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Palm Desert To San Bernardino, California

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Yesterday I drove the 68 miles from Palm Desert to San Bernardino, California.
With the exception of about 3 miles, the entire trip was on Interstate Highway 10. In my humble opinion, one of the most dangerous highways in the United States. I really do not like driving on it, but in this part of the world there are no viable options. Very crowded, many 18 wheelers and everyone driving to damn fast!
I took the below photo shortly after getting underway…
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…
About 30 minutes later I was going through San Gregorio Pass and encountered lots of very dark clouds, some rain and very strong headwinds. Not your typical southern California weather.
I finally arrived at Eagles Club #506 in San Bernardino where for $15 a night, I have electricity to run my electric heater. They have a small RV park here with about 12 spaces. Several appear to be living here full-time…
As always, I like to show my dinette window photo…
The purpose of my visit in this area is to get new high density foam for my two bottom dinette cushions. My motorhome was built in Riverside just a few miles south of here. The original upholstery was done by Neff’s Upholstery in Riverside. They are really busy on a large commercial contract and could not handle my request. Instead, they gave me the name of their supplier from whom I’m obtaining the foam.
The foam I desire had to be ordered, so the job will not be finished until later today. I’ll leave here tomorrow morning.
I really do not like driving in this areas’ heavy-duty traffic and will be glad to be on my way.
In addition, I cannot remember ever being in a place where there are so many homeless people living on the sidewalks. Not a really pleasant place to be.
A bright spot, I found an acquaintance of many years. John Claremont is 90 years old and still RVing full-time! He’s in the area for a hip replacement in a few days and once healed intends to get back at it! I told him that I’ve long aspired to the first 100 year-old full-timing RVer. But for the shape John is in at 90, I may ended being the second! Keep on chugging, John!



I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today’s destination is mostly cloudy and 59 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…


united-states-mapPalm Desert


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…


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I Now Have A Firm Foundation For My Butt…

Yesterday while in Riverside, California, I had my side of our dinette cushions re-foamed. The old cushions were approaching six years old and they were ready to have this happen. Mary said her side was fine, so her cushions were not redone. I had the work done at Neff’s Upholstery, the place that originally manufactured the cushions for Fleetwood…the manufacturer of our motorhome. They’re located in an industrial park…

Here’s an interior photo. My cushions to be reworked are leaning against the work table…

Here’s a photo of the final product installed in our motorhome. I now have a firm foundation for my butt. A real improvement from the old worn-out foam…

In other news…

In yesterday’s Blog entry I described the forecasted high winds for this area. When I finished my business at Neff’s at 10:00 AM, the winds didn’t seem to bad at that time so I decided to head down the road. I had used Google Earth prior to my departure to identify several places along the way where I might find refuge if the winds got to strong.

It huffed and it puffed, so I keep my speed down to 45-50 miles per hour. It was kind of white-knuckle driving as this stretch of Interstate Highway 10 between Riverside and Indio is one of the most dangerous roadways in the United States. Over the years I’ve witnessed a number of vehicle accidents on this highway.

Despite the winds and dangerous roadway, I managed to arrive safely at my destination of Thousand Trails RV Resort in Thousand Palms, California, about 20 miles east of Palm Springs. It was 68 degrees, cloudy and still windy when I arrived at 11:30 AM. I’ve been in this campground numerous times and know that this weather is unusual…but the sun is soon scheduled to return. I expect to be here for a couple of weeks.

As you approach Palm Springs heading east on Interstate Highway 10, for several miles there is a huge wind generation farm with over one thousand windmills. While I’ve seen this sight many times, I never seen it like this…

They had them all locked down so that they could not rotate. My guess is because of expected high-velocity winds, they must have a maximum wind tolerance. Being an ex-engineer I cannot think of another reason to have them locked down. Normally they are all whirling away like crazy! Interesting…at least to an ex-engineer. 🙂

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