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San Bernardino To Acton, California – The Longer Way

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.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 104 miles from San Bernardino to Acton, California. The longer way.

 

My normal route would have taken me via California Highway 138, a drive of 69 miles. There is an unusual cold weather front in the area. Highway 138 crosses Mountain Top Pass at 4,810 feet of elevation. Because of the cold front chains were required yesterday morning. I have no chains and really have no interest in driving the motorhome in snow.

 

So instead, I took the longer routes of Interstate Highways 210 and 5 and California Highway 14 for a total of 104 miles. 35 miles longer than my normal route. The last 10 miles of the trip, I traveled on Soledad Canyon road which is very scenic and contains a number of commercial movie ranches and filming locations.

 

In 2015, I published a blog entry about Soledad Canyon Road which you can view by clicking this link…

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/soledad-canyon-california/

 

 

Here are a couple of photos on Soledad Canyon Road I took yesterday morning…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then arrived at Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon RV Resort…

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My parking spot…

 

 

 

And the usual dinette window photo…

 

I expect to depart here April 3rd.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 53 degrees. At 5 AM, this morning it’s 33.8!  Brrrrr!

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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:
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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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The Original McDonald’s – San Bernardino, California

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is Parked at Eagles Club #506 in SanBernardino, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.
In yesterday’s blog I identified that I was in this area to get my dinette bottom refurbished with high density foam. The job was finished at 2PM and I got a call they were ready to be picked up. They did a nice job and now I have a nice firm butt support!   🙂
While I was in the area, I noticed only a short block away, signs indicating this was the site of the Original McDonald’s. Now while I do not eat at McDonald’s, I took a moment to take a few photos of this historic location. Only part of the sign remains from the original structure.
You can read about this historic location by clicking this link…
Here are 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…

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today’s destination is partly sunny and 48 degrees. Wowzer! Unusual weather system passing through the area!

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

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 -2018

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Palm Desert To San Bernardino, California

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the 68 miles from Palm Desert to San Bernardino, California.
With the exception of about 3 miles, the entire trip was on Interstate Highway 10. In my humble opinion, one of the most dangerous highways in the United States. I really do not like driving on it, but in this part of the world there are no viable options. Very crowded, many 18 wheelers and everyone driving to damn fast!
I took the below photo shortly after getting underway…
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…
About 30 minutes later I was going through San Gregorio Pass and encountered lots of very dark clouds, some rain and very strong headwinds. Not your typical southern California weather.
I finally arrived at Eagles Club #506 in San Bernardino where for $15 a night, I have electricity to run my electric heater. They have a small RV park here with about 12 spaces. Several appear to be living here full-time…
As always, I like to show my dinette window photo…
The purpose of my visit in this area is to get new high density foam for my two bottom dinette cushions. My motorhome was built in Riverside just a few miles south of here. The original upholstery was done by Neff’s Upholstery in Riverside. They are really busy on a large commercial contract and could not handle my request. Instead, they gave me the name of their supplier from whom I’m obtaining the foam.
The foam I desire had to be ordered, so the job will not be finished until later today. I’ll leave here tomorrow morning.
I really do not like driving in this areas’ heavy-duty traffic and will be glad to be on my way.
In addition, I cannot remember ever being in a place where there are so many homeless people living on the sidewalks. Not a really pleasant place to be.
A bright spot, I found an acquaintance of many years. John Claremont is 90 years old and still RVing full-time! He’s in the area for a hip replacement in a few days and once healed intends to get back at it! I told him that I’ve long aspired to the first 100 year-old full-timing RVer. But for the shape John is in at 90, I may ended being the second! Keep on chugging, John!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today’s destination is mostly cloudy and 59 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

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

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 -2018

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Interstate Highway 10…A Very Dangerous Road

Jim says:

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

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

Lots of 18 Wheelers…

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

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

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

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

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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