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Along Coastal Highway 109 – Washington

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort in Ocean City, Washington. I’ll be here until July 2nd.

 

Two days ago I drove the Bronco about 20 miles north of my current location to Taholah, Washington, the capital of the Quinault Indian Nation.

 

Here are a couple of the photos that I took as I traveled along coastal Highway 109…

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

These photos were taken along coastal Highway 109 between my current location and Taholah…

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To see the other 15 photos that I took, click the below photo…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is partly 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…

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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 2016

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Corpus Christi, Texas – Day 1

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Kingsville to Corpus Christi, Texas.

We are parked at the Eagles Club #2249 where we spent the night.

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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When we arrived at 11:30 AM, we thought we’d get settled in and then drive around a bit to get the lay of the land. However fate had different plans for us. If you look closely at the above photo on the far right in the background you will see a trailer from which emerged Larry Mills. Larry informed us he was the security guard, trustee, bar manager and additional host of other titles. He has been a member of this club since 1982, winters here and summers at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Eagles Club is closed on the weekend, but Larry asked if we’d like a tour of the facilities and of course we said yes. As he opened the door, he asked “Would you like a beer?” Mary and I do not usually drink at noontime, but soon found ourselves sitting at the bar…

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At the bar, Larry drink his Miller Lite while Mary and I drank our normal drinks…mine being Canadian Mist and water.

Larry proved quickly proved to be a very congenial and very funny fellow and we were soon laughing up a storm. To give you an example of his humor, when I asked if he was married, he replied…”No, I’m divorced…my wife ran off with the gardener and I thought she didn’t like Chinese food.” Think about it for a moment…

This is the lounge as seen from the bar…

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Larry told us the hall has one of the largest dance floors in South Texas…

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Since Mary and Larry are both originally from Michigan, that only added to the camaraderie. To make a long story short, we sat and chatted with much laughter for the next two hours…after which I was no longer in condition to drive, so we adorned to the motorhome for the remainder of the day.

This Eagles Club actually has provisions for RV’s including 30 amp electrical service, so we are very comfortable here and will likely stay for 3-4 days. Here’s the view from the dinette window with Larry’s trailer in the background…

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Enjoying meeting interesting and funny people 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…)

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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

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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We’re Camped Near A Very Famous Spot…

We are camped at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaview, Washington…about one mile from where Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) stepped upon the sand beach of Beards Hollow on the shore of the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1805. Here’s a Lewis and Clark route map showing our proximity to that site…(Left click to enlarge)…

The above map is found in this excellent link about the local Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail…
http://funbeach.com/local-attractions/discovery-trail/

Here’s a Google Earth view of the same area which you can left click to enlarge…

You can also click to enlarge this view looking north up the Washington Coast to Canada…

The beach was reached through Beards Hollow which you can read about by clicking this link…

http://www.columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/beards_hollow.html

Yesterday Mary and I walked Clark’s trail through Beards Hollow to the beach. It was neat to have a feel for what Clark and his men likely saw and felt on that day. Here are some photos…

First Beards Hollow as seen from the road (just an Indian path back then) overlook…

From the parking area, it was a path about 1/2 mile through some beautiful wetlands…

This is the view they would have seen as they emerged from the thicket…

Clark and his men walked about five miles north on this beach looking for a spot to set up for their winter camp…

About 1/2 mile up this beach, a path to the right leads to our campground. Not finding anything suitable they returned south, crossed the Columbia River into what is now Oregon and established Fort Clatsop.

To see the other 14 photos I took, Click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/LewisClarkDiscoveryTrailSeaviewWA#

Exploring historical locations is one of our primary enjoyments of our RVing life!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon

Yesterday Mary and I spent an enjoyable couple of hours wandering around the grounds of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse about three miles north of Newport, Oregon. At 93 feet tall it’s the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast and has been in operation since 1873.

Here’s a Google earth view of the area…

Here are ten of the photos I took while there…

To see the other 25 photos I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/YaquinaHeadLighthouseNewportOregon#

To read all about this lighthouse, click this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaquina_Head_Lighthouse

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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