Orcas Island – Washington

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.



Yesterday’s blog posting was about the San Juan Islands.

One of the most enjoyable things to do in this area is take a day trip on the Washington State Ferry System and wander among the San Juan Islands, just west of Fidalgo Island and Anacortes.


In 2011, Mary and I took the Bronco on a day trip to Orcas Island.

Here are some photos I took of the Orcas Island during that day trip…




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…






First a Google earth image of the San Juan Islands (right center). My campground location is shown as TT. To the West (left) of the San Juan Islands is Canada. Orcas Island is directly to the left of the words Lummi Island…
















To see the other 26 photos of the San Juan Islands I took back in 2009, click this link…

(once there, you may click on a photo to make it larger)





To read all about Orcas Island, click this link…





I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was sunny and 79 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 78 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/

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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3 thoughts on “Orcas Island – Washington

  1. brancris123

    Wowza! 21 yrs!? We are heading out at the end of September to begin our full time rv’ing journey. We still haven’t bought one yet but we are looking at used class a’s. Any advice would be very much appreciated!! http://Www.thetalelighttrekkers.com

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks for your comment. If you are not mechanically inclined, I’d have any motorhome inspected by an unbiased professional. Also, buy a rig from old people…they have a tendency to take good care of their rigs. If you buy from a dealer, insist on talking to the previous before committing to the sale. Buying used is good because someone else gets to eat the depreciation, but unless you are careful, you could be buying someone else’s problems. Also remember a dealer has a typical mark-up of about 40%.
      Good luck and travel safe! Jim

      • brancris123

        Thank you for all of the great advice, Jim! 🙂

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