Central America Trip #108

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.
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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’ll depart here December 21st.



WELL, I just realized I never finished up my postings of my Central America trip. I got busy on other things I was experiencing last June. So, I’ll finish that series now. We are almost at the end of that life-experience…



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…Mexico (north-bound) 33…



We are in the mountains of northern Mexico. Beautiful scenery with abundant Ponderosa Pines and some of the most remote country of the entire trip. The roads are really twisting and turning, several thousand feet up then down over three mountain ranges. You have to drive five miles in order to go one mile in a forward direction!


We came this difficult way in order to visit the Tarahumara Indian country.


According to our guidebook (in part), “The Tarahumara are long-haired and fleet-footed, able; it is said, to outstrip a galloping horse and to run down birds. They call themselves ‘Raramuri’ (those who run fast). They are very shy people.”



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…
















Our first encounter with the Tarahumara Indians. They sit along the roadside to sell their wares and they are indeed shy…saying nothing. It was very difficult to get them to say their asking prices…











They live in remote rancheros rather than towns…





Some live in caves among the rocks as you will soon see…






Beautiful mountainous country…





We finally arrive in Creel, population 5,000 and an elevation of about 7,800 feet. Creel is on the eastern side of the world-famous “Copper Canyon,” which is considered by many to be the most scenic area in all of Mexico…








More soon…


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




I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 72 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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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