Visit Zephyr Cove RV & Campground

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Zephyr Cove RV & Campground is located along the south shore of Lake Tahoe. This is a choice location due to the spectacular natural beauty that the south shore boasts, making the campground a favorite place for people who love to explore the outdoors in their RV.

The campground itself offers resort-style amenities and comforts within the setting of Lake Tahoe, making it a perfect choice to base your Lake Tahoe adventures from.

Staying at the campground offers campers access to a restaurant, private beach front, lake cruises, horseback riding, marina boat rentals, and gift shop.

RVers will enjoy the RV sites, of which there are 93 (all recently redesigned and refurbished). A select few actually have lake views, but you’ll need to call ahead to reserve one of these as they go fast. All accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet long, have hookups for water, sewer, and 30/50 electrical, cable TV lines, a picnic table, a fire ring, and some sites also provide room for an off-pavement tent.

Pets are allowed so long as they are always on a leash or tied up when outside, though they cannot go to the Zephyr Cove Beach.

If your rig is over 40 feet long, there are a number of campsites that can accommodate you, but you should call ahead to confirm that there’s one available.

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Slow Cooker Lo Mein

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If you need an easy, filling, and healthy meal when you’re on the road, try this slow cooker Lo Mein. Not only is it easy to cook (just prep the ingredients and allow your slow cooker to do the work for you), but it’s easy to clean up as well.

Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 (5-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 pound spaghetti

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste), or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

  1. Line a slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup. Open slow cooker liner and place it inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, sambal oelek, oyster sauce, ginger and sesame oil in the slow cooker. Add pork shoulder, then cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices. Stir in broccoli, carrots, celery, snow peas and chestnuts. Cover and cook on high heat for 15-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Serve pasta immediately, topped with pork mixture.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Road!

Sliced Corned Beef

You don’t have to put your St. Patrick’s Day traditions on hold just because you’re traveling in your RV this spring. Instead, try cooking these mouthwatering St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dessert recipes to celebrate the holiday inside your RV. Once you taste these mouthwatering Irish dishes, you’ll probably want to make celebrating St. Patty’s Day on the road an annual tradition.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

What you’ll need:

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 5 carrots (peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • 1 large head cabbage (cut into wedges)
  • 10 small red potatoes

Cooking instructions:

  1. Place the corned beef in a large Dutch oven or large stockpot. Cover the beef with water, then add the spice packet.
  2. Let the beef simmer until tender or for 50 minutes per pound. Add the whole potatoes and carrots to the mixture. Cook until the vegetables are tender, then add the cabbage and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove the meat and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Place the vegetables in a bowl and cover them to retain the heat. Add some of the cooking liquid from the broth to the vegetables.
  4. Slice the meat across the grain and serve hot with vegetables.

Irish Potato Candy

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 package cream cheese (8 ounces)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together in a medium bowl, then beat in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Mix in the coconut.
  2. Roll the batter into potato shapes, then roll them in the cinnamon.
  3. Place the potato-shaped balls on a cookie sheet and chill them until set.
  4. Roll them in the cinnamon one more time and serve.

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Where the Wild Flowers Are

Wildflowers in Anza Borrego Desert

Spring means the return of warmer weather and the awakening of dormant greenery. Wild flowers are in full bloom during this season across the country. From patches along the highway to national parks filled with fields of fresh flowers, here’s where you can get your color fix over the next few months.

Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

February and March are ideal for visiting Anza Borrego. The park may be a desert, but it springs to life with wild flower blooms. The trails are lined with flowers that stretch to the horizon. Flower species include the wishbone plant, pincushion, and whispering bell.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Another desert landscape (who knew flowers were partial to deserts?), Big Bend comes alive between February and May. Take a drive along the Maxwell Scenic Drive for stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled for Ocotillo rubies, lavendar cenio blossoms, and, of course, the state’s flower: the bluebonnet.

Smokemont Campground, North Carolina

Located in the Great Smoky Mountains (one of the best places for wild flowers in the country), Smokemont Campground in North Carolina is covered with blooms between February and March. Walk the Smokemont Loop Trail to the Bradley Fork Trail to get deep into the park and see flowers in astonishing abundance. Watch for foam flower, violets, and hepaticas.

Carter Caves State Park, Kentucky

Not only home to interesting natural cave systems, Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky is a colorful paradise in bloom between March and May. April is the best time to go, however, if you want to catch Wildflower Weekend, which offers discounted camping and guided tours from park rangers. You’ll see such flowers as pawpaws, rue violets, and Kentucky bluets.

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