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Seaside, Oregon To Ocean City, Washington

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday i drove the motorhome 125 miles from Seaside, Oregon to Ocean City, Washington. It was a beautiful, pleasant drive with only light traffic.

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…

 

 

 

I crossed the Columbia River on the four-mile Astoria-Meglar Bridge. Beautiful clouds today…

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Up to the top…

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A slight delay while they work on the bridge during the good weather…

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While waiting, I looked to the left and saw the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The river entrance is the most dangerous in the United States…

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Washington awaits me…

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I traveled a bit along the northern shore of the Columbia River. Lewis and Clark paddled their canoes along this shore approaching the Pacific Ocean back in 1804…

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Passing thru South Bend, Washington…

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I’m parked at Thousand Trails Oceana RV Resort in Ocean City. I’ve been here a number of times over the years…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly sunny with occasional showers and 60 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny with a shower and 60 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…

united-states-map OSWA

 

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!

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Lewis & Clark Salt Works – Seaside, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

Yesterday I drove the Bronco about two miles to the Lewis & Clark’s salt works location here in Seaside.
To read why they chose a location 15 miles southwest of their Fort Clatsop location…click this link…
 
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 hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 62 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…

united-states-mapSEA

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…

DSC040481b

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Lewis And Clark’s Fort Clatsop – Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

I first published this blog entry June 3, 2014…

 

I’m in Lewis and Clark country. The below Google earth image shows the details. The lower TT indicates my current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort at Seaside, Oregon. 10 miles to the north the FC marks Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-06. Progressing north (upward) across the mouth of the Columbia River, the X marks the furthest western progression of Lewis & Clark when they first stepped upon a Pacific Ocean beach at Beard’s Hollow. And a mere one mile north, the TT above the X marks Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort at Seaview, Washington…

 

 

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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Although I had visited Fort Clatsop a few years back, I re-visited it again yesterday. It’s always a real pleasure for me to visit an important historic location. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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TO SEE THE OTHER 38 PHOTO THAT I TOOK…CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link…http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/fort_clatsop.html

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 65 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…

united-states-mapSEA

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…

DSC040481b

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Waikiki Beach Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is Tuesday.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

A couple of days ago I visited Waikiki Beach near Ilwaco Washington. It’s part of the Cape Disappointment State Park which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Disappointment_State_Park

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…

 

This Google Earth view shows the area from directly above…

 

 

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This closer view of Waikiki Beach clearly shows the large accumulation of trees and logs along the shore…

 

 

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This sign informs visitors about the history of Waikiki Beach. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse can be seen in the background…

 

 

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By double-clicking the sign, you should be able to read it…

 

 

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The drawing shows the Lewis and Clark Expedition standing at this spot. No lighthouse then…

 

 

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This part of the sign explains how this place got to be called Waikiki Beach…

 

 

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This close-up shows the violence of the waters that are found during winter storms…

 

 

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There’s quite a collection along the shore…

 

 

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A 180 degree panorama…

 

 

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Looking to my left…

 

 

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A nice view of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse…

 

 

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I could not resist taking a water-color photo…

 

 

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And another…

 

 

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A 180 degree view from the beach looking out towards the Pacific Ocean…

 

 

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And a slightly different angle…

 

 

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To see the other 19 photos that I took, you will need to CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

 

 

Waikiki Beach Near Ilwaco, Washington

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 65 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapILL

 

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 600 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 2015

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Beards Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. I’ll depart from here next Sunday.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

About one mile south of my current camping location, 209 years ago Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) and a few of his men finally reached the shore of the Pacific Ocean. On November 19, 1805 they stepped upon the sand beach, today known as Beards Hollow.

Beards Hollow was named after Captain E.N. Beard whose ship, the bark Vandalia, met disaster off the mouth of the Columbia River in 1853. The crew was lost and Captain Beard’s body was found on the beach near the hollow.

The below Ilwaco tourist map shows the area. I’ve highlighted Beards Hollow on the Pacific Ocean in yellow…

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 below Google Earth image shows the Beards Hollow from above. O marks the observation point overlooking Beards Hollow. The path Clark walked upon can be seen about 300 feet south of the observation point. P marks the parking area. LC marks the trail walked by Clark…

 

 

 

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This is the view from the observation point. Most likely similar to Clark’s first view of the Pacific Ocean…

 

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According to the map he walked on this path 300 feet south of the observation point…

 

 

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About one mile later…finally…after 555 days (one year, six months and six days) after they began their journey…they arrived at the Pacific Ocean…

 

 

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The brown pelicans, Canadian geese and the seagulls were enjoying their day…

 

 

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Looking north the Long Beach Peninsula goes for another 28 miles. Vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach. My current camping location is about one mile up the beach and 1/4 mile inland…

 

 

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To see the other 36 photos that I took…click this Picasa web album photo…

 

 

Beard’s Hollow Near Ilwaco, Washington

 

 

If you have forgotten your history lesson about Lewis and Clark, you can refresh your memory by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_expedition

I’ve been here in the Ilwaco area several times before and always enjoy this beautiful area.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 67 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny 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…

 

united-states-mapILL

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 600 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 2015

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I’m Camped Only One Mile from A Famous Place…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 2nd.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

I’m currently camped about one mile north from where Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) stepped upon the sand beach of Beards Hollow on the shore of the Pacific Ocean on November 19, 1805. It marks the most westerly point achieved by the Lewis and Clark expedition.

A 1/4 mile walk west of the campground…brings you to the Pacific Ocean…

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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About one mile south is Beards Hollow…

 

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Here’s a Lewis and Clark route map showing my proximity to that famous site. Looking closely you will see Captain Clark and his men walked north (left) on the beach by my campground. They went about nine miles further north before returning to Ilwaco. They then crossed the Columbia River to winter at Fort Clatsop in Oregon which I wrote about previously. If you missed that Blog entry you can read it by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-arj

 

 

 

Here’s a Google Earth view looking north up the Washington Coast to Canada.  TT marks my Thousand Trails current location…

 

 

 

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 63 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapILL

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 600 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 2015

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