Food is definitely part of any motorhome journey. Whether it’s enjoying a trout caught at a nearby stream or discovering a small, out-of-the-way eatery, a memorable meal can make the trip more special. With that in mind, we delve into what has been called the most important meal of the day:
Describe the best breakfast you’ve ever eaten during a motorhome trip.
The best breakfast I’ve ever eaten on a motorhome trip is oatmeal at The Range Café in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is old-fashioned oatmeal served with dried fruit and nuts, but the best part is the scoop of cinnamon ice cream on top. This is the only place I’ve ever seen this dish, and it is delicious. A close second would be anything from Chaps Coffee Company in Spokane, Washington.
Lang Secrest, F187589
FMCA Mail Forwarding
In February 2006 we were wintering in Happy Traveler RV Park near Tampa, Florida. Jeanne had broken her ankle the week before and was feeling blue. A friendly woman walked by the motorhome and commented on how beautiful our Valentine flags and decorations were and how talented Jeanne must be. I stuck my head in the motorhome to tell Jeanne that she had an admirer, and she proceeded to give Brenda Matkins a tour of the motorhome. They were talking and laughing, and Brenda cheered Jeanne up and made her feel so much better. Soon thereafter, about 9:00 a.m., there was a knock on the door, and Brenda stood there with two biscuit-and-gravy sandwiches and a big smile. We enjoyed that breakfast and told Brenda how happy it made us, because the most important ingredient was love. After that, we traveled together. We have met the Matkins family on several occasions and talk weekly. Brenda’s husband, Bill, is as friendly as she is. Both have their Virginia accents and a happy view of life. They have become lifelong friends.
Chuck & Jeanne Fingerman, F345878
Emery, South Dakota
My husband and I travel during the summer. Last year, one of our stops was in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, at the home of our friends Dave and Priscilla Christopher. Dave makes the meanest fresh-sausage-and-fried-egg sandwich we have ever tasted. The rolls used are local, and as much as we have tried, both on the road and at home in Florida, we just cannot duplicate Dave’s handiwork. So, Dave, when are you and Priscilla planning a visit?
Rick & Travis O’Leary, F406519
Haines City, Florida
The best breakfast we ever had is the result of a trip to a steak house in San Angelo, Texas. Savings from spending the night in a parking lot were offset by dinner at a restaurant the locals recommended. I suspect it had not changed since it was established in the 1950s, right down to the first coat of paint on the walls. They served the biggest and best 22-ounce filet mignon, which was so tender, it could be cut with a fork. My wife and I cut it in half and half again to share that evening. Then for the next day’s breakfast . . . leftovers. Ingredients: steak and German-fried potatoes from the previous night’s meal; add scrambled country eggs and toast prepared in one’s own rolling kitchen “” consumed at a roadside park with a killer view. It is making my mouth water all over again.
Lawrence & Judy Jones, F396415
Tijeras, New Mexico
1. What book, movie, play, or TV show title best describes motorhome travel? Why?
2. Share one way you’ve maximized storage in your motorhome.