Friday, July 20, 2018

Jimboy's Tacos New Location in Huntington Beach & New Fresh Menu Items - We LOVE Both! Grand Opening Deets for this Saturday!!

JIMBOY’S TACOS CELEBRATES NEW FLAGSHIP STORE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH CELEBRATE WITH ALL-DAY GRAND OPENING FESTIVITIES ON SATURDAY, JULY 21!

 
The Beachfront Restaurant Will Debut In “Surf City, USA” With Free Food, Prize Wheel, And More...
 
Jimboy’s Tacos, home of the Original American Taco, is celebrating the opening of its Southern California flagship location in Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 21. 
 

 
Jimboy's restaurant, located at 5th & PCH Shopping Plaza (120 5th Street) in the heart of the city’s downtown, will begin grand opening festivities this SATURDAY at 11 AM including:
 
FREE Original Ground Beef Taco and FREE Taquito Burrito for the first 50 people
 
FREE Original Ground Beef Taco for anyone who downloads the Jimboy’s Taco Nation Rewards app in-store
 
Chance to spin the prize wheel and win FREE food and Jimboy’s swag items
 
Additionally, Jimboy’s Tacos Huntington Beach has partnered with local pro-surfer and instructor Rocky McKinnon to hold a fundraiser during the Grand Opening celebrations. 20% of sales from Monday, July 23 will be donated back to McKinnon’s nonprofit, which helps to sponsor surfing programs for young people with special needs or disabilities through the McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons Adaptive Surfing Program.
 
Our Amazing Tasting - Favorites and New Flavors To Try...
 
Thank you to Jimboy's HB for the preview tasting. Everyone loves Jimboy's here and we visit the Anaheim location frequently but the new menu items are poppin' with flavor, all your favorites and can be customized!
 

 
What is this awesomeness we speak of... Jimboy's new Mash Up menu items and more!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About GoRving! #GoRving #Camping

Why RV?! #GoRVing Is Perfect For Family Travel!

 
What do you know about RVing!? Right... me too.. well that is up until we spent an amazing 4 days at the Yosemite Lakes RV Resort at Thousand Trails Base Camp with GoRving!
 
Thanks to an amazing sponsored trip we were able to experience so many adventures outdoors!
 

 
Full recap of our Yosemite Lakes RV Resort stay with GoRving here.
 
For this recap I wanted for really give you all an insight on the GoRving options I didn't know there was...
 
Let's dive in to RV Types:
 
Trailers
You can pull some trailers with the family car and store it in your garage. Or, try one a little bit bigger that has a full kitchen and bath. Trailers start $6,000.
 
Motorhomes
Motorhomes are great for families that want to feel like they’re at home, even when riding down the road. Passengers often enjoy playing games at the dinette table, watching TV, or relaxing on the couch. Motorhomes have lots of storage space and come in all sizes and price ranges. Starts at $60,000 and can be financed up to 15 years OR rent one starting around $150 a day.
 
Park Model RV (this is what we stayed in... see recap and video here)
A great way to try camping is to stay in a park model RV, sometimes called Park Model Cabins. These are fully-loaded cabins built on an RV chassis and located in many campgrounds in the U.S. Most have A/C, heat, a full kitchen & bathroom, bedroom, grill, fire pit, porch and more – super comfortable and you still have access to all the campground activities. It’s also a great way for anyone with a disability to go camping. See our tour of this option here.
 
 


Loved Our Visit to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort with #GoRVing at #ThousandTrails ... We Are Ready to Go Back!

Thousand Trails at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort with #GoRVing is Just Amazing!

 
Thanks to GoRving we spent a phenomenal 4 day sponsored trip in a Park Model RV near Yosemite with Thousand Trails at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort!
 
*My review is purely my own opinion and hope it gives some insight on family travel... with and with out autism in tow.*
 

 
The Adventure...
 
My kids have been asking to take a trip to Yosemite for a few years, my husband has never been and I've wanted to revisit some of my childhood memories while creating new ones with my own little family!
 
There are so many options to staying at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort & Thousand Trails & with GoRving it was made so seamless.
 
I'm going to break down the RV Resort itself, camping friendly food, family friendly activities, Yosemite National Park, fishing, amenities, autism tips and more so let's get started!
 
There was so much to do and we really had such a great time traveling and playing while experiencing new adventures outdoors and there were 19 of us!! Yes 19 from ages 6 months to adult and every age in-between.
 
About 7 hours from Orange County we wanted to note that you probably want to get most of your grocery needs a few hours out and cooler them. The last main spot in Fresno area is a Wal-Mart with basic needs not a full store. Most reception is lost shortly after so load your map before this point too!
 
We also decided that with multi families going together we'd split up meals so that each family did pot luck style breakfast sharing and each family was responsible for one main dinner dish, a side and a dessert to compliment the other meals.
 
Meal planning was easy and such a great idea thanks to Mary at Let's Play OC and Angela at Queen Bee Latina! More on that below...
 
Let's recap the visit and hopefully give you some ideas on how to make the most of your visit when booking at a GoRving Thousand Trails location!
 
We Made it...
 
Our check in at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort was great. Check in is easy and you are provided with a gate code to come and go as you please.
 
A tour of the grounds can be given too and the information at front desk is handy so just ask away. Miguel (manager) and Tess (check in & ranger) are super friendly and even had dinner at our campsite one evening! It's refreshingly peaceful to feel connected to others over smores in nature.
 

 
There is a Family Center Base Camp and it's perfect for a break from the heat with access to a game room, toddler play area and lounge with light WiFi.
 

 
Oh, there is an adult only room with pool tables too. Here is a video recap of our tour.

Camping Meal Planning Made Easy for Our Trip To Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Happy Camping with Easy Meals That Fill You Up!

 
Since our visit to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort was such a hit from exploring to meals, I wanted to recap the meal planning so that it may help others packing for camping too.
 
Our stay at Thousand Trails with GoRving was in a Park Model RV - you can read all about our full 4 day trip to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort here.
 
The Park Model RV made it super easy to meal plan. Imagine a small cabin like space that sleeps up to 6 and has a BBQ. It's like a mini RV experience without having to purchase an RV unless you are already ready for that adventure!
 

 
Here is a simple breakdown of our meals.. remember that each family was responsible for a main dish, side dish for another days meal, dessert for another days meal and also breakfast/lunch pot luck style ideas.

Summer Menu at Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens New Summer Menu
 
I love when a Chef takes pride in going the extra mile to create variety with seasonal menus! 
 
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is pleased to present a new summer menu courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead.
 
PC Farm House
 
 
Featuring the season’s freshest produce and most vibrant flavors, the menu welcomes several new starters and salads like the Grilled Strawberry Rhubarb Glazed Salmon Salad, main dishes like the Grilled Barbecue Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Peach Bourbon Sauce and desserts like the Toasted Almond Cake with strawberry jam, mixed berries and sweet cream.
 
The full seasonal menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar, which features multiple new refreshing summer cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D.
 
Experience the Midday Menu at the Farmhouse bar between lunch and dinner service daily from 2-5 p.m. and choose from a selection of bites and sweets including the Hummus Plate, Farmhouse Paninis of the Day and seasonal sweets in addition to the ever-changing, highly curated cheese program.