Arriving in Mariposa, California after RVing southbound on Hwy 49, you will be ready for a little happiness in your day. Those of you that have traveled the road know what I am talking about, the rest of you will just have to experience the adventure for yourself. Mariposa is home to Happy Burger, which boasts of the largest menu in the Sierra. The twelve page menu consists of gastronomical creations that will leave even the most experienced burger joint aficionado wondering what to order. Twenty-one different burgers, a dozen varieties of fries ranging from straight to loaded, and shake flavors numbering twenty eight, start mixing the flavors and the possibilities are endless. Honored guests such as; seniors (55+), active duty military, public safety workers and honor roll students receive a 10% discount. If you are really happy while you are there, try out the karaoke on the patio and sing for joy. Note: There is a reason it is located on the patio! Rover is not forgotten at Happy Burger either as there is a special doggie dining area too! Don’t forget the laptop either as free wi-fi is available for us road warriors that need to stay in touch. You will find Happy Burger at the north end of town right on the highway. RV parking is available on the shoulder of the highway, but you may want to park a few blocks away as you will need to walk off a few calories before you continue your adventure. Comfort food, just another adventure in RVing.
For more information check out: http://happyburgerdiner.com
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.