When I last blogged, we had QUITE the travel day adventure, but we made it to DELAWARE................the town of Delaware, OHIO that is!
We were supposed to stay in Plain City, but they called to cancel our reservation. Apparently they had to tow out a ton of the rigs staying there due to heavy rains.
Woah. Not cool. Glad they let us know!
We saw this on FB not long after.......
We got all set up, walked the our new rv park a bit and headed into town for dinner and groceries. MOD pizza was on our minds....
Proud of my little shoppers! They all menu planned with me as we drove and we headed to the store with 5 grocery lists and look, even smiles. :)
Our menu includes:
*BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, baked beans & veggies
*Steak, parsley garlic noodles & salad
*Roasted Red Pepper Sausage Rigatoni
*Cheeseburgers and sides
*Carne Asada tacos with pickled red onion & queso blanco cheese
*Hobo dinners (leftover hamburger patty, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, rosemary and organic mushroom soup as gravy) over the fire with s'mores cones for dessert
Mmm, some good eats this round!
The next morning we headed out for some play time on the RV playground, but first the kids had to get ready.
Love when these guys get creative. Cross Creek RV's pirate ship playground was the perfect inspiration for a day of fun!
That evening, we had class, which was so fun! No pics, of course, I was teaching, remember?! :) We have lots of new excited oilers in OHIO!!!!!
Speaking of oilers, we met the coolest couple on our trip to Hawaii this winter, we texted them to see if they were close by, and they were. Whoop whoop!
They graciously invited us to their farm for the evening. It was BEEEEEAUTIFUL!
They also have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, so everyone had a buddy to hang with, and got along so so well. Such a neat family dynamic in this home!
I really appreciated how the big boys, 17 & 15, stuck around and hung out with the kids and adults. That is highly unusual and a breath of fresh air, am I right?! Often the cool teens don't come home, or even if they are home, do not stick around to play or visit with everyone.
I am more determined than ever, to make sure we do this as our family grows up. It's so easy to accept teenager things as "normal" when really, it's simply a choice and upbringing.
Oh my goodness, the evening flew and it got SO late so fast! We had a heck of a time and literally talked non stop, like long lost friends catching up.
Talk about kindred spirits....God is so faithful to continue to connect us with the coolest families as we travel!
Thanks to Jim for snagging this fireside selfie of the whole gang before we left.....
It rained pretty much the ENTIRE NEXT DAY, but we played games, watched movies and when the clouds broke, quick rode a buggy around the RV park before it POURED AGAIN.
We have been doing this long enough, that we can handle rainy days like a champ! ;)
We headed to Plain City the next day for one more class with a new builder and friend, Bekah. Our business partners and friends, Matt & Liz, came too, so we could all connect as a team. I love that they are mobile now. They are the ones that bought our black and grey rv! :)
We drove by the RV park we were supposed to stay at in Plain City, on the way over, the muddy one from above? Yeah, check out these RUTS! So grateful we didn't try to stay here.
Our final day in the area, and guess where we are headed?
Back to our new friends Hicks' for a day of fishing, chilling and using their WIFI to get some work done......let's be honest, sometimes just one gathering isn't enough! :D
We wanted to provide a meal for them this go around, so HOBO dinners seemed like an easy choice for feeding a crowd that includes keto folks.
For ease, this is how we layer our HOBO dinners:
Already grilled and seasoned hamburger patties, cut up
Fingerling potatoes, thinly sliced
Onion, chopped or sliced thin
Seasonings, generously salt, pepper and garlic powder veggie layers
Organic mushroom soup spooned on top for "gravy"
Fresh rosemary sprigs, cut up
We tried our hand at a Keto dessert in the IP and it turned out SO good!
Mocha Chocolate Pudding Cake
Recipe and image from here: https://www.ruled.me/slow-cooker-mocha-pudding-cake/
We added cinnamon, yum. Extra real vanilla extract. 3 squirts of liquid stevia, instead of the mentioned powder stuff. And used the instant pot vs. the crock pot, which we do not travel with.
Non keto peeps can have it with ice cream, keto peeps can do whipped cream! SO fluffy and yummy!
Until next time, friends! May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and give you peace and abundant blessings for opening your home to us, not once, but TWICE in 3 days. Haha! :)
The next day was MOTHER's Day!
We all slept in until 10 am, oh man, we have to check out before 11. We quick made smoothies, listened to live church on facebook from Florida, and packed up to head out to Amish country!
More on that soon.....hope your weekend was WONDERFUL!