The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m planning to depart later this morning.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 23rd.

Yesterday afternoon I went to another of my only grandson’s baseball tournament baseball games. He wears the #5 and aspires to be a major league catcher. Here are three action photos…

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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He had a great game. His team beat a team from New Jersey 6-1. He was part of an outstanding double play…pitcher to catcher to first base. He got to bat four times and got two doubles, a single and a walk. He batted in four of the six runs and scored once himself. Way to go, Eric!

A final look at my son’s home…

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He has something that I do not have…

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Today I’ll head towards Massachusetts for about a three-week visit with cousins and friends.

I’m planning to return for a six-day visit on August 5th just prior to my departure to the west coast.

Enjoying visiting family is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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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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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m planning to depart from tomorrow.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 23rd.

As I approach my departure date…here are more photos of my youngest grand-daughter Jaime who will turn 13 on October 1st…

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…

In her soccer uniform. She doesn’t wear the headphones and sun glasses when she plays soccer…  :)

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And in a custom-made sweatshirt I bought her as an early birthday present…

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All Jaillet’s wear #5 on their uniform jerseys…

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If you missed the Blog entry of Jaime playing fast-pitch softball, you can view it by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-8sD

Enjoying visiting family is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 14th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 23rd.

As I approach my departure date…here are more photos of my only grandson Eric, who is one month away from turning 16…

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…

In his Shoreline Baseball Academy Hammerheads uniform…

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Recently I bought him a major league model baseball bat as an early birthday present. Just like the pros he has marked the bat with his jersey number…

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Just like the pros he has applied some pine tar. Prior to batting he applies the pine tar to his hands for a secure grip…

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He chose the #5 for his jersey because the number 5 is worn by his long-time hero, David Wright who plays third base for the New York Mets. Other famous players who have worn the #5 are Joe DiMaggio, Brooks Robinson, Hank Aaron, George Brett, Lou Boudreau, Hank Greenberg and Johnny Bench.

Last weekend he participated in an eleven team playoff tournament. His team finished third. In four games he had a number of hits including two home runs. This weekend he will play in a twenty team playoff tournament. In about two weeks he will be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to play in a national playoff tournament. Way to go, Eric!

A few days ago he stopped by to introduce his girlfriend Stephanie. They have been “going steady” for 14 months…

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Enjoying visiting family is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 14th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 23rd.

In recent days, I have introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home. In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex.

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

The museum has three floors. Floors one and two have permanent exhibits. Floor three has changing exhibits…currently it’s about bridges over the Connecticut River. In the past three days, I showed photos of some of those bridges. Today is the final day of those photos…

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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In 1996, I crossed the Connecticut River on the Ashuelot Covered Bridge. Here are four photos from that event…

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My 1976 Chevy Suburban and 18' Prowler Travel Trailer

You can read all about this bridge by clicking this link…
http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/p5.html

I previously visited this museum in 2007. To see the 36 photos from that visit, click this Picasa web Albums link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/CTRiverMuseum

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In recent days, I have introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next few Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

The museum has three floors. Floors one and two have permanent exhibits. Floor three has changing exhibits…currently it’s about bridges over the Connecticut River.Yesterday I showed photos of some of those bridges. Here are some more photos of those photos…

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 previously visited this museum in 2007. To see the 36 photos from that visit, click this Picasa web Albums link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/CTRiverMuseum

More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In recent days, I have introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next few Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

The museum has three floors. Floors one and two have permanent exhibits. Floor three has changing exhibits…currently it’s about bridges over the Connecticut River. Here are some photos of those photos…

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 previously visited this museum in 2007. To see the 36 photos from that visit, click this Picasa web Albums link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/CTRiverMuseum

More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In recent days, I have introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next few Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

Today I show some photos taken on the inside of the museum…

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 previously visited this museum in 2007. To see the 36 photos from that visit, click this Picasa web Albums link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/CTRiverMuseum

More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In recent days, I have introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next few Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

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…

This first image shows the mouth of the Connecticut River. Looking closely at the bottom you will see Albert Einstein used to like to sail in this area. On the left Kathryn Hepburn lived right along the shore at a place called Fenwick. Six miles upriver is Essex…

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In the below image shows the location of the Connecticut River Museum…

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The outside area of the museum…

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More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California readying for a family reunion. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In three recent days, I introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next several Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

Today I want to discuss the Connecticut River itself…

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_River

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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Essex is only six miles from the sound. The below image marks Essex with the yellow arrow. The upper bridge is Interstate Highway 95 and the lower bridge is a long-standing railroad bridge…

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Below the railroad bridge is Long Island Sound…

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Here’s a nautical chart of the area…

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A closer view…

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The Connecticut River Museum is located at the end of Main Street right on the river…

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More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California readying for a family reunion. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

Yesterday I braved the morning heat and humidity to walk down the hill the about 1/2 mile to watch the Ivoryton July 4th Parade. Ivoryton has a population of 2,864. The combined population of the Villages of Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton is about 6,500…

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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After the parade I had to walk the about 1/2 mile back up the hill to my son’s home. By time I arrived I was really huffing and puffing. The heat and humidity is really getting to me this year. I’m in the “M” in humid in the below image…

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Upon arrival I fired up the motorhome’s air-conditioning system. While waiting for it to cool down I went into my son’s home for about a half-hour during which time I told him I expect this will be my last RV trip to the east coast because I can no longer handle the excessive heat and humidity.

Shortly thereafter he and his family went to visit his wife’s family and I spent the day hibernating in the air-conditioned motorhome reading and watching a movie. More heat and humidity is in the forecast. At 6:00 AM this morning it was 78 degrees with 90% humidity! YUK!

Enjoying parades is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Connecticut. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1IV

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

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 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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