RV Education 101 e-book series
- "The Original Checklist for RVers"
- "The RV Book"
- "RV Campground Basics"
- "101 Tips for RVers"
- "RV Care and Maintenance"
- "Insiders Guide to Buying an RV"
- "Winterizing & Storing your RV"
- "RV Awning Use & Care"
- "Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance"
- "RV Buyers Survival Guide"
- "Complete Guide To: RV Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing"
- "Pop-Up Basics 101"
- "Dinghy Towing"
Three and one half years ago Ray and Anne Burr sold their home in Victoria, British Columbia, and bought a brand new fifth wheel trailer. They set off on an amazing one-year journey traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. About three months into it, they knew this was the life for them and became full timers traveling south in the winters and retreating to the north for the summers. They regularly update their blogsite of their travels and adventures.
A few weeks ago I entered a give-away that my new friend, Kamira was sponsoring on both her blog, (ImpurrfectLife.com) and on Facebook. It is this darling mug that is an original design, created by Kamira herself!
Acai Berry Tree
We have the Brazilians to thank for introducing the world to acai berries. Acai, pronounced (a-sa-EE) are nutritious berries that grow on a species of palm trees in Central and South America. They're a deep purple color and are best enjoyed as a frozen puree. It was in Brazil where the delicious "acai bowl" was created in the 1990's and enjoyed by Brazilian surfers. The recipe for "acai bowl" soon made it to Southern California where it became a smashing hit. No matter where you live in the world, once you try an "acai bowl" you'll be hooked on this good for you meal that's loaded with antioxidants, and vitamins. An "acai bowl" is vegan and tastes terrific.
ACAI BOWL RECIPE
Sambazon is a big producer of pure unsweetened superfruit acai packs. These packs are often found in the freezer section of grocery stores and supermarkets.
Acai Bowl Mixture
2 packs of Sambazon Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Packs
1/2 a banana
1 cup of cashew or coconut milk
1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
Blend the above ingredients in a blender and pour the thickened mixture into a bowl. You can also mix in two tablespoons of almond butter or peanut butter for added flavor.
Acai Bowl Toppings
sliced kiwi fruit
You can top your acai bowl with all of the above toppings or choose a few of your favorites.
You'll enjoy every spoonful of your ACAI BOWL
(image)About The Fit RV
If you’re seeking a cure for cabin fever, with warmer weather finally returning after months of torpor-inducing cold and gray, a bicycle and a trail just might be the perfect prescription.
Lake Superior, in Marquette County. (DNR photos)
shore of Lake Huron from Rogers City through Hoeft State
Park and to 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Mountain bikers have some options when it comes to what type of riding experience they’re looking for.
(image)Many state parks and recreation areas, including Porcupine
Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon and Gogebic
counties, feature mountain biking trails.
Michigan state parks and recreation areas, including this
one in Belle Isle Park.
Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, the longest
state-designated trail in the nation
at more than 2,000 miles long.
the northern Lower Peninsula
(image)Michigan’s trails offer many spectacular sights – like this
view over Lake Michigan from the Little Traverse Wheelway,
running from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs in the
northwestern Lower Peninsula.
are NOT biological, and
they don't have to be female.
Whomever or whatever it is
that you "mother" unconditionally,
YOU matter, YOU rock
We salute you and thank you!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.
Hi Kitties! It's Cody taking over the blog today!
If you are a regular around here you will remember that back in March I meowed about some new food from my pals at Rachael Ray Nutrish, it is Indoor Complete Super Premium Food for Cats, Chicken with Lentils and Salmon recipe. I cannot believe I have been eating this deliciousness for almost two months now! (Yes, I had been eating Nutrish prior to that, but I didn't try Indoor Complete until March.)
Some people think that because I am an indoor kitty my life is lacking. Well, I am here to tell you that it most definitely is NOT! I have plenty of places to sleep, ample places to hide, TONS of toys, a Sheltie brother to play with and a Mom and Dad that think the world of me!
I don't have coyotes (who happen to be in our area), coming after me, and I have no worries about cars and other outside dangers.
I don't think I am missing a thing by being an Indoor kitty, allow me to give you a peek into my day.
At approximately 3am I begin jumping on Dad's face wanting some of my yummy Nutrish. Now, if Mom is sleeping like a log, Dad will relent and get up and give it to me. If Mom wakes up, "fuhget about it!" She has the complete NERVE to close the bedroom door, right in my ADORABLE face!! Do you believe it? The NERVE of her! I was beyond incredulous the first time THAT happened! I just plant myself outside the door and wait until my Dad comes out. While waiting I sometimes become sleepy, then I begin to dream about the moment I can dig into my food. Below is just one portion of my wonderful dream.
I also begin to think about all of the reasons why I love my Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils and Salmon recipe so much
Real U.S. farm-raised chicken is always the
#1 ingredient, plus real salmon.
Lentils are naturally rich in fiber and
protein and low in fat. They help support healthy metabolism and optimal body
Dandelion greens & pumpkin are
nutrient and fiber rich. Dandelion greens also contain natural prebiotics to
aid in healthy digestion.
Cranberries & blueberries are
antioxidant-rich fruits that are great sources of essential vitamins and
minerals, like Vitamin C, to help support a healthy immune system.
Safely USA cooked with the world’s best
No ground corn, wheat, soy or poultry
Intended for adult cats only (1 year or
Mom and Dad have noticed that I seem to have much more energy since I have been eating Indoor Complete. I will come flying over the baby gate to cause trouble play with my Sheltie brother, and I will get the "zoomies" much more than I used to! I usually eat my Indoor Complete traditionally in my bowl.
Other times, Mom will put my Indoor Complete in my treat dispenser and I will have a blast. Then, the other day when I had finished my first bag of Indoor Complete, Mom gave me the bag (under CLOSE SUPERVISION, KITTIES TELL YOUR HUMANS TO NEVER, EVER LEAVE YOU ALONE WITH AN OPEN BAG OF FOOD!) and let me go to town. I began pushing it across the floor:
And I even began to wrestle it!
After a good game of (let's go to the WRONG end of the bag and try and get some food out of it) Mom and I settled down to try out the NEW NUTRISH MOJI'S APP!!! Oh kitties is it ever FUN!!!! It is available for download on iOS and android and
users can upload a picture of their pet and turn it into a custom sticker: http://apps.swyftmedia.com/nutrishMojis
If you notice above on the left, that is the home page of the app. You put your paw (or your human's finger) on that button and it will open the app! All your human has to do (because our paws are too big to manage it), is trace a photo of you with their finger and then they can make some super pawesome stickers that you see above to the right, and down below. (If MY Mom can do this,, ANYONE CAN!!) The stickers above to the right are actually separate stickers, but Mom combined them for the collage. The same with the stickers below.
These are actually three separate stickers that Mom made into a collage. As you can see they have some adorable ones to play with, (my kiss-up Sheltie brother got into the act too!!) They are SOOO much fun and you can share them on Instagram and your other social channels! By the way kitties, if you aren't already, be sure to follow NUTRISH on Instagram (@Nutrish and follow Mom too @catanddogcaren )
In between my meals I try to think of the kitties and other animals who are less fortunate than I am. One of many, many reasons that I love the peeps at Nutrish and especially Rachael Ray is:
Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.
Thank you Rachael Ray Nutrish for caring so much about all of the animals, but especially all of us kitties!!!!
After all of that playing and eating, it is time for me to start thinking about lunch and dinner...I suggest you start thinking about it too!
INDOOR KITTIES! TELL YOUR HUMAN TO GO TO THE STORE NOW AND GET SOME RACHAEL RAY NUTRISH, INDOOR COMPLETE!Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils& Salmon Recipe is a natural food for cats with added vitamins, minerals & taurine. This recipe contains a real superfood blend to meet the complete needs of your adult indoor cat and is available right where you shop for your family’s groceries!!(image)This is OUR actual bag in our shopping cart
that my Mom BOUGHT with her OWN MONEY!!!Kitties!! Guess what? We have a give-away!!! Our incredibly pawesome furiends at Nutrish are going to send FIVE PEOPLE (who reside in the U.S. and who are age 18 and over) a coupon for a free bag of Indoor Complete Chicken With Lentils & Salmon Recipe. Entering is super easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter below, good luck!
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On this week's program (#2017-10), Rollin' On TV checks out the Earth Cruiser, an Xtreme RV designed and built for serious off-the-road adventure. Then Jeff Johnston shows us some space-saving kitchen ware that may just solve some of your kitchen storage space problems. And Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 give us their 10 tips of things you can do ahead of time to make getting off on your next RV trip a lot easier.
We will never, ever meet another kitty with the mad mouse hunting skills and mad selfie skills that Flynn had.
We know that Eric greeted you with open paws, the litter mates are now reunited. Now sweetest Flynn, you won't have to take those mouse hunting adventures alone. The Master Hunters are reunited for eternity.
You left many with broken hearts here on Earth because we will miss you so. We ache for your dear, dear Mama and most incredible Daddy. Oh they love you so Flynn and always will.
We pray for strength for them in this most difficult time and send them much love and our deepest sympathy.
You fought a good fight Flynn, you were so strong. To us, you were another kitty who was a constant in the ever-changing world of cat blogging. You will be immensely missed and ALWAYS deeply deeply loved.
Cody and Caren
We know many of you have already done posts and visited Flynn's blog. For those who haven't visited and would like to, you can do so here.
Ok, so that was kind of mean of me to use Cody in photos for today, which is "Pig In A Blanket Day."
Animal Hearted Apparel has sponsored this post, both in product and monetary compensation, but all opinions are my own.
- Guinea Pigs
- Bird Breeds
- Dog Breeds
- Cat Breeds
- Goat Breeds
- Horse Breeds
- Rabbit Breeds
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Camping is certainly one of summer’s most beloved activities, yet venturing into nature can have its dangers when it involves coming into contact with harmful insects and company. To keep this pastime an enjoyable one, Bug Busters, a pest control company with several locations in the southeast U.S., reminds camping enthusiasts to implement proper precautions when taking on the great outdoors.
“Appreciating nature is part of the camping experience, but admiring it in a safe and responsible way is best for a more enjoyable camping trip,” says Bug Busters Chief Operating Officer Court Parker. “Coming into direct contact with certain insects and wildlife has its risks. Mosquitoes and ticks, for example, are vector pests that feed on blood and can transmit serious illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Fever through their bites. And, wildlife could become aggressive if they feel threatened, while animals such as raccoons and bats could be potential carriers of rabies. The best bet is to avoid contact with these animals as much as possible.”
- Ahead of camping, apply insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient such as DEET or Picaridin, and repeat applications according to the product label.
- Wear long sleeves, pants, socks and closed toe shoes to help avoid mosquito and tick bites. Choose light colored clothing that makes it easier to spot ticks and other insects. Do a thorough check after hiking in woods or tall grasses.
- Yellowjackets and other stinging insects are attracted to fragrances from shampoo, perfume and candles — not to mention food and drink. Avoid using scented items and pour beverages into clear plastic cups rather than drinking from cans.
- Prior to camping, check tent materials and repair any holes that can serve as points of entry. Keep tents closed at all times unless going in or out.
- Keep all food and beverages packed in secure coolers and containers. Seal utensils and dishware immediately after use.
- Dispose of beverage bottles and cans in tightly closed garbage receptacles. Keep garbage containers sealed and away from the sleeping grounds.
- Do not attempt to feed, lure or pet wild animals.
We are happy to be a part of a fun blogging event that was created by our friends over at A Tonk's Tail. It is a weekly photohunt. There is no pressure to participate, just jump in whenever you are able as we are doing this week! You can post on any social media channel that you wish, there is ZERO pressure (which is something WE LOVE!!)
This week the theme is:
The photo below is an old one, but Mom loves it because it shows you my beautiful white Whiskers!!!
If you participate in this photohunt be sure to tag #PMTphotohunt and @tonkstail
On this week's program (#2017-09), Rollin' On TV heads to Ann Arbor, Mich., to visit Thetford Corp. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Thetford makes a lot of RV related products, including Aqua-Kem. It’s been the No. 1-selling holding tank deodorant of all time as well as America’s most trusted holding tank deodorant.
Also, Jeff Johnston checks out the Jayco Melbourne Class C motorhome. This smaller size class C is one of the hottest-selling categories of motorhomes on the market, and Jeff takes the Melbourne out for a few days for one of his real-life reviews. He soon finds out why this new size motorhome is so popular.
And you don’t have to be a seasoned RVer to know the name Airstream. Airstream trailers, even used ones, are in high demand, which explains why affording an Airstream isn’t in everyone’s budget. But even if you can’t afford one, that doesn’t preclude you from enjoying a fun-filled Airstream vacation with Airstream-2-Go.
On this week's program (#2017-11), Rollin' On TV checks out the Jayco Jay Feather Hybrid. Also, a great place to visit when RVing in Hawaii is the Mahana Brewery, definitely a refreshing stop. And Mark & Dawn Polk of RV Education 101 show us the top 7 consumable items you should have in your RV.
In 2015, Joe and Kait Russo quit their jobs, sold their home, and got rid of most of their possessions to live their dream – travel and work for themselves. Together with their rescue dog, Leo, the Russos are traveling all across North America seeking adventure. Their rig is a 2015 Newmar Bay Star, a gas motorhome coming in just shy of 30 feet. Visit their website for tons of more information about the Russos and their travels. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel, where they have videos on RVing, Living Life on Your Terms, Following their Adventure, and more, plus they're on Twitter and Facebook. You can also help support them via their Patreon site.
Hi all! The other day Mom and I were reading a blog that we follow:
You DO see that familiar kitty, right?
Well, you may also want to look at the list of the peeps who sent in photos:
A Dog’s Life? (Stories of Me and Him)-Pet parent to Ray
Dakota’s Den-Pet parent to Dakota and Cody
Travels With Choppy-Pet parent to Choppy and Schooner
Jeanne Owens, Author-Pet parent to Cinnamon and Shadow
He Hath Said-Pet parent to Lucy
InkGirlWords-Pet parent to Laurie
Shepherding All God’s Creatures-Pet parent to Rosie
Ok, you saw the list, right? You DO see someone's blog who is missing, right? You don't? Well, a certain Sheltie and HIS blog were mentioned, me? Just my name.......and TO THINK THAT A CAT WROTE THAT POST TOO!!! And.....Dakota is NOT MY PARENT!!! Geeze..................
Well, I'll be.............
Sometimes ya just gotta take matters into your OWN PAWS............
The new RV Tow Check iOS version is exceptionally better than the web-based app that required internet access to use. RV Tow Check is the only app of its kind that provides realistic vehicle towing capacity for conventional and fifth wheel trailers simultaneously. RV Tow Check complies with the SAE J2807 guidelines and the vehicle manufacturers owner’s manual instructions. RV Tow Check is the only app that provides users an interactive feature that allows them to select various pin or tongue weight percentages and view instant maximum towing capacity results.
RV Tow check is a dedicated “Before You Buy RV” tool that assists buyers and dealers with discovering what a tow vehicle’s realistic towing capacity is and ensures the RV trailer’s gross vehicle weight rating will not exceed the tow vehicle’s weight safety ratings, Gray said. However, Gray noted, a calculator is only as accurate as the weight information entered into it.
Gray states that this new app has a unique feature providing two modes of operation, beginner, and expert.
First-time users selecting the beginner mode will be able to view instructions and need-to-know information on each weight entry page to help them through the four required entries, and optional entries, Gray said.
Gray states that when first time users have mastered the app, they can switch to expert mode. The app used in expert mode provides a streamlined single page of weight entries and the realistic vehicle towing capacities results without all the instructions.
“I hope to follow-up with providing the Android version of RV Tow Check in two to three months,” Gray said.
Located at FifthWheelStreet.com, Gray said it continues to be one of the fastest growing self-help RV safety websites. It was founded in April 2011 to promote towing safety by providing tow ratings, simplified weighing worksheets, web-based, and mobile app calculators as well as essential articles, videos, and safety information to assist all who tow fifth wheel, gooseneck, and conventional trailers.
Today is a super special day! Now I know that many kitties and woofies cringe when they hear the word "V-E-T", but I gotta tell ya, we would be in deep cat litter if we didn't have a good Veterinarian! Dakota and I are blessed to have one of the best! Today is World Veterinary Day a day when I can give my Vet and his associates a high-paw and tell them all how much I love them!
Before DePorre moved into their "new digs!!"
And before Dr.Lewis had his beard!