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Wimer, Oregon To Anderson, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 188 miles from Wimer, Oregon to Anderson California.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, tomorrow and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Anderson, California…

Along the way yesterday, I stopped at Medford, Oregon. About two weeks ago, my power step stopped working. Yeah, I was already planning to get a new step mat. For the time being, I was able to push/pull it by hand…

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 got on the phone to Fleetwood (motorhome manufacturer) and ordered the new step from them. I had it delivered to Mike’s RV Service in Medford as I knew I would be passing through there on my way to Mary’s place. I arrived at 8 AM yesterday morning and they were ready for the install…

 

 

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This is what the underside of the step looks like in case you were wondering. After 10 years, the gearbox gave up…

 

 

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After one hour, the new step and mat had been installed and I was on the road again…

 

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Along the way I passed Lake Shasta. According to a local the newspaper is saying it’s down 135 feet due to the drought…

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Arriving at Anderson, I parked in the back of VFW Post #9650 where they have a 30 amp electrical outlet so I could run my air-conditioning…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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Yesterday was 97 degrees! YUK! Normally I would not be this far south, this early in the fall season. On October 4th, Mary turned 75 years old and her family is having a 75th birthday party for her this Saturday…and I told her I would be there. So, here I am in this horrible heat which is supposed to break in the next couple of days. I’ll spend tonight at Nicolaus, California and arrive at Mary’s home on Thursday.

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 97 degrees. Forecast for destination today is sunny and 92 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 California. 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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Good-Bye Deer…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’ll depart from here later this morning. Mary has several friends and neighbors watching her place when she’s away.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Good-bye deer…

The deer have been my constant companions while I have been 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…

 

 

Many years ago when I was a boy of 12, my father brought me deer hunting. I never shot one…I just could not pull the trigger on these beautiful animals. I once shot a bird and it made me sick afterwards. Today, I do all my hunting with a camera…

 

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Better for me and better for the animals!  🙂

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 81 degrees. Forecast for destination today is sunny and 96 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…

united-states-mapWIMER

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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Awning Cleaning Day…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Awning Cleaning Day…

 

I like to do things when they are convenient to do…it just lessens the effort associated with the job. For instance, if it’s too hot or too cold…the job can wait for another day. Fortunately most of my cleaning and maintenance associated with the motorhome fall in that category.

I tend not to use  the awning when Mary is not with me. Over time dust, dirt, tree sap, bird poop, etc… tends to accumulate. Rain or just hosing the awning does not remove these items.

Yesterday was just right for cleaning the awning. The motorhome was far enough from Mary’s home that I did not need to move it, the awning was in the shade as preferred by the cleaner instructions, the hose was right there and the temperature was a delightful 72 degrees. Time to do the deed!

 

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…

Just enough room to open the awning…
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Fortunately, Mary had a brand new sprayer in her storage shed was greatly eased the application of the awning cleaner…
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I sprayed the awning cleaning solution on the underside first, then the topside…
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After both sides were thoroughly dampened with the cleaning solution, I rolled the awning up into its stored position for an hour to let the cleaning solution “cook”…
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Then a thorough hosing to remove the cleaning solution. The awning looks noticeably cleaner for my efforts…
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Then I let the awning completely dry for about four hours before rolling it back into its stored position…
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I’ll soon be at Mary’s home in central California for about six weeks. On the way there I’ll stop at a truck/RV wash place for good outside cleaning. During my time at Mary’s, the interior will get a thorough cleaning. Then, after Thanksgiving…back on the road once again!

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 80 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…

united-states-mapWIMER

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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Local Critters…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’m expecting to depart from here October 13th.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Local critters…

 

Mary has seven acres here and a fair amount of wildlife. Here are a couple I caught yesterday…

 

The wild turkeys are quite large. Made me think of Thanksgiving to come. Wonder what will happen to these guys?…

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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These squirrels are cute but they are causing Mary a lot of problems by digging underground burrows. She is still trying to figure out how to get rid of them…
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Who are you looking at?…
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Don’t you wish you could do this?…
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Catch me if you can!…
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Mary has a pellet gun here, but it’d difficult at best. The usually high-tail it when they detect you, seldom stand still for very long and are very fast! I’ve taken a few longer distance shots…but so far, to no avail. Mary continues to wrestle with the pesky problems.

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly cloudy and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 74 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…

united-states-mapWIMER

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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Wheatland Ferry – Oregon

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’m expecting to depart from here October 13th.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Wheatland Ferry…

 

Three days ago, after departing Woodburn, Oregon, I stopped along the Willamette River to take a ride on the Wheatland Ferry. Located about 20 miles north of Salem, it is the oldest operating ferry in Oregon. I left the motorhome and Bronco parked along the eastern shore, took the about two-minute ferry ride to the western shore, visited some friends, then back to the eastern shore.

Here are 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…

 

 

Standing on the eastern shore looking westward…

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It’s headed this way…

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Almost loaded and ready to go…

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Looking north on the Willamette River…

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Standing on the western shore looking eastward where you can see my parked motorhome in the background…

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It electrically powered which drives a diesel motor…

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The power cord rides back and forth across the river with the ferry…

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Motorhomes are not allowed on the ferry because of the sharp angle created by the low-level of the river…

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The operator told me it operates 363/18. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Two nine-hour shifts from 6 AM to midnight results in about 300 transits…

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Here we go…

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A different look at the power cables and cord…

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The cord is towed by the two cables attached to the ferry…

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Looking south on the Willamette River…

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Almost there…

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The toll schedule…

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A fun, short ferry ride out in the country. You can read all about the ferry by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland_Ferry

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 84 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 75 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…

united-states-mapWIMER

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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Wimer, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 142 miles from Cottage Grove to Wimer, Oregon.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.,

 

Wimer, Oregon… is 13 miles north of Rogue River. It’s the location of Mary’s second home which is just completing construction. She’s not here right now, but has several neighbors and friends watching the place when she’s absent.

Most of yesterday’s trip was om Interstate 5…
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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About one mile from Mary’s home…
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Mary has seven acres…
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My parking spot…
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The usual dinette window photo…
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I’ll be here for several days. It’s still to hot for me at Mary’s home in Central California. I’m expecting to arrive there about one week from now.

 To read about Wimer, Oregon, click this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimer,_Oregon

 

The covered bridge in Wimer, Oregon has a 10,000 pound load limit. The motorhome weighs 16,000 pounds so I have to take a different route around it…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 80 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 83 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…

united-states-mapWIMER

 

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 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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