Central America Trip #40

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.

I’m planning to  depart November 30th. I’ve completed my repairs, routine maintenance and cleaning of both 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…Costa Rica (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…

 

 

The jungles of Costa Rica were the most intense of the trip. The vibrant green almost hurts the eyes. The now subsided flow was responsible for washing out the road during the night. A road crew was just finishing repairs as we approached…

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We parked for the night just outside the gates of Arenal Volcano Park.. This 5,356 foot volcano is active and frequently emits red molten lava which you are supposed to be able to see at night. Unfortunately it’s rainy season and there were lots of clouds…so we missed any show…

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My tan is almost as dark as her’s…

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You can get really near to this active volcano. The road runs right along the base…

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A live active volcano at the end of Main Street in La Fortuna, Costa Rica…

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As the clouds cleared, we got a better look at Volcano Arenal…

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In this photo perspective, the active Volcano Arenal gives my motorhome the appearance of an old steam locomotive…

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The Rio (river) Fortuna waterfall which drops 225 feet…

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A closer view…

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We climbed the 531 steps to the pools at the bottom…

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With the water temperature at about 75 degrees we enjoyed a delightful swim and temporary relief from the relentless heat…

#428After climbing the 531 step up, we needed another refreshing swim!

 

 

 

Costa Rica proved to be my least favorite country in all of Central America!

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

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

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 54 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 52 degrees. Too darn cold…time to leave soon!

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…

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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

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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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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