Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some Questions Answered

Over the past few weeks, some of you have asked me some questions in your comments.  So, today I thought I would answer them.

Merikay wanted to see a picture of our camper.  Here we are parked at our current location.  We have a 2008 37 foot Jayco Designer 5th wheel with 4 slides and a 1999 2500 GMC pick up truck.  Our truck only has about 50,000 miles on it because we’ve only ever used it for towing.

RV & Truck at Astico Karen, or maybe it was Al, asked for the salmon patties recipe.

Golden Fried Salmon Patties

2 eggs

1 cup KELLOGG'S® Corn Flake Crumbs (divided)

1 can (15 1/2 oz.) salmon, drained, skinned, boned and flaked

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes

3 tablespoons finely chopped onion

1/4 cup milk

Oil or shortening (for frying) – I used olive oil

1. In medium mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly. Add 1/2 cup of the KELLOGG'S Corn Flake Crumbs and remaining ingredients except oil. Mix until thoroughly combined. Shape into 6 flat patties, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Coat with remaining 1/2 cup KELLOGG'S Corn Flake Crumbs.

2. In 12-inch fry pan, cook patties in small amount of oil about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with tartar sauce or lemon wedges.

This was just enough for one meal for the two of us.  I didn’t even use tartar sauce; they were great without anything on them.

Levonne wanted to know the location of the picture in the header of the blog labeled “Next Winter’s Dream Location”.  I have to admit I don’t know where it is.  I found it on the internet, and it looks exactly like someplace I’d like to be in winter.  We will be searching for spots like this.  When I find one, I’ll take a picture and use it as the header picture.

A few people commented on our plans for the winter, reminding us to slow down.  We fully plan to travel at a slower pace after this winter.  There are a few reasons why we are pushing it this winter.  First, we plan to play this winter; basically a long vacation.  After this winter, we’ll most likely be workamping in summer and winter and touring in spring and fall.  Second, we want to get to Colorado and Utah before it gets too cold.  Third, we are going to buy an annual National Park Pass.  Since so many of the national parks are located in the southwest, we’ll try to see many of them before we return to Wisconsin next summer.  Our boys tease me that they always need a vacation from my vacations because I tend to do power vacations.  I promise, I’m try to reform!

I also want to let you know that we have mastered Redbox movies.  Our first experience was not good, but they corrected the problem and didn’t charge us for the first movie.  We’ve also received codes for 2 free rentals.  This seems to be a great way to rent movies.  It will be interesting to see how many Redbox locations we encounter in our travels.  If they are readily available, we may cancel our Netflix subscription.  I do like the instant watch feature of Netflix, but with only 5 GB of data per month, we can’t be streaming video.  Hopefully, cell phone companies will be coming out with unlimited plans soon.

Today was the hottest day of the year.  The heat index is over 100 degrees and the dew point is 73.  I know it’s hotter in other parts of the country, but still!  We only have one air conditioner, and it has trouble keeping up on these really hot days.  We bought our camper off the dealer’s lot, so didn’t have the option of a second air conditioner.  This weather is a fluke for Wisconsin, so hopefully we won’t have this problem often.

Kevin is at the PGA Tournament at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin today.  A friend had a last minute extra ticket and invited Kevin.  What an opportunity!  I’ve been watching on TV.  There doesn’t appear to be much, if any, shade.  I hope he’s OK.  I’ll let you know how what he has to say about the whole experience.  That course looks like a nightmare to me :)

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!