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Wilsonville, Oregon (GA611)

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The motorhome is parked in Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’m scheduled to depart here June 2nd.

 

 

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 October 5, 2013…

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 145 miles from Lacey, Washington to Wilsonville, Oregon.

 

I departed at 8:10 AM driving in fog which became dense at times and stayed with me until I crossed into Oregon…

 

 

 

 

 

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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I took Interstate Highway 205…the by-pass around Portland, Oregon. There was so much traffic on 205, I wondered if anyone was using Interstate Highway 5 through Portland…

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After three hours of intense and dangerous driving ( I hate Interstate Highways…but sometimes you have to use them if you want to make any progress in a timely manner), I arrived tired and parked overnight at Moose Lodge #1598 in Wilsonville where they provided an electrical connection so I could use my electric heater…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 647 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

 

Yesterday’s high temperature was 65 degrees with partly cloudy/sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 43 degrees! Brrr! Time to put on some miles heading south!

 

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1939 – The Hunchback Of Notre Dame starring Charles Laughton. Another classic!

 

Enjoying friendly Moose clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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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/2013/10/05/party-day/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy 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 Oregon. 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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Springfield, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 95 miles from Wilsonville to Springfield, Oregon.

My day started with an aggravation. Some jerk parked directly in my planned exit route and his truck was still there when I wanted to leave yesterday morning. Since he was the only vehicle in the Moose parking lot, it sure looks like he did it on purpose. Since a motorhome cannot backup with a towed vehicle, I was forced to unhook the Bronco, back it and the motorhome and re-hookup. Thanks Pal!

I thought strongly about letting all the air out of his tires to thank him. Instead I left a note on his windshield. I was going to tell him in graphic language what I thought of him, but after talking to Mary she got me to tone down my planned language. WOMAN SOOTHES THE SAVAGE BEAST!  :)…

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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With another cold night in yesterday’s forecast I needed to find another place where I knew I could get an electrical hookup to run my electric heater. The Moose Lodge at Springfield is the last place I know of heading south on Interstate Highway 5 in Oregon.

I departed at 8:40 AM driving in fog which became denser as I drove further south and stayed with me to Springfield…

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By time I arrived in Springfield a little after 11:00 AM, it was a cold 46 degrees with heavy fog…

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Arriving at Moose Lodge #1726, the only way to plug into electricity was to once again unhook the Bronco and back in to the narrow space. Fortunately there are not a lot of RV’s here…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 557 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

The sun finally broke through the fog by mid-afternoon.Yesterday’s high temperature was 65 degrees with partly cloudy/sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 41 degrees! Brrr! Time to continue putting on some miles heading south!

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1931 – The Public Enemy starring James Cagney. Another classic!

Enjoying friendly Moose clubs 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 Oregon. 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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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/

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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Wilsonville, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 145 miles from Lacey, Washington to Wilsonville, Oregon.

I departed at 8:10 AM driving in fog which became dense at times and stayed with me until I crossed into Oregon…

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…

DSC07163

I took Interstate Highway 205…the by-pass around Portland, Oregon. There was so much traffic on 205, I wondered if anyone was using Interstate Highway 5 through Portland…

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After three hours of intense and dangerous driving ( I hate Interstate Highways…but sometimes you have to use them if you want to make any progress in a timely manner), I arrived tired and parked overnight at Moose Lodge #1598 in Wilsonville where they provided an electrical connection so I could use my electric heater…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 647 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

Yesterday’s high temperature was 65 degrees with partly cloudy/sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 43 degrees! Brrr! Time to put on some miles heading south!

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1939 – The Hunchback Of Notre Dame starring Charles Laughton. Another classic!

Enjoying friendly Moose clubs 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1WI

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 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/

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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1935 RV Is Half Bug And Half Buggy

We are still at Moose Lodge #1598 in Wlisonville, Oregon while Mary looks at potential real estate investment properties. Today should be our last full day here.

In the meantime…here is a short YouTube video about a futuristic RV from a newsreel in 1935. Enjoy…

If the video does not work…click this link…

http://youtu.be/EA2pFtZ0cHg

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Wilsonville, Oregon

Yesterday Mary and I bid farewell to the State of Washington for this year. We drove the motorhome the about 100 miles from Chehalis, Washington to Wilsonville, Oregon where we are now parked at Moose Lodge #1598. Mary will be looking at potential real estate investment properties today while I kick back and relax.

We may be here another day or two.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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EXOTIC DAR ESSALAM

Yesterday we had new tires put on the Motor Home, about a six-hour job. We knew nothing about the town of Wilsonville, except their Camping World gave us the best price on tires. We took the Bronco out and did some shopping on the way to the library.  Three different people we asked for a good place to have lunch  told us about Dar Essalam and we weren’t disappointed. The proprietors are personal and friendly. They bring you homemade houmus with pita points on a gorgeous plate.

The decor is plush and covers every inch of the place making you feel like you’ve walked into the Alhambra or Taj’ Mahal.

Their specialty mint tea tastes nothing like what I try to make at home. Delish. The teapot itself is unique. The server lifts it high in the air and pours it into a small, colorful glass and continually fills it during the meal.

Jim ordered chicken kabobs and I ordered the lamb with condiments in a pita wrap.  Both are served with a side that you choose. We both opted for the saffron rice and it was real saffron, not diluted with turmeric.

We found out Wilsonville has a population of 16,000. To find a Moroccan restaurant of such quality in a town of this size I think is unusual.

I kind of went goofy in the place taking pictures. But, suffice it to say, the food was delicious the service excellent the price medium. You can’t go wrong.

And then Leslie, from Perfect Look cut my hair. I tried to grow it a bit longer, but wash and wear is the only way to go on the road-for me anyway.

Again, for a town of this size, they had a beautiful visitors center. We only planned the one night here, so we didn’t go in. This beautiful sculpture stood outside of the building, and I never pass a beautiful sculpture if I can help it.  We never did get to the library.

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