My New Hobby…

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 Mary’s home in Murphys, California. While here I’ll perform routine maintenance and cleaning of both the motorhome and Bronco.

Mary had surgery on her right shoulder April 15th.

I want to assist her during recovery however I can. I assisted her with her left shoulder surgery in 2009. Whenever it’s convenient and I know that she is comfortable, I’ll make my future travel plans at that time.

 

My new hobby…

My RVing lifestyle is changing. I started RVing part-time in 1964. In 1995 I started the full-time RVing lifestyle. In all those years. I have been to a great deal of the North American Continent. I’ve made six circumnavigations of the United States…the last one was a two-year affair during 2012 and 2013. I’ve seen many things and have met many interesting people.

During my time on the east coast in 2013, I told my son in Connecticut, I would not be returning. I no longer wish to experience the excessive heat and humidity to be found there during the summer. I’m planning to complete my remaining years west of the Rocky Mountains…staying as best as I can in 65-75 degree temperatures and taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership…primarily in the states of California, Oregon and Washington. This means running in familiar territory that I’ve been before and that means less exploring and more time on my hands. What to do with this extra time?

Three months ago today I was in Yuma, Arizona. I purchased a Hohner Special 20 Harmonica and since that time I’ve been studying and practicing about an hour almost every day bringing music into my life. I chose the harmonica because it’s small and requires no maintenance or lyrics to learn.

 

The Special 20 is a professional-grade diatonic harmonica…

 

 

 

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I’m finding the hardest thing to do is to constantly play clean separate notes. I’m told the more I practice…this more proficient I’ll play.

I signed up for lessons on the Internet and now its just a matter of more practicing. I’ve accumulated more 250 songs online which I’m now practicing.

 

Mary stopped by the motorhome the other day while I was practicing and took this photo…

 

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Below are  some samples of my still beginner-level songs which I’ve recorded over the last couple of weeks. For this blog entry, I will play only the first verse of any song. Since I’m still a beginner, there maybe a slight little glitch here and there. I hope you enjoy them…just click an arrow on the left…

 

 

 

Amazing Grace…

 

Blue Danube Waltz…

 

Edelweiss…

 

Galway Bay…

 

I Believe…

 

I’m Dreaming of  A White Christmas…

 

I Love You For Sentimental Reasons…

 

Kentucky Waltz…

 

Molly Malone…

 

Music Of The Night…

 

My Country Tis Of Thee…

 

O Christmas Tree…

 

O Shenandoah…

 

Ode To Joy…

 

Oh What A Beautiful Morning…

 

Pagan Love Song…

 

Red River Valley…

 

Silent Night…

 

Streets Of Laredo…

 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious…

 

Taps…

 

The Bells Of Saint Mary…

 

Vaya Con Dios…

 

Walking In A Winter Wonderland…

 

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…

 

When The Saints Go Marching In…

 

Without A Song..

 

You Always Hurt The One you love…

 

You Are My Sunshine…

 

You Are So Beautiful…

 

 

 I hope you enjoyed the sounds.

 Yesterday was sunny/cloudy and 81 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny/cloudy and 77 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…

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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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