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Our RV food truck! Happy Thanksgiving

| Updated Nov 22, 2023

Here it is the American Thanksgiving – the 400th since the first Pilgrim Thanksgiving celebration – and we celebrated with an RV Food Truck – ours!

That's how we used our RV, as a food truck, to prepare a pre-Thanksgiving breakfast in the woods for about 20 friends and about 22 dogs!

Jennifer cooked blueberry pancakes, I cooked sausage and we all ate around a big campfire as the dogs circled around begging for their share.

Afterward, we took the dogs for a nice long hike in the woods.

It was yet another use for our Class C motorhome – temporarily turning it into an RV food truck.

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We used our RV to make breakfast for our dog park friends

Thanksgiving is meant to be a community affair

Thanksgiving is best celebrated in community – with friends and relatives. And we did so with our friends from the dog park.

Every morning, most of us can be found with our dogs, hiking in local parks.

It just seemed right to get together the morning before Thanksgiving and celebrate the joy of being outside in nature, the happiness our dogs bring us, and the enjoyment of each other's company.

Tough times are certainly trying in these difficult and divisive days for our nation, there is still much to be thankful for. God has greatly blessed all of us.

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Jennifer cooking in our RV turned food truck.

The RV made it so easy to prepare the food

We arrived about 9 AM. Two of the guys from the group had a roaring campfire going to ward off the sub-freezing cold.

Jennifer turned on an electric pan for the pancakes and started cooking the sausage on the burner. But when she realized that she only had two hands, she gave me the sausages and I moved them outside, setting up a small table.

I fired up the generator and used another electric pan to cook them.

Soon, I was surrounded by dogs.

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Mike and the dogs

By the time the rest of the group showed up around 9:30 AM, everything was ready, Other group members brought cookies, cupcakes, maple syrup, hot chocolate, and coffee.

Afterward, we walked the dogs for an hour or so.

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Hot blueberry pancakes

Here's to a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

We wish we could have had all of you with us. But please know how thankful Jennifer and I are for all the encouragement and kindness you have shown us this past year.

And a big shoutout to our entire RV Lifestyle Team… Phyllis, Chris, Jerrica, Wendy, Heather, Susan, Amy, and the tech crew at Wordkeeper, that keeps our website humming. A special thanks this year to Dylan and his team at, who created our new website.

This has been a year of awesome social media growth for us and none of it would be possible without our awesome moderators. Big thanks to Dan, Traci, Holly, Jennifer, and Wendy.

And we also need to thank our Facebook Supporters and YouTube Members. Their monthly contributions have been so encouraging.

So… everyone… our hope and prayer for you all is that this Thanksgiving Day will be one of the best ever for you.

May you all be greatly blessed… and be a blessing… wherever you go during this wonderful Christmas season we are about to begin.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2021-11-25

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “Our RV food truck! Happy Thanksgiving”

November 28, 2021at1:10 pm, Desiree Fuller said:

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as we did. Your food truck sounds like what we do at family camp which is a yearly tradition. Every family who attends helps with family breakfast. I find it a lot of fun and gets everyone together


November 26, 2021at2:03 pm, Christopher Cowley said:

Thanks for the shoutout Mike & Jen! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.


November 25, 2021at1:49 pm, Douglas & Patricia Murdock said:

We are already a subscriber and support utube and support members


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