Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to start SLOWLY drifting north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! I’ll be departing from here later this morning.
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The motorhome is currently parked at VFW Post #4224 in Baker, a few miles north of Baton Rouge.

I’m finishing up an eight-day visit at “the friendliest VFW Post in the United States”. No offense meant to other VFW Posts…but if there is a friendlier post…I haven’t been there. Here’s some photos of the bar area…

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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Some of the ceiling panels were painted by a lady who is no longer in the area. They identify and honor important items/events and people such as James Ewell Brown, aka JEB, Stuart for whom the post is named. If you’ve forgotten or do not know who he was, clicking this Wikipedia link will cure that problem…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.E.B._Stuart

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Missing in action prisoners of war…

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The Purple Heart. Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat…

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Post members…some who are deceased. Wayne and I became good friends during my eight-day visit…

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And, of course, the winning of the Super Bowl by the New Orleans Saints in 2010…

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Ever present past Commander Mark. He’s always there and everywhere…like preparing to cook yesterday’s corned beef meal. He usually cooks something every Sunday…except during the Summer when he plays golf.  Sill in the Air Force Reserve…he has 29 years of service…

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It was Mark who welcomed me upon my arrival a week ago Sunday and got me setup in to my parking place and offered an electrical hookup.

This VFW Post has a unique gesture which I’ve really not seen at other posts. Pretty near everyone, when arriving or departing, will take the time to stop, say hello and shake hands with everyone in the bar. They even did it for newly arrived me. This membership uniqueness moved me so that I have decided to transfer my membership to this post and become a VFW Life Member as well.  My transfer application is in process and I’ll soon be a member of “The Friendliest VFW Post In The United States”. Thank you to all the members for your friendship…I’m proud to be affiliated with you!

Here’s a photo of my new post…

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Enjoying friendly VFW Posts 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 Louisiana. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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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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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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Jim says:

Yesterday we drove motorhome the about 175 miles from Lake Havasu City, Arizona to Henderson, Nevada. I say we, but it was really me. Mary rode in the passenger seat. She’s very talented, she can read a book and take a nap at the same time…without losing her page!

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Southwest of Boulder City, Nevada we passed by a huge solar power generating station.

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Here’s a view from Google Earth…

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From a distance along the road it looks like a lake, but they’re solar collectors…

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(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Here’s a Wikipedia link about this particular generating station…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Solar_One

Here’s a photo of Las Vegas in the distance as taken from the highway in Henderson…

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We’re parked next to her oldest son’s home in front of a neighbor’s house who are away.

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.Mary’s oldest son Ken and his family, including Mary, watched the game. I retired to the motorhome and read a good book.

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The Super Bowl holds not the slightest interest to me. If you are a regular follower of my Blog, you know I haven’t listened to the news in the last 14 years…and that’s just fine with me!

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

Mary and I arrived yesterday in New Orleans, Louisiana for a two-week stay during Mardi Gras.

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Mary drove the motorhome for the first time yesterday, driving about 100 miles of the about 175 mile trip and did just fine.

We are safely parked in Louisiana’s Bayou Segnette State Park indicated by the BSSP Pin on the below Google Earth photo. We’re only seven miles from downtown New Orleans and intend to thoroughly explore the area while here.

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Ever since arriving in Louisiana several days ago, just about everyone we talked with were very excited about their New Orleans Saints being in the Super Bowl. Earlier we had bought a bottle of Champagne to toast a special event…so yesterday we opened it, Mary cooked a delicious meal and then we popped some popcorn as we watched the game. It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve watched a Super Bowl game since I no longer care about sports, but I must admit it was a very interesting game. We have to go out to do some shopping and pickup some mail this morning and I expect the locals will still be celebrating and shouting “Who Dat!”

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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