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Jun 4, 2016 - Orange Empire Railway Museum

We visited the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California. The non-profit museum has more than 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from the west. One of the railway cars was used in the movie Singing in the Rain and another in Angelina Jolie's movie The Changeling. While we were there, we saw some cars and locomotives that were in the restoration process. It was a very interesting little museum. Jim felt at home next to the old bus and the new lightrail car.

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Jul 25, 2015 - Home- via the I-10

We are home! I dropped off Janice and we unloaded all of her stuff including the sewing machine table. We decided, after watching the news, that we would try taking the I-10 home even though there would only be one lane of traffic each way going around the washed out bridge. Taking Wayne up on his suggestion to count all of the washes, ditches and bridges from Blythe to Indio, Janice and I embarked on a hilarious several miles. We sent Wayne a text for every bridge we crossed. I almost peed my pants, and almost had to pull over because we...

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Jan 18, 2013 - Yes...We Were Dumb Enough to go into downtown LA!

Spending time with friends is one of our favorite things to do and go places together makes the experience that much more fun. Ending up in the same RV Park in Perris, CA for a week together gave us the opportunity for some great visiting and a day of sight-seeing in downtown Los Angeles...and I mean RIGHT downtown. Heading out early one morning, well not too early with the infamous LA traffic in mind, Olvera Street in downtown LA was our destination for the day. With me at the wheel and Joyce riding shotgun, the guys sat in back claiming...

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Jan 4, 2013 - A Wonderful Holiday Season

Treking through Arizona and the high desert of California, we arrived at Uncle Harry's in Fresno on December 11th for a short visit before flying home to Seattle on December 14th to spend Christmas with our family. Ordinarily we wouldn't have gone that early but it was our one chance to see our youngest granddaughter, Halle play basketball and we sure weren't disappointed! She played an awesome game and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Getting to spend time with the kids and grandkids is the best and always too short but my stepdad...

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Aug 9, 2012 - Hot Greeting

We have arrived! Meadowbrook Senior RV Park is our home base until we head to Fernley, NV at the end of October. Getting here was a very quick trip across the country, and we were greeted with 109 degree, desert heat. Time to get that A/C unit cranking. It didn't see any action in Maine, but it will be called to duty here, that is for sure! As we drove away from our truck stop coffin in Kingman, AZ, we tried to time our travels with a stop to watch the USWNT in the gold medal Olympic contest. We pulled into the Walmart parking lot in...

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Jan 21, 2010 - Some fun things and some answers

Driving between Perris and Lake Elsinore, CA one day we saw these rocks and just had to stop and see someone's creativity! How many of you would have seen an apple and a frog like this artist did? We sure wouldn't have but thought they were fun to share. Now for answers to some of the questions we asked in the last few blogs. In the last blog about the beach, we asked how many creatures can you name that live in the ocean at low tide. Just some of the things you might have thought of are: starfish, clams, crabs, anemones, sea urchins, sea...

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Jan 21, 2010 - Are you learning lots? (1st and 3rd grades)

We hope you are enjoying the CoCo Locomoto trip journal and are learning about a lot of different things. We would love it if you would send us some emails and photos about what you are learning so we can post them on the blog for others to see. Let us know what your favorite things have been so far and what you have liked best.

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Jan 7, 2010 - Oh how we love the Beach (1st & 3rd grades)

Did you enjoy tasting the oranges and avocados? The avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable. Which one did you guess? The beaches in southern California this time of year are warm, beautiful and uncrowded. With temperatures in the 70's, spending a day at the beach is a delight. While many of the beaches are sandy, there are a few that are rocky and have headlands which is where the sea life lives. It is fun to gaze into the tide pools at low tide and see how many creatures you can identify. How many different kinds of sea life can you name that...

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Jan 3, 2010 - The sites, sounds and tastes of California

Two of the things being harvested in California this time of year are avocados and oranges. We hope you enjoy the treats we sent you to taste. We toured an avocado packing plant and learned many interesting things about growing, harvesting and packing them. The picture you see of the white stump is the grower getting ready to graft a different variety of avocado on to a tree. They paint the stump white to keep it from getting "sun burned" while there are no branches and leaves to protect it. There are 21 varieties of avocados but the most...

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