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Baker, Louisiana Day 8 (GA431)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted March 18, 2013…

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to start SLOWLY drifting north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! I’ll be departing from here later this morning.
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The motorhome is currently parked at VFW Post #4224 in Baker, a few miles north of Baton Rouge.

 

 

I’m finishing up an eight-day visit at “the friendliest VFW Post in the United States”. No offense meant to other VFW Posts…but if there is a friendlier post…I haven’t been there. Here’s some photos of the bar area…

 

 

 

 

 

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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Some of the ceiling panels were painted by a lady who is no longer in the area. They identify and honor important items/events and people such as James Ewell Brown, aka JEB, Stuart for whom the post is named. If you’ve forgotten or do not know who he was, clicking this Wikipedia link will cure that problem…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.E.B._Stuart

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Missing in action prisoners of war…

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The Purple Heart. Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat…

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Post members…some who are deceased. Wayne and I became good friends during my eight-day visit…

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And, of course, the winning of the Super Bowl by the New Orleans Saints in 2010…

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Ever present past Commander Mark. He’s always there and everywhere…like preparing to cook yesterday’s corned beef meal. He usually cooks something every Sunday…except during the Summer when he plays golf.  Sill in the Air Force Reserve…he has 29 years of service…

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It was Mark who welcomed me upon my arrival a week ago Sunday and got me setup in to my parking place and offered an electrical hookup.

 

 

This VFW Post has a unique gesture which I’ve really not seen at other posts. Pretty near everyone, when arriving or departing, will take the time to stop, say hello and shake hands with everyone in the bar. They even did it for newly arrived me. This membership uniqueness moved me so that I have decided to transfer my membership to this post and become a VFW Life Member as well.  My transfer application is in process and I’ll soon be a member of “The Friendliest VFW Post In The United States”. Thank you to all the members for your friendship…I’m proud to be affiliated with you!

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of my new post…

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Enjoying friendly VFW Posts 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 Louisiana. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/seattles-st-patricks-day-nudestock/

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is sunny and 76 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://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

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 -2018

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Monroe To La Connor, Washington

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 65 miles from Monroe to La Connor, Washington. The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort. I’ll depart here July 16th. I’ve been here a number of times in past years.

 

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about mid-September, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

 

The park was probably built during the 1970’s and is located on land leased from the Swinomish Indian Tribe for 99 years. This area of Washington has always been one of my very favorite locations in all of the United States. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the air is fresh and clean, it seldom gets too hot or cold, there are virtually no bugs or mosquitoes and the people are very friendly. In 2001 and 2002 I worked here for the summer selling park memberships. I’ve been coming here for years and know the area very well. It’s my very favorite place to go to during the Summer…that’s why I keep returning.

 

 

Here’s a Google Earth view of the campground which is located on one-half mile of Puget Sound waterfront…

 

 

 

 

 

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 took the below photo several years ago from atop Mount Erie in Anacortes, eight miles distant…

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I’ve taken lots of beautiful photos at this location. To see some of them, click on the below links…

 

 

1)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipNUnkskz6AglxTx8plTRl2SJ-sUL3-BijI9vx72

 

 

2)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipPLQkO0Zz98OBAf4V7FSjMIJXp9hE2Ohvxup4-_

 

 

3)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipNU0DYkXiX3MiqL2VmPn5S2oebXpHWoVfw6vC8W

 

 

4)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipPShRav-k_HTJaJbf2jL7hphdaiwGSu-E4UT9iw

 

 

5)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipOABO8LwMoVl1P88Qy2tB-FnmZHvtZDprWIDeCC

 

 

6)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipPLoup2l3VaD0Qfr-VuucWkYhzy6KhWl1yb8B9Z

 

 

7)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipMpJQkTl2w6IBkQhLIvK6NFWCEJZ19Y87F8yNcH

 

 

8)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipNWrMqv9M11XdnPnpLvdCURSZ4LFslnWtQCC_Ut

 

 

9)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipMfLvZAWoIX1KYyalG36vM4Xl80mqIr938yqzzF

 

 

10)  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipPe0b7UOww2vu2xZFnppfscFjObGzED1m5lEZJx

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Forecast for today is sunny 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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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 -2018

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The Latest News…

 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 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here August 23rd.

 

First the bad news…

The smoke-gray hazy skies continue in western Washington due to wildfires in British Columbia, Canada. The sun is really a fiery orange/red color. Here’s last evening’s sunset…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other bad news…

Yesterday, my cousin Diane’s husband, Bob, died at age 81. He was neat guy!

 

 

Verizon so called customer service. I remain with very slow, very intermittent service. The reps are all very courteous and respectful. However, when you have a technical problem, they make out a work ticket and tell you to get in line. My latest phone call an hour ago told me … they hope to have it resolved by next Tuesday or Wednesday. By then it will be over one week … and they call that customer service! Grrrr!

 

 

AND THE REALLY BIG GOOD NEWS…

Back on Labor Day. 2016, I began my weight loss program. Yesterday, after 48 weeks and 4 days, I finally achieved the 50 pound mark…which means I’m still averaging slightly over one pound per week. My ultimate goal is only 5.5 pounds away at which time I’ll weigh 157 pounds…the same weight I was at age 21, 55 years ago! Not many folks my age can make that claim! With the weight loss, I’m feeling absolutely terrific!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 73 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-mapLACO

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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 -2017

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Monroe To La Conner, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 65 miles from Monroe to La Conner, Washington.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. It’s my favorite resort in the entire Thousand Trails system. My departure date is July 24th

 

About one-half of the trip was on Interstate Highway 5. The below photo was taken in a lighter-traveled section of the highway…

 

 

 

 

 

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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On the back road heading to my destination, Mt. Baker could be seen in the distance…

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This bridge crosses over the Swinomish Channel…

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Just holding my camera high and to the right, I took a blind shot hoping to catch La Conner. Not a bad shot for being on the move…

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The park entrance…

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My camping spot…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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And a bonus view through the front windshield…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is sunny 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

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 2017

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Please Remember This As You Watch Tonights Debate…

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

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I expect to depart here tomorrow.

 

 

Today’s subject…

With over 4,000 published blogs, I have never spoken out about political issues.

 

I am simply asking you keep this in the back of your mind as you watch the debate tonight.

A leopard does not change its spots…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yesterday was cloudy with showers and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers and 59 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…

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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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Port Townsend Via Ferry To Fort Casey State Park – 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

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here many times before. I’ll depart here September 20th.

 

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about the beginning of October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

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

 

 

 

Today’s subject…

 

 

About one month ago I visited the pretty and quaint  City of Port Townsend, Washington. After completing my visit, I put the motorhome and Bronco on the ferry for the 30 minute, five-mile crossing to Whidbey Island and a four-day stay at Fort Casey State Park.

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

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To see the other 22 photos that I took, click this link…

(Note: Once there, you may click on any photo to make it larger)

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipOTuOLnMbxCD7lzfoUqDL28eZ-xEjuQzzCJstNQ

 

 

 

To read all about Fort Casey, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Casey

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 65 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-mapMON

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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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