RV Low Energy Use

September 6, 2011

Full-time RVers use less energy than stick-built home-owners. In this short video is brief explanation…

http://fulltime-rver.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-and-why-full-timers-use-so-few.html

One more good reason for being a full-time RVer!  :)

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

Within the last month I blogged about re-reading a book that I had read many years ago…Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon. If you have not read it, it’s about a one-year trip he took in the latter 1970’s. After separating from his wife and losing his job as an English teacher in a small college in Missouri because of a faltering economy, in a basic small Ford Van, he built a wooden bunk, loading the unit with minimal supplies and headed off alone on a 13,000 mile circular trip around the United States. The story documents the places he visited and people he met along the way. It’s become a quasi-classic.

Like most authors who achieve some positive results, he set about seeking a sequel(s). I must say he publishes big books. They are 6×9 inches and about 500 pages.

His second book is about an in-depth look at Chase County, Kansas…supposedly the geographical center-point of the United States. I tried to read it…got about 50 pages in…and just gave up…something I rarely do to a book…but I just do not do well with boring…even in a book. I need to mention that being of a Native American decent and an English teacher…gives him a somewhat awkward style of writing…at least for me. So, his second book…PrarieErth gets a big NO from me.

His third book River Horse gets the Possible Maybe. This books documents his four-month crossing of the interior of the United States…by boat. Unlike his Blue Highways trip…this time he has several different travel companions during the course of the trip. I”m into this book about 100 pages and so far haven’t quit…although I’m finding it struggling at times.

I’m not sure why it is…but sequels never seem to be as good as the originals. According to the books covers all three of his books were on the New York Times best-sellers list. Perhaps you might enjoy reading his books…maybe it’s just me. I just believe I shouldn’t have to struggle with a book. So my Possible Maybe for this book means it’s just possible and maybe that I might not quit and actually finish this book.

Here’s another of my sayings…”Why are a good book and an RV alike?…Because they both can take you to wonderful places!”

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

Jim says:

Since I’m back on the road tomorrow morning, today will be the last installment of favorite photos taken during our 16,000+ mile RV Trip around the United States this past summer.

Today’s photos were taken at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada on September 21, 2010……

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In other news…
Yesterday 38 degrees and rain.

Tomorrow is departure date for me. Mary will meet me in Phoenix, Arizona on January 5, 2011.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism. If you desire to see more associated photos and information about this area, you will need to find this date in the archive files of this Blog.

Today’s photos were taken at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut on August 12, 2010……

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In other news…
66 degrees, mostly sunny. More cleaning of the motorhome.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

Jim says: Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day with a temperature of 63 degrees. A perfect day to take a swamp and marsh tour…and that’s just what we did!

2.5 hours through picturesque swamps and marshes of the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge and Bayou Black complete with lots of wildlife. Our tour guide told us that because of the unusually cold and rainy winter season in Louisiana, we might have trouble seeing any alligators. Nonetheless we did manage to see four!

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To see the other 60 pictures I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/SwampTourLA022710#

Here’s the tour company website…
http://www.annie-miller.com/

Here’s a link for the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge…
http://www.fws.gov/mandalay/

To top off a great tour, some other folks on the tour (Jim & Joann Diethrich and family) invited Mary and I to join them at their table in the restaurant. They were really nice people and we enjoyed our conversations with them.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

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