Central America Trip #13

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…Belize (south-bound) #2…

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…

You can read all about Belize City by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize_City



Belize City…while this area is pretty to look at..the locals advised us as to the lurking dangers…

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These boats ferry tourists to the offshore islands. The Swing Bridge which swings from one end, said to be the only manually operated bridge in the Americas and of only a few remaining in the world…

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Shopping takes your breath away. One can of Budweiser Beer was $2.65 in U.S. money! A small paper bag of groceries was $50!…

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I hired a nice guy (Dewey Gladstone Lanza, age 48) to clean the outside of my motorhome. He enjoyed reading, so I gave him some books…

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Harry, 68, prided himself on his knowledge of United States history…




The sugar cane factory processes 6,000 tons of sugar cane a day into white sugar, brown sugar and molasses which gets shipped primarily to the United States…

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There were more than 100 trucks in the line awaiting their turn…

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Bob and Bruce meeting with the drivers…

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Little Belize is a local Mennonite community with this saw mill. They spoke in a Low German dialect and were not very friendly to “outsiders”…

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Bud buying something from a young Mennonite. They don’t like their photos taken…

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You can read all about Belize by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize

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

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is 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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