Once Upon A Time In Monroe, 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 Chehalis, Washington. I expect to be here for a few days.


I’ll be hanging out in this general area until early October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership.


(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode soon).




Today’s subject…



About one month ago I was parked at Thousand Trails in Monroe, Washington where I have visited many times over the years. While there, I visited the remains of once was the site of the longest (450 feet) covered railroad bridge in the world.



Here are some of the photos that I took…



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…




In  the below photo, I walking east along the northern shore of the Skykomish River. I catch my first glimpse of the remains (at the bottom of the yellow line)…






A little closer look…






Using the zoom lens, it becomes more visible…






Continuing east, I catch my first glimpse of the remains on the northern shore of the Skykomish River…






Reaching the remains, I look across to the southern shore of the river. That side is now on private property and no longer accessible to the public…






I turn my attention to the remains on the northern shore…






I’m able to follow a path into the brush for a couple of hundred feet…





















Back at the river’s edge, I look once again to the southern shore. The rip-rap in the middle of the river are the remains of one of the bridge support base…






I found the below painting in the Monroe Historical Museum the previous day. It’s what prompted me to today’s outing. I’ll show my visit to the museum in tomorrow’s blog posting…


It’s really interesting to visit the remains of past history. The days that are gone forever…





To read all about the covered railroad Bridge…click this link…






To read all about Monroe, Washington, click this link…





I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy with showers and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers and 60 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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