“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California for the holidays
Today is Sunday Football day
Football Sunday Update
This means Kevin watches football games and I occupy myself with my hobbies around the campground. Kevin likes to get the crockpot out and make us spaghetti during football day. We can divide the spaghetti into several meals and freeze them. I like to use them on travels days and whenever we need a quick meal.
Sunday hobbies for Janet
While Kevin watched the early LA Rams game I took a walk around the RV park. Then I read my book for book club, blogged, watched youtube videos and fed the birds so I can snap some close-up pictures of them.
Also, I looked at my ancestry paperwork trying to unlock the mystery of my grandfather Hollister. (my dad’s dad) I don’t have much information about him. I’m hoping to learn more about him when I visit Pennsylvania.
When it started raining, I played words with friends & watched Ghostbuster 1 with my hot chocolate in the back of the RV.
Evening Daily Life
We had spaghetti for dinner and banana cream 80 calorie greek yogurt with fruit on top for dessert. We walked the dog around the campground then watched The Walking Dead on tv. Thats it for today.
“Walking is a cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise.” – Annie Taylor
The American Flag & US Army Veteran Flag flying high at our campsite.
Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California for the holidays.
Kevin and I did a 4k around the campground for our morning walk. Our fellow campers were out walking their dogs, jogging and starting their day. I saw a hawk flying over the campground. He was a beauty.
The pool was refreshing today. Our fellow campers were friendly but not as talkative today at the pool. The jacuzzi was full so we passed on our spa time. There were several of us with pool noodles so one of the ladies joked that we should have pool noodle races. lol
I gathered more ingredients for my homemade product recipes at Super Target. The gathering of the ingredients has been a big process because the ingredients are in several different stores. I’m going to experiment with several homemade products.
I found the lavender essential oil and sweet almond nourishing oil on sale at Super Target. My heels are cracked so I placed 1/2 a lemon on each heel then covered my heels with socks for one hour. My heels feel softer but they still need some work.
Kevin and I walked our yorkie around the park. Then we watched tv and had our 80 calorie greek yogurt dessert with strawberries, blackberries and blueberries on top. I read, played friends with words and blogged before bed. Kevin read, played friends with words & played games on the computer before bed.
Lemon On Feet Video
#1 Favorite Homemade Product Recipes Website- Live Simply
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
Camping Life on Friday at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California
Today we got stuck in traffic driving to our eye appointments in Temecula, California. I forgot my sunglasses so the sun was right in my face most of the time. The traffic took so long to clear out we missed our Starbucks coffee time before our appointments. The horror!
We decided to treat ourselves to Red Robin for lunch since our Starbucks coffee time was canceled. The rest of the day we plan to read, blog, hang out at the pool, jacuzzi and campground.
The pool and jacuzzi were wonderful. We floated on our retirement noodles and had a great conversation with several interesting people at the pool. We met a man that traveled in the Oregon & Washington Thousand Trails this Summer just like we did. Also, a women that was just fun to talk to. Great Conversation! Great Pool Time!
For dinner, we had stir fry vegetables with shrimp. Also, corn steamed in the pressure cooker.
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, tree, people. I thought: this is what it is to be happy.” –unknown author
Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California near our family for the holidays
We picked up our general delivery mail today at the Sun City, California post office. Inside our mail was our absentee voter ballots from Texas. Kevin gets excited about voting. I do too. To make a difference in who will be in charge of our country is exciting. I urge everyone to vote. Make a difference!
Kevin needed to fix our rv flag pole so we drove over to the local Lowes. He bought a new battery operated drill for $50.00. I bought two useful herbs to replace my wilted ones on the kitchen counter.
We now have one spearmint herb for teas & mojitos and one cilantro herb for omelets & southwestern dishes.
I made homemade liquid hand soap. It feels soft on our hands but it has to be shaken each time we use it. I like it even if I need to shake it everytime I use it.
Kevin and I did a 5k volksmarch in Sun City, California today. The volksmarch is hosted by the Low Desert Roadrunners. Its a residential volksmarch. The houses were all immaculately mowed. The streets were clean. The residents friendly. Its a 5k or 10k volksmarch in a retirement community. The volksmarch is called Sun City Residential. I’m happy to be volksmarching again.
Our Volksmarching Adventures
Trumpeter Swan in Yellowstone National Park in 2015
Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee California
Kevin and I went on a 4k walk this morning, on the walk we tracked down a geocache in the field next to our campground. The geocache doesn’t have a lid so someone put the contents in a storage bag. It was a good find.🙂 On our walk, we saw a Red-tailed Hawk swoop down to the ground for some food. He came up empty.
Kevin and I went to see the movie The Accountant starring Ben Affleck. The movie kept my interest the whole time. I loved the action & the story line. It was worth the price of a movie ticket. I had my hair trimmed today at Great Clips. Kevin checked me in with the Great Clips app then I walked in. This app technology is great because I was first in line for my haircut. I like that my hair feels light after I get it trimmed. In the late afternoon, I read my book for book club and looked up all natural product recipes on the computer today.
Our daughter Katie came over after school for a visit. I’m thankful its convenient for her to stop by. Kevin brought the dog to the vet for Joey’s annual shots so I got to visit with Katie alone for a bit. Katie and I discussed our book for club book. We also made stir fry vegetables & shrimp together for dinner. Then we had a fruit yogurt dessert.
This is a picture of our time in Oregon. The water & greenery are peaceful to look at.
Kevin and I arrived in time for our nephew’s 1st birthday party. My brother’s daughter likes to plan parties. She organized a petting zoo, a nice size inflatable jumpy, pony rides, pumpkin patch, creative foods and great conversation at the party. I’m glad I went. Great People! Great Conversation!
Camping In One Place
On Monday I made smoothies for breakfast. Kevin put a turkey breast in the crock pot for dinner. He scheduled our yearly appointments. I made some future camping inquiries. I also ordered our mail, scheduled veterinarian and groomer appointments for our yorkie. I looked into the elks club expedited initiation at the Tucson Escapee Rally. We’re planning on joining the elks there. This is going to change our 2017 camping plans but its worth the change in our plans. I’m excited to become part of the elks organization.
I’ve become a fan of skinny girl drinks. Bevmo sells this product in Menifee California. I bought a skinny girl mojito mix and a skinny girl white cranberry cosmo mix. Kevin bought some Lagavulin scotch at a good price. We drove to Target. Kevin found an electric blanket to replace our broken one. I found the mint for my low point mojito at Target and priced the woks.
Katie and I enjoy making stir fry vegetables in a pan. My pan needs replacing with a real wok. I found a few woks but not the one that is right for me. Our daughter Katie came over after school. I enjoyed speaking with Katie. She is a gem. I’m hoping to do some hiking with her at Santa Rosa Plateau this holiday visit. We haven’t gone birding & hiking together in awhile.
Finley’s 1st birthday party video
Santa Rosa Plateau
Kevin and I met our daughter Katie at Burger Lounge. We haven’t seen her in months. She met us after work. Its such a joy to see her. She works as an LVN and goes to school to get her RN degree. We found a seat right away at the Burger Lounge. I was so excited to see her. Katie recommended the fresh root beer. I usually stay away from unhealthy sugar drinks but this time, I indulged and the fresh root beer was good. Kevin and I split the classic burger. We all shared the onion rings/fries. We had a good conversation with Katie. Kevin and I made plans to see her again.
Farmer Market Haul
One of our favorite places to visit while staying at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails is visiting the Old Town Temecula Farmers Market. Its one of the biggest farmers markets we’ve been to. We found corn, broccoli, potatoes, strawberries, blackberries, bell peppers, onions, smoked salmon, cilantro, tomatoes and spinach. I saw plants, cactus, soap, paintings, different foods, breads, hair bows, smoothies and woodworking. We’ve been steaming the veggies in our Pressure Cooker XL and using most of the fruits in yogurt deserts.
Hanging around our campsite
Mini Golf Course
Its nice to be back at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails. The park has made a few changes. My sister & her grandchildren came over to visit us at the campground. My great-niece and great-nephew assured me the playground is fun. We all tried out the mini golf course, pool, jacuzzi and playground. The family jacuzzi has been redone. The jets are strong and the new seating is comfortable. The mini golf course is cleaned and ready for kids and adult. The old dairy is gone. I’m looking forward to our holiday time here.
My Farmers Market list.