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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.
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here


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


I came across this story yesterday. Take the time to watch the top video. The bottom video shows the entire chase if you are interested…






Is it me or is the whole world going crazy????

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 61 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


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…


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.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2019

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I have a tough time understanding why people, especially women, and African-Americans will vote for Trump.

People want to believe what they want to believe and it has been fear that moves that train along.

In the 1960’s, The John Birch Society used a former black Communist Party member to convince the masses that Moscow intended to turn America’s Southern states into a black colony of the Soviets.  Those were the cold war years of fearing Russian aggression.

Ronald Reagan coveted a Republican National Committee loyalist, Dr. Gloria Toote, who made the case for him that the Negro will be delivered to a “Federal plantation”  if the opposition wins.

Trump has  black Reverend Mark Burns who preaches,  “Our enemy is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.” Then, at Trump’s convention, was David Clarke Jr., a black version of Arizona’s Joe Arpaio, making the case that Black Lives Matter is a “hate group.”

In the case of women, when one of his supporters at a Trump rally, punched a woman in the face and knocked her down, he gave a thumbs up and said, “It’s always more fun at a Trump rally.”

The rape case of a 13-year-old girl filed against Trump and Jeffery Epstein, a convicted pedophile, was refiled in New York this week.   Trump says of Epstien, “Jeff is a fun guy to party with”. Fun, indeed.

He made references to killing Hillary by pointing a gun at her head in a picture. On his website, the kill messages from his followers was frightening. He went overboard when his entourage rode into Indiana with an effigy of Clinton being hanged. People were horrified.

Now, he is suggesting that in Philadelphia and in other Pennsylvania districts, they should intimidate voters and do anything to challenge voters, as has been done in the past. Voter patrols wandering around in black neighborhoods with guns,  telling people they can be arrested if they don’t have the proper identification.  Trump believes it is okay to do this kind of stuff; to do anything to win.

And, of course, the Republican Party has vilified Hillary for years. She has an irrefutable record of dedicated public service but if you call someone a liar long enough and often enough, people begin to believe it.

Calling Trump a bully is too kind. He harbors criminal intent in his campaign. He should be investigated for bribery, fraud and hate crimes, but there is a double standard for the rich and influential people of the world.

Billionaire Warren Buffet has often said, “My secretary pays more taxes than I do.” He thinks it is unfair.  And, it is. And if you vote for Trump and he wins, you will be poorer.

And, America, the greatest country in the world, will also be poorer in the eyes of the world.



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When my niece, Karen, and her husband and children visited for three weeks over our family reunion, I took the kids to the Logging Museum and forgot my camera. Things they liked the most were the pencil sign at the entrance and a truck full of logs.

Cedar was cut for pencils and milled in a different community about 40 miles away.  Mostly ponderosa pine, sugar pine and douglas fir were milled in White Pines.

In fact, this logging truck is very small by today’s standards, but it seemed just right to the kids.  It reminds me of a toy truck.

I find this tree pruner one of the most interesting pieces they have. It goes around and around the tree when fired up. It shaves off small branches, bark and levels the knots so the lumber comes out flawlessly flat and clean.

I didn’t count the outdoor exhibits they have, but they are many. The  chain saw was like  a miracle item for loggers when they were invented.  New chain saws don’t look much like these bristling from a log kiosk.

Some loggers lived in a posh cabin.

The bed doesn’t look that comfortable, but  Western loggers in White Pines had cabins like these available for single men. Families lived in company built housing. Some of those small houses remain in White Pines from the 1930’s.  In other areas of California, loggers shared a bunk house with multiple beds. Meals were provided in a cook house. If a company had good food, they got the best loggers to work for them.

The museum inside is a sunny, beautiful room with a view over White Pines Lake. Rivers and lakes, or even man made ponds were used to move  huge logs into the mill.  The museum has two excellent animated exhibits.

The kids and I liked this  miniature mill with moving men and equipment showing the process of hoisting the logs up out of the pond, processing it from bark removal, to cutting it up, sanding it and stacking clean finished lumber to dry.

A second animated exhibit  shows  moving logs in steep woods. It is accompanied by a video. Logging was dangerous work, and still is.  This exhibit is my favorite.

The museum was jammed yesterday because Tony Bennett gave a concert at Kautz Winery and people came in droves in their suits and ties to see him. (He attracts people from my generation who actually wore suits and ties.) They come for the concert and then stay to enjoy other events like the Logging Museum.

Folks love the mountains and the many events to attend so I didn’t get many pictures of the big tools and huge displays that are here.  I did get pictures of a small portion of the Logging Jamboree which I’ll post tomorrow.  No matter how many times I come here, I leave glad that I stopped for a visit.

Pat Blagen Bradly is a friend of mine from American Field Service 25 years ago. Pat started the Logging Museum, did fund raising, organized the community behind it and wrote grants.  Her Father, Howard Blagen, opened Blagen Mill and  built the community of White Piines. No job is too small for the volunteers. Bathrooms must have toilet paper. More tomorrow.

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