The last weekend in April always brings a weekend full of
family friendly fun and fishing! Trout fishing at its finest if you ask any of
the kids at our local Lake Wilderness that night.
Lake Wilderness is an easy 30 minutes East from our office. The afternoon brought campers into the park to set up camp and to get their tackle ready for the trout derby that started at midnight.
Anglers get to launch out at midnight and fish until noon the next day. Local chambers and rotary clubs sponsor the annual event and give families a great night full of fishing, camping and fun including outdoor movies, games, camp fires, concessions, prizes and a fisherman’s breakfast the next morning.
This weekend, Seattle celebrates the Opening Day of Boating Season!
From its earliest days Seattle has celebrated important occasions with water festivities. The opening day on the Montlake Cut began in 1920 and has been celebrated the first Saturday in May and is steeped in tradition with kicking off the parade with the blast of a cannon and the raising of the Montlake Bridge. Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day has become the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, Spring and the opening of boating season. Participating yachts will be decorated to illustrate this year’s theme for Opening Day, “Boating Through the Decades”.
Take advantage of our local celebrations with our On The Water Sale. Take 20% off all Boat and Fish items with discount code: OnTheWater at checkout.
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Source: Seattle Yacht Club, Pixabay, Voice of Maple Valley
Autumn is bringing the colors here in our beautiful Washington State after one HOT Summer and we are finally seeing dipping temperatures that are a welcomed forecast around here. It seems like we celebrate the coming of this season earlier and earlier every year. So if you’re not kicking off Fall now because you did so earlier in September, (you’re not alone) what are some fun ways to celebrate this popular season?
Some of the best sights for Fall colors come right outside your car door. Especially if you live on the East Coast. Rolling fields on fire with Autumnal (said in your best Martha Stewart voice) colors. We have excellent views here in the Pacific Northwest, but if you’re looking for show-stopping colors, best to head East.
Nothing is more comforting than a warm cup of soup in a crisp fall day. Over at All Recipes, the most popular Butternut Squash Soup is this one with this easy to make recipe: Ingredients:
6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons margarine
6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
3 cups water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through. Do not allow to boil.
One of my personal favorites is crafting with what Fall has to offer:
On my first walk with my daughter, I picked up leaves along the way from various trees with various colors. I brought them home and pressed them in a book between sheets of waxed paper. After 3 days I took them out and dipped them in beeswax and let them dry. Well, my daughter just turned 5 and those leaves have hung in our home every Fall since in my windows. It’s a cheap way to preserve memories and a fun story to tell house guests on where the leaves came from.
Another way is to plant Chinese or Japanese Lanterns to showcase the mystical Fall plant. They grow in stages and even fade away to intricate veined cages in the Spring that shows off the plant’s red fruit.
I am always saying “Grab my camera!” Fall is one of the best times of year to get the kids outside for some fun photography. Golden light comes earlier and kids are always down for a run or jump through the fall leaves.
And our last favorite for planning an Autumn Adventure is to visit your local pumpkin patch!
The sights are many and also fleeting as the temperature gets colder so enjoy them while you can. Go “grab your camera” and get outdoors!
Enjoy the weekend.
We are celebrating our national park’s centennial this year with 20% OFF our Limited Edition RV collection,designed from the colors found in your favorite places to visit on the road! Our Silver Sage collection this year is made of our durable and light weight PermaPRO™ ripstop fabric that repels water and protects against dirt and sun damage backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Our national parks tell distinctly American stories. Whether they inspire you to marvel at the grand vistas, travel along scenic waterways and winding paths, or visit historic buildings and homes, discovery and exploration awaits. There are 84 million acres of iconic, treasured and sacred places protected in America’s over 400 national parks – and it all belongs to us.
If you ask Go RVing what they say their favorite thing is: it’s to simply GO!
Go: with kids, comfortably, pet-friendly, whenever, affordably, leisurely, tailgating, off-roading, seasonally, biking, with ease, outdoor cooking, fishing and hunting, for snow, sight-seeing, city slicking or stargazing! These beautiful parks are all around us, whether in a 31 footer or simply in your hybrid, a park to see and enjoy really is right in your neck of the woods! Check out where to find one FindYourPark.com and check out the stunning stamp series launched this year that reminds us how amazing America’s Outdoors really is!
We hope you’ll take part in celebrating this year and get outdoors with friends and family. Go see, experience and enjoy and end your trip with our Limited Edition RV Covers – inspired from our parks.
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