LTRVD0320 RVing the Great Lakes

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We open as usual with mail and interesting Facebook posts.

Next we have a new product spotlight starting with the RV MisterTrak, an awning mounted six head water misting system from the folks at Valterra. This thing should be just the ticket for those sweltering hot summer days. It retails for $66.43 and is available at Camping World


The second product featured is by OP Products and is called Pure Power Blue. It is a bacteria and enzyme based product for waste tank odor control and breakup of solid black holding tank wastes. This product is 4 times as concentrated as other similar products and can work at temperatures as high as 120 degrees F. Another benefit is that it can break down standard 2 ply household toilet tissue. This product was tested by Gary Bunzer aka the RV Doctor with rave reviews. We will be trying it soon. The packets are 12 for around $15. We ordered from

We feature places in this podcast and the first is Earthquake Lake near West Yellowstone, MT It was formed in 1959 by an earthquake and the lake formed afterward from the Madison River. Check it out at

Our major feature is a quick tour of the HOMES or 5 great lakes; Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. We cover some of the major interesting places to visit along all 5 lakes. One of the most appealing things for RVers is the Lake Superior Circle Tour, a 1300 mile trip around the lake. Great information on that is at

We also discuss the Niagara Falls State Park Discovery pass valid from May 21st to October21st. It gets you into the Niagara Adventure Theatre, Aquarium of Niagara, the Cave of the Winds trip, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, and of course the Maid of the Mist boat trip. All that for $38 per adult, a $35 savings off individual prices.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

2 thoughts on “LTRVD0320 RVing the Great Lakes”

  1. I love that you put links on your web site to products you mention in your podcast. More than once I’ve checked out the products. Thanks again.

  2. Kathy & John,
    In case my first message didn’t work. As a lifelong Michigan resident, (soon to be full-time on the road), I noticed a mispronunciation.

    What is the proper way to pronounce the word “Mackinac”?
    The French Pronounced it “aw” but spelled it “ac”. The British heard it pronounced “aw” so they spelled it that way. Whichever way it is spelled, it is always pronounced “aw”

    Glad Kathy is continuing to improve. Best wishes.

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