It has arrived! The January issue is packed full of great articles, tips and even a yummy recipe. Our website has undergone an update and you can now read each article or view the magazine in flip page format! It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this issue and remember...enjoy every sunset! Click here to read! To access all Cool Tears back issues, click here. January 2019 stories Letter from the Editor: The beauty of a sunset Recipe: Teardrop Beef Stew After You Buy: 9 Thin
By: Sarah Tucker I sat down to pen this editorial on the eve of the end of 2018. Moments ago, the sun went down in the most spectacular Midwestern sunset I think I have ever witnessed. That sunset led to me to start pondering sunsets and the wonder of them. A glorious sunset is the epitome of fleeting beauty. For a few minutes, the sky is a spectacle of color — and then it’s over. Yet the psychological effects of admiring the sunset may persist long after the color has faded.
by: Sarah Tucker Teardrop trailers first became popular in the 1930s, when magazines such as Mechanix Illustrated published plans. The first teardrop designs incorporated standard 4 by 8-foot sheets of plywood with hardwood spars. Teardrop trailers remained popular until the mid-1960s, after which they disappeared from mainstream camping. However, in the late 1990s, plans became available on the Internet and in recent years teardrop trailers have made a resurgence and are aga
-by Valerie + Jessi Smith We often talk about all the many joys of living on the road. From the beautiful scenery, to the feeling of freedom, but there are still many ups and downs living on the road. We focus mostly on the positive because 90% of the time it’s been wonderful. However, there are bad things about this lifestyle too. Today, we’ll keep it real and share with you the 9 things nobody tells you about RV life. 1. BOON-DOCKING CAN BE SCARY A free nights stay seems
by: Marilyn McCray If you are traveling in your teardrop during cold weather, a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs beef stew will provide a warm glow around the campfire. Serves 6 · 2 pounds chuck roast or beef stew meat · 2 tablespoons flour · Olive oil · 1 large onion, chopped · 4 cloves garlic, minced · 3 – 4 carrots, sliced or cut into chunks · 4 – 5 red or white potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks · Fresh beef stock or 2 – (10 once cans) beef stock or condensed broth · Salt and