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Finally! After…

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 click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here July 5th.


after three very full and mostly frustrating days (some 30+hours) , I’ve put away, my almost six-year-old Sony Windows 7 machine. This blog posting is being totally produced on my new Asus Windows 10 machine.


It’s been quite the experience and there is definitely a learning curve involved! While, I’m not at 100%, I’m about 95% there. The rest I will slowly tweek out in forthcoming days. It was a process that I was not especially looking forward to. Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks? I’m here to tell you differently!  🙂


With Windows 10, Microsoft definitely wants you to do things THEIR WAY!


Many thanks to a young local guru I met at the Eagles Club! Without Cody’s help, I’d still be struggling with how to turn my photos from icons into thumbnails and the really big one…loading Picasa 3 into my computer. It took him all of two minutes to show me the way to do these two items. For which I happily handed him a $10 bill (hey, that’s the equivalent of $300 dollars an hour after taxes!).


So, the old machine has been put away (until a stop at some recycling bin in the future), and here’s a photo of the new set-up…





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 new machine sits atop my new laptop cooler, although it really does not need it. The old machine cpu’s ran in the mid-130 degrees temps…with the cooler. The new machine cpu’s run in the mid-80 degrees..without the cooler. Asus advertises its Ice Cold technology and it really works! I also like the angle of the laptop cooler which makes typing a lot easier. My wireless mouse and external hard drive can be seen to the right.


Since I dumped all the bloatware that comes with a new computer and tweeked the performance management and other things that slow a computer, for the moment it’s lighting fast! Press the on button and 10 seconds later…it’s ready to go, even with my currently throttled-back (from 4G) 3G Verizon Internet signal!


As a matter of fact, I’m sitting here without any socks on, because they got blown away!  🙂


So, as I’m unwillingly dragged into the 21st Century, onward I go into a new computer age (for me!) and with a little luck, I’ll figure out the remaining 5% of stuff within the next six years!  🙂





 Yesterday was partly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is partly 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 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!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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