A Desert Dust Storm…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here December 23rd.

I’m currently located in the Coachella Valley in California. Palm Springs, 20 miles to the west receives an average rainfall of a mere four inches per year. It’s a desert environment.

Occasionally, high winds create quite a dust storm…it happened yesterday with gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour…remnants of a powerful storm coming out of the Pacific Northwest. I’m glad I was not out driving the motorhome yesterday…

 

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 day began ordinarily enough…

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By noon the wind was a huffing and a puffing. The view is through my driver’s windshield. I’m parked on the furthest-most-west street in Thousand Trails, kinda-sorta protected by a high berm and trees…

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A view through the passenger’s windshield…

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Then through the kitchen window…

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A closer view…the building in the background barely visible…

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After about four hours of gusting winds..it finally ended and the building in the background clearly visible once again…

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After a few scattered raindrops…it settled down into a peaceful evening…

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I’ve been in several sand/dust storms here in the southwest over the years. They are very similar to a snow blizzard…with the snow replaced by sand. The blowing sand can cause road closures until road crews can get to clear them.

Mary and I were involved in a very dangerous dust/wind storm on March 8, 2011 in the Mojave Desert. You can read about that storm by clicking this link…http://wp.me/pDCku-1hV

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was cloudy/windy/rainy and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 66 degrees.

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

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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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