We’ve been here @ Van Riper State Park one week now and we’re ready for tomorrows “Road Day”. Nice park but it has rained everyday we’ve been here along with a cool front that has made it difficult to get out and venture around. We drove into Marquette (25 miles away) out of necessity, to Wal-Mart on Monday to restock supplies.
This morning for something to do, I disassembled our imitation fireplace so we could clean it. Carol and I were sitting watching TV last night and noticed the front glass had smudges and then noticed how the imitation logs looked a little different.
Sophie and Joe relaxing by the fire.
To our amazement, it was covered in dust on the inside. We’d assumed since it was enclosed, that dust wouldn’t collect there. The logs were almost white and a lot of the detail of the glowing logs had disappeared. We came to the conclusion that it happened over such a long period of time that we just failed to notice it before. Don’t get me wrong, and I don’t want to get myself in hot water here, Carol is a great housekeeper and I try to always lend a helping hand (moving the furniture, pulling on the vacuum hose, cleaning windows). After we were finished cleaning and I had it all put back together, we just stood there staring at it with amazement. It was like we had a brand new fireplace.
Carol fixed dinner last night using two recipes she’d gotten off of the Today Show. Both dishes turned out really good and was very easy to prepare.
Bacon-wrapped Pork Tenderloin
with Roasted Pineapple
I have added them to our “RVing Recipes” page so they can be viewed and downloaded from our “Google Documents” page in case any of you are interested.
We spent the afternoon up on the roof of our 5th wheel sweeping it off. The campsite we have is right under a tree with some sort of berries. There were 1000’s of them and they left a small stain wherever they landed. That will be our next project when we get to a place that allows washing the rig, scrubbing the roof and trying to get it white again.