RV Adventures with Bug Smacker

New 2018 Keystone Montana 3120RL – Mods & Improvements

Check out this video showing some of the Mods, Improvements, Renovations, and Upgrades that we have done to our new 2018 Keystone Montana 3120RL Fifth Wheel in the last 6 months that we have owned it. This does not include any minor repairs that may have been needed in the warranty period. So far we think this new RV will fit into our lives quite nicely.

Video Courtesy of : www.BugSmacker.com : Copyright © 2018

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Indigo Bluffs RV Park

Indigo BluffsWe were only here for one day. So it sorta went like this…

We arrived…We slept…We played with the grandkids a bit…We slept, again…We departed.

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Pettit Park

The case of the missing campfire wood.

Here we are stopping at Pettit Park for a place to go between places to go. We tend to do this quite often here.


So the story begins. When we arrived at this place I set some leftover firewood I had in the truck next to the firepit. After a couple of nights, I noticed that the pile was dwindling. At this time I started counting how many pieces were left. The next morning I saw 2 pieces were gone. The morning after that another 2 pieces were missing. And so forth.

The next morning I saw a maintenance guy up at the bathrooms. I went up to talk to him. I explained to him that every night 2 pieces of my firewood would get up and walk away.

He informed me that he thought it may be his coworker doing it. He said the wood piled in the back of the park was free for everyone to use and he was maybe putting it back there.

I replied, “so you are telling me that every night one of your guys gets up out of bed, comes to this park, grabs only 2 pieces of my wood and carries it back to your wood pile before I wake in the morning?”

His reply back to me was nothing more than a confused stare.

Since this was Go-Home day, I grabbed my remaining 2 pieces of firewood and tossed them into the back of the truck.

campsite neighbors


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Petoskey State Park

This is the view right outside of my window as I write this post. We are just a few yards from the Lake Michigan shoreline in Petoskey, Michigan at the State Park. The place is quiet and peaceful. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, rejuvenate and recover from the hassles of everyday life. Just listen to the gentle sound of the waves crashing across the rocks onto the still beach. I will let you go ahead and be envious of me. If it were you, I would be.

Petoskey State Park

Now back to reality: Due to a recent scheduling alteration because of a family matter, we are required to leave earlier than our originally reserved departure date. This means that because of the new Michigan DNR camping regulations that went into effect November 1, 2017, we will now be forfeiting 40 percent of the fees we had already paid to camp for all of our unused nights. The state knows how popular camping has become and is taking this approach to reduce campsites from becoming unused at the last moment. I have been to a lot of state parks and have never seen this as a problem. However, I have seen how much more I am paying these days to camp at a Michigan State Parks and this is just another way to grab more money out of my pocket. Sure would be nice to see where some of this money is going.

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Traverse City State Park


Traverse City State Park

We have come to the Traverse City State Park for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This is also the weekend the Bayshore Marathon is annually held. Our son, Jason and his wife Becky both ran in this event last year and will be in it again this year as well. Terri and I have elected to keep an eye on the grandkids. Somebody needs to stay behind and do the hard work 😉

Bayshore Marathon

Traverse City has some awesome bike trails. Terri and I couldn’t wait to come back up here an try them out ever since we got our bikes last summer. We both had a great time wheeling around town.

As usual, we got to stop at a few of our favorite spots to eat while we were here.

Boones Long Lake Inn peegeos Ham Bonz Underground Cheesecake



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