If you’re thinking about visiting Sacramento, you may be wondering what to do there, especially if you’ve got kids in tow. Luckily, Sacramento is a wonderful city to visit if you’ve got children and there are more than enough attractions to keep your whole family busy.
Sacramento State Railroad Museum
Kids love trains and that’s a fact. There are real decommissioned locomotives from every era of railroad history and most of them allow you to get up inside of them to explore their interior. There are also elaborate model train dioramas, some of which span entire rooms, and even a large play area with toy trains for younger kids to enjoy.
The Sacramento Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country and is home to many different species of animals in well-arranged exhibits. It’s known for being one of the few zoos where you can actually feed a giraffe, which any kid will love.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is an award-winning educational center that’s home to 100 acres of preserved nature. The center has a trail system through meticulously maintained natural areas, family friendly activities, and educational exhibits. The American River runs through it and provides much of the scenery in the park.
Visit Pan Pacific RV
While you’re in Sacramento anyway, don’t forget to stop in at Pan Pacific RV to make sure that your RV is in good shape before moving on to your next destination. Pan Pacific RV can service your rig while you shop for parts and accessories. Whether you make us your first stop in Sacramento or your last on the way out, we’re standing by ready to help every RVer that rolls through the city.
Just because you’re out on the road doesn’t mean that you can’t eat fancier meals. This recipe takes a bit of time and preparation, but the results will speak for themselves. Try it the next time you’re at the campground or RV park – just make sure you dropped by a grocery store beforehand to pick up ingredients.
Lobster Tail with Garlic Lemon Butter
- 4 lobster tails (5 to 6 oz each)
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, very finely chopped, plus more for garnish
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- Use kitchen scissors to cut through the top shell of the lobster tail, stopping at the base of the tail and snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go.
- Flip the tail over to the back sea-through side and crack the ribs in the center. This will help open the shell.
- Open the shell carefully using thumbs and fingers and loosen meat from the shell (remove vein if present). Lift the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base. Press the shell together and set the lobster meat over the top. Most of the lobster meat should be sitting on top of the shell.
- Place rack in center of oven so the meaty tops of your lobster tails will be at least 6 inches from the top heating element. Preheat oven to broil.
- In a small bowl, stir together marinade ingredients: 1 Tbsp parsley, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp dijon, ¼ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper, 1½ Tbsp olive oil and 1½ Tbsp lemon juice.
- Place butterflied Lobster Tails into a 9×13 or 8×12 roasting pan. Divide marinade evenly over the tops of each lobster tail and dot each tail all over with ½ Tbsp of butter cut into smaller pieces.
- Broil lobster tails 10-11 min. When done, lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on an instant read thermometer. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with parsley if desired.
- To make the Garlic Lemon Butter: drain drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and combine with remaining 2 Tbsp butter, bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour over lobster tails or divide into ramekins and use as dipping sauce.
Visit Pan Pacific RV Center
Stop by Pan Pacific RV this summer to shop for a new RV. Tour any RV in the inventory and learn more about the models that interest you. If you’re not on the market for an RV, Pan Pacific RV can still help you with RV service before you hit the road.
Approximately 1.3 million Americans currently live full-time in their RVs. They are adventure-seeking people who gave a lot of thought to how they wanted to live their lives. You may be thinking about doing this yourself.
After reading “how to” articles and shopping for an RV at Pan Pacific RV Center, you may still hesitate. Here are some reasons full-timers give for loving their RV life.
Life is simpler.
You get a sense of freedom from ridding yourself of possessions that have to be organized, stored and cleaned. A smaller space requires compliance with that old adage of having a place for everything and keeping everything in its place. Cleaning takes very little time. There is no yard work and washing windows takes only a moment. You are free to read a book, hike a mountain trail, bask beside the ocean or drive for a while to a new home site.
Daily living is more economical.
The expenses of living full-time in an RV are less than maintaining a home. Utility bills are low if non-existent. You can join a membership campground organization site and save money on nightly fees or stay for almost free on public land. Cell phone and Internet fees are the same as in a traditional home. You won’t need as many clothes or gadgets. Grocery bills are reduced. You buy only what you need because there is no place to store the extra.
It is fun!
Traveling and taking your home with you so you do not have to pack and unpack every night is just a little bit of the fun. Making new friends is another reward.
Visit Pan Pacific RV Center
Begin now by checking with Pan Pacific RV Center and get started on implementing your simplified life change. We can help you find a good full time rig for you and your traveling companions.
If your RV isn’t equipped with a satellite dish, you should consider the advantages of getting one. That’s the beauty of an RV: you can travel and “rough” it when you want to, but also enjoy the comforts of home.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse when you’re out at a campground or RV park, a satellite dish gives you the flexibility to stay entertained even when you’re stuck in your RV. As anyone who’s been cooped up for a couple of days in their RV can attest, boredom can set in real fast if you can’t get out and do something.
That’s the biggest advantage of a satellite dish: they work anywhere. Whether you’re near a big city or out in the wastes of the desert, your dish will pick up television broadcasts, allowing you to watch television and movies even in the most desolate stretches of the country.
Sure, part of the reason why you took up RV travel was to get away from it all, but that doesn’t mean that you have to leave it all behind. Having a satellite dish on your rig allows you to access all of your favorite channels and watch all of your favorite films should you decide you want to. Aside from this, you can also stay up to the minute on the latest news reports.
Visit Pan Pacific RV
Stop by Pan Pacific RV today to tour a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. Find one that’s perfect for your upcoming road trips. If you’ve already got an RV that you’re happy with, Pan Pacific RV can help make sure it keeps running right with our service department. Stop in today!