Frosty Morning View

Frosty Morning View
Fall Camping-Eagle Lake, California

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Must Have Coffee.......

When I was younger, I couldn't stand the smell or taste of coffee.

As I've gotten older, I realize the reason I couldn't stand coffee was the type of coffee my mom would buy. CHEAP!!!!!!

I haven't turned into quite the coffee snob my daughter is (if it's not Starbucks-she's not drinking it). 

But I do like to buy a good quality coffee, preferably beans, and then grind them.  Over the years, I've made coffee various ways.

The old fashioned perk, drip, french press and now I'm using a Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker.    

I even have my own little coffee maker for camping. A perk coffee pot that works on the campfire, our little Coleman gas stove or in the 5th wheel.  

It doesn't matter how I make my long as I have some decent coffee to begin with!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vroom, Vroom,Vroom.........

I know I've said it before....I'm a truck kinda person.

We've had our Dodge Ram since 1996, when we bought it new.

Over the years, we have hauled hay, horses and our quad. We've moved our daughter and son a few different times, and of course we have gone camping.

We've towed our pretty little Arctic Fox 5th wheel and our little '69 Terry travel trailer.

Every now and then we start looking at some of the best trucks for towing, but just kinda go into sticker shock when I see the price.

 So, we just keep fixing stuff on our truck.

Truth is, so far it's been pretty good. No major overhauls, just the minor maintenance stuff.

Which is pretty awesome considering we have over 200,000 miles on the engine.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snack Time......

Okay....I'll admit it. I love to snack on anything crunchy. And I'm not talking about celery or carrot sticks!!!!! 

I'm talking about chips, popcorn, pretzels......and I know that's not the way to lose weight!  Especially with the chips and pretzels. Too many calories and gluten.

So, I'm turning more and more to popcorn as my main snack.

Since I totally don't believe microwavable popcorn is at all healthy for you, I've been popping my own popcorn.

Right now, I use one of my heavy duty pans to pop the popcorn.

But have started looking for something better, and I totally want to add a campfire popper to my camp cook ware for camping.