Sep 302011

We got comfortable.  Very, comfortable.  Spending the warm lazy days of summer in Roslyn, WA and the surrounding area has been such a heart warming experience.  We fished, we cooked, we swam and we golfed.   But now it’s time to say goodbye.  We can feel the slight chill in the air and the leaves are beginning to change their colors.  Fall is upon us and it’s time to bring the Airstream back home and get her ready for her new adventure.  The San Juan Islands.

Until next year sweet Roslyn, we will miss you.

Warm Pumpkin Scones with Maple Butter, a Sweet Farewell

Pumpkin Cream Scone Recipe


Sep 262011

One does not always have to camp in the woods and hike to Spectacle Lake or the Crest trail.

We find it inspiring sometimes to park our Airstream amid the skyscrapers, downtown nightlife and historic public markets.

You can hike the city trails, connecting  landmark parks with waterfront boutiques and trendy restaurants.  Your day pack is lighter, the pathways more forgiving and water does not need to be rationed.

Visit the art museums, aquariums, the zoo amongst other urban sights.  Before you know it, you’ve covered 15 miles and seen it all from street level.

Back at camp, you freshen up and prepare for a night on the town, Airstream style.

Sep 142011

Some friends of mine have been encouraging me to create a book based on J5MM’s blog.  After some long hours of compiling, editing, crying, reviewing, smiling – I did it.  Last night I received an email from that my book has been published and is now live for the Kindle.

I based this book on the fact that the color Kindle will be due out soon as it is filled with photography from my blog and recipes as well.  So if you don’t have a Kindle and are thinking of purchasing one – keep in mind the color Kindle is on its way!

In the meantime, you can view my book, in color on the following devices:

  • Kindle for Android
  • Blackberry
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Kindle Cloud Reader
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Windows Phone 7

Link to my book on

An Airstream Travel Trailer's Storybook of Recipes, Vol. 1 by Monica Bennett


Sep 132011

Sweet Roslyn.  Deep history and some of the friendliest, down-to-earth folks you will ever meet.  But you’ve heard me say that before…

If you are planning a trip to the area next summer, the Roslyn Sunday Market is a must.  Fresh veggies from local farms, homemade goods, beautiful art and best of all, the people.  It is a guaranteed excellent, heart warming good time.

A breakfast of orange ricotta hotcakes and we were out the Airstream door headed here . . .

The Roslyn Sunday Market and Orange Ricotta Hotcakes

That’s Paul looking at me funny (before I introduced myself) – you can find him at the Ellensburg market every Saturday from Parke Creek Farm.  Just about the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.  I say in Ellensburg because, sadly this was the last Sunday Market in Roslyn.

Roslyn Sunday Market and Ricotta Orange Hotcakes

I will miss you Roslyn, so much.  The weather is slowly changing and it’s time to change our Airstream venue — I can almost hear the San Juan Islands calling . . .

Recipe here

Sep 072011
Chocolate Granola via // #Airstream

Lake Kachess.  Wow.  We are definitely coming back here.  This lake is amazingly huge, blue, deep and beautiful.  It is full of boaters, fisherman and kayakers.  Along the shore you will find families and friends gathering on blankets soaking up the sun while watching the children play in the sand and swim in the cool mountain lake.

Just a few steps away from our campsite was Lake Kachess.  We started our morning with a quick breakfast of a Chocolate Granola parfait and headed to the lake.  At the end of our day we were starving so I quickly caramelized some figs in the Airstream and topped a piece of crusty bread with Cambozola cheese and the caramelized figs atop a handful of spicy Arugula greens.  Heaven.

Lake Kachess and our Airstream Travel Trailer Explorations

Sep 052011

Plans were to head to Roslyn, WA for some camping.  Funny how things can change in an instant.  “Honey, would you mind if we checked out Keechelus Lake?” I asked Hubby as we drove towards this vast, beautiful body of water on I-90 (right after the Pass).  In the past we always saw an RV or camper here and there around the lake, so why not check it out?

As we drove down the road and towards the lake, we were welcomed by some very nice folks who have camped there before.  We decided to stay the night and what a night it was.  It is a very popular spot to watch the paragliders.  While hubby and B watched them, I headed into the Airstream to prepare a delicious dinner of sole fish accompanied by a panzanella bread salad.  Recipe will follow shortly.

If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend boondocking here.  It is quiet, peaceful and if you have a boat or kayak — bring it!  We are in the market for a kayak now so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear it.

Off Road Boondocking on Keechelus Lake with our Airstream Travel Trailer

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