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Lacey To Monroe, Washington

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 89 miles from Lacey to Monroe, Washington.

 

 

Back on May26th, I posted a blog entry about the changing RV lifestyle. Click the link if you missed it…

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/the-rving-life-is-changing/

 

During yeaterday’s drive I had another prime example. The traffic was horrendous!

The first 50 miles on Interstate 5 took me two full hours. Do the math… that’s an average of 25 miles per hour on a major Interstate Highway. The entire trip of 89 miles took a full three hours. That’s just under 30 miles an hour. I’ve been making this drive for more than 20 years… never have I seen this kind of traffic congestion!  😦

 

I found myself wondering …could this be the last time I make this particular drive????

 

 

Upon arrival I parked the motorhome at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here.

 

 

 

 

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’ve marked the below Google Earth image in yellow to show my camping spot along the river. It is not a real-time image. This was taken the very end of March…in reality now the park is almost filled to capacity with RV’s…

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The entrance of the park…

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My camping spot…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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I’ll depart here June 18th.

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is light rain and 63 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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

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 -2019

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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…

USA1MO

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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Monroe, Washington – Day 6

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

Yesterday the day started with some light rain. The Snohomish River level has risen noticeably from the last few days of rain…

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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Despite the rain, my friend and mechanic called and said let’s get the tune-up on your Bronco done. We lucked out that the heavy rains came later in the day after we had finished…

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The weather is supposed to clear starting on Thursday. I’m planning to leave here despite the forecast for rain showers on Wednesday. My current location is noted by the yellow dot…

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It was chilly yesterday with the rain. High temperature was only 57 degrees.

Last night I watched another movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1933 – Dracula starring Bela Lagosi. A 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…

USA1MO

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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Monroe, Washington – Day 5

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

My weekend plans were for my friend and mechanic Kenny to do some work on the Bronco and motorhome. Unfortunately he does not have a garage in which to do the work. The weekend forecast is for heavy rains. My location is marked by the yellow dot…

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Yesterday it rained steadily and hard at times. High temperature was 57 degrees…

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I occupied my time with computer work, reading and watching movies stored on my computer. All were from the 1930’s and excellently done…

1931 – Captain Blood with Errol Flynn

1933 – King Kong with Fay Wrey

1935 – Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde

Rain, heavy at times is forecast through tomorrow. Will my mechanical get done today? We’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’m dry, warm and comfortable!  🙂

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…

USA1MO

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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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Monroe, Washington – Day 2

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

Most of yesterday was dedicated to getting ready for today. Laundry day, etc… This morning I’ll drive Mary to SeaTac Airport south of Seattle. She has pressing business at home and needs to return early. After dropping her off, I’ll head to the Seattle VA Hospital for an eye and annual physical exam which I missed last year because I was in New Mexico.

I expect to arrive at Mary’s home with the motorhome not later than October 15th.

Not a lot of interesting activity yesterday. The only photos were of the Snohomish River taken from the motorhome kitchen window at dusk….

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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A closer view…

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Yesterday was a cloudy and cool day with a few light  showers. High temperature for the day was 61.

Forecast high temperature for today is 63 degrees and sunny with a shower.

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…

USA1MO

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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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Monroe, Washington – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 90 miles from Leavenworth to Monroe, Washington.

We continued traveling along U.S.Highway 2 West.

Here are some of the photos that I took 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…

Shortly after starting our day on the road we saw snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains…

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After crossing Stevens Pass at 4,111 feet of elevation we ran into some fog on our decent…

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We arrived at our destination of Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort on the Ben Howard Road in Monroe. Our campsite is to the right of this stand of tall trees along the banks of the Snohomish River…

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We are at the end where it’s nice and quiet…

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Here’s the view from the motorhome door and my bedroom window…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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Shortly after our arrival, my good friend for 62 years, Al Penta who lives about one mile away, stopped by for a visit. We spent an enjoyable two hours catching up on the happenings of the last two years since we were last here…

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Mary has pressing business awaiting at her home in California. Tomorrow I’ll drive her in the Bronco to SeaTac Airport where she’ll catch a fight home. After dropping her off, I’ll go to the Seattle VA Hospital for an eye exam and my annual physical…which I missed last year. I’ll remain here for a few more days having some work done on the Bronco and hopefully the motorhome by my friend and mechanic, Kenny. Once the work is completed, I’ll head for Mary’s home in California.

Yesterday was a cloudy and cold day with some showers. High temperature for the day was 57.

Forecast high temperature for today is 61 degrees and sunny with a shower.

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…

USA1MO

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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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