I Got A Really Big One!

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 20th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Today’s subject…I Got A Really Big One!


While in town yesterday I stopped at Goodwill looking for used books. Because of their larger size and weight, I generally do not buy hardbacks unless they are unique and yesterday I found one. It’s 934, 8.5×11 pages, 2 1/8 inches thick and weighs in at a whopping 7.5 pounds!


I’m a Civil War history buff and have been to many of the battlefields back on the east coast. Here’s the cover indicating that it has nearly 4,000 images…

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…




Here’s what the typical inside pages look like…




The book is absolutely the Civil War book I’ve ever read…and I’m only 67 pages into it! I just love the old black and white photos of times past that will never occur again.


The first 35 pages of the book tells the story of  where the Civil War started…in Charleston, South Carolina…and the location of Forts Moultrie and Sumter where the first shot of the Civil War occurred. I was in Charleston on May 10, 2007. Here’s three photos…










To see the other 15 photos in my Picasa web album, click the below photo…



Charleston, SC



To read about Charleston, South Carolina, click this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_South_Carolina


Tomorrow I’ll show the Fort Moultrie photos and the following day…Fort Sumter.


Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 77 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 Washington. 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

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:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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