Posts Tagged With: humidity

Bark River, Michigan – Day 2

The motorhome is parked in the yard of Mary’s old friend, Bernice, at Bark River, Michigan. We expect to depart here on Sunday.

A few days back I mentioned problems I was having with the electrical connection between the Bronco and the motorhome. While Mary, Bernice and her sister Marie went off in search of memories, I changed out the male portion of the electrical connection attached on the Bronco. With the help of Mark, Bernice’s son, it took us three hours to do this job…

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 electrical connection is under the spring-loaded cover…

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I’m planning to change out the female portion of the electrical connection on the umbilical cord today.

About 4:00 PM yesterday I went out to check the temperature. When we arrived the day before yesterday it was 108 degrees. Yesterday it was only 98 degrees. Where’s my long underwear?  🙂

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While out to check the temperature, I found Mark cleaning the garage…

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Just then, the ladies were returning from their memory search, so I got this photo of them…

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Who’s driving that tractor???

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It’s Mary!!!…

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She’s decided she wants to be a Tractor Model…

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I’ve mentioned in the past about how great our cameras are at practically taking photos in the dark. Here’s a photo taken under a full moon about midnight last night…

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And here’s the sky at 6:30 AM this morning with a temperature of 50 degrees and 96% humidity…

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Enjoying visiting old friends 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 Michigan. 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 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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Bark River, Michigan – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 57 miles north from Menominee to Bark River, Michigan. We are here visiting Mary’s long-time friend Bernice. We expect to depart here on Sunday.

When we arrived yesterday it was 108 degrees in the sun with 52% humidity!  YUK!!!

Bernice has 400 acres with a home a mile down a dirt road off of the county paved road…

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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Along the way you pass this old house…

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And finally arrive at her house…

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Nope…it’s not broken. It’s for real!!!

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We settled in front of an old barn…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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About 8:00 PM last evening we had a heavy-duty thunderstorm with lightning which lasted about 1/2 hour. After it was over, this was the sky looking east…

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And this was the sky looking west…

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And the sky looking east again at 6:30 AM this morning…

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After the storm the temperature had dropped to 68 degrees…very refreshing after the heat of the day. This morning at 6;30 AM it was 64 degrees with 96% humidity! YUK once again!

Enjoying visiting old friends 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 Michigan. 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 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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Menominee, Michigan

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 54 miles south from Escanaba to Menominee, Michigan. Mary lived here from ages 3 – 5.

It was a miserably hot and humid day…about 85 degrees and humidity. Another one is forecast for today. YUK!

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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Upon arrival we parked at VFW Post #1887 where they had shade and an electrical hookup…

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Here’s the usual dinette photo…

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I unhooked the Bronco and off we went to explore elements of Mary’s past. But first it was time for lunch so we stopped at Colonel K’s Pasty Shop…

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Third owner Becky confessed she’s made many a pasty…

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We then crossed the Menominee River into Marinette, Wisconsin to search for Mary’s grandmother’s house. After more than an hour in the blistering heat…she finally found it.

Then she wanted to visit to the Peshtigo Fire Museum about 10 miles distant. This museum documents the story of the worst fire (number of people died) in the history of the United States. The docent described it as a fire tornado that occurred on October 8, 1971…coincidentally the same date as the famous Chicago Fire. You can read about the Peshtigo Fire by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshtigo_Fire

This mural in the museum shows the before, during, and after artist rendition of that tragic event…

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Here’s a couple more artist’s renditions…

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We crossed back into Menominee. This time to look for the house that her brother Bill was born in. With no specific address in the general area…she thinks she found it. The house she lived in nearby is gone and was replaced by this church…

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Enjoying visiting places you once lived 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 Michigan. 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 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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Gateway To Cape Cod Campground, Rochester, Massachusetts – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 25 miles from East Bridgewater to Rochester, Massachusetts to the Gateway to Cape Cod Campground. This campground is part of the Thousand Trails RV Resort system of which Mary and I are members.

This location marks the furthest point east the motorhome will travel during my 2011-2013 two-year circumnavigation of the United States. Mary and I thoroughly visited Cape Cod in 2010. I plan to depart here tomorrow.

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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Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts next Tuesday.

The weather continues lousy in New England. While the high temperatures have dissipated for the moment…the horrible humidity remains. This morning at 5:30 AM it was 90%, It’s raining right now with more on the way/ YUK!

In the below Google Earth image my location is shown by the yellow dot…

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Regarding yesterday’s Full-Time RVing Seminar… Camping USA told me they have not held a seminar in mid-summer before. Because most folks were out RVing we only had 18 attending…

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My cousin Mike took the above photo with my camera. My cousin Suzie who I have not seen for many years even made it with her husband, Lenny. My camera some how accidentally got in the watercolor mode…sorry about the harsh colors…

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Despite the smaller turnout folks seemed to really enjoy it. I got this nice comment from my cousin Mike…

Thanks a lot for a very informative seminar. Nice to have an experienced RV’er with your 49 years of RV’ing, including 18 years as a full timer, offering advice. Well Done!! Happy Camping. Response was overwhelming for this seminar.
We will be talking about it for some time. Stay Safe!

Camping USA did a nice job washing the motorhome in the watercolor mode…

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So, here’s my new camping spot…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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With the horrible humidity, I had the A/C going immediately upon arrival.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Massachusetts. 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 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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Camping USA, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Sudbury to East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. I’m parked at Camping USA which I speak of a little later.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts on July 30th.

The high temperature yesterday was only 82 degrees in the shade. However, the humidity was still in the mid 70%…another miserable day for me!

Here in New England, once you gate off of the Interstate Highways (which I hate to drive on), the roads get narrow and jammed with traffic which makes for slow going…

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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As I mentioned above, I’m parked at Camping USA…an RV repair facility. I’m plugged into a 30 amp electrical system which allows me to run the air-conditioner which I did from my arrival at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM…

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As usual, here’s the dinette window photo…

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So, why am I here? Well, my cousin Mike DiPaola works here and because he knew I was in the area, has invited me to do a seminar about Full-Time RVing which I’ll do this Saturday at 10:00 AM.

In other news…

Finally a break in the hot and humid weather! A forecasted three-day cold front has arrived! At 5:00 AM this morning it was only 65 degrees with 65% humidity. Yes! However on Sunday it appears the weather will go back into the mid to upper 80’s with high humidity once again. YUK AGAIN!

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

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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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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 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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Outdoor World Campground, Sturbridge, Massachusetts – Day 7

The motorhome is parked at the Outdoor World Campground in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. I expect to depart here later this morning.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts on July 30th.

I’ve been hiding out in the air-conditioning of the motorhome during a week-long heat wave which is supposed to end today. The temperature is supposed to be only 84 with humidity dropping down into the 50% range. Still too darn hot and humid for my liking!

The temperature when I arose at 5:00 AM was 69 degrees with 85% humidity. Here is the forecast for today…

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…

In the below Google Earth image my location is marked by the yellow dot…

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It been so hot and humid I had the air-conditioning running 24 hours a day for the last four days. I finally just shut it off.

This campground has a nice pond which is very still at 5:30 AM. This Google Earth image shows the pond…

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Hare are the last of the pond photos…

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Enjoying air-conditioning in my motorhome and pretty ponds are another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

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

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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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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 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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