RV Fun

RVs (recreational vehicles) offers the freedom to travel and explore new places while also providing the comforts of home. They allow for flexibility in terms of destinations and itineraries and the ability to stay in beautiful and unique locations. Additionally, traveling in an RV can be a great bonding experience for families and friends and save money on lodging and dining costs.

There are many fantastic campgrounds for RVing in the United States, but some of the most popular and highly rated ones include:

  1. Yosemite National Park in California – is known for its stunning granite cliffs and waterfalls.
  2. Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona – offers breathtaking views of the iconic natural wonder.
  3. Joshua Tree National Park in California – is famous for its unique desert landscapes and rock formations.
  4. Acadia National Park in Maine – features beautiful coastal views and hiking trails.
  5. Zion National Park in Utah – offers spectacular red rock cliffs and canyons.
  6. Glacier National Park in Montana – offers beautiful mountain views and opportunities for hiking and fishing.
  7. Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota – offers RV camping with views of the famous Presidential faces carved in the mountains.
  8. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming – offers RV camping with access to geysers, hot springs, and other geothermal features.
  9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee – offers RV camping with access to hiking trails and beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains.
  10. Arches National Park for various RV camping with access to unique rock formations and hiking trails.

Keep in mind that the availability and amenities of the campgrounds may vary depending on the time of the year,

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Some of the most popular beach destinations in the United States that are RV friendly include:

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – offers RV camping with access to over 60 miles of sandy beaches and various activities and attractions.
  2. Outer Banks, North Carolina – offers RV camping with access to over 100 miles of coastline and a wide variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, and windsurfing.
  3. Panama City Beach, Florida – offers RV camping with access to 27 miles of white sandy beaches and a wide variety of activities and attractions.
  4. San Diego, California – offers RV camping with access to over 70 miles of coastline and a wide variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, surfing, and kayaking.
  5. Gulf Shores, Alabama – offers RV camping with access to over 32 miles of white sandy beaches and a wide variety of water activities such as swimming, fishing, and snorkeling.
  6. Rockaway Beach, Oregon – offers RV camping with access to over 7 miles of sandy beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, and surfing.
  7. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas – offers RV camping with access to over 130 miles of coastline and a wide variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, and bird-watching.
  8. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland – offers RV camping with access to miles of sandy beaches and various outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, and hiking.
  9. Virginia Beach, Virginia – offers RV camping with access to over 28 miles of coastline and various activities and attractions.
  10. Santa Barbara, California – offers RV camping with access to over 30 miles of coastline and a wide variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, surfing, and hiking.

Beef Stew Recipe for Open Campfire

Beef stew cooked on a campfire:


  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Start a campfire and let it burn down to a bed of hot coals.
  2. Heat a little oil over the coals in a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
  3. Add the beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and potato to the pot and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. Pour in the beef broth, red wine, and tomato paste. Add the thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf—season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for 1-2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  7. Remove the bay leaf and serve the stew hot. Enjoy!

Note: You can also add other vegetables to the stew, such as peas, green beans, or bell peppers. If you want a thicker stew, you can mix together a little flour and water to create a slurry and stir it into the stew to thicken it up.

burning wood on fire pit
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Make It a Fun Day

Life is about choice. You can choose to be happy, sad, depressed, or you can want fun! Sounds a bit of a cliche, but ask yourself, “what if I choose to have fun today?”

Here are five quick fun things you can do today:

  1. Go bowling! Have you ever seen anyone not having fun bowling? For those of you that have never bowled, it’s just fun. 
  2. Get outside. Park, lake, mountains, river, just get out. Take a picnic, frisbee, get your pets outside. Tons of things to do outside free. Breathe fresh air!  
  3. Watch a comedy movie. A laugh out loud comedy. This will date me, but Author with Dudley Moore, one of the funniest movies ever! 
  4. Volunteer. Find an organization you can get your head around and go help. Senior home, dog rescue, food pantry, tons of places to help. 
  5. Find a fun hobby. Something that brings you pleasure. Internet searches, you can find thousands of choices. Pick one and go! 

That’s just five simple things. You can do whatever you choose just make sure it’s fun. Noting like a pleasant smile, laugh, and being with people together.

happy, fun, amazing

The biggest mistake in my life? Chasing a living instead of living a life!

Get out and do something right now today. No time limits, no pressure, just get outside of where you are now. No money, no worries, go to a local park shoot some baskets. Play on the children’s playground.

Point is don’t say next week, tomorrow, or whatever excuse your head can put out. Fun is the call of the day!

Don’t wait for your life to happen, go make it happen!

Landlocked for Now

Landlocked in West Texas putting our expedition together. We have some good news that our friends in Honduras have agreed to host us for a short time. We’re going to trek into the jungle and see if we can’t capture some film of Panthers.

Exciting news. This part of our journey will be a massive leap out of my comfort zone. I have to overcome fears, like, bugs, snakes, and other creepy crawlies. Yes, I scream like a girl when confronted with creepy crawlies.

Today is also the first day of my diet. Need to trim off a few pounds and get into real shape. I would not be able to trek through a jungle this out of the way. So it’s time! Being here in the desert will allow me to train in pretty hot conditions. Also going to make some time to trek through the desert to confront some of my fears.

We’re working on what we could study here in the desert before we head out to the mountains in Colorado. Thinking we may do a little work with Roadrunners. The other morning I opened my door in my RV and right there next to my truck was a Roadrunner. That has to be a sign, right?

roadrunner, bird, birding

Currently, I’m talking with a sailing instructor in Seatle that seems very good. He has circumnavigated the world several times. Part of what I need to learn is open water sailing. So I have been searching for the right teacher for a couple of months. I love Seatle to it will be fun if this works out.

This amazing photo below was taken by Oliver Sjöström 

Oliver is an amazing photographer please check out his work: https://ollivves.com/

open water, sailing, boat

That’s the update for our expedition documentary. The title of our documentary is still up in the air. We have a ways to go and may go through several working titles. We started the Life Research Project, so that is a possibility.

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Learning to Live Outside Ourself, Being a Blessing

With all the political venom, with nothing but negative news filling our social media feeds, our news programs. It’s not a wonder we may struggle with depression or just WTF!

Life Research Project is my movement to find reasons to be a blessing on this earth. Many ways we can give back even in small ways that require no financial investment when family budgets are stretched beyond limits.

volunteer, hope, change

Becoming a blessing to those around us, to the environment has immeasurable grace. Giving in the face of adversity will change your state-of-mind. We all want to feel better, have fun, make a difference. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Pick up a pound of trash. We can all find a pound of litter to police up.
  2. Plant a tree. Preferably a fruit tree that folks could freely pick fruit from. Perhaps in an area where homeless people could get a piece of fruit.
  3. Start a Garden in an area where homeless folks are nearby. Allow anyone to pick from the garden.
  4. Visit a nursing home. Be company to someone lonely.
  5. Go to a hospital and merely pray in the Chapel for healing. Perhaps even pray with someone that is begging for a loved one.
  6. Volunteer, food pantry, Goodwill, Hospital, Nursing home, Boy’s & Girls Club, Animal Rescue Shelter, community center,  as you can see plenty to choose.
  7. Offer a bottle of water to a soul that is panhandling. Keep some bottled water in your vehicle. Instead of money offer a bottle of water. Say a prayer for God to protect the person you gave water.

Part of living life needs to be living outside our own needs. Even when you’re screaming, “what about me,” make it about helping someone. Stop! Listen to these words, being a blessing to others in the face of adversity.

When we can give even when we feel we have nothing to offer. Believe me when I say if you do this with an open heart. Sewing this seed can only bring a harvest beyond anything you imagined.

Feeling good helping others allows us to realize more can be achieved when we work together. If you planted a fruit tree that feeds hungry souls that may be hurting. How would you feel knowing that people did not go hungry at the moment they picked a piece of fruit from a tree you planted.

Doing good things, sewing seeds of peace, hope, love, and prosperity. You can’t help but feel love for yourself. Sometimes seeing more than just ourselves will actually heal our soul.

Pick one thing you can do this week to be a blessing to the world. I showed seven possible ways, you may have something else in mind. Do not do this and say to God okay; it’s your turn. Look beyond you!!!

Learn to be selfless, and in doing so, life will open up for you in ways never dreamt.

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