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Acton To Palm Desert, California

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 139 miles from Acton to Palm Desert, California. Another stressful and tiring drive with lots of heavy traffic, idiot drivers and really bad cracked and broken road beds badly in need of repair, especially on Interstate Highway 10.

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing on the narrow roads across the high desert requires strong concentration…

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After crossing Mountain Top Pass at 4,804 feet of elevation I began the steep decline into the Los Angeles Basin. Part of it is a steep decline on Interstate Highways 15/215/210/10…

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I finally arrived at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort about 20 miles east of Palm Springs. Sunny and 94.2 degrees with only 2% humidity. A little to hot for my liking…

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The usual dinette window view photo…

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Here’s a Google Earth view of the 397 site park with my location marked by the X…

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It has 805 tall date trees and is set on 25 acres. You can read about this place by clicking this link… http://www.thousandtrails.com/california/palm-springs-rv-resort/

 

I’ll depart here later this morning. Next stop is my mysterious destination location… an oasis in the desert, which is a mere 56.9 miles away!

 

Here’s another clue… It’s also 62.9 miles from the nearest Costco.

 

 

Be sure to see tomorrow’s blog entry. Lot’s of adventure and laughter ahead!  🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 80 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

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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!

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Fontana, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 85 miles from Palm Desert to Fontana, California. The drive was made on the dangerous Interstate Highway 10…made more dangerous yesterday by strong winds. While the speed limit is 70, some of yesterday’s journey was made at 40 miles per hour. In the below photo we pass through a huge wind generation wind farm just west of Palm Springs. The farm attests to the nearly constant winds in this area…

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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We are parked at the rear of American legion Post #262 in Fontana where they were kind enough to provide an electrical hookup for us which makes life more convenient…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo. While not spectacular…it’s a convenient location. This morning Mary will fly home from Ontario Airport about 10 miles from here. Pressing matters there are requiring her personal attention. I’ll be traveling alone for about the next three months. This part-time arrangement was part of our agreement when we met in 2008…

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The strong wind advisory remains in effect through today. I’ll spend at least one more day here.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 78 degrees.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Enjoying nice weather 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 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

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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 500 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 2014

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Baker, Louisiana – Day 1

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 75 miles from Duson to Baker, about 5 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The journey, mostly on Interstate Highway 10,  was a difficult one with strong gusty winds from the south hitting the motorhome broadside on the passenger side. Along the way we crossed the Atchafalaya Swamp…the largest river swamp in the United States. The bridge across the swamp is 18.2 miles long. You can read about the Atchafalaya Swamp by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atchafalaya_Basin

The X in the below Google Earth image marks the tourist information center in the middle of the swamp where we stopped to empty our waste tanks and fill our fresh water tank. The V locates where we are currently parked at VFW Post #4224. The reason we are parked here is because Mary flies from Baton Rouge Airport to return to her home in California tomorrow morning.

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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Here are some photos that I took at the tourist information center…

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You can see some beautiful photos the Atchafalaya Swamp by clicking this link…
http://www.kuriositas.com/2010/09/atchafalaya-biggest-swamp-in-states.html

You can read about the swamp people by clicking this link…
http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people/articles/the-atchafalaya-swamp

Here’s where we are parked at VFW Post #4224. They have graciously provided an electrical hookup. As I write this morning it is raining heavily. It’s supposed to clear later today with a very pleasant weather forecast for the next week…129

And the usual dinette photo…

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I hope to get Mary back by mid-April…right after tax time is done. My current plans are to stay here for a few days and then start SLOWLY drifting north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there!

Enjoying the Atchafalaya Swamp 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 Louisiana. 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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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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Interstate Highway 10…A Very Dangerous Road

Jim says:

Yesterday I took my most-hated drive in the United States…On Interstate Highway 10 in Southern California. Sometimes there are just no other roads available…that was the case yesterday. To get from San Bernardino to Thousand Trails in Palm Desert…I-10 is the only way. To sum it up in one sentence….too many vehicles and too many speeding drivers.

Yesterday I drove about 75 miles on Interstate Highway 10 east-bound. At 8-9 AM the sun is directly in your eyes making it most difficult to see anything! I didn’t try to take photo as it was all I could do to stay in my lane.

Lots of 18 Wheelers…

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As you approach Palm Springs, you get to see a wind generator farm with about 1,000 units…

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Just two days ago 3 people were killed in crashes that blocked this Interstate Highway for 7 hours! Click the below link to read about these tragedies…
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20101202/NEWS01/12020310/Three-fatal-crashes-snarl-local-roadways

I believe over the 15 years I’ve been coming to this area, I’ve seen more vehicle crashes on this local roadway than any other in the United States.

Fortunately I only have to drive this stretch once a year and arrived Thousand Trails RV Resort safely…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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