The RV Adventures of Bug Smacker

Outdoor Adventures – Saginaw Bay Resort

We are not on vacation any longer, but we also are also not at home. We have decided to stay at Outdoor Adventures in Standish for a couple of weeks. We will stay here until it is time to head up to the Mackinaw Bridge for an extended 3 day weekend.

While we are here, we will be travelling to work and back during the week. It is not quite as relaxing as being on vacation, but it sure beats going home to do chores.

One evening we arrived at the RV to find that we had no power. I asked our neighbor if he knew what happened. He said “the problem might have something to do with the backhoe parked next to the hole in the ground with the bare wires sticking out of it.” I think he was right!

That night we had to rough it…you know without TV, A/C or Microwave. Good thing it was a cool night. As for dinner we just ran into town (that’s pretty much what we had been doing every night anyway.)

The highlight of our dining experience was the Wednesday Night Pizza and Pasta Buffet at H&H Bakery in AuGres, MI. We really enjoy this place when we are in the area. And sometimes even when we aren’t that close…LOL

 

Check out the guy here coming into the park with all of his toys.

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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.

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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.

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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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