Posts Tagged With: siskiyou mountains

Moose Club #1006 – Redding, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 168 miles from Rogue River, Oregon  over the Siskiyou Mountains to Redding, California. The entire drive was on Interstate Highway 5 which meant lots of 18 wheelers.

Because of an early winter-type storm in the area, we saw lots of unusual and pretty cloud formations along the way…

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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Mount Shasta was more cloud-covered than Mary or myself had ever seen it in the many times we have driven by…

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Lake Shasta remains really low in comparison to past years…

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We parked behind what WAS Moose Lodge 1006…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I say WAS…because they are closed. I found several volunteer members cleaning out the building which was recently sold to avoid bankruptcy. It’s a situation we see all to frequently as we travel these United States. Many fraternal organizations (American Legion, Eagles, Elks, Moose and VFW) seem to be fighting the same battle…insufficient membership activity to meet the financial obligations to run the club. This club told us they will be downsizing to a smaller building rather than closing their doors like many others have been forced to do. This club has been in existence 102 years and in this building since the early 1950’s. They also told us their new site will have RV parking.

It’s truly a sad statement about today’s United States involvement in organizations that do so much good for so many people.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day with rain at night and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 74 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 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 2014

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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…

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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

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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