Surrounded by Airstreams!

CAMPGROUND: 2nd night at Minnesota Airstream Park
LOCATION: Clear Lake, Minnesota – about an hour west of Minneapolis
WEATHER: Very nice. Cool – high 75

Our Nova Scotia friends Jenny and Tony gave us some DVDs from an old Canadian TV series called “Corner Garage”, a comedy series about life in a rural Saskatchewan town (this after our travels through there earlier this summer). We have electricity here at this park, but not any decent TV reception. So, last evening we thought we would watch an episode or two of the show. George worked and worked, but could not get the DVD player going. We were so disappointed.

So, this morning, he spent about 5 hours, taking the DVD player out of its built-in container, and trying to figure out the problem. After a lot of frustration, he figured out the problem – poor connections, and fixed it. It must have come loose on one of the many bumpy roads we have traveled. So YAY – we can now watch the DVD!

We walked around the Airstream Park. It is interesting to see all the different models.

Flamingos are the symbol of Airstreams, so there are a lot of these pink guys around.

Many owners have obviously spent a lot of time gardening. The gazebos are all different types, too.

Later, we drove to the town of Big Lake (there are a lot of lakes around here) for some shopping and to try out a new brewery. This sounds like a broken record, doesn’t it?!

I spent some time figuring out our social calendar while we are in Rochester next week. If there are any blog readers out there who would like to get together, please write a comment on the blog or send me an email at to arrange a time. I would love to see you!

KARMEN’S KITCHEN TIP: As I always comment, I have limited cupboard space so have to think carefully about what kitchen items to take on the road. About 30 years ago, I bought this microwave cooker at a Pampered Chef party. I use it all the time! It has holes for steaming and draining on the top. For example, today for lunch I steamed some broccoli in it in the microwave, drained the water, returned the pot to the microwave with some cheddar cheese to melt, then added a can of soup – voila, lunch!

DINNER: A Mexican fiesta. We started with chips, salsa and margaritas. Then, dinner was a salad with chip crumbs as croutons. The main course was enchiladas. The evening cooled down enough to bake them in the oven. Muy delicioso!

We sat around the campfire and chatted with some fellow Airstreamers who dropped by. Then, we happily watched a few episodes of “Corner Gas”. Good laughs!

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