Cataract Surgery Pre-Op Day – Palo Alto, California

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. During the next two months I’ll be attending to my cataract surgery, cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to the motorhome and Bronco in addition to assisting Mary with her activities. My current departure date is scheduled for December 1st.

Yesterday Mary drove her Prius the 141 miles from Murphys to the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California for my cataract surgery per-operation exam and consultation. On this trip I did not take my regular larger Sony Camera…I opted instead to use our smaller reserve Sony Camera which still takes great photos.

The trip there took 3 hours and 4 minutes. As we crossed the Dumbarton Bridge, we ran into some morning fog…

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…


The VA Hospital in Palo Alto is a big and modern facility. It always saddens me to go to the VA Hospital because I get to see the real heros who are still struggling with the effects of their injuries. I’m truly thankful I made it through my navy service without sustaining any injuries…


With the hundreds/thousands of vets they handle every day…I remain amazed at their efficiency and professionalism. Other than my yearly physicals…this will be the first time I’ve used their facilities. I feel very comfortable about my upcoming cataract surgery…


During my examinations I found out that my right eye is now at 20/200 and my left eye is at 20/80. It’s time to get the surgery done. We will get to the left eye in the next few months. I’m so thankful of modern science for without it I would be facing total blindness within the next few years.

Since I was so busy being examined and consulted I took no other photo there other than of my Doctor Pershing who will be performing my surgery on October 9th…


The trip home during rush (?) hour took four hours…


At 6:15 PM with the sun getting low on the horizon we were traveling north on the Jack Tone Rd and I caught this shadow photo of Mary’s Prius on the passing roadside…


Turning east on Highway 4 the sun is now at our back and I took these few photos of the passenger side mirror…





We stopped at a place called Vista Point where I took the following photos in just about a two-minute time period…








Departing at 8:30 AM and returning home at 7:30 PM made for a long and tiring day. The next trip there on October 9th will be surgery day.


.My cataract surgery is scheduled for October 9th at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 78 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!

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…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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One thought on “Cataract Surgery Pre-Op Day – Palo Alto, California

  1. Nice picture:-)

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