Acton To Bakersfield, California

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 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 113 miles from Acton to Bakersfield, California.



My original plans departing Acton were to perhaps do some shopping and spend the night on the high desert, perhaps at Palmdale, Mojave or Tehachapi. However checking the weather forecast I found High Wind Warnings with gust to 75 miles per hour.



I’ve had a previous experience with high winds in this area in 2011. Here’s my blog link from that event…


And Mary’s blog from that event…



So, instead of lingering, I beat feet over the hill and into Bakersfield. Most of yesterday’s drive was in 40-50 mph steady winds with the 75 mph forecast for after 11 AM. My average speed was about 45 mph or less and the normal two-hour drive became a three-hour drive.


In the below photo, I had just crossed Tehachapi Summit driving straight into the oncoming wind. I was really being buffeted about and the wind generator farm on the left was doing a booming business…





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…






Shortly after I took the above photo, the clouds really blackened up and dropped down to ground level accompanied by heavy rain. It was quite dicey for a while.



I arrived in Bakersfield at 11 AM then did my shopping. Then I parked at Moose Club #2178. I have parked here on my way south and north for a number of years. Nice electric hookup here allows me a convenient and comfortable stay at this active and friendly club…












As usual, the view from the dinette window…




I’ll spend the day here so I can enjoy Taco Tuesday at the Eagles Club. I’ll depart here tomorrow morning.





 Yesterday was partly sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 70 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…


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 700 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…

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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