THE JOURNEY - JUNE 2015 

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 THANKS FOR VISITING

Karen & Ron want to say "It's great to see you visiting our website and sharing our newsletter !!"

We want to welcome all our old friends and all our new friends.

We love to hear your stories and find out all about your favorite RV parks, campgrounds and places of interest.

Here are some tips for navigating the newsletter.

When there is a link away from the newsletter, it is always set up as a pop up page and so to get back to the newsletter, just close the page.

For the month of June we will be taking a trip to one of our favourite places in Canada....Prince Edward Island.


Our featured RV Park this month is Pine Hills RV Park, in Harrington, PEI, just outside Charlottetown.


Pine Hills RV Park has been in operation for 35 seasons with over 200 sites as well as Cottage and Trailer Rentals.

We stayed in this park when we did our cross Canada trip.


Karen's recipe for this month is Grilled Lobster Tail. If you are PEI you must try some of their lobster. It is the best there is.


Visit our RV News page as we have added another story to the line up. Good Sam releases its top ten dog friendly RV parks........RV NEWS


Visit our RV Forum and share your experience with others looking for information and answers to questions.       Click on ...............RV Forum


We have also added to our blog. You can follow us on the blog as I add new and interesting tidbits of info to the blog on a regular basis........JOIN US FOR A TRIP BLOG


We hope you enjoy this months information and we always welcome your comments and suggestions.


CONTESTS FOR JUNE

Help us to get more of your favorite RV Parks on our site. Send us your favorite park and you will be entered to win a free one year membership to the "PASSPORT AMERICA CLUB" which is a 50% discount club with parks all over North America.

Contest closes June 30, 2015

Click on the link to add your favorite park.......FAVORITE RV PARK


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and please stop in and pay them a visit when you are in the area.

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See you next month.

Karen & Ron


 

 THE YEAR OF DISCOVERY - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA

There are a wealth of activities to keep you busy or relaxed on Prince Edward Island. Sandy beaches, warm ocean water, lively fun parks, world famous golfing and an overall casual atmosphere make up your Island playground. Prince Edward Island seems to provide just the right magical mix of nostalgia and fun.


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FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH 

Pine Hills RV Park

Harrington, Prince Edward Island

 

 


 


 


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200 sites

134 Fully serviced sites 30/50 Amp

66  Water / Electric 15/20 Amp

Services

Dump Station.

Laundry mat.

Clean restrooms and free hot showers.


Swimming Pool.

Playground area

Volleyball Court

Basketball Net

Horseshoe Pit

Arcade Games

Pool Table

Daily Hayrides (Weather Permitting)

 

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 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Grilled Lobster Tail

Ingredients

Lemon-Red Fresno Butter:

 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 

1 teaspoon clover honey 

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 

3 red Fresno chiles, grilled, seeded and finely diced or any chili diced very small

Kosher salt and freshly grounded black pepper 

Grilled Lobster Tails: 

Kosher salt 

8 jumbo Maine lobster tails (8 to 10 ounces each) I get mine at Superstore when on sale

Canola oil, for brushing 

Freshly ground black pepper 

Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish 

Lemon zest, for garnish

Directions

For the lemon-red Fresno butter: Put the lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. 

Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in the honey. Let cool. 

Add the butter and zest to the reduced lemon juice and mix until smooth. Fold in the chiles and season with salt and pepper. 

The butter will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week. 

For the grilled lobster tails: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lobster tails and boil for 4 minutes. 

Remove and drain well. Split each lobster tail lengthwise down the underside with a heavy knife, taking care not to cut through the back shell, so that the lobster is still in one piece but the inside is exposed. 

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. 

Brush the lobster flesh with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tails flesh-side down on the grill and grill until slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip over, brush with a generous amount of lemon-red Fresno butter, and continue grilling until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes, brushing with butter throughout. 

Remove from the grill to a platter, flesh-side up. Top with a little more butter, some cilantro leaves and lemon zest. 








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TIP OF THE MONTH 

TV ANTENNA AND DISH SAFETY

If you use your TV antenna or dish and at times we all do there is a sure fire way to make sure you do not drive away with the antenna in the up position. I hang my motor home keys on the crank handle for the antenna and that way when we are ready to move it always reminds me to put the antenna down. I have seen a lot of RV's driving down the road with the antenna up because the owner forgot to put them down when they leave the park. I even saw one that took out some power lines on the way out of the park. Hang your keys on the crank handle and that will never happen to you.

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

PASSPORT AMERICA

PASSPORT AMERICA

Passport America invented the 50% Discount Camping Club in 1992 and has continued to improve on that great concept. Over 1900 campgrounds across the US, Canada, and Mexico are currently participating in the Passport America Program, with new parks joining daily. Although our concept has often been imitated Passport America is still the best value, lowest price, and the World's Largest network of Quality Campgrounds of its kind.


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 Don't forget to send us your favorite RV park and you could win a one year membership.

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 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

SANITIZE FRESH WATER TANK

Step 1: Gather all the tools, and supplies you will need to sanitize RV fresh water system. For an RV you need:

1 external water filter 

1 internal water filter 

Clorox® Regular-Bleach (non-scented and non-gel). Compute how much Clorox® you will need. You use 1 oz of Clorox® for every 8 gallons of water capacity in the fresh water tank.

1 funnel with a flexible clear hose and stopper 

1 water filter wrench (for the internal filter)

1 dab of petroleum jelly (for the O-ring on the water filter body)

1 Anode if you need it and the tools to remove it

 Step 2: Partially drain the fresh water tank to about ½ its capacity

Step 3: Prior to use, sanitize the funnel and hose with pure bleach. Let stand for 15 minutes, then discard the bleach in the funnel. Pour the Clorox® into the fresh water fill using the funnel with the flexible clear hose.

Step 4: Refill the fresh water tank until water starts coming out of the overflow hose or until you know it is full.

Step 5: Turn off the fresh water supply to the RV. Turn on your water pump so you will draw water from the fresh water tank.

Step 6: Open every faucet in the RV including the hot water faucet until you can smell Clorox®. When you can smell Clorox®, turn the faucets off. You might want to turn the power off to your hot water heater tank before you open the hot water faucets.

 Step 7: Turn on the fresh water supply to the RV and add a few more gallons of fresh water to your fresh water tank. Now the waiting begins. For best results, wait a minimum of 3 to 4 hours to sanitize RV water system. 

Step 8: After the proper waiting interval, drain the fresh water tank until empty and refill with fresh water until full.

Step 9: Turn off the fresh water supply to the RV and turn on your water pump. Start flushing the water lines by opening all the faucets. Leave them open until the smell of Clorox® has diminished. If after a few minutes, the Clorox® smell is still too strong then drain the fresh water tank again and repeat step 8 and 9.

If the Clorox® smell still persists then you will have to get more aggressive. One option is to remove the old internal filter and repeating steps 8 and 9. A second option is to flush the system with a vinegar solution of 1 quart,vinegar to 5 gallons of water then repeat step 8 and 9. 

Step 10: Turn off the water supply to the RV and remove the external filter, and replace with a new one. Make sure your water pump is off and replace the internal water filter with a fresh cartridge. Do not forget to dab a little petroleum jelly on the O-ring of the water filter body or you will have a hard time removing it next time you change the cartridge.

Step 11: I cannot go into much detail about flushing the hot water heater since there are so many different tanks and configurations however, see the brief overview below.

Turn power off to the hot water heater. Turn off the water to the RV and make sure your water pump is off. Open the relief valve on top of the water heater to expel any pressure in the hot water tank. Open the hot water heater tank drain valve and leave it open until all the water has drained out. Inspect and or replace the anode. Close the relief valve and the drain valve. Turn water to the RV back on again and refill the hot water heater. Check for leaks around the anode or the drain valve.

After you have refilled the hot water tank, make sure that all air is expelled from the hot water heater before you power it back up again or you will burn out the heating element. Do this by opening all the hot water faucets until no air comes out and I have a strong stream

 




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