The RV Adventures of Bug Smacker

Wilson State Park

We have gathered with friends and family again this year at Wilson State Park to celebrate the Fourth of July and share a marvelous feast.

Fourth of July Potluck Fourth of July Potluck Fourth of July Potluck

Fourth of July Potluck Fourth of July Potluck Fourth of July Potluck

This year we tried something new and fried up some wings. They turned out pretty good, although I did miss the age-old tradition of cooking over a campfire.

Fourth of July Potluck Fourth of July Potluck

Anyone know who invited these crazy women?

Crazy Women

Crazy Women

Crazy Women

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Algonac State Park

We have returned to Algonac State Park to watch the ships. The view of these mighty freighters as they pass along the St. Clair River is spectacular.

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

Algonac State Park

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Kids Playing Outside

It is really great to see kids outside playing in the parks once again. Maybe the trend to getting a little more physical activity in our lives is taking hold. So many years now we have been out camping only to see very few kids outside running, biking and playing ball. It has been a shame.

I will not argue that Kids love video games. I am sure that the games they are addicted to may even create some sort of skill-sets that we as a society didn’t use to even have. In fact, if you have a job that requires a very fast button pusher, I am sure that there are now several kids out there that will excel in that task. Let’s just hope he doesn’t grow up to be the President…LOL

Technology makes us fat and lazy. The more technically advanced we get, the less physical we are. This has been steadily increasing for hundreds of years now. We have gotten to the point now where I have even found myself texting my wife in the other room rather than getting up-off my fat ass and going to talk to her. What is next? Drones that will fetch my beer for me so I don’t even need to text my wife to do it for me?

Anyway, it is really nice to see kids playing outside and having fun.

 

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Bay City State Park

We had planned on joining our kids and parents next weekend at Bay City State Park to celebrate Father’s Day. The boys had plans to take their old man golfing. I haven’t had much exposure to the game. In fact, I have only been to golf course a couple of times in my lifetime. The game does however have an addictive aspect to it and I am excited to be giving it another try.

Yesterday we had Brock and Halee’s wedding to attend. Terri and I didn’t plan on leaving for Bay City until next Wednesday. On Sunday, we got the itch and made arrangements to arrive at the campground early.

When we arrived, we found the place to be very quiet and peaceful. There were very few people here. With no one camping on either side of us, we decided to give Terri’s brother and his wife a call to find out if they were interested in arriving early as well. To our surprise they happened to be relaxing in their rig, parked in their driveway, enjoying the A/C since they had none in the house. They told us that they would be glad to come join us. Within minutes they were ready to “Hitch Up and Go”.

Bay City has a nice state park. We have always enjoyed coming here. It is usually quite relaxing here. The parking is also not far from town in case we need anything. One thing we did need pretty badly was bug spray. The mosquitoes here are as thick as “Pea Soup”. (I am guessing about the pea soup thing. I have never eaten the stuff or even actually seen it. In fact it doesn’t even sound like something that I would ever see unless someone next to me was to order it from somewhere but then again I don’t think I know anyone who would do that. I will most likely live out the rest of my years without ever knowing “Pea Soup”.)

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Stained Glass Cabinet Co.

Stained Glass Cabinet Co., Traverse City, MI

While traveling about the Traverse City, Michigan area we happened to stumble upon a shop called the Stained Glass Cabinet Co. We like to explore new places, so we went inside to check it out.

Here we found some extremely interesting things. The shop sells beautiful stained glass objects. They also have hand-crafted wood products & furniture. I would have to say things are all quite unique and show the care and workmanship put into their creation.

I would have to say the most unique aspect of the Stained Glass Cabinet is the Stone Wheel Glass Engraving they do there. This is an age old craft brought into the present by Richard at the shop. The work is done on a 121 year old Stone Wheel Engraving Machine. The work Richard produces with this machine is not only exquisite but also quite rare.

We had this Glass Panel created for a wedding we are going to attend and as you can see it turned out quite wonderful.

Wedding Gift Wedding Gift

 

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