July 21, 2021
by Stephanie Hagen
With such a great kick start to summer, we thought we would share a few of our favorite simple camping recipes we make in our Thor Venetian during a weekend getaway.
This year, we found ourselves in the San Antonio area. Because we were there for only a couple of weeks for work, we didn’t see much of the city. However, we were able to stumble upon the neatest little camping spot. Travis met a man who leases out his property along the Frio River. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Texas, this is a favorite spot for locals. The river stays fairly cool all year round and is crystal clear thanks to the rocky base.
We thought we could use a mini-getaway and asked if he had a spot to park our rig. Turns out, not only did he have a site for our rig, but he had full hookups. So what comes next? Well, since our home-on-wheels was able to come with us, we thought we could extend an invitation to some friends to stay in the caboose. Yes, their little getaway cabin is a remodeled caboose.
This turned into one of my favorite “weekends” in quite some time! We were overlooking the river and Garner State Park. Cell service was almost non-existent. It rained for a portion of each day but that didn’t stop us from spending ample time floating the river. With quite a high chance of rain, we stayed close to “our” section of the river and didn’t float the entire way (floating the river is what many people come to do - to float down the whole river takes about three hours).
Although parts of the nearby city were closed as we were just shy of the busy season, we enjoyed the river to the fullest.
With little getaways like these, we like to try and make meals as easy as possible. One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my Instant Pot. It allows for me to start it and set it aside. Plus, with the programmable start time, I can set it earlier in the day and walk away but come back to dinner when we’re ready.
Quick dinner tip: have all the vegetables already diced and ready to go.
Peppers and Sausage is one of our all-time favorites. We will frequently use this for busy days out or travel days as something quick.
Questions for the Hagens? Text them to us, and we'll get those answered, 574-584-2074 (our #TMCHappyCamper line) or message us on Thor Motor Coach's Facebook page.
New to RVing? Check out our free RVing How-To Guide.