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Floatin’ Down The River On A Sunday Afternoon…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington.. My scheduled departure date is July 24th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Yesterday it was a scorching 95 degrees! Standing a mere 15 feet behind the motorhome, I photographed some folks enjoying the Skykomish River. I floated this portion of the river in 1985 with some friends and went right by my current location. The float lasted six hours…

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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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 95 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 78 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 Was. 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 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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Floatin’ Down The River On A Sunday Afternoon…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington.. Our scheduled departure date is August 28th.

Yesterday, standing a mere 15 feet behind the motorhome, I photographed some folks enjoying the Skykomish River. I floated this portion of the river in 1985 with some friends and went right by my current location. The float lasted six hours…

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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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 80 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 81 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 Was. 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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The Skykomish River At Sultan, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. I’ll leave here tomorrow.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She has made her flight reservations to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skykomish_River

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the eight miles to the Eagles Club at Sultan Washington for a late morning breakfast. Returning to the motorhome a little after noon I crossed the Skykomish River on the bridge at Mann Road. I stopped to take a few photos. Because noon on a bright sunny day can cause photos to have a flat look, I shot them in the watercolor mode…

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…

Looking east towards the Cascade mountains…

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Looking west downstream..

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Just south of the bridge on the right side of the road I saw this memorial marker for Pamela Jean Ross, a 38-year-old woman who was killed by a hit and run driver in 2009. A sad way to leave our planet…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 83 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 81 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

MO

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

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Sunrise Over The Skykomish River – Monroe, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. My scheduled departure date is July 8th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She has made her flight reservations to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skykomish_River

The below photos were shot about 30 minutes ago out of a dirty rear window of the motorhome overlooking the Skykomish River at Monroe, Washington.

One of the benefits of being an early riser is you get to see some beautiful sunrises. I do not care how many you’ve seen, each one remains uniquely beautiful…

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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And a watercolor photo…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 88 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 80 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 Washington. 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

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Sunrise At Skykomish River – Monroe, Washington

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. My scheduled departure date is July 8th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She has made her flight reservations to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

I’m an early to bed…early to rise kind of guy. Yesterday morning at around 5:30 AM, I noticed a morning mist hanging over the Skykomish River here at the RV park. So I grabbed my camera and went out to take a few photos. To get down to the river level I went via a rarely used boat launch ramp at the end of the road…

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…

A gazebo sits atop the higher bank and the boat ramp goes down on the right…

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From the upper bank a look left downstream to the west…

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Then a look to the right upstream to the east…

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Down the boat ramp to get at river level…

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At river level looking downstream to the west…

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At river level looking upstream to the right…

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A watercolor photo looking downstream…

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A watercolor photo looking upstream…

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A 180 degree panorama looking left to right…west to east…

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Back at the top of the boat ramp all of the along-the-river campsites are occupied…

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Very early morning and very late afternoon frequently gives the best opportunity for some nice photos because of the severe side lighting as opposed to the direct overhead light of mid-day.

You can read about the Skykomish River by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skykomish_River

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy with showers day at 69 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers around and 67 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 Was. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

MO

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

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

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Monroe, Washington – Day 7

The motorhome is currently parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington.

I’m now waiting for the last several days of rain storm to leave the area. It was chilly yesterday with the rain. High temperature was only 57 degrees. Today’s forecast is 56 degrees with some more rain. It’s supposed to clear up by Thursday. I’m currently planning to leave here tomorrow.

Today’s Blog entry might be called..The many moods of the river.

To better illustrate today’s photos, I’m including this Google Earth image of the campground along the bank of the Skykomish River. My location is marked with the X and the boat ramp is just to my left…

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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When I arrived here last Tuesday, I walked down the boat ramp and took these two photos…

Looking upriver…

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Looking downriver…

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In this photo you can see the cut of the land leading down to the boat ramp in front of my motorhome. A portion of the river can be seen on the left…

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This photo looks down the boat ramp. The concrete blocks of the boat ramp can no longer be seen, which means the spot where I stood last Tuesday is now about 20 feet out into the river and now covered by probably 10 feet of water. You can see where I must have stood to look around the bushes on the left to take the downriver photo…

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Unable now to reach that spot yesterday, I took this upriver photo from high ground…

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The bushes to the left now impede my ability to take a downriver photo similar to last Tuesday…

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Here are some photos of the river taken from the kitchen window of the motorhome yesterday…

About 2:30 PM, the sun tried to come out for a few moments…

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About 4:30 PM, another burst of rain…

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By 7:30 PM, the rain has stopped for a while…

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The rainfall in this area for the last couple of weeks has set some new records…essentially doubling normal rainfall for the period leading to some flooding in some of the local areas. It will be nice to see the sun return once again. At least I’m no longer complaining about the heat and humidity!  🙂

Last night I watched another movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1933 – Frankenstein – starring Boris Karloff. Another classic!

Enjoying Thousand Trails RV Resorts 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 Washington. 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 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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