682 Days And 12,678.9 Miles Later…

and I’m back at Mary’s home in Murphys, California from which I departed on November 29, 2011 on a planned (almost) two-year circumnavigation of the United States. It was my sixth and Mary’s second such journey. Other than our near fatal accident on Memorial Day of 2012, it was a fine trip. We saw many interesting things and meet some really neat people.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 113 miles from Nicolaus to Murphys, California.

Along the way, I stopped at a truck wash just north of Sacramento and got the motorhome and Bronco a bath…which they really needed after more than 4,000 miles since leaving Connecticut about two months ago…

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…


Leaving California Highway 99 soon found me on California Highway 12 heading up into the Sierra Nevada foothills (Note: for the next two photos, I had accidentally moved the control on my camera to watercolor)…


Then on to California Highway 49 (commemorative for the 1849 gold rush) which is really narrow with no shoulders. I really should not have been messing with my camera on this road…


Then on to California Highway 4 which at least has some shoulders…


Leaving Highway 4 the road really starts to narrow. Note that I’m driving well left of the center line…


Then the road really narrows to one lane with no center stripe…


And then Mary’s really narrow driveway…


And finally into her yard…


I’m glad Mary does not live one more house up the road as it gets really narrow and climbs a sharp grade!

I’ll be here until after Thanksgiving during which time both vehicles will get a through cleaning and some minor modifications and repairs.

During all of 2013, I’ve been complaining about the weather…either too hot or too cold. I had to come to California to find some nice weather! Yesterday was 70 degrees and sunny. Extended forecast for the next two weeks is sunny and in the mid-70’s. Yeah!

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…


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


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.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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3 thoughts on “682 Days And 12,678.9 Miles Later…

  1. http://commieblaster.com/george-soros-fund/

    You said you had not heard of Soros, so I found a link….you might want to know wjo founder Move On and other organizations you want to support.
    I must tell you I have never seen Commiebuster before, they look extreme, but the information on this page has been supported by many other less extreme sources.

    Two things before you shut me out…..
    One you are educated, me to, I even taught years ago before I went back to work in the family business. I assumed that you would still be open to learning.

    Two…you have been one of very few progressive leaning people who engage in even the slightest two way conversation…..for that I thank you!!!

    Moving south…the way of the full timer rvers.
    I’ll be heading south myself soon.

  2. Enjoy your time back.

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