Flashback In Time To East Kingston, New Hampshire

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.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here


The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here August 30th. I’ve been here a number of times in past years.


I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about the beginning of October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.


This area of Washington has always been one of my very favorite locations in all of the United States. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the air is fresh and clean, it seldom gets too hot or cold, there are virtually no bugs or mosquitos and the people are very friendly. I’ve been coming here for years and know the area very well. It’s my very favorite place to go to during the Summer…that’s why I keep returning.


Today’s subject…

Flashback to East Kingston, New Hampshire…


I seldom dream. If I do, they are generally “wierd” or really good movie-like which I wish I could remember sufficiently so I could write a screen play and get really rich.  🙂

Last night was different. I dreampt about a place in lived in more than 50 years ago. 1964 in East Kingston, New Hampshire, where my son Jim was born 52 years ago.

Anyways, the reason I’m writing about this today is that it’s the first time I can remember dreaming that can be supported by photos that I’ve taken. These photos were taken during my first circumnavigation of the United States in 1996-1997.


The below Google earth image shows downtown East Kingston as seen in 2016 with a population of about 2,300. Back in 1965, it was more likely around 500. It’s located in the SouthEast corner of New Hampshire. #1 is the General Store and #2, the railroad depot…



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…










This is the house we lived in. I don’t remember it being this nice 30 years earlier. Directly to the left of the house was a huge strawberry patch. We used to sell them on a roadside table for $0.50 a quart…

I lived in this house in East Kingston, NH from 1962 to 1964.





It got really cold in the winter. I remember a New Year’s Evening visiting friends and the radio said it was -28 degrees. I had a Volkswagen back in those days and there was no garage. I used to have to take the battery out of the car and put in next to the stove for the night. Then I had an electrical oil stick to keep the oil warm and then covered the engine with a blanket…






The General Store was about one mile down the road. I’m remembering only one gas pump back then…

Downtown East Kingston, NH.





The old railroad depot…







To read all about East Kingston, click this link…



I hope you enjoyed the trip down my memory lane.


I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 83 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 Washington. 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


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… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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