Central America Trip #10

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) #10…

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…



A Cenote in Spanish means sacred sink hole…




According to our guidebook, there are about 3,000 sink holes in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico…

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The way “into” a sinkhole called X-Keken at Dzitnup, Mexico. Entrance fee was $1.75…

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Where we enjoyed a delightful surprise. The water is about 150×250 feet across and about 80 degrees which made for a great swim. The ceiling is about 100 feet above the water. We swam for about one-half hour during which time they shut off all the lights, so the only light came in through the hole in the ceiling. A really neat experience…

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A tradition in Mexico…

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Our overnight parking spot at Puerto Juarez, Mexico. Cancun can be seen in the background about ten miles away…




Bud Kuball was the only other person to go the full pre-planned route with me. Bud was a very dependable travel companion. Besides Eduardo, we nick-named him “Steady Eddy”. We all adopted Spanish names during our trip. I chose Marco, in honor of my favorite explorer, Marco Polo…

Bud Kuball was the only other person to go the full pre-planned route with me.



At Nichupte Lagoon, Bob (Roberto) Gambol and I enjoy happy hour. Bob was the co-planner of our trip. He passed away in 2012. Cancun is now about five miles away in the background…

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Our parking spot near Cancun…




Where Bud got to enjoy (?) his hammock at the nearby beach while awaiting the flight of his lady-friend, Julie…



Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 81 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 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

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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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