This past year since we have owned the Spicy Sprinter things have not go quite the way I had envisioned. We had some wonderful trips during the Summer and the Fall but the dream of escaping to the warmer parts of the country for a winter trip rapidly dissolved. You know the old saying, “Life gets in the way”. Well it does. I made a … Continue reading It’s Tougher to Vacation Than You Think.
We took a ride down Phantom Canyon Road the other day. It’s just south of Mueller State Park, CO. Head south on 67 through Cripple Creek (if gambling is your thing – this is the place). Continue on through the cute town of Victor. It has number of really cool buildings, including the old assay office from the gold rush era. Unfortunately as with most … Continue reading What a Ride!
Stopped for breakfast in Fort Morgan, CO . We found a Diner that was both cute and delicious right on 34 & Main, called Tailpipes and T-bones. It’s housed in an old gas station. The big doors open to let the morning breeze in. Better than average food. Interesting decor. And the bathrooms? You guessed it- gas station bathrooms (only cleaner)! Continue reading Great little eat’n place
I made some delicious brownies over the campfire last night. I did a little cheat- started with a box of Pillsbury Gluten free mix . I followed the mixing directions, switching butter for the recommended oil. I then poured the batter into a buttered Dutch oven. Here’s where I elevated these brownie (no not with legal pot from Colorado) with peanut butter. I dropped tablespoons … Continue reading Campfire Brownies
Bacon is a requirement in our house. It’s actually the meat that enticed me out of a decade plus of vegetarianism. We love bacon! So of course we must have bacon when we travel. It can be messy though. The packaging itself can be a mess once it’s open. Grease splatters on the camp stove. Then dealing with the bacon grease is a chore. The … Continue reading Bacon for the Road
As we log more trips in the Spicy Sprinter we are narrowing the time it takes to ready for the trip. Preparing food is probably our most lengthy chore. We gladly cook, bake, freeze and pack in order to enjoy wholesome food on the road. I don’t like leave our grocery choices to chance, in that smaller towns might not offer a variety. We also … Continue reading Readying for the Road
My first discovery about blog posting while traveling is that internet service is not always available. While camping at the Mississippi Palisades earlier this month, the State Park did not offer wifi, which is to be expected. But what was unexpected is that my cel phone service was non existent for about 30 miles outside of the park. This week, the City Park up in … Continue reading 2 realizations about blogging while traveling.
What is more summer than Peach Cobbler baked on an open campfire? Not much. Mmmm, that sweet, “perfumy”, juicy fruit. A perfectly ripened Peach is devine. That is why after chasing the “tree ripened peaches” sign by sign. Turn by turn. About 5 miles up the road, I wasn’t disappointed to find that the peaches for sale where actually imported from Colorado and not at … Continue reading Campfire Peach Cobbler
Looking for a place to eat breakfast or lunch around Horicon was a little tricky. We could head north through Mayville and Kekoskee or take the southern route through the town of Horicon both points unknown. Yelp was our source for suggestions. The Cooper Shop saloon in Kekoskee got pretty good reviews, citing good food and a pretty view. It was a great pick. The … Continue reading Good Eats Good View
In all my visits to the beautiful state of Wisconsin, I can’t believe I had never been to the Horicon Marsh area. 33000 acres of marshlands, 22000 dedicated as refuge for migratory birds. Our friend Larry has told us if it’s wonderment numerous times, so there really is no good excuse. We are very glad we took the time. We spent two nights in a … Continue reading Cruisin’ around the Horicon Marsh.