Central America Trip #58

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres Mobile Home and RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here a while hiding out from the cold, wet weather. Average temperatures in January are high 69.6, low 47.6. In February, high 73.8, low 50.1. As nice as Yuma is, I wouldn’t want to be here in August.  🙂

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here, I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with Yuma area blogs.

Today, 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…Nicaragua (north-bound) #3…

We are still in Leon, Nicaragua.

A very interesting thing to see were the anti-American and anti-CIA murals left over from the revolution. We had not seen these in any other place. These were huge murals, covering the sides of two and three-story buildings. They depicted the United States Government backing the dictator, Somoza, as opposed to the oppressed revolutionaries. Despite these murals, the people were still very friendly to us…

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…

 

 

This mural depicts the corruption of the politicians in Nicaragua…

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A portion of a mural denouncing the American CIA…

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A mural showing the revolutionary Sandino squashing Uncle Sam…

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Another old cathedral…

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And another…

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With a better kept interior…

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We are now in the town of Chichigalpa, population about 10,000. In this town, is Flor de Cana (flower of the sugar) cane) distillery…

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The rum is stored in wooden barrels that they buy from Kentucky, in the United States…

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Many believe this brand is the finest rum in the world, aged up to 21 years, and made in 16 flavors…

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I think the quality control guy had the best job in the place…

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We moved on to the city of Chinandega, at the foot of the still active 5,200 foot steaming volcano. With a population of about 140,000 and at an elevation of 200 feet, it is considered to be the hottest and driest city in Nicaragua…

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

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

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 74 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 Arizona. 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 -2016

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