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A One Night Visit With The Bedingers – Southworth, Washington

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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Fort Townsend State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I’ll be departing from here this coming Sunday.

 

(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

A week ago Sunday I enjoyed a one night visit with the Bedingers in Southworth, Washington. Who are the Bedingers, you ask? The are the family that bought my famous motorhome in which I made my 2004 Mexico/Central America trip. They bought the motorhome in 2009 with the admonition…if you are ever in our area, give us a call and stop by. That’s just what I did.

Back on this past June 16th, I unexpectedly came across Ned with his new motorhome at Ocean Shores, Washington. You can read about that encounter and about the ultimate fate of the motorhome they bought from me in 2009, by clicking this link…

http://wp.me/pDCku-dLT

 

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…

 

 

 

I parked my motorhome and Bronco in the driveway. A Peek-A-Boo through the trees gives only a small hint of what awaits…

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Perched atop a hill crest, their home affords a dynamic view of Puget Sound…

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Directly above the ferry landing at Southworth. Uninhabited Blake Island is prominent in the background…

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The view continues from inside their home…

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Jane, Ned and Miles Bedinger are great hosts…

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Ned and Miles love to cook. I was treated to a great baked salmon, broccoli, corn and yogurt fruit salad meal…

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Also visible from their home is the Seattle Space Needle which Google earth puts at 10.15 miles…

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To see the other 8 photos that I took, click the below photo…

 

 

 

 

I Visit The Bedingers – Southworth, Washington

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 70 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 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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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://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 2016

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McCleary, Washington

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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 15 miles from Southworth to Bremerton, Washington. I’ll depart this Friday.

 

Upon arrival I parked at VFW Post #239…

 

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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Here’s the usual dinette photo…

 

 

 

 

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(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

Last Thursday I spent the night in McCleary, Washington…a small town which you can read all about by clicking this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCleary,_Washington

 

I parked adjacent to VFW Post #5564…

 

 

 

 

 

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It rained during the afternoon and night. Around midnight I took the next two photos from my bedroom window which created two neat abstracts…

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Before leaving the next morning, I took a walk. In an adjacent park were two old-timers behind chain-link fencing to protect them from weather and the populace…

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This is the center of the town…

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A short distance away is the Simpson Lumber Company processing plant…

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And a little further, the Old McCleary Hotel which you can read about by clicking this link…

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMK705_Old_McCleary_Hotel_McCleary_Washington

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After a peaceful night stay, I was once again on my way.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 70 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapBrem

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 2016

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Uncompleted Satsop Nuclear Power Station – Elma, Washington

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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 45 miles from Shelton to Southworth, Washington. I’m parked in the yard of my friend Ned Bedinger. I’ll depart later this morning.

 

(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

Last Thursday I visited the uncompleted Satsop Nuclear Power Station at Elma, Washington.

 

To grasp an understanding of this project, you should click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WNP-3_and_WNP-5

 

 

I have a history with this facility. Take a moment and read this blog I posted June 24, 2009 by clicking this link…

Here’s what brought me to live in WA in 1980…

This time Mary was not with me. I went to the site which is now called the Satsop Business Park. You can view their website explaining its current role by clicking this link…

http://satsop.com/

 

I met for about an hour with Ross Read, the Director of Operations. I told him about my past here and he told me about his role here since 2003…

 

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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Here’s what the site looks like as a Google earth image…

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Here are three photos I took of photos in his conference room…

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In the below photo the plant buildings are: Cooling Tower #3, Reactor Containment Building #3, (Brown) Turbine Generator Building, Reactor Containment Building #5. Unseen in this photo to the far right is Cooling Tower #5…

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This photo shows Cooling Tower #5 and my old office building. My office was on the second floor when I was the Quality Control Manager for the electrical contractor…

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It felt somewhat eerie returning to a place where I worked 35 years ago. I found my stop here most interesting. Thanks again to Ross Read.

 

 

 

 

To see the other 27 photos that I took, click the below photo…

 

 

 

 

 

Uncompleted Satsop Nuclear Power Plant – Elma, Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 70 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapBrem

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 2016

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