Camping on a Budget

Macy Everyone, Owners Blog, Visitor

For approximately 40.5 million Americans, camping is a way to spend time with their families while getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The kids have activities, parents are busy at work and taking care of the household. Camping doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation. In fact, it can be very inexpensive with a little preparation! …

Cause memories aren’t made in front of the TV

Macy Everyone, Owners Blog, Visitor

Nothing brings the family together like a camping trip. It’s a time when families get out of the house, away from the TV, and spend some quality time together. Yes, there may be scheduled family activities when you stay at LVL, but what if you want to do your own thing with your family and friends? I have some family …

De-Winterizing Your RV

Macy Everyone, Owners Blog, Visitor

You already know what to do to get your rig ready for the winter season, but do you know what to do to get it ready for the spring and summer camping seasons? I have compiled a list of things to remember when preparing your rig for the prime camping season. As always, our friendly maintenance staff at LVL will …

Leave No Trace

Macy Everyone, Owners Blog, Visitor

Do you know what the “Leave No Trace Principles” are? If you do, then you are ahead of the game! If not, I’m here to explain them! Basically, the principles help us to understand why and how we should leave no trace when out in nature—this includes camping! I’ll start by providing a little background on this movement, and where …

Camp Cooking Made Simple

Macy Everyone, Owners Blog, Visitor

Campfire cooking can be a little tricky. I have great news! IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE! Campfire cooking can be made much more simple with a little work. I have compiled some information and steps to help you spend less time during your camping trip cooking, and a little more time making memories! 1) Get Organized! First, make a meal …

Easy Homemade Potato Soup

Macy Recipes

Potatoes, chopped 1/2 onion, minced 1 1/2 c. milk Boil potatoes in enough water to cover them until tender. Do not discard water. Add to this mixture the onion, milk, oil, and butter. Bring to a boil for 6 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. *Optional: Add ham or bacon.*

Baked French Toast

Macy Recipes

1 loaf French bread 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. vanilla 2 1/4 c. Flour 6 Tbsp. dark brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 c. butter Grease 9×13 baking pan. Diagonally cut bread into 1 inch slices and place in baking dish. Set aside. In medium bowl lightly beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in milk until well blended. …

Cheesy Bacon Dip

Macy Recipes

Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese 2 c sour cream 1 ½ c grated cheddar cheese 1 c crumpled bacon 1/3 c chopped green onion   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Put in round baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with chips or toasted bread.

Cheesecake Dip

Macy Recipes

Ingredients: 1 block cream cheese 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 c lemon juice 1 T vanilla ½ can pie filling of your choice (cherry, strawberry, blueberry, etc) Graham Crackers   Mix soft cream cheese & milk with hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add lemon juice (mixture will thicken). Add vanilla. Pour mixture into serving dish & top with pie …

5 Minute Million Dollar Dip

Macy Recipes

Ingredients: 5 green onions, chopped 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese ½ c mayo ½ c real bacon bits ½ c slivered almonds   Add onions, cheese, mayo, bacon bits, and almonds to a small bowl. Mix until combined and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Crack Pretzels

Macy Recipes

Perfect for holidays, camping trips, and a snack on the go! Ingredients: 1 (1 pound) bag of pretzels 1 cup olive oil (or whatever oil you choose) 1 T garlic salt 1 T dried dill 1 (1 oz) package of dry ranch seasoning. Pour pretzels into a gallon-size Ziploc bag. In a small bowl or measuring cup stir together the …