Monthly Archives: September 2016

Alberta RV Parks

Posted by | Destinations

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Looking for a place to drop anchor in Alberta? There’s no shortage of great RV parks in Alberta, but some really stand out from the competition. Next time you’re trekking to or through Alberta, plan to stop in at these RV parks, which all offer a great mix of service and amenities.

Camp’n Class RV Park

Billed as Alberta’s finest year round RV park in the Edmonton area, Camp’n Class RV Park has a reputation for comfort and spaciousness.

Suitable as a home-base if you’re looking to explore Edmonton or the surrounding area, Camp’n Class is located in the town of Stony Plain.

The park amenities include full hookups with 100 amps, municipal water and sewer included, high speed wireless internet, laundry facilities with 24/7 access, and 24 hour security cameras.

Because the park is located in Stony Plain proper, there’s also convenient access to town services, like grocery stores, hospitals, shopping, and more.

There are 34 pull thru sites and 43 back-in sites available.

Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort

Located just west of Sundre, Alberta, and a one hour drive from Calgary and Red Deer, Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort offers beginner friendly golf under the shadows of the Canadian Rockies.

The RV park boasts 40 spacious sites, of which 10 are pull-thru and 30 are landscaped. Amenities include laundry and shower facilities, an onsite restaurant with a lake view, playgrounds for the kids, 15/30/or 50 amp power, water and sewer, fire pits, and picnic tables.

Coyote Creek is a great “stay and play” destination if you’re interested in golfing.

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A Sweet Recipe for National Honey Month

Posted by | RV Cooking

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September is National Honey Month, and there’s still plenty of time to celebrate. Honor National Honey Month in your RV this year with this mouthwatering honey-hazelnut financiers recipe. These sweet and buttery cakes are guaranteed to wow all of your friends and family at the campsite.

Honey-Hazelnut Financiers

What you’ll need:

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus extra for pans)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups skin-on hazelnuts (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 vanilla bean (split)
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees and butter a 3-inch by 2-inch loaf pan (or standard muffin pan).
  2. Toast 1 cup of hazelnuts on a small baking sheet. Toss them occasionally and continue cooking until golden brown (roughly 8 to 10 minutes).
  3. Let the hazelnuts cool with the skins on. Once cooled, pulse the hazelnuts, salt and flour in a food processor. Continue pulsing until finely ground.
  4. In a small saucepan, warm 10 tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds into the pan, then add the pod. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often. Remove the pod and scrape the butter mixture into a medium bowl.
  5. Whisk the honey into the bowl.
  6. Increase the heat of the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk the egg whites into a large bowl, then stir in the brown sugar and whisk until smooth. Fold in the dry ingredients, then the butter mixture.
  7. Chop the remaining hazelnuts. Scrape the batter into the baking pan or muffin cups and top with chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Bake the financiers for 15 to 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes if you’re making muffins.
  9. Transfer the financiers to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

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Pro Photography Tips for the RVer

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips, RV Culture

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Traveling in your RV means you see some stunning outdoor sights. Snapping photos of those sights helps you remember those breathtaking moments you may have forgotten otherwise. Although taking photos in the outdoors isn’t always easy, and those photos don’t always turn out the way you planned.

These simple outdoor photography tips will help you beat the challenges of snapping photos outside and provide pictures you’re proud to display for years to come.

Get Up and Shoot Early

Many professional photographers agree there are two optimal times of day to shoot outdoor photos, and those times are at dawn and dusk. The time range is typically regarded as the half hour before and after sunrise and sunset. These times of day provide the most desirable light as well as interesting shadows that can turn a good photo into a great one.

Compose Your Shots

It’s easy to go outside, start snapping countless photos and hope there’s a keeper in the bunch. Although, that’s not typically the best approach. Try to remain conscious of how the outdoor elements — such as trees, mountains, the ocean, or sand — relate to one another, and snap a photo that shows their depth. Similarly, if you’re taking a photo of a person outside, take the shot that shows them in relation to their surroundings instead of simply asking them to stand in the middle.

Don’t Center the Horizon

Sunrise and sunset photos are fun to take, but a key rule of snapping photos of the horizon is to keep it off-center. Keeping the horizon away from the center of your photograph allows you to emphasize the importance of the Earth or the sky — whichever one you please.

Show a Sense of Scale

You may want to take a photo of a mountain to show how large it is, but it can be tough for your audience to understand the size without an object to show scale. The object can be a person, a tree, a bug, a bike or any item that helps your viewers understand just how large or small your subject is.

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September Events in Alberta

Posted by | Destinations, Local Events

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Alberta is a busy place this September. Whether you reside in Alberta or are scheduled to pass through this month, there’s something sure to entertain.

Strawberry Festival – September 3

Head to Lethbridge on Saturday, September 3, for the 13th Annual Strawberry Fest. This fun, family-friendly festival offers hay rides, pedal go-cart races, pie eating contests, and greenhouse tours. The festival begins at 11am. Head to Broxburn Vegetables & Cafe at 512 Range Road 21-O, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Fall Fair – September 17

The Fall Fair combines a good old harvest threshing bee with expanded bench show and arts and crafts demonstrations. Starting at 9am, enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast to get your day started. There will be games play for the children, entertainment, and fun activities for all. Add to that a slate of agriculture field demonstrations, with the highlight being the old boys putting the threshing machine through its paces, and you have a fun filled and very interesting day. The concessions will be open all day serving up some great old fashioned grub. All of the museum buildings and exhibits will be open. Head to Heritage Acres Farm Museum in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

Cowboy: A Cowboy Story – September 21

New West Theatre presents Cowboy: A Cowboy Story, a multimedia comedy one act by Accidental humour Co. A hilarious action-packed send up of western movies. Part spoof, part homage, all entertaining. Show starts at 7:30pm at Sterndale Bennett Theatre, 1002-4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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