Sunrise At Skykomish River – Monroe, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. My scheduled departure date is July 20th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

I’m an early to bed…early to rise kind of guy. Yesterday morning at around 5:30 AM, I noticed a morning mist hanging over the Skykomish River here at the RV park. So I grabbed my camera and went out to take a few photos. To get down to the river level I went via a rarely used boat launch ramp at the end of the road…

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…


A gazebo sits atop the higher bank and the boat ramp goes down on the right…




From the upper bank a look left downstream to the west…




Then a look to the right upstream to the east…




Down the boat ramp to get at river level…




At river level looking downstream to the west…




At river level looking upstream to the right…




A watercolor photo looking downstream…




A watercolor photo looking upstream…




A 180 degree panorama looking left to right…west to east…




Back at the top of the boat ramp all of the along-the-river campsites are occupied…




Very early morning and very late afternoon frequently gives the best opportunity for some nice photos because of the severe side lighting as opposed to the direct overhead light of mid-day.

You can read about the Skykomish River by clicking this Wikipedia link…


Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 76 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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






Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity 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.

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There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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