Summer Events in Minnesota

Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 2.44.54 PMSummer is here. With the kids out of school and some bright sunny days ahead, its a great time to go on a great American family summer road trip in your RV. The good news is that you don’t have to go far with all the great summer events and festivals in Minnesota. Here are some of the most exciting events this summer.

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

This is the 6th year for this annual event which celebrates all things Irish. This annual festival, which is held the weekend of June 13-16th in St. Paul at the Center for Irish Music, features world renowned Irish music. Music lovers of all ages can enjoy a pubic concert as well as workshops in traditional Irish music and dance. There will also be lectures on Irish Music History.

02 Runners Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
This exciting race is a benefit to help cure lung cancer. The race is held in Duluth MN, and begins at 6:45 am on June 22nd. Join the race to help find a cure, or come be a spectator and cheer on the racers.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

If you love Jazz, you will love this festival being held in St. Paul. This is the 15th year for this exciting annual event, and you definitely don’t want to miss this. The three day festival, which features prominent jazz artists from all over, is being held from June 27th through June 29th and is free due to the support of generous sponsors.

34th Annual Riverboat Days Festival

This is another festival you and your family won’t want to miss. The two day festival, which begins Friday July 26th begins with a karaoke contest. Saturday is filled with events that the whole family will love, including a parade, the Lost Highway, and an all day Arts Crafts Fair.

Vintage Band Festival

At the end of the summer, as things are beginning to wind down and the kids are about to go back to school comes the Vintange Band Festival. This four day celebration, from August 1st through the 4th, features a variety of bands from the U.S. and abroad. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be the event of the summer.

Father’s Day in Your RV

One of the great things about having an RV is that you can go just about anywhere. Your father does a lot for your, so for father’s day, why not plan a trip that will make him feel like the most special man in the world. There are some great events going on in Minnesota for Father’s Day, and you could take him to one of those.

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Father’s Day 5K

This annual race brings fathers and their children together on Sunday June 17. The race is held at Lake Phalen, and is a celebration of healthy active generations. The race begins at 8:30, and is followed by a 1/4 mile run for kids. Race participates must pre-register, but you can also come the day of the race and be a spectator.

Father’s Day Paddle and Picnic

You and your dad can visit Oseca Landing and spend the day paddling kayaks. Start the day with breakfast at Oseca Landing, and then head into the water for some fun paddling through the rapids. After Kayaking, you and dad can spend some quality time together at the BBQ.This annual event is sponsored by Wahoo Adventures, and is sure to be a blast.

Father’s Day Lunch and Outdoor Activities

This a fun event for the whole family. Everyone, especially dad will love this picnic at the log cabin lodge at Baker Near Wilderness Settlement. Enjoy brats and burgers at this annual picnic while you experience the beauty and splendor of nature. There are also naturalist led activities including rock climbing, archery, and more.

No matter what you decide to do with dad for father’s day, it is sure to be fun filled day full of laughter, fun, and nature. You can create memories that you and your father will come to cherish for years to come. And if you have children of your own, they can join in the fun and excitement as well. No one needs to be left out on this day that celebrates our fathers.

 

2013 Keystone Raptor Travel Trailer Toy Hauler

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This travel trailer is a great way to take your next vacation. With all the amenities of home you won’t have to worry about where you are going to sleep or take a shower. You can go just about anywhere in the brand new 2013 Keystone Raptor Travel Trailer Toy Hauler.

This travel trailer has plenty of room for the whole family. There is plenty of seating, including bench seating in the dinette area. You and your family can enjoy full, quality home cooked meals in the dinning area when you use the full kitchen to prepare you meals. The kitchen comes complete with a stovetop range, oven, refrigerator and freezer and microwave. There is also plenty of pantry space for all your kitchen appliances and extra food.

The kitchen and dining room are roomy enough t

hat you can entertain friends while you are on vacation. Everyone can gather for a big meal, filling your home away from home with laughter and love.

The Travel Trailer also has a full bathroom so you don’t have to worry about using gross stinky gas station bathrooms while traveling down the highway, or weird community bathrooms at a campground. If you have spent any time camping you know how much nicer it is to not have plan your trip around when you can take your next shower. And for parents with young children, its definitely a relief not to have to worry about finding the next gas station, or pulling over on the side of the road because your little one has to ” go right now”.

There’s also plenty of room for sleeping in this luxurious travel trailer. The toy trailer includes a king sized bed, which is a unique feature that no other travel trailers in its size and class have. The bedroom also has a TV Hook up.

Why not check out one of these great models today from Pleasureland RVand bring something home for the whole family.

Summer Vacation Destinations

Minnesota RV Destinations

Need a summer vacation idea? Try camping in your RV! Camping is great way to see the country, gain experience andexercise. There are dozens of campgrounds throughout Minnesota. However, only few have been ranked the top spots according to tripleblaze.com. Here are the top five based on average rating and number of reviews.

The first on their list is Flour Lake Campground. It is nestled on the quiet shore of 352 acres on the lake of the same name. The area is home to a variety of wildlife including moose, beavers, ducks, bald eagles and bears. There are sites for tent only camping as well as a place to park your RV. The RV campsites range in size from 30 feet to 73 feet for extra space. All are back-in only. This campground is pet friendly and is great for fishing and hiking alike.

The second on their list is Stony Point. This breathtaking campground is settled on the banks of Leech Lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in the state of Minnesota and home of trophy-sized perch, bass and northern pike. It is also a great area for canoeing or boating.

Fall Lake makes number three for them. This campground is located within the Superior National Forest close to the United States and Canada border. The forest spans 150 miles and is comprised of 3 million acres. With hiking, swimming and fishing, there is much to do at this family-friendly campsite. There are several local events happening nearby including City of Ely’s July 4th fireworks, the Blueberry Festival which happens the last weekend in July, and the Harvest Moon festival.

Leech Lake Rec area made it to the number four spot. This area encompasses 14 natural lakes with over 300 miles of shoreline. They have numerous scenic hiking trails as well as boating and canoeing amenities. Dozens of wooded campsites are yours to choose from here at this spectacular site.

Finally, the Itasca State Park finishes the list of top five. This is the oldest State Park in Minnesota. It is over 32,000 acres and holds more than 100 lakes. There are over 200 drive-in sites for your RV in two separate campgrounds. The park has nearly 50 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of paved bike trails. They also offer rentals for all of your sport needs.

So pack up your campers and head out for a fun-filled summer vacation. If you have time, visit two or three! There are many beautifully kept campgrounds near the northeast border of the state. And remember to come by Pleasureland RV for all your recreational vehicle needs.

2014 Class C Motorhome Thor Siesta

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The 2014 Class C Motorhome Thor Siesta has arrived. This motor home features all the amenities that you and your family need to have a comfortable life in your home on the road.

With a full bathroom, kitchen and plenty of sleeping room your and your family won’t feel cramped or crowded in you home away from home. A full bathroom complete with shower, toilet and sink, means that everyone can do there daily bathing in private. No more gross, disgusting camp bathrooms. No more washing your hair over the sink. No quick bathing at the lake or stream.

The full kitchen, which includes a solid tops stove, microwave, sink and cabinet space means you and your family can enjoy high quality home cooked meals in your own kitchen. You don’t have to waste money on roadside diners or have quick unhealthy meals at fast food joints. The quality of your meals and your time will improve on your vacation when your family has the opportunity to sit down to a healthy, home cooked meal. And with out all the distractions of work, school, and extra curricular activities, you will have the opportunity to really enjoy it.

Theres plenty of seating and sleeping space for everyone. There is a queen size bed in the back, which is comfortable and relaxing for those long trips away from home. There is even an extra loft space for extra guests. The couch in the living room area, provides comfortable seating during the day, and can double as extra sleeping space at night.

There’s plenty of other amenities in this state of the art RV as well, including an LCD tv in the bedroom for all your entertainment needs. There’s also an attic fan to keep you cool and comfortable on those hot, sweaty summer days.

If you are looking for a new RV for your next road trip, the 2014 Class C Motorhome Thor Siesta from Pleasureland RV is just the one for you.

Memorial Day Sale

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Pleasureland RVis having a Memorial Day Sale this weekend. The sale will be from May 27th through June 1st. This 6 day sale features several thousand new RV’s, travel trailers and motor homes,many of which will be on sale. The sale begins on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th and ends with a Big BBQ on Friday and Saturday. Pleasureland RV only offers deep discounts like this once a year, so this is the sale that you won’t want to miss. The selection and prices are not to be beat. Over one thousand RV’s will be on display, and many of them will have deep discounts and unbelievable prices.

Pleasureland RV will have special hours during this monumental sale. On Monday, we will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Then on Tuesday through Friday, we will be open from 8 am – 8 pm, and finally on the last day of the sale we will be open from 9 am – 6 pm. You can come by anytime and take a look at the many different makes and models available for sale. Whether you are a first time RV owner or have been an RV enthusiast for years and years, our well qualified sales people will be happy to show you any of the thousands of RV’s we currently have in stock.

The Largest RV Sale Ever features deals on hundreds of vehicles at low prices. There will be deep discounts on all 2013 models, as we are getting rid of our old inventory to make room for new 2014 models. If you have been waiting to get a new RV, now is the best time. Come to Pleasureland RV for the biggest selection and the best prices on new and used models during our huge Memorial Day Sale.

You can check out our huge inventory during this amazing sale. You surely won’t find selection, service and prices like this anywhere else. And of course, don’t forget to come on Friday and Saturday for the BBQ. Bring the whole family for some great food and fun, while you check out your next RV or your first RV and discover just how fun the RV lifestyle can be.

Whether you are new to RVing or have been a part of the RV lifestyle for years you won’t want to miss all the food, fun, at great savings at this gigantic Memorial Day Sale. With prices as low as just over $8,000 dollars for a brand new RV, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. You can bring the whole family down for all the fun happening next week at the big Memorial Day Sale.

Meal Planning for Your Next Vacation!

PleasureLand is the place to begin your travel planning with a look at what’s available to make your vacation getaway comfortable and convenient. With one of the best RV dealers in Minnesota on your side, you’ll drive away with the perfect ride for all of your adventures.

Benefits of RV traveling are having everything you need along for the ride including your favorite goodies for meals. With quick and simple recipes, creating tasty meals is a piece of cake.

Breakfast

Prepare a variety of fruit such as cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple and place in containers. Also include blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Bring bananas, a bag of sliced almonds, raisins, granola cereal and a large container of vanilla yogurt.

  • Place the fruit containers and additional garnishes on the table
  • Fill dishes with vanilla yogurt
  • Add fresh fruit
  • Garnish with almonds, raisins and granola
  • Note: all of these items are great for snacking throughout the day

Lunch

Tacos equal an easy meal. Ingredients needed include a package of hamburger pre-cooked and frozen for the trip, taco seasoning, taco shells, assorted vegetables, shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream.

  • Thaw the hamburger. Add taco seasoning and mix thoroughly
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes on low heat then place meat in a serving bowl
  • While meat is simmering, shred lettuce, cube or dice 1 or 2 tomatoes, 1 small onion, 1 green pepper and several banana peppersand place in individual dishes
  • Arrange taco shells along with prepared veggies, sliced black olives, mild to hot salsa, cheese and sour cream on a table so everyone can dress up their tacos
  • Note: Use leftover vegetables in a tossed salad

Save time by preparing and freezing items prior to starting your vacation such as chili, spaghetti sauce, gravy and grilled chicken and steak strips for salads. Also include versatile canned items like chili for hot dogs, beans for dip and whole mushrooms for shish kabobs.

Dinner

You’ll never go wrong with a traditional hot dog roast over a campfire. Keep it simple.

  • Thaw the hot dogs
  • Cook hot dogs over an open fire or use the grill. Whichever is more convenient
  • For garnishes, melt cheese, open a can of chili or use a package of your pre-made chili in the freezer and grill leftover onions from the taco lunch
  • Include traditional mustard, ketchup and relish

For dessert, help the kids create smores.

  • Place a piece of chocolate on a graham cracker or oatmeal cookie
  • Place one large marshmallow on a stick
  • Hold the stick over the campfire to brown the marshmallow.
  • Place hot marshmallow on top of the chocolate and top with another cracker or cookie

With travel plans in place, stop by PleasureLand for a last minute check up or accessories.

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A Look at the 2014 Keystone Avalanche Fifth Wheel

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The “RVer” lifestyle really doesn’t apply strictly to RV owners. There are plenty of RVers who drive a truck with a trailer attached, and a fifth wheel trailer can be just as great as any other option on the market, especially when it’s the 2014 Keystone Avalanche.

This new model will make you rethink the notion of how much luxury should cost. Though technically a regular old consumer grade model at just under $70,000, new, once you take a walk around inside the new Avalanche, you’ll wonder why it doesn’t cost twice that.

The authentic leather furniture package alone sets the interior apart from many RVs and trailers, but it’s really just the start. The cherry cabinet doors certainly make an impression, as well, and the free standing counter top wouldn’t be out of place in a million dollar New York penthouse apartment.

Of course how a trailer looks on the inside doesn’t matter so much if it doesn’t also feature everything that you could possibly need from a home on wheels. Beyond the stunning array of furniture and design, you also get a dual air conditioner package, a forty inch LED TV, which is nicer than many of us have in our houses, and a fireplace, if you can believe that.

At 37 feet, the trailer is roomy enough for any individual or couple, even with a dog or a cat, and with the hideaway bed in the sofa, big enough for a guest or two, as well.

The 2014 Avalanche really defies a lot of preconceived notions about the RV and trailer market. It’s surprising to find such a luxurious trailer at a mid-range price, and it’s a fifth wheel that can stand up to any motorhome on the market. Even the LED lighting system offers a touch of class to the trailer.

If you’re set on driving an RV, and not a trailer, then the Avalanche might change your mind. Roomy with a lush interior, the Avalanche offers a luxury lifestyle on the road. And be sure to come by PleasureLand RV Center for all your RV needs.

Sand Creek Adventures

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We are pleased to finally be into full throttle mode at PleasureLand RV Center. We are the RV dealership Minnesota looks to for everything RV related. Today, we are going to tell you about a pulse pounding adventure that can bond your family or group. Today we are going to take a closer look at Sand Creek Adventures.

Sand Creek Adventures bills themselves as “The Twin Cities ultimate low ropes, high ropes and zip tour challenge course” and that is one long way to say fun! What is nice about Sand Creek Adventures is you can choose your own level of intensity. You should be in moderately healthy condition, be at least 8 years of age, and must weigh less than 275 pounds to participate in the activities at Sand Creek Adventures.

So what should you expect on your trip to Sand Creek? First, you should dress like you would if you were going to go for a walk in the woods. Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes are best. You may also wish to pack some insect repellant, sunscreen and some snacks and bottled water. Alcohol is prohibited at Sand Creek Adventures, and you can understand why.

Once there, you will be fitted with a waist harness and helmet. A certified instructor will give you a short safety talk and answer your questions. Then it will be time for your day of adrenaline rushing fun.

The Low Ropes Connection is great for learning how to work as a team as you complete maneuvers that require each member to work in unison.

The High Ropes Challenge Course will test your determination and confidence. It starts with a cargo net entrance and ends with a zipline exit and in-between it is filled with a variety of maneuvers that will challenge you.

The Sand Creek Zipline Adventure is a real crowd pleaser. The zip travels over 1700 feet in total length, traversing Sand Creek bluffs, and reaching 100 feet above the water. It offers an exhilarating, breathtaking adventure that you and your family won’t soon forget.

If you believe part of the fun of having a recreational vehicle is seeing and doing new things, consider a trip to Sand Creek Adventures. You should be aware that all of their adventures are by appointment only, so call ahead. Their number is (952) 492-5333.

PleasureLand RV Center is a family owned RV dealership that Minneapolis has come to depend on for everything involving the RV lifestyle. You’ll find our selection and service superior, and you’ll find our people a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to seeing you!

2013 Winnebago Vista

It is being called the “can’t miss coach value coach of 2013”. It is the Winnebago Vista available at PleasureLand RV Center. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Winnebago Vista and what makes this Class A motorhome such a value.

2013 Winnebago Vista

The Vista made the cover of MotorHome Magazine this past March. It has the three main features that are sure to get the attention of anyone looking for the best RV motorhomes that Minneapolis, Minnesota has to offer…quality, comfort, and a great price.

The Vista starts with a choice of floor plans that are family-friendly. The new 26HE leans toward the sporty side with Solo blackout shades. The 27N features a new triple slide-out. The spacious 35B and 35F have master baths and guest half baths, and the 35B includes bunk beds. The new 31KE has a u-shaped dinette, mid-coach TV and walk-around queen sized bed.

What really makes the 2013 Winnebago Vista such a great value is the amount and type of amenities that are offered as standard. These include:

  • Electric patio awnings
  • MCD roller shades
  • Large LCD TV
  • Reclining Ultraleather cab seats that swivel
  • Hydraulic automatic leveling jacks
  • Cummins Onan generator
  • Rearview monitors
  • Studio Loft drop-down beds (in most models)

The Vista includes lots of little touches you will really appreciate on the road. These include single paddle latches that offer one handed operation for cargo areas and a handy wash station with hot and cold water, in the service center, to help rinse off sandy shoes or even pets.

On the inside the Vista has a crowned, fiberglass roof guaranteed for 10 years. Thermo-panel sidewalls help provide insulation and sound-proofing. E-coating helps protect steel pipes and laser-cut tubing provides precision joins. The Vista’s superstructure is constructed like no other, and it is built to last.

It also comes with an extremely attractive price.

If you are looking for an RV dealership to trust and that can give you a personalized tour of the Vista, contact PleasureLand RV Center. With locations in Brainerd, St. Cloud, Ramsey, and Willmar, Minnesota we offer a wide selection of RVs. We are family owned and enjoy sharing our love of the RV lifestyle with our customers. For new RVs, used RVs and even RV rentals, come to Pleasureland RV Center.