Central America Trip #16

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) #5…

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 the Cayo District in Belize by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayo_District




One of my travel companions, Bud Kuball, age 75 at the time, really enjoyed dancing. He danced a whole bunch during this trip…




Arriving at San Ignacio, Belize over the older bridge of the area known as the Cayo District…

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This newer bridge is slightly downriver…

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The two Maries. On the left, Marie from my travel group. On the right, Marie, the owner of Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce Factory…the best darn hot sauce in the whole world!…

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Most of the work is done by hand, bottling 18,000 a day and shipped all over the world…

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There is very high unemployment in Belize. These women are very lucky to have a job…




Six miles into the jungle and on a two-mile walk, we came across this waterfall. At this 16.5 degrees of North Latitude, there is 12 hours of daylight and nighttime. Day and night the temperature stays within a couple of degrees of 80 degrees…

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Our travel companion, Bob, took this photo with my camera of Bud and myself enjoying a refreshing swim…

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Thirty bone-jarring miles on terrible roads brought us to the Rio On Pools in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize. They ran about 2,000 feet while dropping several hundred feet in elevation…




While here we enjoyed another refreshing dip. Then thirty bone-jarring miles back to our rigs…





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 mostly cloudy and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with periods of rain and 55 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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