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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 7, Number 5                          May 2010  
 
Current Events
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2009 Event Summary

 
 
June 12th
 
June 13th-14th
 
 June 19th

Prosser Fly In
July 17th-18th

Princess Theatre Schedule

Tickets to many of these great events are available at the
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What's Happening in Wine Country
    Iced apples
    April started out tough for apple growers!

After the beautiful March, April started out a bit shakey!  The passes got record snow the first two weeks of April stopping many RVs from making the trip over the hill.  But what a turnaround.  The sun came out and we had days well into the 70's.  The park was packed for both pre-Spring Barrel Tasting and
Spring Barrel Tasting.  Our new Facebook page at Wine Country RV Park Facebook launched in April and we are already getting feedback from guests staying at the park.  Join as a friend and leave us your comments. 
    This Saturday, May 1st, marks the season start of our Farmers Market.  Join our local Kiwanis for breakfast  every Saturday at the market and then pick up your produce just in fresh out of the field.  If you make if for the 1st Saturday in May, you can also hit the "City Wide Yard Sale".  If that is not enough to keep you entertained, Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the Hispanic culture in the Yakima Valley is here to give you a taste of their music, food and culture.
     Is spring cleaning and yard work already getting mom down??  Take her to Wine Country and get her away from those nagging chores.  Join us for Mothers Day for sunshine and wine at Wine Country RV Park.

Take a look at many of our local events
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As we get older we become experts!

"Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing."
- Konrad Lorenz
Deb & Rich's Corner

 Spring Barrel tasting kicked off what looks to be a fun and busy season here at Wine Country RV Park. The park was full and all of our guests were out and about enjoying the many offerings of our outstanding wineries, restaurants, and downtown shops.  Memorial weekend is almost full, so call today to check out availability.  Non-holdiay weeks offer less traffic and a more casual experience in the wineries and surrounding activities.  Wine Country RV Park has become a destination stay when visiting wine coutnry in the State of Wshington.  Come see us!!Airfield sign
 
Later  Deb & Rich

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Helping Others
The Dash Heaven's Cave

The sixth annual Dash Race for Kids is put on by Heaven's Cave to promote their charitable programs.  Join them to help improve the lives of at risk kids and our future leaders.
 
Grape to Glass Gala - Winemakers Dinner and Auction

This event provides scholarships for Vineyard & Winery Technology students while giving you a delightful evening.


Recipe of the Month by Rich

Texas Beans and Rice

 Black beans and rice

Great with BBQ chicken, hamburger, or steak side dish!!!!

 

Ready in: 30-60 minutes

 

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Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked rice (Minute brand white or brown)
1/2 cup fat-freechicken broth
1 red pepper, chopped fine
1 green pepper, chopped fine
2 cans (15 ounce size) pinto beans, rinsed well and drained
2 cans (15 ounce size) black beans, rinsed well and drained
2 packages (10 ounce size) frozen corn, thawed (or canned corn, drained)
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 can (4 ounce size) chopped green chilies
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

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Directions:

Cook rice as directed on package omitting butter.
Meanwhile in a non-stick skillet over medium low heat, heat chicken broth and add chopped peppers. Cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Add pinto and black beans, chopped green chilies, corn, and chili powder. Cook until heated through.
Stir in rice, seasonings, and chopped cilantro or parsley. This takes about 25 minutes.
Fat 1.2 g Calories 245 Protein 12 g Cholesterol Omg 4% Calories >from Fat Carbohydrate 49 g Fiber 5 g Sodium: 432 mg Weight Watcher Points - 4 Points


This recipe from CDKitchen for Texas Beans And Rice


Rich

Promotions

In todays economy we have decided that the best promotion we could give to you this year was to freeze our pricing for camping.  Thanks for your support.


Yahoo!!  I finally stumped you.  If you were being bothered by a Fairy you would go to Dublin, Ireland and talk to the Fairy Investigation Society!!

Here is this months riddle -   A man walks at 3 miles per hour for the 1st 6 hours each day and the remainder of the day at 2.5 miles per hour.  He is walking from Prosser, WA to Dallas, TX, a distance of 1916 miles.  He must sleep 8 hours per day and eat 1 hour each day.  What is the fastest he can walk this trip.

The fastest guest to email to: 
  WineCountry@WineCountryRVPark.com 
 
with RIDDLE in the subject line will recieve a free one night stay.
 
Check our calendar at www.winecountryrvpark.com and find out when we ahve Toofur Tuesday and get a second night free when you check in on one of these Tuesdays. 
 

On The Wine Front

The wineries in Prosser outdid themselves for Spring Barrel Tasting.  Thousands of wine aficionados turned out for one of the most enjoyable weekends of the wine year.  Not only was wine served but most wineries had delectable appetizers.  Hope you didn't miss it.

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                  Enjoying the wine
    


May 1st
    Coyote Canyon
        Vino Cache and HoBo Dinner
May 2nd
    Columbia Crest Winery
       Vineyard Tour
May 6th
    Desert Wind
       Cooking Class with Frank Magana
May 7th
    Kestrel Vintners
       Friday Night Bites and Flights
May 9th
    Desert Wind
        Mother's Day Brunch
May 13th
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        Wine 201: Loire, France
May 14th
    Alexandria Nicole
       Sip & Stroll
    Kestrel Vintners
       Friday Night Bites and Flights
May 15th
    Gamache Vintners
       Bling Fling
May 21st
    Kestrel Vintners
      Simple Supper-Barbecued Ribs
May 28th
    Desert Wind
        Friday Night Supper Club
    Kestrel Vintners
       Friday Night Bites and Flights
June 3rd
    Desert Wind
        Cooking Class with Frank Magana
June 5th
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        2nd Anniversary Celebration
June 6th
    Columbia Crest
        Vineyard Tours
June 10th
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        Wine 201:  South American
June 12th
    McKinley Springs
        Barbecue Showdown and Benefit
June 20th
    Desert Wind
        Third Annual Red Wine and Ribs Celebration
June 26th
    Desert Wind
       Friday Night Supper Club


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