I scream, you scream, we all scream for Tillamook Ice Cream! We are in Washington visiting my family here. Earlier we all took a visit to see the Tillamook Creamery where they make all sorts of tasty treats! One of those treats is Ice Cream!
Showcasing all the tales and adventures of Joe, Theresa, Ian, and Alli Flowers.
Friday, September 30, 2022
An Oregon Tillamook Ice Cream Taste Test
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Visiting Fort Clatsop - Lewis and Clark's Winter Home during their 1805-1806 Expedition
Earlier today we were in Tillamook Oregon visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Dad, who is a big US history buff, suggested it would be fun to head up the coast a little to Fort Clatsop. What's at Fort Clatsop? You might remember in your US history books that way back when, Lewis and Clark made their way across Northern America. Once they reached the Pacific Coast, it was winter and they needed a place to stay. Their party built Fort Clatsop! Let's explore!
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory - 2022/07/15
Today we get to go on another fun factory tour! Last year we were on the East Coast and got to try out all the different cheeses from the major cheese producer Cabot. This year we're on the West Coast at the other major cheese manufacturer Tillamook!
Best of all, they have a factory tour, store, and cafe, so we're going to be overwhelmed with cheese today!
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Pizza at Home - Smoked Meat Pizza
We're in Washington visiting my brother and his whole family! Not only that but all the rest of my family is here too! One of the things my brother has been taunting us with before the visit were his smoked meats from his wood smoker grill! Let's put that on a pizza!
Monday, September 26, 2022
Visiting Battle Ground Washington with family - 2022/07/11-20
We're in Washington visiting my brother, his wife, and their four kids, but it could be more... Earlier in the year we already knew when we'd be up here and we suggested that everyone in the Flowers family should come visit. Jon and Jess were more than willing to let everyone stay with them and so just a couple days after we arrived, Megan, Patrick, and Avery hopped on a plane.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Chuck E Cheese Cotton Candy Taste Test
Chuck E Cheese is where a kid can be a kid! There's so many prizes to choose from, but the best way we've found to spend our tickets is for cotton candy! While you can get a large Tootsie Roll for 60 tickets, or a sucker for 80, a whole bag of cotton candy is only 300 tickets!
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Portland Fairview RV and a visit with the Flowers family - 2022/07/11-20
It's another travel day and this time we're heading to a place we're really looking forward to!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Taco Bell Cheddar Crisps Taste Test Comparison
I know everyone likes Taco Bell, but what about Taco Bell Cheddar Crisps? Megan bought these for me a long time ago, and now that we're in Colorado, we get a chance to taste them together!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The Flowers Explore - Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Oregon
It's time to get on the road again and today we're going someplace really special! The RV resorts we go to are nice and all, but they're all somewhat the same. The really unique experiences come when we visit a Harvest Host location (a host that opens their land for 1 night stays in return for a ~$20 purchase of whatever they sell.
Knowing how much the kids love animals, we were very excited to be going to an Alpaca farm! Let's go!
Monday, September 19, 2022
Pizza at Home - Curry Pizza with Jacob
It's Sunday and that means it's pizza day! And we have Jacob over! Jacob is a big fan of curry, and so it wasn't too difficult to figure out the inspiration for today's pizza. You guessed it! Curry!
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Museum and Sales Floor - 2022/07/08
After spending the first half of the day exploring the actual Jelly Belly Factory, now it's time to explore the museum and sales floor!
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Factory Tour - 2022/07/08
Today we're headed to see a factory tour that everyone should love. The Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Factory! They make some of the best jelly beans in the world! It's been a really long time since we've been here. Our last visit was way back in 2018!
Friday, September 16, 2022
Lake Minden RV Park - 2022/07/07-09
Welcome to our next stop! Lake Minden!
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Morgan Hill RV Park Pt 2 - 2022/06/26-07/06
We are in Central California at Morgan Hill RV. I have loved all the activities they have had to offer for the busy July 4th week that we're here! The kids want to do them all!
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
M&M Munchums and M&M Crunchy Cookie Taste Test Comparison
There's quite a variety of M&M flavors out there to try. We tried 17 different kinds all at one time back in 2017, which was pretty crazy. Now M&M has decided to try something completely different!
M&M Munchums has decided that instead of a crunchy candy shell, it should have a crunchy baked shell instead. Sounds interesting. Will it be good? Let's find out.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Popcornopolis Strawberries and Cream popcorn taste test
Who loves popcorn? We love popcorn! And if it's flavored it has the potential to be even better than regular buttered popcorn.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Pizza at Home - Gilroy Garlic and smoked Tri-tip Pizza - California
We're in California! California is such a big state I think we can make a bunch of different pizzas with a California theme, don't you think?
Right now we're in Central California, near Gilroy. Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World, so we can definitely theme a pizza to that!
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Gilroy Garlic Taste Test
Welcome to Gilroy! Gilroy California is the Garlic Capital of the World! And you can totally tell it! When we hopped out of the truck, the air had the perfume of garlic!
Will Rogers once stated that "Gilroy is the only town I know where you can marinade a steak by hanging it on the clothesline."
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Morgan Hill RV Park Pt 1 - 2022/06/26-07/06
It was a fun time seeing the giant sequoia trees and visiting Fresno to see the fruit trail. Now it's time to move on!
Friday, September 9, 2022
Yosemite National Park - Day 3 - 2022/06/30
It's been a fun couple days in Yosemite! Today is our last day exploring the beautiful valley of Yosemite!
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Yosemite National Park - Day 2 - 2022/06/29
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Yosemite National Park - Day 1 - 2022/06/28
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Friesen Family Farms Peach and Nectarine Taste Test
It's time for the latest round of fruity taste tests! I love it when we visit different farms and can get lots of different varieties of fruits. It's only when you taste them all together that you can really appreciate the differences between them and get the best idea of what you really like. We've tried dozens of different kinds of apples from New York, Colorado, and Napa, California Dates from Palm Springs, and Oranges from Florida.
We're in Fresno and on the Fresno Fruit Trail! One of the places we visited, Friesen Family Farms, had 7 different varieties of peaches and nectarines that were ripe and ready! Let's try them all!
Monday, September 5, 2022
Pizza at Home - Fresno Fruit Trail Pizza with Naylor Organics Peaches and The Berry Lady Blueberries
Happy Sunday! We're near Fresno and one of the things we love about this city is the Fresno Fruit Trail! Continuing our theming of California based pizzas, this week I am making a pizza based on the tasty fruits we pick up!
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
We love trying all sorts of new Oreo treats. This one though might be one of the best! An Oreo frozen dessert!
Our RV freezer doesn't get the temperature low enough for these to be frozen solid, so we knew we'd have to eat them as soon as we got to the truck for them to taste the best.
Saturday, September 3, 2022
The Flowers Explore - The Fresno Fruit Trail - The Berry Lady, Friesen Farms, Naylor Organics, and more! - 2022/06/25
We're in the middle of California and happen to be near Fresno! It's June which is the perfect time to take a trip down the Fresno Fruit Trail! We had a lot of fun going to a lot of different places back in 2008 with Theresa's parents, and I hope we can go back to a few of the places we loved before! Let's check it out!
Friday, September 2, 2022
Ian loses his 9th tooth - 2022/08/19
Thursday, September 1, 2022
The Flowers Explore - Sequoia National Park Pt 2 - 2022/06/23
Having spent the first half of our day looking at all the giant Sequoias in Grant's Grove, our next hike took us over to the Big Stump Picnic Area. Logging in the area took out many of the old grove trees here, but we can still go an appreciate the size of them.