Presidio – Monterey, California #3

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.

Change of plans…

2015 is proving to be an overwhelming year for Mary. Her to-do plate is overflowing. Among the many things requiring her time is the completion of construction of a rental property in Rogue River, Oregon. Mary will be driving there on Saturday, May 9 for a few days of hands-on involvement, then return home to continue dealing with her over-flowing plate.

Mary’s stuff can only be attended to by herself…she’s always telling me she can not get anything done when I’m around. 🙂

So, I’ll depart her home with the motorhome and Bronco tomorrow and arrive at Rogue River on May 9th for a couple-day stay after which I’ll head for the Oregon Pacific Coast for about a six-week visit and then into the State of Washington for the summer.

We are now hoping for Mary to rejoin me sometime after July 4th. Our planned trip to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will hopefully now occur after the Labor Day holiday.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 15th.

Today’s subject – Presidio (Fort)…

The Original Presidio of Monterey

The military has played a vital role on the Monterey Peninsula since the area was “discovered” and claimed for Spain by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. Vizcaino named the Bay Monterey, in honor of his benefactor, Gaspar de Zuniga y Acevedo, Conde de (count of) Monterrey, then viceroy of New Spain (Mexico).

You can read an excellent history of this fort by clicking this link…

In the below Google Earth image, the yellow “X” marks the location of the Presidio…

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…




From the museum looking at the point where El Castillo de Monterey stood…


On the point of the hill…







In the old days the soldiers would have cleared the trees for a clear view of the harbor…


A 180 degree panorama view…


Municipal Wharf #2 (furthest) and the end of Old Fisherman’s Wharf (closest)…



Tourists view seal lions from the end of Old Fisherman’s Wharf…


The Sloat monument was erected in honor of John Drake Sloat, a Navy commodore whose military force he commanded landed in Monterey bay taking control of the capital of California from Mexico in 1846…


This concludes the Presidio photo set.

You can read all about the Presidio by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_California

You can read all about Monterey, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!


Yesterday was sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 74 degrees.

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 600 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 2015

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