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Redding, California (GA615)

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.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted October 9, 2013…

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 148 miles from Medford, Oregon to Redding, California.

 

The day started sunny and clear, but as I drove south on Interstate Highway 5, I began climbing the steep grade to the Siskiyou Mountains Pass at elevation 4,310 which was shrouded in low clouds and is the highest elevation on Interstate Highway 5…

 

 

 

 

 

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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Six miles later I crossed into California and the low clouds had cleared…

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Much of the drive through northern California is quite scenic…

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The first glimpse of Mt. Shasta with an elevation of 14,162 feet is seen in the distance on the right…

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Shastina had a pretty cloud cover…

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Here’s a closer look at Mt. Shasta as I passed over Black Butte Pass at elevation 3,962 feet…

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Lake Shasta as seen through the very dirty passenger-side windshield was the lowest I have ever seen it…

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While it’s a pretty drive, with all the ups, downs, twisting, tuning roadway and lots of 18 wheeled tractor trailers, it’s also a tiring drive. Three hours later I arrived at Redding, California where I parked in the rear lot of Moose Club #1006…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo. There’s a nice pool hidden behind the trees…

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I’m pleased to report that even during the very steep climb up the Siskiyou Pass, the newly refurbished motorhome cooling system performed flawlessly. The needle of the heat gauge never moved off of the normal position. The motorhome pulled this very steep climb without even thinking about raising a sweat!

 

I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 247 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

 

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1940’s. This time it was 1942 –  Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Another classic!

 

Enjoying friendly Moose Clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-greatest-country-on-earth/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly 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

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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

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 -2019

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Medford, Oregon (GA613)

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.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted October 7, 2013…

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 166 miles from Springfield to Medford, Oregon.

 

The day started sunny and clear but it wasn’t long that I ran into patchy fog as I drove south on Interstate Highway 5…

 

 

 

 

 

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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Traffic for the most part was moderately light…

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And quite scenic in many places…

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After 3.5 hours of driving I arrived at Eagles Club #2093 in Medford, where I parked at the very rear of their parking lot…

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Once again the electrical hookups were back-in only. Since I have an early morning appointment a few miles down the road to get some work done on the motorhome, I elected to back the Bronco in first and then the motorhome. Now I’m all hooked-up and ready to roll first thing in the morning…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Eagles members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 393 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

 

The sun finally broke through the patchy morning fog by mid-morning. Yesterday’s high temperature was 78 degrees with mostly sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 47 degrees! Pretty cool.

 

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1939 – Union Pacific starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel Macrae. Another classic!

 

Enjoying friendly Eagles Clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1ME

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/gone-fishing/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy 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…

 

 

 

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

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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

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 -2019

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A Walk And Then Shop

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s rental property in Wimer, Oregon.

Change of plans…

2015 is proving to be an overwhelming year for Mary. Her to-do plate is overflowing. Among the many things requiring her time is the completion of construction of a rental property in Wimer (13 miles north of Rogue River), Oregon.

Mary arrived here two days ago here for a few days of hands-on involvement, then will return home to continue dealing with her over-flowing plate.

I’m here until Wednesday after which I’ll head for the Oregon Pacific Coast for about a six-week visit and then into the State of Washington for the summer. My primary goals are to stay in 65-75 degree weather and take maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership.

We are now hoping for Mary to rejoin me on the road sometime after July 4th. Our planned trip to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will hopefully now occur after the Labor Day holiday.

Yesterday…in the morning we took about a 30 minute walk around some of Mary’s 7 acres. Here are a few 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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Mary has several hundred feet of Evans Creek waterfront, which is a tributary of the Rogue River, flowing through her property…

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After the walk we drove 32 miles to Home Depot in Medford, Oregon. We spent four hours shopping for light fixtures and hardwood flooring. Because of my USS Boston cap we got her a 10% military discount which amounted to nearly $500. See Mary smile 🙂

We hauled the lighting fixtures back in Mary’s car…flooring to be delivered in a week…

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We’ll head back to Home Depot for more shopping later this morning.

More Monterey, California photos soon.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

Yesterday was cloudy and 73 degrees. Today’s forecast is cloudy with showers and 60 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Oregon. 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 2015

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Redding, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 148 miles from Medford, Oregon to Redding, California.

The day started sunny and clear, but as I drove south on Interstate Highway 5, I began climbing the steep grade to the Siskiyou Mountains Pass at elevation 4,310 which was shrouded in low clouds and is the highest elevation on Interstate Highway 5…

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…

DSC07211

Six miles later I crossed into California and the low clouds had cleared…

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Much of the drive through northern California is quite scenic…

DSC07215

The first glimpse of Mt. Shasta with an elevation of 14,162 feet is seen in the distance on the right…

DSC07216

Shastina had a pretty cloud cover…

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Here’s a closer look at Mt. Shasta as I passed over Black Butte Pass at elevation 3,962 feet…

DSC07224

Lake Shasta as seen through the very dirty passenger-side windshield was the lowest I have ever seen it…

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While it’s a pretty drive, with all the ups, downs, twisting, tuning roadway and lots of 18 wheeled tractor trailers, it’s also a tiring drive. Three hours later I arrived at Redding, California where I parked in the rear lot of Moose Club #1006…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo. There’s a nice pool hidden behind the trees…

DSC07230

I’m pleased to report that even during the very steep climb up the Siskiyou Pass, the newly refurbished motorhome cooling system performed flawlessly. The needle of the heat gauge never moved off of the normal position. The motorhome pulled this very steep climb without even thinking about raising a sweat!

I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 247 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1940’s. This time it was 1942 –  Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Another classic!

Enjoying friendly Moose Clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1RE

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

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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Medford, Oregon – Day 2

The motorhome is still parked  at Eagles Club #2093 at Medford, Oregon. When I left here yesterday morning, I didn’t know I’d be back for another night.

Yesterday morning I drove the motorhome south eight miles to a garage where I had an 8:00 AM appointment…

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 motorhome is a 2006 model year, but the chassis was built in August 2005. That means the cooling system and heater hoses were more than eight years old. The manual for the motorhome says to change after five years, but somehow I overlooked it.

The mechanic told me they were ready to be changed. I expected to be on the road by noon, however the garage had problems finding the right hoses and I didn’t leave the garage until after 3:00 PM.

The next stage of the trip is to arrive at Redding, California which is 148 miles crossing over the Siskiyou Mountains that reach over 4,000 feet elevation rather quickly. I always set aside fours hours to make this journey and I no longer care to drive after dark, so I chose to stay in Medford another night.

Another factor in staying is whenever you open a vehicle’s coolant system, you need to assure that there are no remaining air pockets as the engine may overheat especially when climbing a steep grade like I’ll do this morning. By driving the motorhome to the Eagles Club and then back to the garage this morning so they can recheck their work, should remove any remaining air pockets. I expect only a brief stop and should be climbing the mountain range by 10:00 AM.

They allowed me to stay in the motorhome yesterday while the work was being done with the provision I did not leave it and be in the work area. In the next photo you can see the hole on the floor where the mechanic gains access to the top of the engine. The remaining work is done by crawling under the engine on the ground. It was a nasty job that I could have done, but would rather pay others to do it…

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In this garage they repair the big 18 wheeler tractors. If you have never seen under the hood what they look like, you can now as seen from my motorhome yesterday…

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I spent the remainder of afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Eagles members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 393 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1931 – Cimmaron starring Irene Dunne.. Another classic!

Enjoying friendly Eagles Clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1ME

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

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/panamaorbu

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Medford, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 166 miles from Springfield to Medford, Oregon.

The day started sunny and clear but it wasn’t long that I ran into patchy fog as I drove south on Interstate Highway 5…

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…

DSC07186

Traffic for the most part was moderately light…

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And quite scenic in many places…

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After 3.5 hours of driving I arrived at Eagles Club #2093 in Medford, where I parked at the very rear of their parking lot…

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Once again the electrical hookups were back-in only. Since I have an early morning appointment a few miles down the road to get some work done on the motorhome, I elected to back the Bronco in first and then the motorhome. Now I’m all hooked-up and ready to roll first thing in the morning…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Eagles members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 393 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

The sun finally broke through the patchy morning fog by mid-morning. Yesterday’s high temperature was 78 degrees with mostly sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 47 degrees! Pretty cool.

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1939 – Union Pacific starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel Macrae. Another classic!

Enjoying friendly Eagles Clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1ME

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

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 would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

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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