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Gold Hill, Oregon To Anderson, California

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 175 miles from Gold Hill, Oregon to Anderson, California.

All but one mile of the entire trip was on Interstate Highway 5.

 

Along the way, I traveled over Siskiyou Pass in Oregon and passed alongside of Mt. Shasta in California..

 

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Here are some of the photos that I took yesterday 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…

 

 

 

 

Early in the trip approaching Medford, Oregon…

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Siskiyou Pass at 4,130 feet if the highest elevation on Interstate Highway 5…

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In California…

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My first view of Mt. Shasta…

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Getting closer to the 14, 179 foot mountain…

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The following photos were taken from the Weed, California rest stop area…

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To read all about Mt. Shasta, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta

 

 

 

 

An hour later I passed by Lake Shasta…

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Arriving in Anderson, California, I parked in the rear of VFW Post #9650 where I had an electrical hookup…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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To read all about Anderson, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson,_California

 

 

 

I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy with some rain and 59 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a morning shower/partly sunny and 66 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…

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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!

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http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

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SHASTA AND REDDING,CA. MOOSE CLUB

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We left Rogue River for Redding, California where we usually stop and spend a night in the Moose Club’s parking lot. I have many pictures of beautiful Mount Shasta because I’ve made this trip often to my place in Rogue. This time it was under cloud cover, but still beautiful. A very thin cover of snow, where normally, it is heavily snowed all  year.

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The drive through the Siskiyou pass is beautiful. We were spared much rain, but the clouds boiled and threatened.

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We passed what should have been Lake Shasta and it was empty except for a trickle of the original river winding through the bottom of the canyon. I was stunned to see it.  I tried but didn’t get the picture from the window.  Several miles later, Banner Bay still retained some water. It is scary and we have to wonder what will summer be like next year if this is a long-term pattern as scientists are predicting?

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Then we were in for another shock at the Moose Club. Their club is 102 years old. Their beautiful building, swimming pool and so on, is 65 years old. They, like other fraternal organizations, with dwindling memberships, were facing bankruptcy. They sold out and will be out of their building  by Oct. 12th. What a bummer. We wouldn’t have been able to even speak to anyone if they hadn’t been in the process of cleaning out accumulated stuff and getting ready for a “garage” sale this weekend. Everyone was saddened by this turn of events and we spent a couple of hours commiserating with them and trying to find something to buy. I’m at a time in my life where getting rid of stuff is my goal and I need nothing, not to mention no room in the Motor Home. They hope to find a smaller place and keep their charter going.

And, to top off more bad news, Jackson Co. officials claim they never received the phone reservation for the inspection of my building foundation framing. I’m so appalled by the repeated series of mistakes they’ve made over this small building, I’ve contacted an attorney to see what, if anything, I can do about it.

 

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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…

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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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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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