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40 et 8 – Shelton, Washington

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The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #7498 in Port Hadlock, Washington.


(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.)


While in Shelton nine days ago, I had another first-time life experience!

I visited the 40 et 8 Veterans Club. In all my years on the road I have never seen or heard of this club. The one in Shelton is Post #135. It’s a very active and friendly veterans club. The national headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is an independent fraternal organization of veterans.

Established in 1920 by members of the American Legion as a fun and honor society, Forty & Eight’s founders based the organization on their military experiences in W.W. 1 France. The box car of the French railways, which carried forty men or eight horses to the front, is a symbol of the organization. The numerals “40/8” on a triangle of French horizon blue is the logo of La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux… The Forty & Eight.

Membership is by invitation only to honorably discharged veterans and active duty personnel.


You may visit their national website by clicking this link…


You may visit Shelton’s Facebook site by clicking this link…


Women play a very active role in this club. You may visit their Facebook site by clicking this link…



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…


























Thanks for a very pleasant visit and experience!






You can read about Shelton, by clicking this link…,_Washington


I hope you enjoyed the photos!


Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 68 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


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…


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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