Central America Trip #27

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…Honduras (south-bound) #4…

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 bridge entering Copan, Honduras…




A beautiful old tree. We saw many huge trees on our trip…




Another old church. We saw MANY churches during our trip. Centuries ago, religion played a major role in the lives of people…




We also saw lots of beautiful stained glass during our trip…




Through a mutual friend, I got to know Hugh Downing. Hugh is a retired Captain in the Canadian Army who met his wife Margarita while here on assignment. They tell the story of how they met, he spoke no Spanish and she spoke no English. Despite that fact, they fell in love, learned each others languages and at the time of our visit had been married 14 years. Hugh met us upon arrival and led us to the top of a hill, where his home had a lovely view overlooking the City of Santa Rosa de Copan, population about 25,000. Fortunately, right next to his home was a vacant lot big enough for all of us to park. The roads were very rough and steep, but we made it. A good thing too, because this is another city where there is not a square foot of level ground to be found. We spent three enjoyable days here with Hugh and Margarita as our guides…

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Hugh, Jr…




I pause for a rest at The Three J’s shack…




We then moved on to the City of Tela on the Caribbean Seacoast. Tela was the headquarters many years ago for the United Fruit Company, of Chiquita Banana fame. From this pier, millions of bananas headed out into the world…




Bud inspects the rotting-away end of the pier…




Where the locals fish for their supper…




We saw few colorful trees on this trip. We saw lots of green jungle…




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

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

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 69 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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