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Camping USA, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at Camping USA in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts where tomorrow I’ll be presenting a seminar on full-time RVing. I plan to depart after the seminar.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts next Tuesday.

For the longest time it’s been too hot…now it’s too cold! The day before it was 83 degrees with 90+ percent humidity. Yesterday the high temperature was only 63 degrees with 80+ percent humidity. Seems like just about all of 2013 has been this way. How nice it would be to have a partly cloudy/sunny day, temperature at 69 degrees, low humidity with a gentle breeze!

When I arose at 5:00 AM this morning it was 62 degrees with 98% humidity. YUK!

Yesterday, the folks at Camping USA told me the oldest post office in the United States was just up the street…less than a five-minute walk…so I went to investigate. Talking to Bill Flynn, the Postmaster and only employee (who did not want to be in any photos) was that this is the oldest United States Post Office in a continuous location. It was established at this location in 1861. Elmwood is a part of today’s East Bridgewater…

Here are some 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…

The building was built by Levi Churchill to be a general store in 1829. Levi resided on the second floor…



The Post Office is in a small corner of the building and is located behind the flag. Because of the poor economy, the remainder of the building is empty…



According to Bill, the darker post office boxes were installed in 1861…






Bill showed me this old photo taken long before the handicap access was required. He believes the photo to be 60-70 years old…


Enjoying historical places 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 Massachusetts. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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


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.

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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Waiting on the United States Post Office in Pensacola, Florida…

Jim says: I’m ready to move on, but I cannot.

In my many years of RVing, I’ve used a General Delivery address with the U.S. Post Office system numerous times. I’ve never had a situation quite like this one…

The norm is to pick a post office located in a smaller town where I expect to be in about 4-7 days (depending on how far out in the boonies it’s located) and my mail is sitting there waiting for me when I arrive. Now I’m sitting in a larger city waiting on my mail!

Last Monday I gave two different mailers my General Delivery address here in Pensacola. The first one was a smaller package sent from Stuart, Florida…only 534 miles away…it arrived yesterday…after four days. The post office clerks can only shrug their shoulders when I ask why. Between two major cities, 2-3 days is what it should normally take.


Photo courtesy of the United States Post Office.

Now, I’m just sitting here in Pensacola, Florida waiting for the U.S. Post Office to get my solar panel charge controller back to me. I had sent it to the manufacturer for repair in St. Louis, Missouri, only 734 miles distant. They told me they put it in the mail last Monday…and here I sit…waiting. I cannot leave until it arrives and my solar charging system does not work without this component. In addition, I’ve seen all of the interesting things to see here (at least for me) and the daily temperatures are running about 80 degrees…a little warm for me. In addition, the motorhome waste water tanks are approaching full and the nearest dump station is 30 miles away.

One would tend to think, the longer you do a function the better you get at doing it. Not necessarily true…at least when it comes to government!

I’ve got my fingers crossed for today! Fortunately, I’ve got a lot of good books!

Why is a good book like an RV? Because both can take you to many wonderful places!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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