Camping USA, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at Camping USA in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts where tomorrow I’ll be presenting a seminar on full-time RVing. I plan to depart after the seminar.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts next Tuesday.

For the longest time it’s been too hot…now it’s too cold! The day before it was 83 degrees with 90+ percent humidity. Yesterday the high temperature was only 63 degrees with 80+ percent humidity. Seems like just about all of 2013 has been this way. How nice it would be to have a partly cloudy/sunny day, temperature at 69 degrees, low humidity with a gentle breeze!

When I arose at 5:00 AM this morning it was 62 degrees with 98% humidity. YUK!

Yesterday, the folks at Camping USA told me the oldest post office in the United States was just up the street…less than a five-minute walk…so I went to investigate. Talking to Bill Flynn, the Postmaster and only employee (who did not want to be in any photos) was that this is the oldest United States Post Office in a continuous location. It was established at this location in 1861. Elmwood is a part of today’s East Bridgewater…

Here are some photos that I took…

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…

The building was built by Levi Churchill to be a general store in 1829. Levi resided on the second floor…



The Post Office is in a small corner of the building and is located behind the flag. Because of the poor economy, the remainder of the building is empty…



According to Bill, the darker post office boxes were installed in 1861…






Bill showed me this old photo taken long before the handicap access was required. He believes the photo to be 60-70 years old…


Enjoying historical places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Massachusetts. 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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3 thoughts on “Camping USA, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts – Day 2

  1. Enjoyed this post. You give us a slice of life elsewhere. Sometimes back in time!

  2. Howard Gordon

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