Danbury, Connecticut

The motorhome is parked at the Connecticut Welcome Center. I’ll depart later this morning and arrive at my son’s home later this afternoon.

Mary is in Las Vegas, Nevada for her grandson’s high school graduation. Today’s forecast is for 107 degrees, the next two days is 109 and 105. Glad I’m not there!

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 80 miles from Oakland, New Jersey to Danbury, Connecticut. I thought I would enjoy a nice back-country road drive by starting out on U.S. Highway 202. After only a few miles I encountered this bridge with an opening of 9’7″…the motorhome height is 11’2″…no way Jose’!…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


Having no other choice I took a left turn hoping to find a way around it, I went only a short way only to encounter a bridge at 11’0″…Hmmm. Low bridges are a problem in this part of the world!

So I back-tracked about three miles and much to my dismay ended up on Interstate Highway 287 North. I was amazed at the poor condition of the roadway. Many potholes and poor patch jobs made for a bone-jarring ride in many places. Just because you are on an Interstate Highway does not mean clear sailing. It took me about 30 minutes to get through this slow-up…


Caused by an accident on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge which crosses the Hudson River. I could not determine the problem, but the opposite direction traffic was completely blocked and backed-up for more than five miles…




Finally, I arrived at the Welcome Center where I spent the night…



and the usual dinette window shot…


Enjoying not having to drive on Interstate Highways is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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