RV Adventures with Bug Smacker

We had a wonderful time in Traverse City again this year. The kids ran in the Bayshore Marathon. The grandkids played on the beach. Terri and I got to sit back and unwind a little. We all had a splendid weekend. This year we were extremely sad to see that our favorite BBQ joint, Ham-Bonz was no longer in business. This place offered some of the best pulled-pork and pit-ham you could find anywhere. This will also be the last time we will be visiting The Underground Cheesecake Company. We …

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Following our trip back from Myrtle Beach, I noticed the voltage on our house battery was extremely low. The fridge even agreed with me and displayed an error to let me know. Before our trip to the beach, I found the two 6-volt batteries I had installed were not working very well. So I replaced them with the 12-volt battery which originally came with the trailer. The 6-volt batteries were the ones in our trailer that our RV dealer left connected while they had my RV in for service over …

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We pulled into the park only to find ourselves buried in the mud. Even our 4-wheel drive pickup couldn’t help us out of this jam. This campground is mostly just lawn, so when it gets wet the ground gets quite soggy. We stayed at Churchgrove park for about 2 weeks. Half of that time we spend at our nearby home. The nice thing about returning home was the cost of leaving our trailer at the park was reduced for those days. This campground was a convenient location for us since …

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We just want a place to sleep….. On our way back to Michigan from Myrtle Beach, we decided to stop and visit with family in Tennessee. But first, we had to stop by Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ. This is always a requirement we ever we are in the area. We got to the town where we were to meet our family a bit early. So Terri and I decided to check out the local Walmart and see if it looked like a good place to stay for the night. …

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This year our trip to Ocean Lakes was scheduled later in the season. This time the pool was open daily instead of just on weekends. It is great to be able to grab a tube and float down the lazy river as the warm sun beats down on you. What a relaxing time this is. Better yet, all the holiday crowd has gone home now and left the pool all to ourselves. While we were in town we hit all the normal dining spots, like Nacho Hippo, The Original Benjamin’s, …

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