11th Annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Attending music fests in your RV is probably one of the reasons you got your motorhome in the first place, right? After all, there’s nothing quite like a weekend full of music, food, and fun where your home is parked practically in sight of the stage.

If you’re interested in some live country music, check out the Moondance Jammin Country Fest, now in its 11th year. The festival runs from June 23 to 24 in Walker, Minnesota, with a “pre-jam” on June 22. Tickets are on sale now!

The scheduled lineup for this year is:

June 22 – Thursday

  • Devon Worley at 6pm
  • Maiden Dixie at 8pm
  • Parmalee at 10pm

June 23 – Friday

  • Drew Baldridge at 4pm
  • Eric Paslay at 6pm
  • Dan + Shay at 8pm
  • Old Dominion at 10pm

June 24 – Saturday

  • LANco at 4pm
  • William Michael Morgan at 6pm
  • Danielle Bradbery at 8pm
  • Thomas Rhett at 10pm

Other scheduled events include a traveling art pub, Harvest Moon beer tasting, a tribute to Bill Bieloh, a beer pong tournament, a tribute to the troops, and a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar the the Lazy Moon.

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Recipes for Your Summer RV Adventure

The summer RV season is here and that means its time to enjoy some meals outside at the campsite. These delicious summer eats are easy to make in the comfort of your RV, and they’re so delicious your family and friends will be coming back for seconds.

Exotic Summer Salad

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 1 can hearts of palm (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can black olives (drained and sliced)
  • 1 can baby corn (drained)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 4 leaves fresh basil (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine the mushrooms, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, olives and baby corn together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt and pepper together thoroughly.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix and chill for two hours before serving.

Pork with Peach and Black Bean Salsa

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 can peaches (sliced and drained)
  • 1/2 can black beans (drained and liquid reserved)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Season the cubed pork meat with salt and pepper to your liking.
  2. Place the meat in a large plastic bag and pour the cornmeal into the bag. Shake until coated.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil and saute meat until browned (about 10 minutes). Lower heat to medium.
  4. Pour the beer, peaches, salsa and beans into the skillet with 2 tablespoons of black bean liquid.
  5. Stir thoroughly and let simmer for roughly 20 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and serve.

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RV to Winstock 2017

Kick off your summer RVing with the Winstock 2017 Country Music Festival.

Taking place June 9th and 10th in Winsted, Minnesota, 2017’s lineup features star headliners and plenty of other country music performers. Keith Urban and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be there, along with Little Big Town and Brantley Gilbert. Other acts include Locash, Drake White & the Big Fire, Tucker Beathard, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June, Brooke Eden, and Ryan Hurd. Local acts include Chris Hawkey, Dylan Jakobsen, Shane Martin, and Copperhead Creek.

Festival goers can also enjoy food vendors, beverage stalls, and authentic merchandise for both the festival and the musicians and bands in attendance.

General admission tickets are still available at the gate, but reserved seating and VIP tickets are sold out. General admission costs $140 for both days. If you’re coming in a camper, you can stay on the grounds all weekend for $120. Additional vehicles cost $25.

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Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to make sure that your rig is ready to roll. If it’s time to upgrade your ride or even if you’re ready to purchase your very first RV, PleasureLand RV Center would love to help. Stop by and tour a motorhome or travel trailer and to learn more about the various models and layouts.

The Top 5 Campfire Games

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Huddling around a campfire with your friends and family is always fun, but campfire games make it even more enjoyable. These five campfire games are fun for all ages, and they don’t require any accessories, so you can play them whether you’re tent camping or at the RV park with your motorhome.

1. Name That Tune

This game is simple, and it’s even more fun if you have a musician in your group of campers. Have your musician begin playing a song or play the beginning of a song on your phone or MP3 player. The first person to guess the name of the tune wins a point, and the person with the highest number of points at the end of the game wins.

2. Telephone

Telephone is a game that always ends in a lot of laughs. Start with one person in your group and have them think of a phrase. The phrase is then whispered from one person to another around the campfire. The last person will then recite the final phrase. Hint: It is often much different than the original.

3. The No Game

The No Game is played by forbidding everyone at your campfire to say the word “no.” Campers can ask each other questions and make comments to get each other to say the word. Each person who says “no” is eliminated, and the last person standing wins.

4. Charades

Charades is a campfire game guaranteed to make you laugh. Have one person come up with a topic and attempt to act it out. The first person to guess correctly wins.

5. Pass the Ghost Story

It’s not a campfire without a ghost story. Have one player start the ghost story with one sentence then let every person in the circle add a sentence. Make it around your circle at least twice before finishing the story.

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Try this Classic Minnesotan Recipe

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A classic Minnesotan comfort dish, try this Wild Rice Hotdish the next time you’ve got a lot of hungry mouths to feed. It’s perfect after a long day of activity. The heartiness of the dish will leave everyone feeling refreshed and filled.

Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, sliced
  • 1 c. carrots, sliced
  • 1 c. wild rice, rinsed well
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 c. cold water
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onions until beef is no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

In a greased 9×13 baking dish, combine celery, carrots, and wild rice. Add ground beef and onion mixture next. In a bowl, combine water, soy sauce, pepper and soups. Pour over other ingredients and mix well. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Cascade River State Park

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Minnesota is one of the country’s best states for outdoor fun. With scores of campgrounds, state parks, and wildlife preserves, there’s always a new area to explore. Take Cascade River State Park, for example. Located just 10 miles southwest of Grand Marais and about 265 miles from the Twin Cities, its office is located just off State Highway 61 at mile post 101.

The Cascade River is fast-moving and cuts through black volcanic rocks and into a gorge, creating a spectacular waterfall. Ferns and moss add to the beauty of the park, growing along the river. The park offers views of Lake Superior along numerous hiking trails that lead through forests of birch, spruce, and white cedar.

The park covers over 5000 acres and is home to a number of species across its hilly terrain, including moose, wolves, bears, pine martens, and deer. Bird-watching is also a readily pursued activity with a variety of birds and hawks native to the area, including warblers and chickadees.

RVers will find a number of RV sites to use, making for a comfortable spot to set up camp and stay for a few nights while exploring the area.

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Before you head out on any road trip this summer, it’s important to get your RV checked over by a technician to help prevent any mechanical mishaps. Stop by PleasureLand RV Center to schedule some service or to tour some new motorhomes.

Crow Wing Lake Campground

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Conveniently located just two hours from the Twin Cities and a mere 10 miles south of Brainerd along Highway 371, Crow Wing Lake Campground is the perfect summer weekend destination for your RV from PleasureLand RV Center.

Crow Wing Lake Campground is situated on 30-acres of woodland filled with mature, old-growth trees. The woods are located along the shore of the 400-acre Crow Wing Lake.

There are 80 full hook-up sites for RVers as well as 20 electric/water sites. Each site comes with a picnic table and fire ring. The campsites are all nicely shaded for hot summer days. The RV sites also include a 7×20 concrete patio.

The campground also offers amenities such as full service restrooms, laundry facilities, a fish cleaning house, boat launches, docks, slips, and an on-site general store. The general store is fully furnished with everything you need and some things you don’t! From groceries and bait to pizza, souvenirs, and camping equipment, the store has got you covered.

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Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer before you hit the road for Crow Wing Lake or any other destination. Whether you’re shopping for a new or used motorhome or you just want to schedule some much needed service on your current rig, PleasureLand RV Center can help.

Visit Tettegouche State Park

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Visit Tettegouche State Park to explore the North Shore region. The park includes spectacular overlooks, such as Shovel Point, rocky cliffs, inland bluffs, cascading falls, and the historic campground.

Hikers will be in heaven as they explore the miles of trails that wind in and out of scenic overlooks, including some that give a great view of the Sawtooth Mountains.

The park is also know for its rock climbing opportunities. Fishing is also popular, with two lakes specifically made for trout fishing.

Wildlife observers will enjoy the park as well; the wide variety of plant communities in the park supports more than 40 species of mammals. Most commonly seen are white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, red squirrel and beaver. Less commonly observed are moose, black bear, red fox, and river otter. Occasionally, coyote, fisher pine marten, northern flying squirrel, and even the timber wolf are seen.

Birdwatching is popular. In all, 140 species have been identified living in the park in various seasons. Kinglets, spruce grouse, and many northern warblers nest in bogs and coniferous forests in the summer.

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Stop by PleasureLand RV Center before you hit the road to make sure that your rig is road worthy. If it’s time to upgrade your RV, or even if you’re shopping for your first, PleasureLand RV Center can help make sure that you get an RV that’s right for you.

Visit El Rancho Manana Campground & Riding Stable

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This is a great Minnesota campground that offers most of the amenities you’d expect at a campground, plus the opportunity for horseback riding. The onsite riding stable and available rental horses allow every visitor the opportunity to take advantage of the riding trails.

El Rancho Manana also offers traditional camping in the natural setting of Long Lake, where your family can enjoy the large sandy beach, fishing, boating, modern bathhouse facilities, and unique weekends of free planned activities. The campground features 120 sites of traditional-style family camping for tents to RV’s with hookups.

For the boating and fishing, you can actually rent fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks, so you don’t have to haul your own there.

Hikers and bikers will enjoy their time at the campground since it has miles of trails to explore all along the lake and surrounding area.

The campground also provides onsite laundry facilities, a grocery and supply store, and a tavern. The campground is pet friendly.

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Before hitting the road to find some adventure, stop by PleasureLand RV Center to shop for a new or used motorhome, to tour some models, or to schedule maintenance service on your rig.

Pizza for Breakfast

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If you’re tired of the same old breakfast fare, try making this delicious and filling breakfast pizza. It’s also low-carb as a bonus, if that’s a dietary restriction that you have, though from the taste you won’t be able to tell!

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz sausage
  • 2 cups peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add peppers to microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Brown sausage in cast iron skillet.
  4. Take out and set aside.
  5. Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper together and add to skillet.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes until the sides start to set up.
  7. Add to oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Take out and add sausage, peppers and cheese.
  9. Set under broiler for 3 minutes.
  10. Let sit for 5 minutes.

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Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this spring or summer to shop for a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. While you’re here, you can tour the various models and floorplans on the lot and find the one that’s perfect for you. PleasureLand RV Center can also help you with RV service, parts, and accessories.