RV Adventures with Bug Smacker

Go Home Day

Out with the OLD, In with the NEW. Today is the day I drove off with Bug Smacker version 2.o only to return home with Bug Smacker version 3.0

Bug Smacker 2

Bug Smacker 3

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Happy Birthday to a new Bug Smacker

Congratulations are in order. We are proud to announce that our new Bug Smacker was born today. The little guy weighed in at only 11980 pounds. We should be bringing it home next week. Can’t wait!

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Purchased a new Keystone Montana 3120RL

Keystone Montana 3120RL

Terri and I put a deposit down on the order of a brand new 2018 Keystone Montana 3120RL today. We have been looking for a new “Bug Smacker” for quite a while now.  Montana quit producing this floorplan back in 20016. Now that it is back in the lineup, we jumped at the chance to get one. The dealer didn’t even have the details yet for this particular model. We had a few requirements that needed to be met and this model had the features and floorplan we were looking for. Some of the features we were looking for in a new RV were:

  • Under 16000 lbs
  • Under 36 foot long
  • Rear Living Area
  • Solid Entry Steps
  • Painted Front Cap
  • 7000 lb axles
  • 12-inch frame
  • 6 Point Auto Level
  • Dual Whisper ACs
  • Tank Heaters
  • Solar Prep on Roof
  • No Carpet
  • 6 Foot Sofa
  • 18 cu ft Refrigerator
  • King Size Bed
  • Rear Camera
  • Rear Hitch
  • Wash/Dryer Hookup



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Little River Casino RV Park

Sure is HOT around here! This is the end of September in Northern Michigan and the temperature outside is pushing 100 degrees. That’s just crazy. It is like the entire summer around here got delayed by a month.

hot tempIf it wasn’t for the outdoor swimming pool, we would have absolutely no reason to even venture outside. At the pool, I pushed one of the umbrellas from a nearby table over to the edge of the pool so that I would have some shade from the excruciating heat while I enjoyed bathing in the pool. This was about the most comfort one could expect from this blistering heat. And to think it is not even Summer anymore. The first day of Fall started the day we arrived.

The gauge to the left shows just how hot it got. Compare that to this photo I took a couple of weeks ago when I was describing how cold it was while we were at Clear Lake State Park.

We came back to Little River Casino to celebrate my father’s birthday. He was so excited that we brought him here last year that it would be cruel not to do it for him again this year. He really likes the all-you-can-eat crab legs on the buffet at the casino. This is something he looks forward to each year now.

This trip we were joined by our friends Jeff and Linda. It’s nice now that they have a rig of their own to have them meet up with us like this.

Dad Little River Casino Little River Casino Pool Cheers


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Petoskey State Park

Petoskey State ParkWe have visited this state park in the past but never actually stayed here. What a mistake. After camping here for almost a week, this place has quickly become one of our favorite parks in Michigan.

The park offers 20/30 amp electrical with some 50 amp sites. The sites are good sized, mostly shaded and some are even paved. You have easy access to the Little Traverse Bay beach which is on Lake Michigan.

Since we now have bicycles, we were glad to see access to the Little Traverse Wheelway from within the park. This trail gave us miles of pleasure as we rode along the shoreline. On one of our morning bike rides, we spotted an eagle soaring just above our heads as we cruised the trail. It was pretty cool.

Sunset Sunset

Along the beach, you will find a variety of stones washed up along the shore. You may even spot a Petoskey Stone. At night the beach provided some spectacular sunsets.

We had this trip planned for quite some time. Between the time we booked the site and actually arrived, we were lucky enough to get ahold of a couple of tickets to see Bob Seger in concert. This was an opportunity that we were not going to pass up. The downside was that the concert was back home. This meant that we had a 3 hour trip to and from the concert that night. In hindsight, it was well worth the trip. The concert was simply awesome!

Bob Seger

Bob Seger

Bob Seger


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