Murphys, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 67 miles from Manteca to Murphys, California…the location of Mary’s home. She is busy attending to personal matters. I’m uncertain how long I will be here. I’m hoping to have my cataract surgery completed prior to Mary going to Turkey with her grandson on April 18th.

I’ve had a change of plans. Instead of drifting along the central California coast this Spring, I arrived yesterday at Mary’s home. Last September during my eye exam at the Seattle, Washington VA Hospital I was told I have a large cataract in my right eye that should be attended to in the next year. It’s always been difficult getting to that VA Hospital, so I’ve made arrangements to change to a local VA Clinic in Sonora, California…about 25 miles from Mary’s home. My appointment to meet my new primary care doctor is this Friday who will make the necessary arrangements to have my eye problem corrected.

This morning I will go to the VA Clinic in Sonora to have lab work done in preparation to meeting my new primary care doctor on Friday.

Yesterday’s journey went from about 100 feet elevation to about 2,200. During the climb the road for several miles gets quite narrow and very twisty and turning. The first photo was taken after passing though that section of the highway. I really could not handle a camera and drive through that section safely…

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…


Parked at Mary’s home…


and the usual dinette window photo…


Yesterday was a cloudy day at 65 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 66 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…


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!

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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  1. That is an amazing twisting and narrow looking road. Prayers for both of you.

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