The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.
I’m planning to depart November 30th. While here, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.
Since those activities are not particularly intriguing blog subjects, I’m taking you back to my…
2004 Central America trip…
This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.
Today…Mexico (south-bound) #7…
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 old fort at Campeche, Mexico help prevent problems with pirates…
They walled to city to protect against pirates. It was the first Spanish colonial settlement to be completely walled by nine foot thick walls and took 36 years to complete. Centuries later they tore down the wall so the city could “breathe” again. A few pieces of the wall remain standing and are really impressive. The word “cocktail” is said to have originated in Campeche, where 17th century pirates enjoyed drinks adorned with palm fronds resembling “cock’s tails.”
The Governor’s Palace at Merida, Mexico displays beautiful murals depicting the conquest of the Maya by the Spanish and other important happenings in Mexico…
Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust
I hope you enjoyed the photos.
Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 80 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 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
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…
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
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