They Finally Did it…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Morgan Hill, California.

My eye surgeon at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California wants me back for a post-operation examination. I had cataract surgery done there on both eyes in October and November, 2014. My appointment is scheduled for March 28th. Palo Alto is only about 40 miles from my current location. I’ll sit here until then when I’ll drive the Bronco to Palo Alto.


I first published this posting on March 25, 2011…


I’m still at the Thousand Trails RV Resort at Morgan Hill, California. In recent days I’ve reported about high water conditions on Uvas Creek due to lots of rain in the past several days.

Yesterday It DOWN-POURED all day long! About 1:15 PM, once again the park ranger was banging on the door to my motorhome. Instead of handing me a piece of paper about the high water conditions…this time she shouted…”We’re probably going to close the bridge in about one hour!”…meaning the only way into and out of this campground.

In case you missed it, this is the entrance bridge to the campground as shown in my March 13th Blog post. I took this from the driver’s seat of the motorhome while entering the park. Uvas Creek is usually just a trickle under the bridge…


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…









All of the below photos are taken from the inside of the campground looking towards the exit of the park.

To continue with my story… about 3:15 PM the rain subsided for a few minutes and I went the about 200 feet from my motorhome and took this photo of the  bridge still open to traffic…





Shortly thereafter here came the downpour of rain once again. About 4:45 PM, once again the rain let up a little and when I went out to see the bridge…this time it was closed to traffic…





That’s a lot of WATER OVER THE BRIDGE!





A little up-stream there is another bridge that goes to another section of the campground. Don’t even think about going there right now…





So while the only bridge to the outside world was closed…in effect it meant we were isolated until the water subsided. Every day X amount of RV’s arrive and depart at the campground. Yesterday afternoon…nobody was going or coming anywhere!

I publish my Blog postings about 5:30 AM every day. I was really curious…was the bridge still closed?  It had rained off and on during the night and when I arose at 5:00 AM this morning…it was raining hard! I was going to see if the bridge was still closed…but that will have to wait until later today when the rain decides to subside. I just didn’t feel like getting soaked just to satisfy my curiosity. My guess is that it is still closed.

According to, the weather forecast for today is “59 degrees…mostly cloudy……and a 75+% chance of thunderstorms”.

The long-range forecast for this area for the next week is sunny and warmer temperatures. I’m scheduled to leave this campground on Sunday…but I’ll remain in the same general weather area.


Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with other past blogs.


I hope you enjoyed the photos.


 Yesterday was  sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 68 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…

Morgan Hill

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


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…


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 would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

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

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

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2016

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