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I Didn’t Know I Was Going To Hillsboro, Oregon!

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 115 miles from Chehalis, Washington to Hillsboro, Oregon.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

I didn’t know I was going to Hillsboro, Oregon…when I left Thousand Trails in Chehalis, Washington yesterday morning. I thought I was going to Woodland, Washington about 65 miles distant. I made it to Woodland where I parked behind Moose Club #2394…

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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and this was the dinette window view…

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I was planning to visit an old nearby grist mill… http://www.cedarcreekgristmill.org/

 

However…when I went to move the motorhome a few feet to clear the roadway passage…the motorhome WOULD NOT START! All I could get was a click…click…click. Pressing the AUX START switch which draws power from the coach rather than the engine battery…more clicks! Hmmmmm!

I’ve been having this problem sporadically for the last couple of months…but it always started. I let it rest…then tried it again…it started!

Leaving the engine idling, I got online looking for a repair shop. I was only about 30 miles north of Portland, Oregon…but it was Saturday…most shops are closed. I searched for a certified Workhorse Chassis (which I have) service center. There are three in the Portland area. Two could not get to it for a week, furthest one out is where I ended up at Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. Their RV guy if off for the weekend…so here I sit until Monday morning…

 

 

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My new dinette window view…

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I’m having an intermittent electrical problem. I’m highly suspecting a defective relay. The chassis was manufactured in August, 2005…so it’s just over ten years old. Just about time for things to begin going bad. Best to get my problem fixed now…rather than have it fail me out in the boondocks!

Oh well, I’m safe and plugged into electrical power while I wait. RV’s are simply mechanical/electrical devices and periodically things stop working. Usually a little time and money cures the problem. Hopefully I’ll be on the road by Monday afternoon.

Mary and I were in this area in September, 2014. I had the motorhome oil changed at this facility and was impressed with their service…so I have every reason to feel good about ending up here.

Fortunately, there is a very friendly Eagles Club just a couple of miles from here. We camped there for one night prior to our oil change.

So, yesterday afternoon I drove the Bronco there and once again enjoyed the friendly folks at Eagle Club #4177!

Interesting side note…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game. 🙂

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/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 Oregon. 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

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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

There are more than 600 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 -2015

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2004 Central America Trip #3

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ve been here several times in the past. I’ll leave here later this morning.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

I’m just hanging out enjoying the nice weather, so I’ve decided to do something I’ve not done before, that is to share with you photos from my

2004 Central America trip…

This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.

Today…Mexico (south-bound) #3…

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…

 

A small open-air church…

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Playa (Beach) Tenacatita…

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We ate lunch here…

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The roads in Mexico and Central America are very narrow. We experienced MANY tight situations like this…

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A scenic view along our way down the west coast of Mexico…

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Playa Maruata…

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See those three white dots along the beach? Those are our rigs…

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Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy and 62 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-mapCHA

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 600 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 -2015

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Lewis County Historical Museum – Chehalis, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ve been here several times in the past. I’ll leave here tomorrow.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Lewis County Historical Museum…

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the 10 miles to Chehalis and spent an enjoyable 1.5 hours at this nice museum.

I really like local museums…in so many ways they are similar…yet different.
If you are in the Chehalis area I highly recommend this museum to you.

I especially enjoy the old black and white photos of days gone by…never to return.

Here are a few of the photos I took there…

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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To see the other 58 photos in this album…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

Here’s the museum’s website link…http://www.lewiscountymuseum.org/

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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

united-states-mapCHA

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 600 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 -2015

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Veterans Memorial Museum – Chehalis, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ve been here several times in the past. My planned departure date is October 3rd.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

 

Today’s Subject…Veterans Memorial Museum…

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the 10 miles to Chehalis and spent an enjoyable and somber two-hours at this great museum.

The mission of the museum began over a decade ago with the goal of making sure that our veterans “Shall Not Be Forgotten”.

If you are in the Chehalis area I highly recommend this museum to you.

 

Here are a few of the photos I took there…

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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To see the other 59 photos in this album…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

Veterans Memorial Museum – Chehalis, Washington

 

Here’s the museum’s website link…http://www.veteransmuseum.org/

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 73 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-mapCHA

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 600 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 -2015

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Vintage Motorcycle Museum – Chehalis, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Tails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ve been here several times in the past. My planned departure date is October 7th.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

 

Vintage Motorcycle Museum – Chehalis, Washington…

Mary and I visited this museum in 2011…

They’ve got a nice collection…however…the photography of them was difficult. First of all…with motorcyles lined up next to one another trying to take a photo without a cluttered background presented a problem. Secondly…the black and white checkered tile floor made for difficult a contrasting background.

With those factors in mind…here are four photos…

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the remaining 40 photos I took…click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/VintageMotorcycleMuseumChehalisWashington

 

Another neat joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle is we get to visit a wide variety of museums.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 66 degrees. 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…

 

united-states-mapCHA

 

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 600 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 -2015

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Thousand Trails RV Resort – Chehalis, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Tails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ve been here several times in the past. My planned departure date is October 7th.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

 

Thousand Trails Chehalis RV Resort…
was the first campground in the Thousand Trails system which began in 1969. You can read the history of Thousand trails by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Trails

 

You can read about this campground by clicking this link…http://www.thousandtrails.com/washington/chehalis-rv-camping-resort/

 

Here are some of the photos I took when Mary and I were last here in 2011…

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 enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly 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-mapCHA

 

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 600 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 -2015

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