Historic Railroad Park 1897

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 Mary’s home in Murphys, California. While here I’ll perform routine maintenance and cleaning of both the motorhome and Bronco.

Mary had surgery on her right shoulder April 15th.

I want to assist her during recovery however I can. I assisted her with her left shoulder surgery in 2009. Whenever it’s convenient and I know that she is comfortable, I’ll make my future travel plans at that time.

 

While hanging out here, I thought I’d post some earlier entries about things and places near here in Murphys, California. I first published this blog April 5, 2009…

 

Yesterday was a beautiful Spring day. Mary and I drove to Jamestown (about 20 miles from where she lives in Murphys) to buys some planting barrels for her yard. While there she took me to the Historic Railroad of 1897 Park. It was opening day and there were free rides for residents of California (since I’m a temporary resident, she got me on for free).

While on the train, I reminisced that the last time I was on a train was when I was 18 years old. Riding from Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL to home in MA for the Christmas Holidays. It was such a horrible experience (I nearly froze to death), it swore me off of trains forever. Unfortunately I had to take a train back to Great Lakes, IL after the holidays.

Mary has an interesting background with this park. About 25 years ago she authored a Grant request to the California State Legislature for more than one million dollars. It was approved.

This railroad is also very famous as it has been featured in more than 200 movies and television shows. Remember Petticoat Junction? That was one of them…

 

 

 

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The Historic Park has the only Round House West of the Mississippi River.

Here’s an informational link:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=491

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photo.

 Yesterday was sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 81 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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