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Cashmere, Washington (GA618)

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 at Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to depart here May 9th.

 

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted September 22, 2013…

 

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 69 miles from Coulee City to Cashmere, Washington.

 

We continued traveling along U.S.Highway 2 West.

 

The traffic continued light along Highway 2…

 

 

 

 

 

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 came to the Columbia River, we turned south towards Wenatchee, Washington, the apple capital of the world. The Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center is closed on the weekend so we missed it…

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In Wenatchee both the motorhome and Bronco got an oil change…

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Only a 12 miles away we stopped at the Cashmere Museum which has a no photography rule. It looked like a nice museum, but since I could do no photography I had little interest in it. I decided that in the future I will no longer patronize places that do not allow photography since that is my primary enjoyment of a place. The below photos were taken either in the gift shop or outside…

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We parked overnight behind American Legion Post #64 in Cashmere…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy day. High temperature for the day was 76 degrees.

 

Forecast high temperature for today is 63 degrees and sunny.

 

We’ll continue our westward travel later this morning.

 

Enjoying friendly American Legion Posts is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/the-cascades-wenatchee-cashmere/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 82 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 California. 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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Seaside, Oregon To Ocean City, 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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday i drove the motorhome 125 miles from Seaside, Oregon to Ocean City, Washington. It was a beautiful, pleasant drive with only light traffic.

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 crossed the Columbia River on the four-mile Astoria-Meglar Bridge. Beautiful clouds today…

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Up to the top…

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A slight delay while they work on the bridge during the good weather…

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While waiting, I looked to the left and saw the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The river entrance is the most dangerous in the United States…

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Washington awaits me…

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I traveled a bit along the northern shore of the Columbia River. Lewis and Clark paddled their canoes along this shore approaching the Pacific Ocean back in 1804…

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Passing thru South Bend, Washington…

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I’m parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort in Ocean City. I’ve been here a number of times over the years…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly sunny with occasional showers and 60 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny with a shower and 60 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 2016

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Astoria, Oregon

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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

I’ll be re-publishing past blog entries located within a hour’s drive from my location here in Seaside. This one was last posted June 3, 2009…

Yesterday Mary and I visited Astoria, Oregon which was the first settlement west of the Mississippi River and established by John Jacob Astor as a fur trading post (even though he never went there) in 1811. Among the things we saw were…

The Astoria-Megler Bridge which spans 4.1 miles across the Columbia River linking Oregon and Washington was dedicated on August 27, 1966. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest continuous truss in the world. We will cross this bridge into Washington this coming Friday.

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 bridge across the Columbia River…

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Then we visited the remains of the old Hanthorn Cannery which opened in 1875 and was one of 38 canneries once operating in Astoria. It had a really neat museum. The photo was taken in the 1920’s. It was the home of the famous Bumble Bee brand of tuna and salmon.

The Hanthorn Cannery in the 1920’s…

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After that we went to the Columbia River Maritime Museum which does a great job of telling the history of the river. The first photo is a huge display in the main lobby identifying some of the wrecks which make up the “Graveyard of the Pacific”. The second photo is of a full-size 44′ Coast Guard boat affecting a rescue.

The Graveyard of the Pacific…

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Man Overboard!…

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The cannery website is http://www.canneryworker.org
The Columbia River Maritime Museum website is http://www.crmm.org

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partlysunny and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is partly 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapSEA

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 2016

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Astoria-Meglar Bridge – Oregon/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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

I’ll be re-publishing past blog entries located within a hour’s drive from my location here in Seaside. This one was last posted June 3, 2014…

On the way to Seaview two days ago, I crossed the Columbia River on the bridge that goes from Astoria, Oregon to Megler, Washington. According to Wikipedia, at 4.1 miles it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. You can read all about this bridge by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria-Megler_Bridge

You can see the bridge location in the below Google Earth image…

 

 

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 approach the bridge heading in an easterly direction…

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Up on the bridge, one lane was closed to facilitate sandblasting and painting…

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Once over the highest point of the bridge you still have a way to go before reaching Washington…

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I took the following three photos a few years back. This one is from a hilltop overlooking Astoria…

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Down along the waterfront in Astoria…

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Climbing the upward incline ramp…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was sunny and 87 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapSEA

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 2016

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Lewis And Clark’s Fort Clatsop – Oregon

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.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

I first published this blog entry June 3, 2014…

 

I’m in Lewis and Clark country. The below Google earth image shows the details. The lower TT indicates my current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort at Seaside, Oregon. 10 miles to the north the FC marks Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-06. Progressing north (upward) across the mouth of the Columbia River, the X marks the furthest western progression of Lewis & Clark when they first stepped upon a Pacific Ocean beach at Beard’s Hollow. And a mere one mile north, the TT above the X marks Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort at Seaview, Washington…

 

 

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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Although I had visited Fort Clatsop a few years back, I re-visited it again yesterday. It’s always a real pleasure for me to visit an important historic location. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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TO SEE THE OTHER 38 PHOTO THAT I TOOK…CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link…http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/fort_clatsop.html

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 65 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…

united-states-mapSEA

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 2016

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Coast Guard Station Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 10th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Last year I visited the Coast Guard Station near Ilwaco Washington. It’s adjacent to the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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This closer view of the station shows the vessels and nearby administrative buildings in the upper left corner. The white line heading towards the bottom of the image is a concrete road that climbs the steep incline to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse which is maintained by Coast Guard personnel…

 

 

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The entrance sign. To read about the Coast Guard…click this link…http://www.uscg.mil/top/about/

 

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The vessels as seen approaching the station…

 

 

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In front of the administrative buildings is an earlier model of a rescue lifeboat. The read the Presidential Citation for a past crew member of this vessel…click this link…http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=308050

 

 

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This is where the brave men and women of the Coast Guard learn their specialty skills…

 

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Some of the vessels…

 

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The other vessels…

 

 

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Seaman Mike Doyle give me a very in-depth tour. He is a very knowledgeable technician of his trade…

 

 

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The interior of one of the vessels…

 

 

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A different vessel interior…

 

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One of the engine rooms…

 

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This vessel is designed to do a complete rollover and right itself. To see an amazing short video of this vessel in a rollover…click this link…http://youtu.be/ibPLFkEpMrM

 

 

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Another rollover vessel. Seaman Doyle told me there are only four in the Coast Guard fleet…

 

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On the newer model vessels technology has replaced the ship’s wheel. The toggle switch on the right controls the speed and the toggle switch on the left controls the direction of the vessel.

 

 

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Seaman Doyle showed me this YouTube training video…

Thank you Seaman Doyle for a great tour!

To see the other 13 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

Coast Guard Station Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today sunny and 69 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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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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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