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A Boat Ride View Of Port Townsend, 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 later this morning.


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.


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



Today’s subject…


About one month ago I visited the pretty and quaint  City of Port Townsend, Washington. While there, I took advantage of a free (donations accepted) twenty-minute boat ride along the Port Townsend waterfront. Since it was mid-week and relatively early in the day, I was the only passenger on my ride. It was neat to see this different view of Port Townsend.


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…
















Yesterday I blogged about the views from Sirens Restaurant. I had my meal and took the photos from the upper deck…

















To see the other 20 photos that I took, click this link…

(Note: Once there, you may click on any photo to make it larger)




To read all about Port Townsend, click this link…,_Washington




I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 75 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…

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 2016

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I’m switching to a new operating system, and a new computer with system 7. Oh, joy. Jim is helping me and encouraging me by saying, you’ll love system 7 over Vista when you get used to it.

This morning, my new operating system allows pop up videos to interfere with my blog, right in my face, will not click off immediately, though it has an off X button. It won’t respond until after you’ve hit it two or three times.

Jim spent about five hours yesterday getting my programs to behave. Nice. Now I can open old documents on my new computer. But, it won’t recognize my old documents in the same form. And instead of clicking on a document to open it, I now, I have to click on the doc, then on O F and then on okay before it will open. Three clicks. And to save any changes I have to…. oh well, bitch, bitch, bitch. You get the point. It is going to be a long week and without Jim’s help, I’d have pitched the S-O-B by now.

WordPress had an announcement about all the coming changes this morning. I watched a video and looked at three different presenters, themes, was one. Another was apps. Apparently there are 27,000 app makers that want to work with WordPress. I can see the changes coming. Why allow users the convenience of one click when three will be better?

I have people tell me they love our site because it is so clean and to the point. I might be long winded but, I don’t have distracting stuff all over my site.  If the presenters have their way, everyone will have to put up with a certain amount of advertising. My daughter alerted me that when I post comments, there are ads next to many of the comments. Don’t you just love it?  We gave up TV because commercials drove us nuts. When it gets too thick, I’m giving notice.

You can tell I’m frustrated. I apologize for bending your ear when everyone out there has faced something similar. We are all in the same …

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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas – Day 2

The motorhome has been parked at Malaquite Beach on Padre Island National Seashore along the Gulf of Mexico about 25 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas for the last two nights. While there, even with our amplifier system, we were unable to pull an Internet signal. We departed this morning and expect to arrive at Rockport, Texas this afternoon.

In the below Google Earth image, X marks our parking location, CC locates Corpus Christi and PA identifies Port Aransas 30 miles north of Malaquite Beach where we went for a day trip yesterday…


Arriving at Port Aransas our first stop was the library to use their Internet signal to publish yesterday’s Blog entry. The librarian recommended Jay’s Seafood and Spaghetti Works for our lunch where Mary had Blackened Fish Tacos and I had the Blackened Shrimp Tacos…


Then to the ferry to see if our motorhome would fit. It would but because of real low tides right now we elected to double back through Corpus Christi before heading north for Rockport this morning…


Then to the small Port Aransas Museum…




Then to the Farley Boat Works which is part of the museum…


Here’s the museum’s website link…

Last stop of the day was at the Felder Art Gallery so Mary could get her art fix…


To see the other 33 photos that I took yesterday, click this Picasa Web Album link…

Enjoying beautiful island seaports is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…(look closely on the Texas coast…)


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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


If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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A No And A Possible Maybe…

Within the last month I blogged about re-reading a book that I had read many years ago…Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon. If you have not read it, it’s about a one-year trip he took in the latter 1970’s. After separating from his wife and losing his job as an English teacher in a small college in Missouri because of a faltering economy, in a basic small Ford Van, he built a wooden bunk, loading the unit with minimal supplies and headed off alone on a 13,000 mile circular trip around the United States. The story documents the places he visited and people he met along the way. It’s become a quasi-classic.

Like most authors who achieve some positive results, he set about seeking a sequel(s). I must say he publishes big books. They are 6×9 inches and about 500 pages.

His second book is about an in-depth look at Chase County, Kansas…supposedly the geographical center-point of the United States. I tried to read it…got about 50 pages in…and just gave up…something I rarely do to a book…but I just do not do well with boring…even in a book. I need to mention that being of a Native American decent and an English teacher…gives him a somewhat awkward style of writing…at least for me. So, his second book…PrarieErth gets a big NO from me.

His third book River Horse gets the Possible Maybe. This books documents his four-month crossing of the interior of the United States…by boat. Unlike his Blue Highways trip…this time he has several different travel companions during the course of the trip. I”m into this book about 100 pages and so far haven’t quit…although I’m finding it struggling at times.

I’m not sure why it is…but sequels never seem to be as good as the originals. According to the books covers all three of his books were on the New York Times best-sellers list. Perhaps you might enjoy reading his books…maybe it’s just me. I just believe I shouldn’t have to struggle with a book. So my Possible Maybe for this book means it’s just possible and maybe that I might not quit and actually finish this book.

Here’s another of my sayings…”Why are a good book and an RV alike?…Because they both can take you to wonderful places!”

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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