Posts Tagged With: la conner

Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort – Monroe, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 65 miles from La Conner to Monroe, Washington. The motorhome is now parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. Our scheduled departure date is August 28th.

We picked lots of big and tasty blackberries at the park in La Conner. Yesterday’s breakfast was a bowl of heart-healthy Cheerios topped with lots of the berries…a cup of low-sodium V8 juice and my vitamins…

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’ve marked the below Google Earth image in yellow to show our camping spot along the river. It is not a real-time image. This was taken the very end of March…in reality now the park is almost filled to capacity with RV’s…

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The entrance of the park…

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Our camping spot…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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We were not her very long before Mary was enjoying her favorite pastime at this park…sitting along the river bank and reading…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 84 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with an afternoon thunderstorm 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 our approximate location in the State of Was. 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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Not This Year…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. We’ll depart from here later this morning.

I’ve been coming here for 15 years and in the past have enjoyed two things that I didn’t get to see this year. There’s a tall lone tree at the end of the point. In 2009 I got to see an eagle perched atop of it…

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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Not this year…

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Every 2-3 years the Swinomish Indian Tribe harvest the salmon from Skagit Bay. Not this year. To see a video I took of the harvest in 2009, click this link…
http://youtu.be/GO6SMVZl-Mk?list=UUbRtWVpQqT4m5_D2vdgCj_Q

Other items as we depart La Conner…

The other evening I looked out from my seat at the dinette and saw the sun setting through the tree leaves. Here are the photos…

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Last Sunday Mary and I walked around La Conner. Here are three photos…

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I’m already looking forward to our return to this area next year. In the meantime there are lots of other things to see and do!

Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a sunny at 70 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 77 degrees.

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 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 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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Eagles Club BBQ Fundraiser – Anacortes, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. Our departure from here is scheduled for August 19th.

Yesterday Mary and I went to Anacortes, Washington about 12 miles distant. Among the things we did was to attend the Eagles Club BBQ Fundraiser. We had some great salmon. Here are a few of the photos that I took…

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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The Eagles Club has been there since 1923. The BBQ Fundraiser is held the third weekend of August. The people are so friendly here that I elected to move my membership to this club.

Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/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 our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LC

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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Early Morning Fog…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. Our departure from here is scheduled for August 19th.

The Swinomish Tribe Fish Camp is directly across the road from our camping spot. A couple of days ago we had a foggy morning. Here are some of the fun foggy photos that I took…

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…

At 6:30 AM…

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At 8:30 AM…

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Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny/rainy at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy 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 our approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LC

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

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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The Three Musketeers Reunite!

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. Our departure from here is scheduled for August 19th.

Yesterday the Three Musketeers had their first-ever meeting on the west coast. Last meeting was 14 years ago on the east coast.

It all started, when as a child, my family moved to Revere, Massachusetts…five miles north of Boston in 1950. It was then I met Bil Gallagher and Al Penta and we became fast friends. Everywhere one was seen it was sure the other two were somewhere nearby.The first below photo is of our fifth grade graduation in 1951. Bill is upper left…Al is lower right and I’m third from right in the lower line…

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 remained close friends until Al and I went off to join the U.S. Navy (at separate times) and Bill went off the college.

Our next meeting was not to occur until 1991 in Revere when I was on the east coast for my son’s wedding. Al just happened to be there visiting family at that time and Bill drove down from his then home in Vermont to meet up with us. In this photo Al is on the left, Bill middle and I’m on the right…

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Our next meeting was not to occur until 2000, once again in Revere. Al and I were both back in the area visiting family and friends…once again Bill drove down to meet us. In this photo Bill is left, I’m middle and Al is right…

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And yesterday in 2014, we had our first-ever meeting on the west coast at Mt. Vernon, Washington. Bill, who is semi-retired, had a business meeting in Vancouver, B,C., Canada and had to go right by us to get back to Sea-Tac Airport south of Seattle. Al drove in from his home in Monroe about one hour away. Mary and I drove in from our camping location in La Conner…about a 20 minute drive. We met at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op Restaurant and enjoyed a great 2.5 hour reunion. In this photo, I’m left, Bill middle and Al is right…

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All things considered for our advanced ages…we are still in pretty decent condition. Part of our discussions yesterday was identifying long ago school friends who have already passed away. We all are hoping this will not be our final reunion!

Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny/rainy at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny/rainy and 68 degrees.

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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LC

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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Farmer’s Market – Anacortes, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. Our departure from here is scheduled for August 19th.

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco to Anacortes about 12 miles distant. One of the things we did there was to go to the Farmer’s Market which provided an opportunity to take a few colorful and fun photos…

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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Of course Mary made sure we took home our fair share of the goods… :)

Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny/rainy at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny/rainy and 68 degrees.

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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LC

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

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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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