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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Aiken State Park | CAMPGROUND REVIEW | South Carolina Parks - (Special Report)

New YouTube video! 🎥 "Black Friday" weekend gave us a chance to sleep off our Thanksgiving turkey-overdose over at Aiken State Park!  We spent a beautiful fall Saturday doing a thorough review of one of South Carolina's original state parks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.  Join us as we show you this lush, wooded remote camping destination that happens to be a stone's throw away from our home! (well, maybe two or three stone-throws away, but close enough...)
 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Mission 030 (Pt. 2) - SAVANNAH 6-Hour Walking Tour | River St. to Forsyth Park

Taking in one of America’s most beautiful cities in just six hours (or so) sounds like impossible task… and really, it IS impossible!  That didn’t stop us from giving it a try!  Of course, we only got a taste of what all Savannah has to offer, but we certainly enjoyed the taste we got.  Come along as we see the brand-new Plant Riverside District and the American Prohibition Museum, have lunch at Paula Deen’s famous “The Lady & Sons” restaurant, and visit the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist! 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Mission 030 - RV'ing Ft. McAllister State Park for Halloween 🎃

Halloween down on the Georgia coast! 👻  As we tend to do this time every year, we spend another All Hallows' Eve exploring a new camping destination.  This time around, we visited Fort McAllister State Park, a little south of Savannah.  With the lovely hiking trail along the marsh, the Spanish moss-draped campsites, and the site of some Civil War history all right there, the park turned out to be a great choice!  Watch as we show you how we spent just a part of our long weekend in this fantastic example of Georgia's state parks! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

RV Cooking Show! | More Crock Pot & Camper Oven Recipes! - (Special Report)

Jessie takes the spotlight in this video with another set of her RV kitchen-friendly, easy-fix meal ideas! Two of these three recipes are specifically meant for the Crock Pot, which any RV chef should like, and the other dish could be a perfect excuse to finally use your propane oven... assuming your camper has one, that is. 🤔 Take a look, and be prepared to have your appetites whetted!

Of course, the recipes are listed included here, so try 'em for yourself!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 1 doz. eggs 1 cup milk 2 lbs. hash brown potatoes (can use frozen, just increase cook time by 1 - 2 hours) 1 lb. bacon - cooked, drained, and cut into pieces or crumbles (can substitute sausage or ham) ½ cup onions - diced 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese ¼ tsp. dry mustard ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. pepper Preparation

Beat 12 eggs until well blended. Next, beat in milk and garlic powder, mustard, onion, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Set aside. Layer ⅓ of potatoes in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Next sprinkle ⅓ of the bacon, sausage, or ham. Top with one cup of cheese. Repeat this layering 2 more times to have a total of 3 layers, ending with cheese. Take your egg mixture and pour over the layers. For refrigerated hash browns, cook for 6-7 hours on low. For frozen hash browns, cook 7-8 hours on low or until eggs are set.

Jailhouse Rice

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 lb bulk sausage
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 large white onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of celery soup
2 cups long-grain white rice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, season beef and sausage with salt and pepper and brown until halfway cooked. Add onion and celery and continue cooking until meat is cooked through. In a medium bowl, whisk together soup and broth until smooth. Pour into skillet, add rice, and stir until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest, covered, for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Enjoy!

3-Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Ingredients
1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
One 1.25 oz. packet low-sodium taco seasoning
One 16 oz. jar of your favorite salsa

Preparation

Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Pour salsa on top. Cook on low (for 6 hours) or high (for 4 hours). Just before serving, use two forks to shred the chicken. Stir to evenly distribute salsa throughout the chicken. Serve immediately with desired toppings, such as tortillas or taco shells, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, black beans, corn, chopped avocados or guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce.


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Mission 029 - Hamilton Branch State Park | Smokey's Birthday Weekend!

South Carolina's Hamilton Branch State Park, located between the small towns of Modoc and Plum Branch, is a park we'd been meaning to visit for quite some time, and Smokey's birthday weekend was the perfect "excuse" to finally spend a three-day weekend there! Of course, as is usual for us, the rain had to put in an appearance... 🌧 Take a look as we show you around this lovely, heavily-forested park on the shores of Lake Thurmond, and you'll see why it's so very popular with Central Savannah River Area campers!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Mission 028 - Springfield CoE Campground | UPSTATE SC RV CAMPING | Anderson, SC

Is it possible to get a great campsite at the last minute? YES! A scheduling boo-boo caused us to lose a site we had booked elsewhere, but we lucked into finding an open spot at Springfield Corps of Engineers Campground for the weekend. Booked on a Monday, and camping there the following Friday! Springfield sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell near Anderson, SC, and is a great spot for boaters, skiers and fisher-people… none of which we did! So what DID we do? Well, watch the video!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Mission 027 - Magnolia Springs State Park | Summertime RV CAMPING in Georgia!

Summer in Central Georgia! Magnolia Springs State Park outside of Millen, Georgia was our first camping trip of the summer, and what a great discovery it was! This quaint little state park is known for some lovely hiking trails with lots of opportunities to see alligators and turtles sunning themselves along the waters flowing from the natural springs. See for yourself as we find yet another quiet, off-the-beaten-path campground not too far from home!