on whatever shopping items you need well beforehand. Nothing like spending hours in long lines at the shops!
  • Lastly, have a wonderful safe holiday!
  • Do you any tips I’ve forgotten?
  • Show me yours and I’ll Show you mine!

    Etsy shops that is. Yes I finally got around to opening one after many people asked me about doing it.

    I’ve only got a few items listed but will be adding more every day. Please visit and leave a comment or favorite it and I will return the favor.

    My shop is mostly about fabric with RV and camping themes but I also do finished quilts and gifts.

    Add your links in the comments and I’ll visit soon.

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    Everything You Need to Know About Workamping at Amusement Parks

    We have just finished our summer workamping job at Darien Lakes Amusement Park and while it’s been a learning experience we will not be back. It has it’s pros and cons so it may be a great job for you. There are a lot of perks and the money is not bad, but for us the cons out weighed the pros. If you like quiet, laid back jobs do NOT work at these types of places! They are huge, very fast paced, loud and crowded all the time.

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    Pros

    • Nice big RV spaces separate from the public campground surrounding a lake
    • Dogs are very welcome
    • Full 30 amp hook-ups
    • Great people to work with, at least the camphosts
    • All hours paid plus your space at no cost
    • Some great concerts
    • Full free access to the amusement and water park
    • Close to major cities and attractions
    • Employee cookouts
    • Send and receive mail and packages on site
    • Campfires allowed in fire-pits
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    Cons

    • Not great communication between departments
    • Not enough training for camping staff
    • Booming fireworks every night at 10 PM
    • Many concerts, most are head banging rock type music, going until 11 PM nightly
    • Not enough days off
    • Hours are not great
    • Very long walk to work unless you are camp-hosts
    • No gate at the employee campground so the public can drive though and do
    • You need a bike, scooter or some other form of transport to get around
    • Not enough staff
    • RV sites are set up weird so have long cords and hoses

    We did not have a totally awful time but if we had been told about some of the events like the constant concerts and nightly fireworks beforehand, we would not have taken the job. I actually had to buy a pair of noise cancelling headphones just so that I could get some rest! We did however make some wonderful new friends, saw some great attractions and most of all, learned new things.

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    Bottom line is make sure you get all the facts before going to any new Workamping job!! Have you worked at an amusement park? What was your experience like?

     

    PA Campground Review

    Wow what a gem we found on our travels through Pennsylvania! Not far off of the main freeway, quiet, very friendly and they give a military discount!

    Camp Wilhelm has nice pull through spaces, a pool, a store with just about everything you’d need, propane, wood for your fire rings, very dog friendly and all reasonably priced.

    If you are traveling through this way you can check it out here!