It’s Been A Long Time Since I’ve Done This…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here December 23rd.

Parked across the street from me in Thousand Trails is a friend I’ve not seen in about 10 years. We belonged to the same singles RV club…and she prefers I not use her name on the Internet. I’ll simply tell you she has been a full-time RVer for 17 years and will be 83 in a couple of months. Despite getting along in years, she is full of life and talks to everyone who crosses her path.

We got to chatting about my 40+ years of photography and the next thing we knew…we ended up taking photos of her for her family.

I created a make-shift photo studio using the north light through the dinette window in her RV. While being poor photo conditions at best and the fact I’ve not done portrait-style photography in about 35 years…the photos did not turn out all that bad. I shot the hair-down and then hair-up photos in black and white…appropriate for older-aged subjects.

It was fun to do something different from my normal photography modes and below you can see the two photos she selected for her family. We had prints made at the local Walgreen’s photo shop…

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…






I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 75 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…


united-states-mapPalm Desert

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…

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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2 thoughts on “It’s Been A Long Time Since I’ve Done This…


    Very nice job Jim!

    Sent from my iPhone


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