• RV Park Reviews

    Sparks Marina and RV Park – Sparks, NV

    We recently spent 2 nights at Sparks Marina and RV Park.  We had just left Esmeralda RV Park (to see our review on Esmeralda, click here) and were en-route to the coast of California.  The drive was totally doable in one day, but our reservations for California were not until the 2nd, so this looked like a good stopping point! Let’s review Sparks Marina and RV Park… Location: Sparks Marina and RV Park is situated just about 5 miles east of Reno, and about 430 miles northwest of Las Vegas.  It is off of I-80, in the town of Sparks. Getting to it was fairly easy.  The main road, Lincoln Way,…

  • RV Park Reviews

    Esmeralda RV Park in Dyer, Nevada

    I have decided to add a Review section to my blog, just for RV Parks.  I find it helpful to read reviews from other people that have stayed at parks we may be considering, and hopefully, others will find my reviews helpful as well.  I will base my review from facts about the park (hook up availability, price, etc.), as well as our experience and how that affects my opinion.  Keep in mind, our experience may not be the same as yours or that of someone else, so always take that into consideration when making your decisions.  I will always be fair in my reviews. That said, let’s review Esmeralda RV…

  • Food & Recipes

    Plant-Based Quinoa Cups

    Are you one of those people that make multiple batches of Quinoa at a time, so that you have left over for something else?  I am, and I am always on the look out for different ideas on how to use it!  This time, I had a breakfast idea for it, and it turned out so good, I wanted to share it! My recipe is completely plant-based, but feel free to not only switch it up using real eggs, but, you can even try different add-ins if you would like!  Quinoa is one of those foods, that can go with virtually anything you want to add! Ingredients for Plant-Based Quinoa…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Three Days In Dyer

      Leaving Las Vegas The days in Las Vegas had been long and hot. There was no escaping the heat, even with the air conditioners running and the shades pulled, the temperature in the RV hovered at a consistent 85 degrees.  Outside, it was around 115 degrees.  This was our third time staying here at the Famcamp at Nellis Air Force Base.  It was the second time that we had placed ourselves here in the early heat of summer.  Like last year, the time had come to look for a place in cooler temperatures.  The next time we stay here – it will NOT be in the summer months! Finding…

  • Adventures & Travel,  Something to Bark About

    Love Them, But Leave Them – The Burrowing Owl

    Owls come in all shapes and sizes, with about 19 different species of owls in the United States alone.  While some owls are able to adapt really well throughout the world, there are some species who are struggling to survive.  This post is about one of the species that is struggling – the Burrowing Owl. My first encounter with a Burrowing Owl was about three years ago when we first visited the Las Vegas area.  The owl was sitting in the gravel, in the middle of the day, as we walked past.  I’m not even sure how I noticed it, it sat so still and blended in with the surroundings. …

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    A Date For Horchata

    While Cinco De Mayo is certainly a good date for making Horchata – I am talking about the fruit date. Horchata (pronounced or-cha-ta), is typically a sweet, milky drink that was originally made from ground tiger nuts, and was very popular in Spain.  Most people however, are more familiar with the version made popular in Mexico, which is usually made from rice milk and LOTS of sugar! In recent years, Horchata has really caught on as a “trendy” drink, and you can find it everywhere from restaurants to coffee shops to cartons of it in grocery stores. It wasn’t until this past visit to New Mexico that I had actually had my very…

  • Something to Bark About

    The People We Meet

    We often run into people in our travels, that like to share their stories with us.  The other evening, as I was out walking, I came upon a fellow walker, who was also out enjoying the evening.  He had stopped to watch a couple of planes fly over, and it was at this time, that I caught up to him.  As we walked, he told me about where he and his wife had just travelled from, and where they were headed.  We walked for some time, as he told me about travels around the world that he and his wife had taken over the years.  He had retired from the…

  • Food & Recipes

    Hummus Where The Heart Is ❤️

    If you love hummus, but normally buy it, you are going to love this recipe!  It is so quick and easy to make – you more than likely have most of the ingredients already!  It tastes so much fresher than store bought, and it is also, so much cheaper! If you have never had hummus, then you should give it try! Hummus is a dip – or a spread – that is made from chick peas and tahini (made from toasted, ground sesame). Store bought brands of hummus can vary in their ingredients, as well as their nutritional value.  By making it at home, you know exactly what you are getting…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Old Town Mesilla – Las Cruces, New Mexico

    “…It’s downtown Old Mesilla, Friday night La Posta, with friends and margaritas…”                                                                                  -Bri Bagwell “Las Cruces”   It had been a long day of driving through the big state of Texas, so when we pulled into the rv park in Las Cruces, it was nice to know we could relax for a day. We got set up, and since it was supper time, decided to google a place to eat.  We…

  • Food & Recipes

    Kerry Apple Cake – A “Pinch Proof” Dessert

    “All living things, must be fed”                                                                -Irish Proverb   …And this Kerry Apple Cake is the perfect dessert to feed someone this St. Patrick’s Day! It is hard to find any real background on the origin of this cake, but, from what I have found, it seems to have originated in County Kerry Ireland. It was originally prepared and baked in a cast iron pot called a Bastible.  In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, bastibles were the primary cooking tool.  Most…