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About ramblinmanjimj

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Jaillet was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on December 5, 1940 and, like a true Sagittarius he says he is "addicted to the life of a traveler." He built his first "RV" in the form of a converted International Panel Truck in 1962. Painted a beautiful metallic green with "The Weekend Wanderer" in a gold color, it was the first of many RVs he has owned over the years. He has been RVing full-time since he retired in 1995 and he says he somewhat resembles that old Johnny Cash song "I've been everywhere, man!" He hopes to be the first 100-year-old RVer!

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Memorial Plaza – Bremerton, 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 Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I’ll be departing from here tomorrow.

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

A week ago Monday, I arrived in Bremerton, Washington for what ended up to be a four-day visit. During that time, I went to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Memorial Plaza. Directly to the right of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard entrance, the plaza remembers past shipyard employees.

 

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…

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 

 

While the rest of the nation bakes under high temperatures, this is why I am where I am! At Mary’s home in California, the next eight-day forecast is for 101+ temperatures!

Yesterday was cloudy with a shower and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 66 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…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Sandy And Charlie Brown – Bremerton, 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 Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I’ll be departing from here this coming Sunday.

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

A week ago Monday I arrived in Bremerton, Washington for what ended up to be a four-day visit. It allowed me to visit with my friends, Sandy and Charlie Brown, three different times while there. I met Sandy and her husband Ted in Yuma, Arizona back in the days when they were RVing. The below photo was taken in December, 2006. Ted passed away in 2014…

 

 

 

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 met Charlie Brown when he was adopted by Ted and Sandy in January, 2007…

 

 

 

 

Fast forward to 2016. Sandy (no last name being provided because she is now a single woman), came to visit me in the motorhome upon my arrival…

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Sandy drove me around town to see some of the local attractions. While we were out, Charlie Brown guarded her car. Charlie is now nine years old…

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Sandy was 70 years and two-days old when I took this photo. Looking good for an older lady!  :)…

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Thanks for a nice visit Sandy.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 66 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…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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A One Night Visit With The Bedingers – Southworth, 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 Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I’ll be departing from here this coming Sunday.

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

A week ago Sunday I enjoyed a one night visit with the Bedingers in Southworth, Washington. Who are the Bedingers, you ask? The are the family that bought my famous motorhome in which I made my 2004 Mexico/Central America trip. They bought the motorhome in 2009 with the admonition…if you are ever in our area, give us a call and stop by. That’s just what I did.

Back on this past June 16th, I unexpectedly came across Ned with his new motorhome at Ocean Shores, Washington. You can read about that encounter and about the ultimate fate of the motorhome they bought from me in 2009, by clicking this link…

http://wp.me/pDCku-dLT

 

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…

 

 

 

I parked my motorhome and Bronco in the driveway. A Peek-A-Boo through the trees gives only a small hint of what awaits…

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Perched atop a hill crest, their home affords a dynamic view of Puget Sound…

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Directly above the ferry landing at Southworth. Uninhabited Blake Island is prominent in the background…

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The view continues from inside their home…

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Jane, Ned and Miles Bedinger are great hosts…

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Ned and Miles love to cook. I was treated to a great baked salmon, broccoli, corn and yogurt fruit salad meal…

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Also visible from their home is the Seattle Space Needle which Google earth puts at 10.15 miles…

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To see the other 8 photos that I took, click the below photo…

 

 

 

 

I Visit The Bedingers – Southworth, Washington

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Veterans Living History Museum – Port Orchard, 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. She is not currently posting  because she is experiencing major computer problems.
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 Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington.

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

A week ago Sunday I entered Port Orchard, Washington. At 825 Bay Street is the Veterans Living History Museum. It is one man’s twenty-year collection of all the prior wars and conflicts. He also has a display of many of the County’s Medal of Honor recipients. Admission is free.

 

Here’s a Facebook link for the museum…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veterans-Living-History-Museum/439610442816832

 

Here are 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…

 

 

 

 

The museum is behind the American Flag on the right side of the street,,,

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The museum front…

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Inside is a tightly packed collection of military memorabilia…

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Lots of items in a tight space…

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Well worth the time to visit if you find yourself in Port Orchard, WA.

 

 

 

To see the other 37 photos that I took, click the below photo…

Veterans Living History Museum – Port Orchard, Washington

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 68 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…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Navy Yard At Bremerton As Seen From Port Orchard, 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. She is not currently posting  because she is experiencing major computer problems.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I moved the motorhome from VFW Post #7498 in Port Hadlock, 7 miles to Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington.

 

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

 

A week ago Sunday I entered Port Orchard, Washington. As I drove along Bay Street, I knew I was seeing a view of the Bremerton Navy Yard across Sinclair Inlet that I would not be able to see when I arrived in Bremerton the following Monday.

 

Here are 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…

 

 

 

 

 

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The below photo is  the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz…

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You can read about the USS Nimitz by clicking this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nimitz

 

 

 

 

My new location photos…

 

My camping spot…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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View through the windshield…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 67 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…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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40 et 8 – Shelton, 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 VFW Post #7498 in Port Hadlock, Washington.

 

(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 within a couple of weeks.)

 

While in Shelton nine days ago, I had another first-time life experience!

I visited the 40 et 8 Veterans Club. In all my years on the road I have never seen or heard of this club. The one in Shelton is Post #135. It’s a very active and friendly veterans club. The national headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is an independent fraternal organization of veterans.

Established in 1920 by members of the American Legion as a fun and honor society, Forty & Eight’s founders based the organization on their military experiences in W.W. 1 France. The box car of the French railways, which carried forty men or eight horses to the front, is a symbol of the organization. The numerals “40/8” on a triangle of French horizon blue is the logo of La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux… The Forty & Eight.

Membership is by invitation only to honorably discharged veterans and active duty personnel.

 

You may visit their national website by clicking this link…

http://www.fortyandeight.org/

 

You may visit Shelton’s Facebook site by clicking this link…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/40-Et-8-Club/109693609119187?rf=764891746972898

 

Women play a very active role in this club. You may visit their Facebook site by clicking this link…

 

 

Here are some 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…

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for a very pleasant visit and experience!

 

 

 

 

 

You can read about Shelton, by clicking this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelton,_Washington

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 68 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…

united-states-mapPT

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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