Espanola, New Mexico Day 5 (GA257)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 7, 2012…

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3695 in Espanola about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. The weather has started to turn cooler, so I’m planning to depart tomorrow.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco about three miles to visit the historic Santa Cruz Plaza which was an important stop on the El Camino Real.

 

 

You can read about Santa Cruz by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz,_New_Mexico

 

 

The church was locked, so I did not get to see the inside.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street was a small art gallery where I took these photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And three miscellaneous photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying historical places and things is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NO

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Espanola, New Mexico Day 4 (GA256)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 5, 2012…

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3695 in Espanola about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. I expect to be here for a few more days.

 

 

Yesterday I wrote about the Santuario de Chimayo. Today I’m writing about a smaller church only about 500 feet away from the santuario…it’s called Santo Nino de Atocha.

 

 

You can read about this church by clicking this link…
http://www.fourcornersgeotourism.com/content/santo-nino-de-atocha-chapel/fcaFAF2990B413AEFE5B

 

 

Photography is not allowed inside of the church. Though small, it was very pretty and seemed to be a church for children. Here are six photos of Santo Nino…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also found some other photos nearby…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying historical locations is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NO

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 76 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Espanola, New Mexico Day 3 (GA255)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 5, 2012…

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is now parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3695 in Espanola about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. I expect to be here for several days.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to a very important structure in history of this area…the Santuario de Chimayo. You can read all about this place by clicking this link to their unusual website…
http://www.elsantuariodechimayo.us/

 

 

You may also click this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Santuario_de_Chimayo

 

 

Photography is not allowed inside of the church. This is one of the prettiest churches I’ve been to in my travels. The setting must have been delightful back in its earlier days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying historical locations is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NO

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Espanola, New Mexico Day 2 (GA254)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 4, 2012…

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is now parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3695 in Espanola about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. I expect to be here for several days.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 18 miles to the town of Truchas, up from my current location of about 5,600 feet of elevation to about 8,200 feet. The locals tell me that in the 1960’s it was quite a hippie town. You can find out all about Truchas by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truchas,_New_Mexico

 

 

Not much going on in Truchas these days. I asked about a local mom and pop eatery (my favorite kind), nope…none. The nearest eatery is a fancy restaurant 11 miles down the hill. So, what’s there …you ask. Let me show you…

 

 

This is the main drag of Truchas…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there is the High Road Marketplace…an artist’s co-op gallery…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the website link for the gallery…
http://highroadnewmexico.com/

 

 

 

 

 

There’s also Tafoya’s Truchas General Store. According to the clerk it’s been there since 1915 with genuine adobe walls, wooden floors and large pickle jars…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking through a side door brings you to this jail cell…

 

 

 

 

 

Which was located right at the end of the bar. How convenient!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street from the general store is a one-pump gas station that no longer pumps gas. At 11:30 AM, three amigos had the Mexican music playing loudly while they drank their beers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I particularly liked Antonio’s beard…

 

 

 

 

 

As you leave town, this is the view to the southeast…

 

 

 

 

 

And the view to the southwest…

 

 

Enjoying interesting locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NO

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Espanola, New Mexico Day 1 (GA253)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 3, 2012…

 

 Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is now parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3695 in Espanola about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. I expect to be here for several days.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome about 50 miles from Los Alamos to Espanola dropping down from about 7,200 to about 5,600 feet of elevation.

 

 

I went into the bar for happy hour and got acquainted with about a dozen very friendly people. My host had suggested I park near the picnic shed where there is electricity available. My tester says there is something wrong with their electrical circuit, so I’m running strictly on the solar panels. So long as there is lots of sunshine, I’ll have plenty of electricity.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always like to show the view from my dinette window. While this one is not particularly exciting, the price is right! The Bronco is parked in the shade of the picnic shed.

 

 

I’ll begin my explorations of the local area today.

 

 

Enjoying historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

  TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 76 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 8 (GA252)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 2, 2012…

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to depart this morning.

 

 

Yesterday was a different day than I expected.

 

 

First, a local VFW member indicated last Friday that he wanted to show me somethings yesterday that tourists never get to see here in Los Alamos. By 10:00 AM he had not contacted me, and just because I expected to depart in the morning, (today), I decided to check the air pressure on the motorhome tire that has been giving me problems and hope I finally got repaired a week ago Monday.

 

 

NOPE! Instead of 90 pounds of air pressure, the tire had 10 Pounds! What to do, Now ?

 

 

I decided to call the shop that did the repair work last week, about 65 miles from my current location. He apologized and put me in touch with their closer shop 30 miles from my current location.

 

 

After some discussion, they agreed to send a service truck and technician to my location…at no cost to me. Now, that’s customer service!

 

 

He arrived by 11:30 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make a long story short…he could not get the leak to stop. So I went and bought another new valve stem at the local Napa Auto Parts store. He could not get that one not to leak! Finally he had to change to a different kind of valve stem (that he had with him) and it finally stopped leaking. At least, I hope so as since it’s still dark now as I write this Blog entry, I’ve not checked it this morning. He was here  a total of two hours…at no cost to me! Great customer service!

 

 

If you are here in New Mexico, Garcia’s Tire Service has several locations and I highly recommend them to you.

 

 

In other news…

In yesterday’s Blog I tried to share a local news article about myself and was informed by a number of you that it would not unlock. So I’ve played around with it and it follows…

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The road keeps calling his name

Modern day nomad: Pays a visit to Los Alamos out of curiosity

By Tris DeRoma

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm (Updated: September 29, 8:00 pm)

Seventeen years ago, Jim Jaillet sold his house, jettisoned nearly all his possessions, bought an RV and hit the road.

Jim Jaillet spends his time traveling in his Recreational Vehicle and blogging about it. This week, the 71-year-old was in Los Alamos, chronicling his experiences.

This week, the retired engineer’s curiosity got the better of him and he decided to see what Los Alamos was all about.

“I love history, and being an ex-engineer I’m a very technical person,” Jaillet said, adding that the Bradbury Museum was a big reason why he decided to take his 26-foot Class A Fleetwood Terra RV (with Ford Bronco in tow) up “the Hill” to see what it was all about.

“I really enjoyed the museum,” he said noting he enjoyed reading about all the details of the Manhattan Project. Jaillet also visited the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Valdes Caldera, where he said he really lucked out.

“I had the tour bus driver all to myself and we spent three hours driving around the Caldera,” Jaillet said. He snapped a lot of pictures while he was at Bradbury and the Caldera, and you can view them on his blogs at blog.seattlepi.com/ramblinman/ and otrwjam.wordpress.com/.

All in all he said, Los Alamos is a pretty neat town.

“The town has a nice karma, a nice aura to it and you can’t say that about every place you go,” Jaillet said. “It’s also a very pleasant town, the way it’s laid out. It’s very easy to find your way around.”

But not every place has been kind to him; Jaillet recently spent many months recuperating from a tour bus accident in Arizona.

But ever the optimist, Jaillet likes to use the experience as learning tool for anyone who asks him about his seemingly carefree life of a traveler.

“I’ve been telling people for years, retire as early as you can, because no one knows how much time we have. Four months ago, I could have died that day,” Jaillet said of his accident. “When the truck went upside down, the soil was soft. Had it been rock I would have been dead. The guy who died was only sitting six feet from me. Who knows how much time we have?”

On a lighter note, Jaillet said making the decision to chuck it all and hit the road comes down to commitment and choosing your goals carefully.

“One of the reasons I can do what I do is that whenever I look at a home now, I see something that’s very expensive and a lot of work, and I don’t want either one of those things in my life,” Jaillet said. “I choose to live this way, and it’s very inexpensive.”

Jaillet figures he spends about $500 a month when he’s parked somewhere and about $1,000 when he’s traveling to somewhere.

“A lot of that is gas,” he said.

Jaillet said he’s been a traveler all his life, even when he was working and raising a family, explaining how he would take off on a weekend for short getaways.

“It’s in my blood,” he said. I’m a Sagittarian, and if you know anything about Sagittarians, we’re travelers,” he said.
Jaillet left home at 17 and joined the Navy. From there he spent many years working as an industrial radiographer for General Dynamics Electric Boat, then as a quality control engineer in the commercial power field. He ended his career as the owner of a real estate agency in Olympia, Wash.

But all that time, he said, he always found time to travel.

Now 71, he said he’s right in the middle of a two-year circumnavigation of the United States. In 2013, he hopes to be in Connecticut to see one of his granddaughters graduate from high school.

Jaillet said he doesn’t have any real favorite or memorable places, though he does like to spend his summers in Washington near the Puget Sound.

“I’ve been so many, many places that I have trouble recalling specifics, though I do remember a few places. But for the most part, I just like to call my 17 years on the road a ‘pleasant blur.’ ”

Besides the United States, Jaillet has also spent some time south of the border. You can buy books about his travels to Central America at lulu.com/panamaorbust.

Though he’s had plenty of frightening traffic scares, (he suggests you buy his book to get the full story) he said he’s never run into a problem with crime.

“You just learn to use your common sense,” he said. “You don’t drive at night, stay away from the very remote areas as well as the big cities and you’ll be fine. Don’t flash a lot of money or jewelry, just use common sense.”

Keep those rules in mind, Jaillet said, and the rest is easy. “It just takes three easy steps,” he said. “Buy an RV, sell all your stuff and hit the road.”

Jaillet’s next destination is Bandelier National Monument, and from there, it will depend  on the weather.

“I mostly like to keep it between 65-75 degrees wherever I go,” he said.

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He used the following two photos in the article…

 

 

It was the lead story in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor. They must really be hurting for news local news stories in this town!  🙂

 

 

I’ve had a nice visit in Los Alamos. I particularly want to thanks VFW Post #8874 for their hospitality and friendliness while I was here. By the way, the local tourist guy never did show up. I guess he ended up having to work.

 

 

Enjoying historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

  TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 76 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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