Bakersfield To Palm Desert, California…

In the day before yesterday’s blog entry, I complained about my recent intermittent motorhome engine problems…upon starting…rough idle and low power. Today I’m happy to report that once again, yesterday morning the motorhome fired up and ran like a champion. I’m starting to believe it’s an electrical connection effected by below 32 degree morning temperatures. I’ll pursue this matter soon.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 233 miles from Bakersfield to Palm Desert, California. It was a very tiring and stressful five-hour drive across the Tehachapi Mountains. Lots of steep and winding up and down grades, lots of traffic, lots of speeding drivers and lots of 18-wheelers.

I departed at 7:30 AM and headed up the Tehachapi Mountains…

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…

Near Tehachapi summit there are hundreds of wind generators. This area is famous for strong winds. In 2011, Mary and I saw three 18-wheelers on their sides within a range of one-half mile. You can read about that experience by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-1hV

 

 

 

Fortunately there were no strong winds yesterday…

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Crossing on the narrow roads across the high desert requires strong concentration…

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After crossing Mountain Top Pass at 4804 feet of elevation I began the steep decline into the Los Angeles Basin. Part of it is a steep decline on Interstate Highways 15/215/210/10…

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I finally arrived at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort about 20 miles east of Palm Springs…

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The usual dinette window view photo…

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Here’s a Google Earth view of the 397 site park with my location marked by the X…

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It has 805 tall date trees and is set on 25 acres. You can read about this place by clicking this link… http://www.thousandtrails.com/california/palm-springs-rv-resort/

I’m planning to depart from here on December 16th.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 74 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy and 72 degrees. It feels funny to be warm once again!

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

 

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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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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