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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bagpipe Day!
On this day in history: 1876 – The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
Tip of the Day
Optimize space in your RV shower to make it feel bigger than it is
By Gail Marsh
I can sing in our RV’s shower, but there’s no room to dance! Trust me. Even though we have a “walk-in” shower with triple-panel glass doors, it’s still small. Our RV shower feels especially cramped when grandkids add their shampoos, washcloths, and body wash bottles to our own collection of loofahs and products. To solve this issue, I’ve researched several ways to make the most of that small space. Here are some ideas I’ve found.
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How do I get the yellow stains out from around the RV’s floor vents?
How do I get the yellow stains out that have come through the floor around the heat vents? I was told it was probably from excessive glue used by the manufacturer. Thank you. —Chiara, 2020 Forest River Wildwood 40FDEN
Video of the day
Hearty Mountain Man Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, Cowboy Kent Rollins is going to show you how to cook his hearty Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole. Kent says he used to cook this breakfast a lot on ranches. It’s so hearty it will keep you going all day!
With more than 4 million YouTube views, this is one of the most popular outdoor cooking videos I’ve found. It’s little wonder: This one-pot breakfast casserole consists of “layers and layers of goodness”!
My pet is old. What do I do if they die while RVing?
Dear Dr. Karel,
As a person who travels with a very senior cat, 19+ years old, do you have any thoughts if they die “on the road”? I know that the sad moment will come and I’m not really ready. Maybe a contributor has thoughts along these lines. I’m pretty sure that this sad event has happened to others reading this newsletter. —Tom P.
Read Dr. Karel’s compassionate advice.
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Do you have vision or hearing impairment(s)?
“Reusing” a bumper sticker
Want to remove a bumper sticker and then use it again later? Use a heat gun to gently heat up the sticker, pull it loose, and “stick it” on a piece of wax paper. When you’re ready to reuse it, pull it off the paper and slap it back on the bumper.
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One of these that doesn’t smell? It’s a meow-acle! This is too funny. We know quite a few people we could gift this to!
Website of the day
America’s most beautiful springtime destinations
If you’re near any of these beautiful locations, know that we’re jealous of you! These are some of the most beautiful places to visit in the spring. Now just try to not let all that pollen make you sneeze in a crowd…
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Recipe of the Day
Asparagus With Dijon Sauce
by Robyn Bruce from Linglestown, PA
Such an easy asparagus side dish that looks very elegant. The slightly tangy, rich, and very creamy Dijon sauce dresses up fresh asparagus. It would be fantastic for a special meal, such as Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a birthday.
Ever wondered where the phrase “open a can of worms” comes from? Well, fishermen used to buy sealed metal cans of earthworms (as opposed to the plastic or Styrofoam containers used today). After arriving at their fishing spot, they would open the metal can. What was inside was alive and if the top was left open for too long or the can was tipped over, well, your biggest problem would no longer be catching fish.
*When was luggage on wheels invented and why? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Myka the Airedale loves full-time RVing. This was at my last birthday.” —Connie Rubright
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYKA!!!
With lots of Puppy Friends Love,
Kitty (American Staffordshire Terrier)
Just want to ask Connie – is your Birthday or Myka’s??? Looks more like Myka’s to me LOL!
I hope “getting ready for bed” includes a nice nap in the middle of the day!!!
That’s part of getting ready for bed…isn’t it?
Tip of the day, Who in the name of common sense wants a bumper sticker, much less reuse one!! LOL
That should have been quick tip
Ah… for the good OLD days when the attraction would automatically, without permission, put one on your bumper when you were in the attraction. However bumpers were “real” then and the “stickers” were made of cardboard and attached with wire around the bumper. You would then remove them and nail them to the wall of your garage as a forever reminder as to where you had been over the years. (Another summer job taken from high school and college kids.) It’s no wonder that kids today do not know how to work, we have taken their jobs away – installing bumper “stickers”, pumping gas, etc.
Leave here with a laugh is our way of life. Lol
“Leave here with a laugh”.
Someone must be spying on me!