Cal a forn eye ay!

Kevin and I have been to different parts of California throughout the years and have always had a great time while enjoying the beauty and diversity of the state.   There is so much to see, so much to do.  It is quite an interesting state to say the least –  it’s artsy and outdoorsy, there is crop and cattle farming, mountains, cliffs and beaches – there is something different at every turn.

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See ‘ya later Washington – Hellooooo Oregon!

We’re  both very excited to see the state of Oregon.  Everyone we’ve ever spoken to who has been here says it is absolutely beautiful.   After the GPS had us going around in circles in Longview, Washington for about a half hour we arrived safe and sound in Seaside, Oregon.Continue reading

Finally, the West Coast – first up, Washington!

The only time Kevin and I spent anytime in Washington State was for a week last year in Spokane.  So we both consider this trip our first “real” visit to Washington.

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Expect the Unexpected……

After leaving our friends Paul & Char in Buffalo, New York,  our next stop before heading across the northern tier of the USA to the Pacific coast, is White Pigeon, Michigan.   We were scheduled for some preventative maintenance at Quadra Manufacturing for our RV leveling system(Big Foot).  White Pigeon is located approximately 14 miles north of Elkhart, Indiana, the RV Capital of the world.

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Friends Along the Way!

We started our trip from our winter layover in Fort Myers, Florida and traveled up the coast to Pennsylvania.  To start our 2018 journey, we drove to the east side of Florida to see the Kennedy Space Center and the Canaveral National seashore.

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On the Road again with the RVFoodys 2018 Road Tour!

Our winter layover in Fort Myers, Florida is at its end, and once again the Wike’s are on the move!

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Out and about in the west – Summer & Fall 2017!

WOW….a whole summer and most of fall has passed us by! Where does the time go? This has been a very busy time for us and we apologize for not posting in the blog as often as perhaps we should have to keep up with it all.

Living the full time RV life is quite a busy life.  AND “it’s always an adventure!”  How did we ever get anything done while we were still working?

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The Utah journey continues – Capital Reef & Bryce Canyon National Parks

CAPITAL REEF NATIONAL PARK – After leaving the hot desert of Moab, Utah we headed southwest to the town of Torrey to continue with our Utah adventure of the “Mighty 5”.    With Arches and Canyonlands behind us, Capitol Reef is our third to visit.

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Our travels west through Tornado Alley – 2017

It’s been a while since we posted, and we apologize to those who look forward to them.

So here we go, it’s catch up time!

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First winter in retirement – Fort Myers, Florida!

WOW!  It’s hard to believe our first winter in Florida is coming to an end.  I shake my head as I wonder why winters in PA never moved this fast?!

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Heading south for the winter!

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It’s been quite awhile since we last posted our RV adventures.  Our apologies to family and friends who have been waiting and asking for updates.  We have a few weeks behind us so let’s get started by backtracking.

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Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar – 11/09/2016

Great farm to table restaurant in the Harrisburg area!  HarvestSeasonalGrill.com/Susquehanna/

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Hello friends and family!

Time to check back in with our status,  as we’ve been quite busy for the past few weeks while visiting home with family and friends, medical appointments and procedures.   It is certainly a most beautiful time of the year to visit in PA.  Vibrant leaf colors, cool crisp evenings with roaring campfires and waking to frosty mornings.  Observing wildlife such as squirrels gathering nuts (and driving Stella crazy – squirrels to her are the enemy), whitetail deer and an occasional black bear who wonders through the campground foraging through the dumpsters looking to pack on those extra pounds prior to hibernation.  This is PA in its finest attire!

Totally in the “Fall season” mood and already in the Harrisburg area, we decided to have lunch at the “Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar”. fullsizerenderWe’ve dined here maybe 2 times before, and enjoyed the ambience and decor of the restaurant with it’s upscaled yet casual environment.  The menu is seasonal and offers steaks, poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes prepared with local and organic foods.  They also have a seasonal changing wine and beer list which adds to the flare of the total restaurant experience. 585c58d5-e606-424b-a140-0e9390baee0e On this particular day I unfortunately, for whatever reason, did not imbibe in a wine with my meal (Ok, ok, for those of you who know me know this doesn’t happen to often, you can pick yourselves off the floor).  However, I enjoyed the meal none the less. Mr. Wike of course had his usual, “what do you have on tap” craft or other seasonal beer.

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Casey, our server!

The menu is varied and the description of each appetizer, salad, sandwich and main dish makes it very difficult to choose what to order. We both like everything and anything, especially if it is creatively and uniquely prepared which then makes it equally difficult to choose. Our server was Casey,  a pleasant young lady and very helpful in providing us specifics of each dish. This is why we enjoy Harvest Grille. Classy ambience and service with a creative menu and quality food.

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Fennel Crusted Tuna

We both enjoyed their signature butternut squash soup as an appetizer.  Mmmmmm…seductively creamy and flavorful.  For the entree we both chose from the fish and seafood list.

 

I fancied my palate with the Fennel Crusted Tuna served with Organic Cranberry Brown Rice, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry-Pear Sauce, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

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Spicy Shrimp Noodle bowl

Kevin enjoyed the Spicy Shrimp Noodle bowl with Ginger Soy Chuka Soba Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms, Asparagus, Snow Peas, Toasted Cashews, Cilantro, Scallion, Thai Chili Oil, Sriracha Salted Lotus Root Chips.  Of course we always taste each others dish, and we both agreed that each dish was prepared to perfection and tasty.

Now who wants dessert? img_4618 Of course we do!  Harvest Grille desserts are “delectably rich”, but so worth every calorie.  What we both like about the desserts at Harvest Grille is the serving size.  They are served in a small serving dish/cup.  Just enough to get a good taste and plenty enough to round out the meal.  Kevin the ordered the pecan pie and me the chocolate salted caramel mousse.  We swapped halfway through each one so we could enjoy decadent deliciousness of both.  Again, worth every bite!

Most of you, I’m sure are wondering about the prices of all this glamour, class and taste that I mention.  Prices at the Susquehanna Harvest Grille are higher than some can or may want to pay.  If that is the case, save the visit for a special occasion.  However, the price for the quality of food and dining experience is well worth it!

Do we suggest you give Susquehanna Harvest Grille a visit? You betcha we do! 5 RV’s up baby! Bon appétit!

Our journey east from South Dakota!

 

Like I’ve said before, aside from all the reading and research, the actual art of RVing is all new to us.  “The trip is never as planned but it’s  always an adventure”.  In this entry I will share 2 of the most challenging events of our adventures so far.  Welcome to our version of RVing 101!Continue reading