Games – Cribbage

My husband and I love to play both card and board games together. We especially enjoy playing a game called Cribbage which uses both.

Cribbage is a game played using a board, pegs and a standard deck of playing cards (no joker cards are used in this game).

I Am Going to Teach You How to Play Cribbage With Two Players

It is most often played by two people, but it can be adapted to allow for three or four players. The board that I own (seen here), allows for a maximum of three players.

A finely crafted cribbage board with two hands of cards dealt out face up so the cards can be seen, and a remaining stack facing down, only done like this for the purposes of learning the game.
Per Wikipedia; According to John Aubrey (born 1626), the person who created “Cribbage” was Sir John Suckling (born 1609). Sir John Suckling was an English poet. The game “Cribbage” is a derivation of the game “Noddy”.

Here Are Some of the Rules of the Game

The game is relatively simple once you understand what helps you to make pegging points and once you have some understand of strategy.

Players will begin a game by agreeing on what point count will need to be reached in order to win the game. Typically the game is won when a player reaches that agreed on quantity of points (some players play to 61 points, others play to 121 points).

During each hand of the game, each player is dealt six cards. From these six cards, each player tries to create a good scoring four card hand to play with. A player must put two of their six cards into a crib. The cards in the crib will be counted after the four card hands are played out.

Before play of each hand begins, one start card will be turned up that each player may use at the end of the hand.

  • During the play of a hand, each player is trying to play a card that causes the count of 15 to happen.
  • Players are trying to play like cards. Like cards are cards that have the same number or letter in them as another card. For example, an 8 of clubs is like an 8 of diamonds because they both contain an 8. A King of hearts is like a King of spades because they both contain a King.
  • Players are trying to play a run of cards. An example is a 2, 3 and 4 of any suit being played in a row. Another example is if those same cards are played as 4, 2 then 3. A run of three cards causes a score of 3 peg points. If the run consists of four cards, this causes a score of 4 peg points, (and so on).
  • Players are trying to be the one to play the last card during a hand.
  • Players are trying to be the one to play a last card that causes the count of 31 during a hand.

The start card will be used after the four card hands have been played out. The players will include that start card as part of their count for each of their hand(s).

Counting and Pegging Points During and After the Play of a Hand

Points are counted and pegged in the cribbage board during the play of each hand. Counting points and pegging will be discussed in detail, in the next section.

After the play of a hand is complete, the non-dealer counts the points they have in their cards before the dealer counts their points. The non-dealer gets to peg these points first. Pegging first is important because the person who pegs out first (reaching or exceeding the agreed on end of game), wins. It doesn’t matter if the other player has points to count and peg or not, because the game was won and was ended when the first person to count and peg, pegged out.

The dealer gets to count their cards and peg those points second (after the non-dealer). After this, the dealer counts the cards in the crib for points and pegs those points.

During play, any time a player pegs one or more point, they move the back peg forward in front of the other peg. The back peg represents the prior count (the score of the game at that time). The forward peg represents the points just scored.

In the example below, you see the player using the black pegs had last scored one pegged point. On their next play they pegged 2 points. Black now has a total of 3 pegged points. The back peg showing the one point scored at that time. The front peg showing the 2 points that were just scored.

The person using the silver pegs has only pegged 1 point so far. If the person using the silver pegs scores another point, they will pick up the peg that is behind the start line and move it in front of the silver peg. Silver will then have a total of 2 pegged points.

Two black pegs and two silver pegs placed in holes in the board, in an attempt to demonstrate pegging during the game.
When pegging, always move the back peg, count the pegging holes you earned and place the back peg accordingly.

Counts for Each Card vs Points for a Play

  • K = 10 count
  • Q = 10 count
  • J = 10 count
  • 10 = 10 count
  • 9 = 9 count
  • 8 = 8 count
  • 7 = 7 count
  • 6 = 6 count
  • 5 = 5 count
  • 4 = 4 count
  • 3 = 3 count
  • 2 = 2 count
  • A = 1 count

During play of a hand, cards are counted and points are pegged depending on the specific play that was made. A play that adds to a count of 15, scores 2 points to the person who played the card that made that count. Like cards played scores points. Runs score you points. A Jack that is turned when the non-dealer cuts for the start card, awards 2 points to the dealer. Last plays score points. A hand that counts to 31 exactly scores points.

Here are some examples of card combinations that make points;

  • any K, Q, J or 10 with a 5 = 15
  • any 9 with any 6 = 15
  • any 8 with any 7 = 15
  • any K, Q, J or 10 with a 4 and an A = 15
  • any K, Q, J or 10 with a 3 and a 2 = 15
  • any 5, 4, 3, 2 and an A = 15
  • You get the idea !! Basically, combinations that add to 15 awards you 2 points that you may peg.
  • You can score points for like cards. For example two like cards are worth 2 peg points, three like cards are worth 6 peg points and 4 like cards are worth 12 peg points.
    • Here is an example; if you have three 9s and one 6, you can use the 6 with each 9 (which add up to 15 each). This would give you a pegging count of 15 for 2, 15 for 4, 15 for 6 and 3 nines for 6. The total you would peg for this hand would be 12 (2+2+2+6).
  • The same rule applies for any multi-card combination.
    • Example: You have two 10s a 2 and a 3, you can use the 2 and 3 with each 10. This would give you a pegging count of 15 for 2, 15 for 4 and two tens for 2. The total you would peg for this hand would be 6 (2+2+2). There are lots of combinations like this.
  • If you had two like cards that each can make a run, it might look like this; You hold an 8 of clubs, an 8 of hearts, a 7 of diamonds and a 6 of spades. We’ll say the start card is a K. The K is no help to your count in this hand.
    • This hand has two 15s in it, plus it has a like pair and 2 runs in it.
    • It counts like this; 8 of clubs + 7 of diamonds = 15 for 2, 8 of hearts + 7 of diamonds = 15 for 2, 8 of clubs + 8 of hearts = a pair for 2, 8 of clubs, 7 of diamonds and 6 of spades = a run of three for 3, 8 of hearts, 7 of diamonds and 6 of spades = a run of three for 3. The total that can be pegged is 12 (2+2+2+3+3).
  • If you have a flush in your hand (example four diamonds), that scores you 4 peg points when you count your hand
  • If you have a flush in your hand and the start card is of the same suit as the 4 in your hand, you score 5 peg points when you count your cards.
Showing all face up, what a flush hand looks like, this one is including the start card, seen is a 10, a three, a two an ace and a seven all 5 cards in this case are diamonds.
This counts as 5 peg points.
  • If you have a flush in the crib, it can only be counted if all of the cards in the crib are of the same suit as the start card. If this is the case, that scores you 5 peg points when you count your crib hand.
  • A Jack in a hand that matches the suit of the start card, awards 1 point to the hand that holds the Jack. This is only counted after all of the hand’s cards have been played.

Various Plays

  • Before a hand begins, the non-dealer cuts the deck. If the non-dealer cuts a J, the dealer pegs 2 points on the cribbage board.
  • To begin playing a hand, each player will take a turn and play one of four cards that they hold. During play, if a player can cause a count of 15 to happen, they peg 2 points on the cribbage board.
  • During play, the count of cards on the table can not exceed 31. A play can end with less than or exactly 31.
  • If a play ends (at 31 or less in count), and one or both players still hold cards, the cards already played will be turned face down. The remaining cards in hand will be played starting over with the count (again up to a maximum count of 31).
  • An opponent must say go when they can’t play a card, (they can’t play a card if any card they could play, would cause the count to exceed 31). During play, if you cause your opponent to say go, you peg 1 point on the cribbage board (Go is only said one time during a play on the way to 31).
  • During play, if you play a last play, but don’t reach 31, you peg 1 point on the cribbage board.
  • During play, every time you can cause a count of 31 to happen, you peg 2 points on the cribbage board.
  • During play, if one player plays a card, then the other plays a like card, the player that played the like card pegs 2 points on the cribbage board. Example; The dealer plays a 7 then the non-dealer plays a 7. The non-dealer pegs 2 points on the cribbage board.
    • During play, if after this the dealer plays a 7, the dealer pegs 6 points on the cribbage board (three like cards played one after another can happen with any card in the deck).
    • During play, if after this, the non-dealer plays a 7, the non-dealer pegs 12 points on the cribbage board. Remember this is just an example. It doesn’t have to be a 7, but there can not be four 8s or above. Four 8s or above would exceed the maximum count for a play (which is 31).
  • During play, you can score 3 or 4 or 5 (or more) peg points with runs. Example, you play a 4, your opponent plays a 6 and you play a 5. You would score 2 peg points for the 15 that the 4, 6 and 5 add up to, but you would also score 3 more peg points for a run of three cards (even though the cards numbers are out of sequence).
    • After this your opponent could play a 3 for a run of four cards and score 4 peg points. Then you could play a 2 for a run of five cards and score 5 peg points. Remember, this can be done with any run of cards as long as the run doesn’t exceed 31. For instance, it would work with a Q, J, K but you could not add a 10 because that would exceed 31.
      • If any card played breaks a sequence, there is no run. Example, you play a 4, your opponent plays an 8, you play a 6, your opponent plays a 5. Because the run was interrupted by the 8, there are no 15s for 2 and there is no run.

Using the Start Card

After each player has been dealt six cards and each have put two of their six cards in the crib, a start card is cut by the non-dealer.

A start card has been cut, in this example, the card cut was a ten of hearts, the remaining cards will be placed under the start card.
A 10 of hearts has been cut for this hand. The remainder of the deck (seen here in the right hand), will be placed under the 10 and the remaining deck.

The start card provides a little information. Because it is seen by both players, they know that the card is not held by their opponent.

The start card is primarily used after all of the cards in the hand have been played out and it is time to count each hand.

  1. Once the play of the hand is complete, it is time to count your hand. We’ll say your hand has a 5, 6, 7 of diamonds and a 3 of clubs.
  2. When counting a hand, you always start by adding your 15s (they give you 2 points each). Then you add any other card combinations you can see. Here is what it sounds like when you count this hand;
  3. 15 for 2, 15 for 4 and a run of 3 makes 7.
  • Basically, the 5, 7 and 3 add up to 15 (for 2 points).
  • The 5 and the 10 add up to 15 (for 2 points). When adding this 2 to the first counted 2, it becomes 4 points.
  • The 5, 6 and 7 are a run of 3. When adding these 3 to the prior 4 points, it becomes 7 peg points that can be scored on the cribbage board.

Now, Lets Start a Game and Play a Hand

Deciding Who is the First Dealer (the dealer gets the crib) vs the Non-Dealer (they get to make the first play)

Place your colored pegs in the beginning positions (before the starting line).

One actual hand will begin, as an example, in the beginning the two black pegs and two silver pegs are seen behind the starting line on the board.
This board has a third peg for each color. That third peg is used in the horizontal rows of peg holes seen at the bottom of this picture to keep count of how many games each player wins.

1st, decide which of the two of you will use which color of pegs. For today’s example, the player on the left will use the black pegs and the player on the right will use the silver pegs.

At this point, it doesn’t matter who does it, but the deck needs to be shuffled and placed face down on the playing surface.

The person who didn’t shuffle, cuts the deck and shows the card on the bottom of their cut. Lets pretend they revealed an 8 of hearts. That person returns all of the cards back into the face down position.

The other person cuts the deck, showing the card on the bottom of their cut. Lets pretend they revealed a 3 of spades. The person with the lowest card gets to be the first dealer and gets the first crib. The other person (the non-dealer), gets to play first.

During an actual game, neither player shows their hand to the other player until all of the cards have been played out.

For this game, in order to teach you to play, all of the cards being played will be shown on the table, face up.

Another Shuffle, Another Cut and Dealing the First Hand

The dealer shuffles the cards (again). The non-dealer cuts the cards, but doesn’t show the card on the bottom of their cut. They put their cut stack down and move the remainder of the deck on top of their cut.

The dealer picks up the cut deck and deals out six cards to each (one card is given to the non-dealer, then one to the dealer and so on). The remainder of the deck is placed face down (as seen below).

The cribbage board is in the middle of the table, the dealer was decided during a cut of cards, six cards are dealt face down to the dealer on the left and six cards have been dealt face down to the non-dealer on the right, with the remaining deck placed face down, as of yet uncut.
For the start of this game, the dealer is on the left and the non-dealer is on the right. Each player will pick up their cards and hold them in their hands.

These are the cards that were dealt to the dealer.

For the purpose of teaching the game to a reader, all cards going forward will be shown during this example, the dealer has a ten, a three, a two and a seven of diamonds, plus an ace of clubs and an eight of hearts.
Remember, don’t show the cards you have in your hand, to your opponent.

These are the cards that were dealt to the non-dealer.

The non-dealer has a king, a nine, a six and an ace of diamonds, plus a king of hearts and a five of clubs.
Keep your hand visible only to yourself to help ensure the best plays possible.

~A crib consists of 2 cards from the dealer and 2 cards from the non-dealer placed face down on the playing surface so neither player can see them~

Each player selects two of their card to go into the crib (face down).

The dealer will score any points that come out of the crib at the end of this hand. The dealer will want to choose cards for the crib that they believe may benefit them when it is time to count their crib cards.

The dealer has the crib and has selected the eight of hearts and the seven of diamonds for his crib, which gives him fifteen for two points in his crib to start, he will place them face down.
The two cards on the left have been selected by the dealer, to be placed in the crib.

The dealer selected the 8 and 7 because they count as 15 for 2 points, which will give the dealer 2 peg points when the crib is counted later. The dealer has kept the 10 to go with the 3 and 2, which count to 15 for 2. They also kept the 3, 2, A as that is an additional count of 3 peg points for a run of three. This will be their playing hand. Just as the hand is, they have 5 peg points total for later.

The non-dealer will want to try to choose crib cards that they believe may not benefit the dealer.

The non-dealer has selected the nine of diamonds and the ace of diamonds to put into the dealer's crib, a bit risky as this could lead to the crib ending up with a flush, but the start card that is cut would also have to be a diamond for the crib flush to count.
The two cards on the right have been selected by the non-dealer, to be placed in the crib.

The non-dealer selected the two Ks to go with the 5 for the hand they will play. This will count later (after all of the hands cards are played), as 15 for 2 and 15 for 4 (this is each K with the 5). They will also add the pair of Ks for 2. This gives them a total hand of 6 peg points for later.

Hopefully the cut card will catch something good for the non-dealer, like a 7 or a 4 to make a run of 3 or another 5 or a K would work nicely. It is also the hope that the A and the 9 do not benefit the dealer. There is a slight risk of a crib flush when putting these two diamonds in the crib.

Now you see the crib face down on the table. Remember, normally each opponent will not show their hand to the other person. This is only being done to help you understand game play.

After the crib is set, the non-dealer cuts the deck and the card on top of the cut deck is turned over.

The cut card to start the hand is a nine of clubs.
A 9 of clubs has been cut. It is the start card.

The rest of the deck is placed underneath the cut card then the non-dealer makes their first play.

The picture shows the board in the middle, the crib face down on the table, the start card, this one being the nine of clubs and both players hands, the non-dealer gets to play first.
Play will begin with the non-dealer (the player on the right).

The non-dealer will try to choose a card that might not allow the dealer to make a count of 15 for 2 points. There are more cards in a standard deck that count as 10, so it isn’t wise to lead with the 5 (at this point, any 10 count card and a five counts 15 for 2).

The non-dealer chooses to lead with the K in hopes that the other player plays a K. If that happens, the non-dealer will play their remaining K for 6 points.

The non dealer has two kings in his hand, strategically he plays the king of diamonds in the hopes the dealer has a king and plays, (the count is now ten), if the dealer plays a king he gets two points, but the non-dealer will then play the other king in his hand, giving him six points.
The K is the first card the player on the right (the non-dealer), has played.
  • If the dealer played the A, the non-dealer might play a 4 and count 15 scoring 2 pegging points.
  • If the dealer played the 2, the non-dealer might play a 3 and count 15 scoring 2 pegging points.
  • If the dealer played the 3, the non-dealer might play a 2 and count 15 scoring 2 pegging points.
The dealer didn't have a king, he plays his ten of diamonds and the count becomes twenty.
The dealer (the person on the left), plays a 10

The dealer chooses the 10 for their first play. If the dealer is lucky, another 10 point card will be played.

Because the 10 was played, the person on the right feels he has no reason to keep the remaining K. His hopes of three Ks is now gone. Since the K is a 10 count card, it is more difficult to play with as play continues.

Playing a 10 count card now is a risk because if his opponent has an A, that would give a count of 31 points to them (scoring 2 peg points for that player).

The person on the right figures there is only a small chance that his opponent has an A. He knows he put one in the crib himself so there are only three more out there. With a deck of 52 cards, most of which are under the start card and not in play, he feels odds are in his favor.

He decides to play it, getting rid of the K now. The count becomes 30.

The non-dealer plays feels it is best to get rid of his other king, the king of hearts as it is difficult to play with the higher count cards and he feels same to bring the count to thirty as he feels odds are in his favor that dealer doesn't likely have an ace, as the non-dealer knows at least one of the aces he put into the crib.
The person on the right takes a chance.

Cribbage is both a skillful game where you think ahead about possibilities and it is also a game of luck.

The dealer did have an ace, the count becomes 31 for two points to be pegged for the dealer, 31 being the maximum count during the play of a hand.
The player on the left, plays his next card.

Sadly for the player on the right, the player on the left did have an A. They play it and counted 31 scoring 2 peg points.

The dealer picked up the back peg and placed it into hole number two on the cribbage board.
The player on the left creeps ahead.

Since the count can not go past 31, the cards that were played are turned face down and the next part of the hand is played.

Since the player on the left was the last to play a card, it is now the turn of the player on the right.

The player on the right leads off with his 6 (remember, leading off with a 5 is more risky).

Because the dealer played the last card, it is now the non-dealers turn to play a card, he plays the six of diamonds, the count is six, a five played now is more risky so that is why he selected the six.
The count begins again.

The count is now 6.

The player on the right is hoping that his opponent might play a 4 so he can play his 5 and count 15 for a score of 2 peg points. If a 4 is played he would also score 3 peg points for a run of three (6, 4, 5).

His opponent might play a 7, which would still score him 3 peg points for a run of three, (6, 7, 5).

The player on the left chooses to play his 2.

The dealer plays the two of diamonds, the count is now eight.
The count increases, but no peg points have been made.

The count is now 8.

The player on the right plays his 5.

The non-dealer plays his five of clubs, the count is now 13.
The player on the right has now played his last card.

The count is now 13.

The player on the left plays his 3.

The dealer plays his three of diamonds, the count is now 16, and because this is the last card played, the dealer get to peg one point.
Now, all of the cards for this hand have been played.

The count ends at 16.

As there are no more cards to play and the player on the left played the last card. That player scores 1 peg point for the cribbage board.

This is simply a picture showing the dealer has three pegged points and the non-dealer doesn't have any pegged points.
The player on the left has a total of 3 pegged points that happened during game play. The player on the right didn’t peg any points during game play.

The non-dealer gets to count the four cards that they played their hand with, 1st.

The non-dealer gets to count his hand of cards first, the picture shows a king with the five for two points, the other king with the five for two more points, the nine and the six for two more points and the pair of kings for two more points, all totaling eight points that the non-dealer gets to peg.
The 9 (the start card), is now used during the count of the non-dealers hand.

This hand counts like this;

  • K of diamonds and 5 of clubs count 15 and a score of 2 peg points
  • K of hearts and 5 of clubs count 15 and a score of 2 peg points
  • 9 of clubs and 6 of diamonds count 15 and a score of 2 peg points
  • K of diamonds and K of hearts count as a pair and a score of 2 peg points

When calling the count out loud in cribbage, it is said like this, In this order;

  • Fifteen two
  • Fifteen four
  • Fifteen six
  • and 2 is 8

The non-dealer pegs 8 points on the cribbage board.

This picture simply shows that the non-dealer picked up the back peg and moved it into hole number eight on the cribbage board.
The non-dealer (the player on the right), has finished this hand of cribbage.

Now the dealer counts their hand.

All of the cards that were in the dealer’s hand will be used during this count.

Now the dealer gets to count his hand of cards, the picture shows a ten, a three and a two for two points, a nine, an ace the three and the two for two more points, the three, the two and the ace for three points, all totaling seven points that the dealer gets to peg.

This hand counts like this;

  • 10, 3 and 2 of diamonds count 15 and 2 peg points.
  • 3 and 2 of diamonds with A and 9 of clubs count 15 and scores 2 peg points.
  • 3 and 2 of diamonds with A of clubs count as a run of 3 and scores 3 peg points.

When calling the count out loud in cribbage, it is said like this, In this order;

  • Fifteen two
  • Fifteen four
  • and 3 is 7

The dealer pegs 7 points.

Now the dealer counts their crib.

Now the dealer gets to count his crib hand of cards, the picture shows an ace, but that card doesn't help in this hand, but there is an eight seven for two points, then the group of nine, nine, eight and seven for eight points, all totaling ten points that the dealer gets to peg.
A decent hand.

Not all of the cards in the crib were of use. The A does not add any count to anything, so it will not be useful.

This hand counts like this;

  • 8 of hearts and 7 of diamonds count 15 and scores 2 peg points
  • A double run counts 8 and scores peg points
    • A double run of three consecutive cards always counts to 8 peg points (this double run consists of a pair of 9s for 2 points, 9 of diamonds, 8 of hearts, 7 of diamonds for a run of three for 3 points and a 9 of clubs 8 of hearts, 7 of diamonds for a run of three for 3 points)
      • 2+3+3

When calling the count out loud in cribbage, it is said like this, In this order;

  • Fifteen two
  • and 8 is 10

The dealer pegs 10 points. This hand is over.

A New Hand Begins

The cards will be shuffled by the person who was the non-dealer (the person on the right who is using the silver pegs). They are the new dealer.

The person on the left will cut the deck (the person who is using the black pegs). If they cut a J, the new dealer scores 2 peg points.

The new dealer will deal out 6 cards to each of them.

Each player will choose 2 of their 6 cards and place them face down in the crib (the crib is now for the person on the right, the new dealer).

The deck is again cut by the person on the left and the top card is turned up. The rest of the deck is put under the top card (under the start card).

The first card to be played is now played by the person on the left (the non-dealer).

All cards will be played out, one after another as before.

When it is time to count the hands, the person on the left (the non-dealer), counts first.

If the non-dealer counts his hand and pegs out (hitting or going past the agreed winning count). The game is over and the other person does not get to count their hands.

If the non-dealer counts his hand and does not peg out, the dealer gets to count their hand and the crib hand.

A New Hand Begins…..

The new dealer is not the person on the left.

Game play continues on like this until one of the players pegs out (hitting or going past the agreed winning count).

If you have gotten this far, “By George, I think you’ve got it”!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to play cribbage as much as I have enjoyed teaching you.

Wouldn’t You Love a Cribbage Board for Yourself? They Also Make for a Great Gift

If you think you would enjoy playing cribbage, or maybe you know someone who might enjoy playing, you might want to get a cribbage board through Amazon.

There are different qualities and designs with cribbage boards. I have taught you to play with two players. The boards I will show you will allow for that.

I have had my board for more than 20 years. It has held up very well. It is so nice looking, I leave it out next to my chess board (on a table, on display).

Some cribbage boards that are sold, may come with a standard deck of cards. Most do not though. Remember, if you buy a cribbage board, you may need to buy a deck of standard playing cards to go with it.

This cribbage board is very similar to mine in color and pegging design.

This cribbage board is similar in design to mine, but they use bright colors to separate the pegging track. This can be very helpful visually during gameplay.

This is a beautifully crafted cribbage board that received very high reviews.

This is another lovely cribbage board.

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Just One Thing Before You Start Reading This Post This is the second post of a three post series. If you haven’t already read it, you might want to read; “Travel – Cruise Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl – Part 1, Prepping for the Cruise“. My son and I planned this trip a year inContinue reading “Travel – Cruise Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl – Part 2, Up Through Our First Two Excursions”

Travel – Cruise Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl – Part 1, Prepping for the Cruise

My youngest son and I decided to go on an Alaska cruise together. We wanted to go for one week. I had heard fantastic reviews about Norwegian Cruise Lines and I had been in contact with a lady who works for Norwegian. She could help us set everything up. Her name is Lynn. She isContinue reading “Travel – Cruise Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl – Part 1, Prepping for the Cruise”

3 to 6 RV Camping Things You Must Have for “Parking and Leveling”

Even the most experienced RV camping set up person may find something new and helpful from reading this post…..
The following items are an important part of recreational vehicle camping (RVing).
Detailed in this post are 3 to 6 very important things needed before you go on that RV trip (depending on your RV, not all of the items listed may pertain to you).

10 RV Camping Things You Must Have for “Gray and Black Water (Sewer)”

Gray and Black Water (sewer items) are an important part of recreational vehicle camping (RVing).
Detailed in this post are 10 very important things needed before you go on that RV trip. This doesn’t mean this is all you need but this is a great beginning. If there is something more you feel you should get or something better out there that you can purchase (other than what I have listed in this post), get it.

9 RV Camping Things You Must Have for “Clean Water”

Even the most experienced RV camping set up person may find something new and helpful from reading this post. Don’t hesitate to forward a link to someone who you feel will benefit from the information within.
Clean water items are an important part of recreational vehicle camping (RVing). Detailed in this post are nine very important things needed before you go on that RV trip.

5 RV Camping Things You Must Have “Electrical or Electronic”

Electrical / Electronic items are an important part of recreational vehicle camping (RVing).
Detailed in this post are five very important things needed before you go on that RV trip. This doesn’t mean this is all you need but this is a great beginning. If there is something more you feel you should get or something better out there that you can purchase (other than what I have listed in this post), get it.

Travel and Entertainment – The St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon

When you go to the Annual St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon, USA, there is so much to do and see. I love the carnival rides there. I love the food at the fairgrounds. I love to go see all of the animals and go to the rodeo. At the end of it all, the fireworks are beautiful. It is an all day and into the night event that I look forward to each year.

Easy Recipe – Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce

During big holidays, my mom would often cook up a wonderful Turkey dinner. During those meals, I would decide to have some breast meat or some thigh meat. I might decide on a wing or maybe I wanted a leg! I didn’t typically have a little of all of these things though. When it wasn’tContinue reading “Easy Recipe – Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sauce”

A LAN Party and Custom Built Computers

This post is about custom building a computer to bring to a LAN party.
If you haven’t ever done so, you might have fun going to a LAN party.
My husband, our eldest son, our youngest son and I, all signed up to go to a PDXLAN party (hosted in Portland, Oregon).
We had such a great time.

Travel – Boundary County Historical Museum – Bonners Ferry, Idaho

If you are someone who enjoys going to museums, I found a museum you might like to visit in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Bonners Ferry is in Northern Idaho. It is only 27 miles (43km), to the Canadian border from there. Bonners Ferry is the county seat in Boundary County, Idaho. Boundary County Idaho is oneContinue reading “Travel – Boundary County Historical Museum – Bonners Ferry, Idaho”

Travel – Cape Disappointment Trail and the North Head Lighthouse – Ilwaco, Washington

During one of our camping adventures, we decided to go to a popular, nearby hiking trail that ends at a lighthouse, (we were camping at Fort Stevens in Hammond Oregon). We were heading to Cape Disappointment and the North Head Lighthouse.

Travel – Bonneville Fish Hatchery – Cascade Locks, Oregon

A place to go, where you will see fish (millions of fish), waterfalls, ponds, ducks, huge sturgeon!!!!!
You might even fall in love there, like I did!!!!!
You should go!!!!!

Easy, Moist and the Most Flavorful Roast Turkey Breast

I love a Thanksgiving dinner, but it is a lot of work. I always roast a turkey, make stuffing, mash potatoes, candy sweet potatoes, I make a vegetable, my daughter typically makes homemade cranberry sauce and we have side goodies, (like black and green olives). Afterwards, we always have pumpkin pie. Uhhhhhh, it’s 10:02 andContinue reading “Easy, Moist and the Most Flavorful Roast Turkey Breast”

Fort Stevens State Park and Campgrounds – Hammond, Oregon

I don’t really want to write about this place….cuz…..I want to keep it all to my self, bwahahahahahahaha, (maniacal laughter)….. Ok, you twisted my arm. I’ll tell you all that I know…. A day came when my husband suggested, for fun, we should go camping. Well, after great thought, many discussions, (and a purchase orContinue reading “Fort Stevens State Park and Campgrounds – Hammond, Oregon”

Fast and Easy Homemade Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fast and Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fast and Easy Home Made Chicken Teriyaki

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My Daughter’s Carrot Cake

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My Daughter’s Turkey Meatloaf

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Nehalem Bay State Park

My husband and I love RV camping, (Glamping, as my daughter puts it). If you are looking for lots of outdoor activities, Nehalem Bay State Park is the place to go. If you are driving down highway 101, along the Oregon coast, the park is about 2 miles south of Manzanita. It’s at 9500 SandpiperContinue reading “Nehalem Bay State Park”

Armitage Park Campground – Eugene, Oregon

Wouldn’t you love to take your trailer or motorhome to a place with grass, trees and a nearby river with trails for you to enjoy? A place where if you like, you can even simply pitch a tent. Nature would be all around you, but also conveniences like paved parking pads with full or partialContinue reading “Armitage Park Campground – Eugene, Oregon”

The Good Earth

The Good Earth was a best selling book in the United States. It was so well received, that the author (Pearl S. Buck) was awarded a Pulitzer prize for fiction and later in her career, she won a Nobel prize for literature. The Good Earth is a story about the life of a poor farmer and his family, over a span of about 70 years. It is a page turner. To learn more about the author and the story itself, read my post.

My Daughter’s Chicken Fried Rice

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Pole Green Beans, (Organic Whenever Possible)

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Rummy

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My Husband’s Chicken, Vegetable Soup with Mini Farfalle

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My Husband’s Easy Potato, Ham and Vegetable Soup with Mini Farfalle

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Organic Potatoes Grown in Buckets

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Camping, (or Glamping), In Our Little Chalet

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Collecting – Occupied Japan

I’m going to tell you about treasure and treasure hunting, (the treasure in this case is Occupied Japan Collectibles).
This is a story about what happened, after Japan surrendered, at the end of WWII, that brought about the creation of manufactured ceramics / porcelain dishware and figurines, stamped with the addition of the words “Occupied Japan”…..
It all began with war.

Five Straight

Five Straight is a board game for 2 to 9 players. The idea of the game is to be the first to place 5 of your assigned colored pegs in a straight line, (diagonally, horizontally or vertically). Sounds simple, right ? This game is addictive, but just the same, it’s recommended for ages 8 andContinue reading “Five Straight”

Dust

Dust is a bio-thriller, written by Charles Pellegrino. I bought his book, many years ago, and started to read it.
It sucked me in from the start…. you might say, it devoured me….
If you like bio-thrillers, you are going to want to read this book.
Do not start reading with chapter one!
Begin with the prologue, “Satan’s Black Pool”, where you are taken back in time, to witness the beginning of a tragedy.

Cards, (So Inexpensive)

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The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear is a novel of prehistoric fiction.
The book begins with a natural disaster that leaves a small child abandoned and alone. The child is found by a Clan of Neanderthals and is saved, but has to learn to live a very different life than that which she was originally born into.

Gleneden Beach in Oregon

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Prey

Prey is a science fiction, techno-thriller, horror book.
This book was written by Michael Crichton. He was the author who wrote Jurassic Park, Congo and The Andromeda Strain (just to name a few).
Michael Crichton and his wife Anne-Marie Martin were paid 2.5 million dollars to write the screenplay for the movie Twister.
This author has turned out so many great stories. If you haven’t already done so, you’ve got to read this book.

Cards and Hoyle

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