The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. I’m here with my friend Randy Vining and others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is spending the holidays with her family and is now expecting to rejoin me here in late January.

A couple of evenings ago I walked the less than 1/2 mile to the St. Thomas Indian Mission at sunset. Here are some of 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…

The sunset silhouette caught my attention…

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The sun lighting the windows was neat…

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A closer view…

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Looking back to where we are parked. Randy’s RV is on the left, mine is on the right…

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The dramatic side-lighting at sunset makes for neat photos…

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A close view of the stained glass window illuminated by the setting sun behind it…

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Beautiful rich colors abound a few seconds before the sun drops below the horizon…

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The two bridges crossing the Colorado River into Yuma, Arizona…

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The Colorado River looking north…

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In this view you get to see the entrance to the Yuma Territorial Prison…

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A 180 degree view looking towards Yuma with the old deserted railroad station in the foreground…

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Once the sun drops below the horizon beautiful pastel colors suddenly appear…

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A reflection in a stained glass window after the sun had dropped below the horizon…

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A look at the Paradise Casino where we are parked…

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A final look back…

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You can read the history of the mission by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Yuma_Indian_Mission

Yesterday was a mostly sunny day at 72 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 71 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our 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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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 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013

Season’s Greetings!

December 25, 2011

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We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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THE 700 BILLION DOLLAR MAN

December 14, 2009

BEFORE I TALK ABOUT MY SIERRA NEIGHBOR, THE 700  BILLION DOLLAR MAN, I WISH TO NOTIFY EVERYONE THAT TODAY I LEAVE FOR CHRISTMAS IN THAILAND WITH MY GRANDSON AND WILL BE MOSTLY ABSENT FROM THIS PAGE.


The 700 billion dollar man, so called because he was plucked out of obscurity by Secretary Hank Paulsen to be Chief of the Federal Bail Out Plan. Neel Kashkari soon discovered it was an unenviable position.
As a young man, he was fascinated by Washington DC politics and wanted in the middle of the fray. He found out what a difficult job that was. Publicly pummeled, savaged, and doubted by the press, castigated by enemies he didn’t know existed. He resigned ten months into the job after forging a bailout, something that had never been done before.
Now he lives a real life.
He exiled himself to the Sierras, built a cabin in the woods, chopped wood, and reconnected with family. He calls it “Washington Detox.”

Now, he listens to the coyotes and beholds the stars and says: “This makes 700 billion seem small.”
Perhaps we can persuade him to institute ethics seminars, make them mandatory for all congress people, and wage some real change in Washington. Then, like a 12 step program, when our representatives fail the people, they go through detox.
Well, its Christmas, I can dream, can’t I?
Happy Holidays!
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