Posts Tagged With: change

Previews Of Coming Attractions… #1

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Remember these from the drive-in movies of the 1950’s? They announced upcoming changes.

 

 

 

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 3rd.

 

Back on May 26th of this year, I published a blog indicating that RVing life was changing… and not for the good.

In closing that blog entry, I indicated “And with these changes, I see more changes coming in to my personal RVing life. I’ll be providing more information in future blogs. Till then…”

 

If you care to re-visit that blog entry, click this link…

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/the-rving-life-is-changing/

The time has finally come to speak of some of the things that are changing.

 

If you are a long-time follower of my blogs, you know that my norm since Mary stopped traveling with me in 2014 has been to winter in the desert southwest and summer in the northwest. I usually depart the State of Washington around October 1st… typically when the rainy season begins.

 

My current schedule date to depart Washington this year is September 21st. Hmmmm… wonder what’s up? My norm is also to arrive in Palm Desert, California in very early December. My current scheduled arrival date this year in southern California (not Palm Desert) is October 14th. Hmmmm… that’s really different. Wonder what’s up?

 

Well, all I’m going to say at this time is that something is different this year. Rather than disclose what’s going on, I’ll simply say… it should prove to be really interesting.  🙂

 

I’ve decided to let the suspense build by withholding any further info at this point. More info will be coming in the near future…  🙂

 

Okay… here’s a couple of clues. Google Earth is telling me it’s 1,389 miles to my mystery destination location. According to my weather info it was 112 degrees yesterday. More clues soon.  🙂

 

Today I’ll leave you with a photo identifying my current location where it was 72 degrees yesterday.

 

 

 

 

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 hope you will enjoy the future blog postings.

Forecast for today is sunny and 72 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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

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 -2019

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The RVing Life Is Changing…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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The motorhome is parked in Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’m scheduled to depart here June 2nd.

 

 

And it’s not for the good!

 

 

According to Google… Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher has been quoted as saying…

“change is the only constant in life.”

 

Over my 78 years of life, I’ve found this statement to be true on a regular basis. My life has changed many times throughout the years.

 

RVing has been a part of my life since 1964. Full-time since 1995… and has been constantly changing.

 

Once upon a time…

I used to primarily boondock (no hookups to utilities such as water, sewer and electricity), no longer so.

Used to be able to arrive at a campground and get a campsite without a reservation, no longer so.

Travel upon the roadways with far fewer vehicles and polite drivers, no longer so.

Travel in a relaxed manner and not have to deal with road rage and idiot drivers, no longer so.

Roadways in general were usually in great or at least good condition, no longer so.

Never used to see RV’s like the one below, no longer so.

 

 

The primary reason behind these changes are many more people and many more vehicles.

 

In the last 10 years or so, the RVing manufacturing industry has been turning out about 500,000 units a year and they are not building any new campgrounds. Can you see the problem?

 

In the last couple of days I ran across these links identifying some of these issues…

 

In this one the RVing Industry Association indicates nearly 15 million RVers will hit the road for this Memorial Day weekend…

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/05/24/1850000/0/en/Nearly-15-Million-RVers-Will-Hit-The-Road-for-Memorial-Day.html

 

In this one the title reads… The future of RVing is not necessarily pretty…

https://www.rvtravel.com/future898/

 

This one indicates “State park campgrounds…full to the seams…

https://www.rvtravel.com/state-park-campgrounds-full-to-the-seams/

 

 

And with these and other related subjects, I’m personally finding my enjoyment of the RVing lifestyle changing. I used to enjoy traveling scenic, well-cared-for roadways with a lot fewer drivers, no road rage and not having to make campground reservations months in advance. No longer so!

 

And with these changes, I see more changes coming in to my personal RVing life. I’ll be providing more information in future blogs. Till then…

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the commentary and photo.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 64 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 Oregon. 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

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

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 -2019

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WILDLIFE AT RISK.

1510_Enews_files_Images_story2Americans love their pets. They are intrinsically kind to animals. Some declare, they’d rather have pets than children. We are tied to, we are enriched by, and we need the wildlife that lives with us and around us everywhere. In the U.S. extinctions are on the rise, even of major species like the leopard, the wolverine, panthers, fresh water mammals like the manatees, bull sharks. Sea corals whales, manta rays, and thousands of life forms, butterflies, bees, and birds are under threat.  Wildlife around the world is under siege.

Tigers in Sumatra have been declared extinct. This month, 300 elephants were poisoned for their ivory. The rhinoceros are so close to extinction, it is only a matter of time.

Up to 35,000 elephants are being poached yearly, and lions and other iconic species are also fighting for survival — and they’re running out of time. That’s why I’m promoting the Global Anti-Poaching Act, a critical bill to help stave off the poaching of  Africa’s wildlife. The bipartisan legislation — which aims to enable the U.S. government to work with partner countries in countering international criminal syndicates, rebel groups and terrorist organizations profiting from the illegal wildlife trade — would give wildlife crime a prominent place in the U.S. government’s national and regional security strategies. U.S. residents can help by taking a moment to send a message to their U.S. representative, telling them to support the Global Anti-Poaching Act.

I find when I get an email about a subject that is important to me, that sending a message to my US representative, telling them to support this issue or that issue, while it means something, it used to leave me with a blank spot.

Now, I make it a point to keep a list near my computer of who they are so that contacting them is easy. For me, it is just a phone call away. I can call Tom McClintock at either his Washington Office or his Roseville office and leave a message with the aide who answers the phone. They do keep records of how many calls on what subject. It is the same in every state, the way to be effective is to have the numbers handy. Tom’s number in Washington is: 202-225-2511.

If you are a Californian, State Senator Tom Berryhill, 916-651-4008.

The State Assembly Frank Bigelow, 916-319-2005.

Please help by cutting from the phone book the numbers and addresses you need and keep them close to your computer. Then do it!

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