Lacey To Monroe, Washington

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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here


Yesterday I drove the motorhome 89 miles from Lacey to Monroe, Washington.



Back on May26th, I posted a blog entry about the changing RV lifestyle. Click the link if you missed it…


During yeaterday’s drive I had another prime example. The traffic was horrendous!

The first 50 miles on Interstate 5 took me two full hours. Do the math… that’s an average of 25 miles per hour on a major Interstate Highway. The entire trip of 89 miles took a full three hours. That’s just under 30 miles an hour. I’ve been making this drive for more than 20 years… never have I seen this kind of traffic congestion!  😦


I found myself wondering …could this be the last time I make this particular drive????



Upon arrival I parked the motorhome at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here.





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…





I’ve marked the below Google Earth image in yellow to show my camping spot along the river. It is not a real-time image. This was taken the very end of March…in reality now the park is almost filled to capacity with RV’s…







The entrance of the park…







My camping spot…







The usual dinette window photo…



I’ll depart here June 18th.




Forecast for today is light rain and 63 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


“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison



“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain


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.

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