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Cabin Fever Sweepstakes!

It’s cold out there! Warm up with our Cabin Fever Sweepstakes!

We’ve partnered with Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, our neighbor across the fence, for a fun sweepstakes that will have you thinking warm weather, coasters, and a cozy cabin.

Cabin Fever Sweeps

One lucky winner which will be chosen at random. That lucky duck will win four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and a two-night stay in one of our Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins! (Availability of the cabin is from May 1 to May 22, 2014, and May 26 to June 14, 2014. Not valid during Memorial Day weekend. Winner must call Lake Rudolph to make cabin reservation. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari tickets may be used any day during the park’s 2014 season.)

What you need to know:

  • You must be at least 13 years old to enter (cabin reservations and check-in must be handled by an adult at least 21 years old who is a member of the visiting party);
  • Please don’t enter if you’ve won tickets from Holiday World in the past six months;
  • You must not be an employee of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari or Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort (or the immediate family member of an employee).

You may enter once a day with the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Click here to enter from a mobile device.

Good luck!

Ride the Golf Car, Get Candy

Hoot-owlHave you ever asked your little kiddos what they think you do at work? A few nights ago I came home from work and my two year old (she’ll be three next month) asked if I’d had a good day. Here’s how the conversation went …

Addy: Mommy! You’re home! Have a good day at work?

Me: I did baby. Did you have fun with mamaw?

Addy: Uh-huh. We painted, and played, and watched Dora … Mommy? Whatcha do at work?

Me: What do you think I do at work? You’ve been to mommy’s office before.

Addy: You ride the golf car and get candy! Whole lot candy!

Well, the truth is out there folks. All I really do at work is ride the golf car and get candy. What a hoot! By the way that’s her in the owl costume. 🙂

I know this comes from our Halloween Weekends, which she is usually present for six out of the seven. It cracked me up that she thinks this is what I do all day long!

I have to state that for the record while I’m riding the golf car and getting candy (I’m not passing on Milk Duds or Dots), I’m also taking photos and video. So there!


Rudy’s Recipe: Cowboy Hot Dogs

Cowboy Hot Dogs

You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into half moons
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • About 6 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • About 2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
  • About 4 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Make ‘Em:

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add onion, and cook until golden and tender, stirring frequently.

Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Grill hot dogs until slightly charred all over, about 6 minutes, turning occasionally. Add buns and grill, turning frequently, until warmed and lightly charred, about 3 minutes.

Spread buns with mayonnaise and drizzle with mustard and barbecue sauce. Set hot dogs in buns.

Sprinkle cheese on top, followed by caramelized onions and bacon.

– Recipe courtesy of

Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins … in the snow!

Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins all covered in snow. And Santa too of course! Except he’s not covered in snow. I think he was thankful of that. 🙂

They look just a little different in the snow … very Christmas-y!

RCC Back Santa Waving

RCC Santa Waving


RCC Side with Santa

Rudy’s Recipe: Snow Ice Cream

We’ve had our share of the white stuff lately … though not as much as other areas see on a regular basis. One thing I remember from snow days at home is my mom making snow ice cream. Thought I’d share that recipe!

Snow Ice Cream

You Need:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Roughly 8 cups clean snow (or shaved ice)
  • Sprinkles, optional

Make It:

Whisk sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add in your snow. You need around 8 cups, more or less depending on the consistency of the snow.

Once it’s stirred in you want an ice cream type consistency. So add until you achieve that. Should be fluffy and easy to scoop. Not runny!

It melts fairly quick so serve it up! Add sprinkles if you like.

*Eat snow at your own risk. If you’re worried, use shaved ice. And for goodness sake avoid yellow snow! 🙂