Posts Tagged With: michigan

Iron Mountain, Michigan Day 3 (GA593)

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.
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 at Thousand Trails RV resort in Palm desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 19th.

 

 

 

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 August 28, 2013…

 

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 65 miles from Iron Mountain to Iron River, Michigan.

 

 

Also yesterday, after messing with me for about two weeks with an electrical connection problem between the motorhome and the Bronco, the Gods finally smiled on me…twice!

 

 

First the 7 to 6 round adapter I use on the umbilical cord between the motorhome and the Bronco remained in my life. The day before yesterday while leaving the repair shop, I accidentally left it on the rear bumper of the motorhome and drove the two miles to park at the Elks Club. During the middle of the night it popped into my head what I had done? It was raining so hard, I waited until morning to go see if it was still there. It was! Had it fallen off, it would have cost about $35 dollars to replace, but most likely there would not be one to be had in the small town of Iron Mountain. This is the critter I’m talking about…

 

 

 

 

 

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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Secondly, the previous day the repair technician told me it would be 24-48 hours to effect the repairs. Much to my pleasant surprise, at 9:15 AM yesterday morning he called, telling me he had stayed late the previous evening and that the repairs were complete. Shortly thereafter we arrived at the repair shop…

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Where he completed the installation of the components…

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By 11:00 AM and a cost of $132.80 we were finally back on the road again. It feels really good to have everything working properly again. Thanks for the great service, Tony!

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as I had paid the bill and walked back to the motorhome it started to rain hard for about an hour…

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First stop was a few miles away to see where Mary’s grandmother had once operated a store. Then we where on our way.

 

 

We passed through the pretty little Village of Sagola where Mary’s family had lived when she was really young. You can read about Sagola by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagola_Township,_Michigan

 

 

Here are some of the photos I took there…

 

 

 

 

 

The Public School…

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Grace Presbyterian Church which played beautiful bell music for one-half hour while we ate lunch…

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The short two-block long main drag…

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A moss-covered tree had pretty coloring…

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Mary says goodbye to Sagola. It was one of the prettiest little villages we have ever visited…

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We hooked back up on to U.S. Highway 2 West where the main industries appear to be logging and potato farming…

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Arriving at Iron River we went to VFW Post #3134 which has no parking lot, so we parked on the secondary street…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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Yesterday was another horrendous weather day…88 degrees with high humidity. Another scorcher is forecast for today.. 84 degrees with a real feel of 88. At 5:00 AM this morning it was 69 degrees with 74% humidity. Good temperature…lousy humidity. YUK!

 

 

Sagola was the last place we will go seeking Mary’s past life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It’s been an interesting ten days and Mary really enjoyed investigating the places in her early life. We’ll continue our westward journey later this morning.

 

 

Enjoying friendly VFW Posts 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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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/2013/08/28/charming-sagola/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 67 degrees.

 

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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Iron Mountain, Michigan Day 2 (GA592)

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.
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 at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I’ll depart here March 4th.

 

 

 

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 August 27, 2013…

 

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at Elks Lodge #700 in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

 

 

The saga of our electrical connections problem from the motorhome to the Bronco continues. First thing yesterday morning we arrived at Scotty’s electrical repair shop. Tony, the owner, told us the best he could do was an appointment at 3:00 PM. Since he’s the only guy in the area that does this kind of work, we reluctantly agreed.

 

 

From there we went to the East G Street location where Mary lived at about age ten. She said although the house looks nothing like she remembers it, it most likely is the one in which her family lived…

 

 

 

 

 

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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From there to grocery shopping…to gassing up the motorhome and filling up with fresh water…to doing laundry.

 

 

Then back to Scotty’s where he told me I had managed to wire both sides of the connection incorrectly. In an earlier Blog entry I’ve admitted, I’ve had no formal training in automotive electrics, plus without wiring diagrams or the proper test equipment…the odds were against me. Nonetheless, I thought I had been really careful taking the old assemblies apart and thought I put together the new assemblies in the same manner. Apparently not!

 

 

Having no other choice we left the Bronco and connector cable at Scotty’s. Tony told us that they might possibly be ready tomorrow (meaning today) afternoon or at the latest on Wednesday. Back we went in the motorhome with no Bronco attached to the Elks Club where we spent another night. So here we sit and wait. I expect we’ll do some more sight-seeing today while waiting for the repairs to be completed.

 

 

Yesterday was another horrendous weather day…96 degrees with high humidity. Another scorcher is forecast for today.. 88 degrees with a real feel of 102. At 5:00 AM this morning it was 75 degrees with 74% humidity. YUK!

 

 

Enjoying visiting places where you lived years ago 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…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1IM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/2013/08/27/iron-mountain-kingsford-michigan/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 77 degrees.

 

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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Iron Mountain, Michigan (GA591)

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.
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 at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I’ll depart here March 4th.

 

 

 

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 August 26, 2013…

 

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 45 miles from Bark River to Iron Mountain, Michigan. Mary lived in this area at about the age of ten.

 

 

Along the way we stopped at the home of the world’s largest pasty. You can read all about this place by clicking this link… http://pastys.com/

 

 

Here are some 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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They are big…

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Here’s what they look like inside. Full of beef, potatoes and onion…

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Seasoned lightly with salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ketchup are they are ready to be eaten…

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In Iron Mountain the afternoon temperature hit 91 degrees…feel like 96. We found a shady spot to hide under for a couple of hours. We read while the air conditioner brought the 94 degrees inside the motorhome to a livable 80 degrees…

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About 5:00 PM, We moved to Elks Lodge #700 which was closed, but we parked there for the night any ways…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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Today we hope to get our motorhome to Bronco electrical problems resolved. Then visit a couple of old Mary’s haunts, do laundry, then move on down the road.

 

 

Another scorcher is forecast for today.. 92 degrees with a real feel of 102. At 4:00 AM it was 80 degrees with 64% humidity. YUK!

 

 

Enjoying visiting places where you lived years ago 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…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1IM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/2013/08/26/quinnesec-and-serendipity-twice/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 79 degrees.

 

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

2

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 -2019

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Bark River, Michigan Day 4 (GA590)

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.
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 at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

 

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 August 25, 2013…

 

 

 

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

 

 

In yesterday’s Blog I mentioned my continuing problem with the electrical connection between the motorhome and the Bronco. While Mary went off in search of memories with her friend Bernice,  I attempted to rewire the connector on the umbilical cord and after several frustrating hours finally gave up with only partial success. So, with turn signals finally working and no left brake light on the Bronco we’ll head out this morning. Fortunately at our next planned destination of Iron Mountain, Michigan, there appears to be a shop there which hopefully can resolve the problem.

 

 

99% of the time when I set out to fix something it gets fixed. This is the 1% when its time to throw in the towel and turn to the pros. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do!

 

 

Being around a farm for the last four days has greatly increased my knowledge and made me more appreciative of this lifestyle. Like Casey Johnson in yesterday’s Blog said…”If you like long hours and little money, farming might be for you!”

 

 

A farm is also a great place to take photos. I’ve taken a lot more, but because we are once again bumping up against our gigabyte limit on our Internet service, today you only get to see twelve 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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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA1BR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/2013/08/25/downtown-hardwoodmi/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 79 degrees.

 

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

2

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 -2019

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Bark River, Michigan Day 3 (GA589)

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.
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

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

 

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 August 24, 2013…

 

 

 

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

 

 

In yesterday’s Blog entry I mentioned working on my umbilical cord electrical connection between the motorhome and Bronco.. Because of the confusion arising from mirror images in the wiring, I managed to blow three fuses on the motorhome and had to take it to Escanaba about 10 miles away to a shop to first find the fuses and then replace them. I think I’ve got it figured out and hope to complete the activity today so we can depart tomorrow as planned.

 

 

Also yesterday, Bernice’s son Mark took us to a friend of his who owns a dairy farm to see the morning milking activities. Having been born in a city and living most of my life that way, I know little about the dairy way of life and so, found it interesting. Here are some 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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Casey Johnson was born here and continues to work the dairy previously owned by his father…

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This little guy was bashful…

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Casey milks 100 cows twice a day which results in about 400 gallons of milk per day…

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I don’t think this cow has ever seen a camera before…

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The general holding area…

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The barnyard cat was very friendly…

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The cows and the cat get along just fine…

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Mary and the cat got along just fine…

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The cows were curious of who we were…

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The cows file into the milking area without any directions…

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Where Casey attaches the milking machines by hand…

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He milks 16 cows at a time taking 2-3 minutes. Each cow donates about 2 gallons per milking…

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The milk is stored in this tank and picked up every other day by a milk processor…

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Here’s the back barn…

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Where the young calves are kept. A cow is not milked until it is about 2.5 years old…

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The calves were shy…

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A new way of storing hay to keep it out of the weather until needed…

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I told Casey it appears that a dairyman must be a man of many skills. He agreed, but added…Mostly I’m a big bullshifter and mess maker! Thank for allowing us to visit, Casey!

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA1BR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/2013/08/24/modern-dairy-deer-camp/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

 

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

2

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 -2019

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bark River, Michigan Day 2 (GA588)

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.
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

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

 

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 August 23, 2013…

 

 

 

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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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/2013/08/23/danforth-soo-hill-tractor-model/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 73 degrees.

 

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

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/

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