Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Crystal Springs Arkansas

Our fourth stop on this RV adventure is Crystal Springs Arkansas!

Just a short little 1 hour trip from our previous spot at Maumelle State Park. It's nice to have a short travel day. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Pizza at Home - Missouri Wild Blackberry Pizza

I've got a pretty special one today and it's the start of trying to theme the weekly pizza to life on the road. Plus we get to share it with family and friends which makes the whole experience even better!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Flowers Explore - Maumelle State Park in Arkansas

Our third stop on this RV Adventure is Maumelle State Park in Arkansas, right on the edge of the Arkansas River. Instead of being a one-night stop, we'll be here for 3 days. 

We're leaving Louisburg Kansas, driving through Missouri, and finishing at Maumelle Park near Little Rock Arkansas. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday Morning Cereals - Tropical Froot Loops

Happy Saturday! It's time for another cereal taste test! 

Today we're having what Alli considers to be her favorite cereal, Froot Loops, but this time they've changed things around and they've got all tropical!

What tropical flavors are there? Pineapple, Banana, Orange, and Mango. Mmm. 
And since normally we compare things to what they're trying to represent, I bought real fruits for us to compare it all against. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Lost Trail Soda Company taste test

We're at the Louisburg Apple Cider Mill in Louisburg Kansas, but it's not just apples that are processed here. There's also a soda that is brewed and bottled right here, in small batches, just waiting for us to taste it. 

Let's give it a shot!

The Lost Trail Root Beer is the original, based on original recipe of the great-great-grandfather of one of the founder's of the cider mill. 
"I've been lookin' for the Santa Fe Trail for three days now. Met up with some good folks. They give me some grub and somthing to wet my whistle. Say they call it "Root Beer" - been a makin' this brew from root and herbs. Think I'll forget the trail and just settle down here." - Joe Marshall, May 15, 1848. 
In the 1990s, a whole line of sodas was created around that one original recipe. Now there's 8 different varieties! We're tasting the original Root Beer, plus a Cream Soda, and a Sarsaparilla Soda. Each costs $2 per bottle. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lemonade Stand Twinkies

It's our first taste test inside the RV! I was wondering where we might set up for this kind of thing and where I might set up a "product shot". Our dining room table looks like it'll work pretty well now that we've removed the booth dinette. 

My brother Patrick bought these Lemonade Stand Twinkies for me and I just didn't get a chance to do all the taste tests together that I wanted before it was time for us to hit the road. 

These look like Pink Lemonade to me, so I was trying to think of a good lemonade to compare it to. When we stopped at the Louisburg Apple Cider Mill I saw that they also had different juices and lemonades! Perfect! I can use that for my taste test!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Alli loses her first tooth! 2021-07-14

Alli is excited to finally have a loose tooth! Ian lost his first tooth when we were in Michigan visiting family, and she really wanted to wait to pull it out until more family was around. But this tooth is threatening to fall out on its own, so she's taking charge and today is the day it comes out.