840 Giants…

December 10, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Thousand Palms, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

Yesterday morning I looked out of the kitchen window at 6:15 AM during the first light of the day…and saw something really pretty. So I open the door of the motorhome and took these two photos looking East to share with you…

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…

And looking to the West in these three photos you can see a full Moon…

How do I know there are 840 of these giant Date Palm trees here at the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Thousand Palms, California? Simple, one of my daily walking friends asked the park manager. So I’m guessing that since the city in which I am located is called Thousand Palms…that there must be an additional 160 of these big guys elsewhere within the city limits. One thing I know for sure is…I do not intend to count them!


Yesterday was a sunny day at 79 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 78 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…USA1pd

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 2014

Ten Years Ago Today…

December 9, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

December 9th, 2004 I crossed back into the United States from my 343 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip through Mexico and Central America. A brief recap…

On January 2, 2004, 17 people and 11 RV’s departed Gila Bend, Arizona and about an hour later crossed into Mexico to begin a trip of a lifetime. In the below photo, I’m in the center wearing a blue vest and white hat…

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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Along the way for whatever reasons, 15 people and 9 RV’s dropped out and returned the United States. The only two people to complete the pre-planned routing were myself and my now good friend, Bud Kuball. In the above photo, he’s forth from the left…

The last day’s entry in my book (in part)) reads as follows…

12/09- (Day 343) At Agua Prieta, Mexico. 6 AM temperature was 52 heated degrees. Bud told me the outside temperature was 36 degrees. On the road at 9:30 AM. We stopped and had both motorhomes and the Bronco hand-washed, for a total of $26. They were really dirty and needed it badly! In the U.S. it costs $35 just for my motorhome alone. We arrived at the border at 11:30. Our 14th border crossing of the trip. We surrendered out travel visas and vehicle permits to the Mexican authorities, and then drove to the American side. After about one-half hour of questions and vehicle inspections we were done and finally, officially, back in the United States. The total trip was 343 days and 11,122 miles on the motorhomes and another 5,000+ miles on the Bronco doing side trips. It certainly was a trip of a lifetime, full of cultural experiences! I still have another four rolls of film to be developed, so I will end up with 1,300+ photos. I knew we would experience a form of culture shock upon returning to the U.S. Some of those experienced on the first day back included:

* The roads are so WIDE!

* The roads are SMOOTH!

* Everything is so CLEAN!

* Everything is so QUIET!

* The drivers are so POLITE!

* All vehicles have mufflers, windows, lights, doors and license plates, and

* THERE ARE SO MANY SIGNS TELLING THINGS YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO!

In my book, the caption below the last photo of the trip (below)…

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reads…

“This is the final photograph of the trip. It is ironic we parked beneath a Safeway sign, as we did the trip safely with no major illnesses, incidents, or accidents. Bud and I were the only two to complete the pre-planned route. Thank you Bud, for being a great travel companion!

The below photo ended up as the cover on the book I did not know that I was going to write before departing on the trip…

My Book Cover

For more information about my books and more photos from the trip, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

I Hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was a sunny day at 79 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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…

USA1pd

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 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

Today you get to see about 20 miles worth of the Coachella Valley looking West along Interstate Highway 10. Continue another 120 miles or so and you’d be in downtown Los Angeles…No, Thanks!

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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On the lower right is the City of Indio which in Spanish means Indian. Thousand Trails RV Resort (my current location) is marked by the yellow pin. Palm Springs sits at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Thousand Trails RV Resort is at 246 feet of elevation while the San Jacinto Mountains have several peaks in excess of 10,000 feet. These mountains protect Palm Springs from the westerly winds and hence Palm Springs has an annual rainfall average of only 3.00 inches and upwards of 360 sunny days per year which is why this area is so popular.

Below is a Wikipedia link that tells you everything you would ever want to know about the Coachella Valley…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coachella_Valley

Yesterday was a sunny day at 77 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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…

USA1pd

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 2014

Pretty Palm Trees

December 7, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

The resort is set on 25 acres and has 805 tall date trees. Here are a few photos of the trees…

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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You can read about these trees by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_palm

Yesterday was a sunny day at 74 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 77 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…

USA1pd

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 2014

I Had A Visitor Yesterday…

December 6, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

I was outside of the motorhome yesterday when I notice I had a visitor. Since my camera was inside the motorhome, I said “Don’t go away, I’ll be right back!” I managed to get these shots before my visitor went along his/her way…

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The Roadrunner is a very pretty bird seen occasionally in the Southwest. You can read all about this bird by clicking this link…http://www.desertusa.com/birds/roadrunner-bird.html

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 69 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy and 74 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…

USA1pd

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 2014

Palm Desert, California

December 5, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 233 miles from Bakersfield to Palm Desert, California. It was a very tiring and stressful five-hour drive across the Tehachapi Mountains. Lots of steep and winding up and down grades, lots of traffic, lots of speeding drivers and lots of 18-wheelers.

I departed at 8 AM and headed up the Tehachapi Mountains…

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…

Near Tehachapi summit there are hundreds of wind generators. This area is famous for strong winds. In 2011, Mary and I saw three 18-wheelers on their sides within a range of one-half mile. You can read about that experience by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-1hV

Fortunately there were no strong winds yesterday…

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Crossing on the narrow roads across the high desert requires strong concentration…

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After crossing Mountain Top Pass at 4804 feet of elevation I began the steep decline into the Los Angeles Basin. Part of it is a steep decline on Interstate Highway 15/215…

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Finally, Interstate Highway 10 is very dangerous. I’ve seen lots of wrecks on this roadway in past years. Yesterday there were beautiful clouds hanging atop the San Jacinto Mountains…

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I finally arrived at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort about 20 miles east of Palm Springs…

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The usual dinette window view photo…

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Here’s a Google Earth view of the 397 site park with my location marked by the X…

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It has 805 tall date trees and is set on 25 acres. You can read about this place by clicking this link… https://www.thousandtrails.com/getaways/california/palmsprings.asp

I’m planning to depart from here on December 18th.

In other news…

Today is my 74 birthday. As I began my 75th year on the planet, because of my recent successful cataract surgery, I feel as though I’ve been given a new lease on life. I’ll celebrate by applying the last of about 250 eye drops associated with the surgery!

Yesterday was a sunny day at 76 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy and 69 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…

USA1pd

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 2014

Bakersfield, California

December 4, 2014

The motorhome is parked at Moose Club #2178 in Bakersfield, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 225 miles from Manteca to Bakersfield, California. With the exception of about 5 miles all of the drive was under cloudy skies with early light rain on California Highway 99. Prior to the building of Interstate Highway 5, Highway 99 was the major north/south route, so moderate traffic with lots of 18-wheelers. The cloudy sky was beneficial otherwise I would have been driving looking directly into the sun. During the first couple of hours of my five-hour drive, I enjoyed some beautiful cloud formations as I approached the end of the weather system that brought yesterday’s heavy rains…

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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Arriving in Bakersfield I parked at Moose Club #2178. I have parked here on my way south for a number of years. Nice electric hookup here allows me to use my electric heater to ward off the nighttime chill…

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As usual, the view from the dinette window…

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I’ll continue my journey south later this morning.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 71 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy 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

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 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 2014

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort along the San Joaquin River at Manteca, California. I expect to leave here later this morning.

Yesterday I drove to Bronco 40 miles in a heavy downpour to the VA Medical Center at Livermore. California. This rain was the first drenching rain this area has had in a long while. The purpose of my trip was a final eye exam and prescription reading glasses. I had cataract surgery on my right eye on October 9th and left eye on November 6th. I was told everything is in excellent condition and both eyes are now at 20/20. My new reading glasses will be mailed to me in about four weeks. In the meantime I get by with my Costco reading glasses.

Today I thought I’d share some information about this RV Resort. You can read about it by clicking this link… http://www.thousandtrails.com/california/turtle-beach-rv-resort/

Located at Manteca, California, it’s the closest park to Mary’s home which is 65 miles “up-the-hill” at 2,100 feet elevation. The elevation here is 38 feet. The park has only 72 campsites and is almost completely surrounded by the San Joaquin River as seen in the below Google Earth image…

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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Back in 2011 the river flooded the park to a depth of about four feet. The park was closed for almost a year while repairs were made. You can read about the flood by clicking this link… http://www.mantecabulletin.com/archives/22267/

Here are a few photos along the river… (I took these photos in April, 2014)

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Yesterday was a rainy day at 61 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny at 71 degrees in my destination of Bakersfield, California.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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/jimjrver

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 2014

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 65 miles from Murphys to Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort along the San Joaquin River at Manteca, California. Along the way I stopped for gas at Costco for $2.67.9 per gallon. Best gas price I’ve seen in a long while.

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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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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The cataract surgery of my right eye was conducted on October 9th and my left eye on November 6th. Both eyes are now at 20/20. The only remaining item left (other than eye drops until early December) is a visit to the optometrist to be fitted for reading glasses at the VA Hospital in Livermore, California. My appointment is at 11AM this morning.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 65 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with rain showers at 65 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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…

USA1ST

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

2

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/jimjrver

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 2014

Ready To Go!

December 1, 2014

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is TODAY!. I expect to be on the road by 10 AM.

It’s been 65 days since I arrived here at Mary’s home on September 28th. The primary reason for such a long layover was the cataract surgery on both of my eyes which I’m happy to say was successful. I went from approaching blindness to 20/20 vision in both eyes!

So, that along with some minor repairs and lots of cleaning to the motorhome, I’m now all hitched-up and ready to get back on the road heading for the sunny and warm southland and get away from the approaching Winter here.

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Near future destinations include Palm Desert, California and Yuma, Arizona. I’m hoping Mary will be joining up with me once again in mid-January. Hi-Ho…and away I go!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTO.

The cataract surgery of my right eye was conducted on October 9th and my left eye on November 6th. Both eyes are now at 20/20. The only remaining item left (other than eye drops until early December) is a visit to the optometrist to be fitted for reading glasses at the VA Hospital in Livermore, California was scheduled for November 25th. I made a last-minute phone call and changed my appointment to December 2nd…which is tomorrow.

Yesterday was a mostly cloudy day with rain showers and 55 degrees. Forecast for today is partly cloudy/sunny and 63 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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/jimjrver

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 2014

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