August 14, 2012
The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident. To read about my recovery status, click this link… http://otrwjam.wordpress.com/recovery-status-page/
While I’m recovering, Mary remains at her home in California tending to doctor’s appointments, her rentals and other miscellaneous business.
Today I’m going to interrupt my sunset photos presentation and use a grandfather’s prerogative…bragging rights!
Last Saturday my grandson Eric became 15 years old. He told me yesterday during a phone call that he had also played in a baseball tournament last weekend that included 10 teams with 12 players each, So that meant there were 120 aspiring baseball players in the tournament. Eric aspires to become the catcher for the New York Mets!
I do not know who the judges were, but Eric told me the decision was unanimous…HE WAS AWARDED THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER PLAQUE! That means that out of 120 players, he was voted the best!
WAY TO GO, ERIC!
Here are some photos that I took when I was last in southeastern Connecticut when I last visited there in 2010 when he was 13 years old. I planning to be there in 2013…
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…
Here’s a photo of the plaque that he took with his phone camera…
In case you are wondering who Christopher Potvin was, you can click this link…
Enjoying talented grandsons is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!
if you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
In other news…Mary and I began this Blog on September 11, 2009. My Blog entry of today is #1,999! We sure get around!
Sunset photos resume tomorrow.
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August 12, 2010
Yesterday Mary and I wandered around the United States Coast Guard Academy situated on a beautiful 103 acres on the Thames River directly north of the City of New London, Connecticut.
The Coast Guard originated back in 1790. The academy was founded in 1876. Simply showing a government issued photo identification (drivers license) gets you admitted to the campus. All buildings are open tp visitors with the exception of Chase Hall where the cadet are housed.
Our first stop was the museum. Then we just drove around the grounds.
Here are five photos…
To see the other 44 photos I took, click this link…
Here’s the official Coast Guard Academy website link…
Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the Coast Guard Academy…
In other news, my grandson Eric became a genuine teenager yesterday. 13 years old and aspires to be the next catcher for the New York Mets Baseball Team.
We also took my son’s family for a nice meal at the Harbour Seal Restaurant in Westbrook, Connecticut. Despite the heat and humidity, it was a most enjoyable day.
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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