Some Days Are Diamonds…Some Days Are Dust… (GA 11)

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.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV resort at Palm Desert, California. I expect to depart February 27th.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted February 5, 2012…

 

 

You’ve probably heard that saying before. Well it also applies the life of one who writes a daily Blog. Most of the time we’re going and doing lots of places and things…so writing a daily Blog entry is a fairly simple task. But yesterday wasn’t that kind of a day. So, here’s an example of a Dust Blog day!

 

 

Yesterday was our second day at the Golden Sun RV Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona. See yesterday’s Blog entry for more information about this place…
http://wp.me/pDCku-3wM

 

 

I spent the morning doing odds and ends things, like cleaning up computer files, replacing a contaminated water hose, emptying our waste tanks, cleaning our solar panels, troubleshooting our tv antenna system, contacting friends to set up visiting times…those sorts of things. So what to write about today?

 

 

When I got up this morning it stuck me! In numerous previous Blogs I’ve mentioned how much Mary makes me laugh…so I thought I’d give you a couple of examples. A few days back in one of Mary’s Blog entries she wrote about a pack rat midden,

 

 

Here’s the link where Mary wrote about the pack rat midden… http://wp.me/pDCku-3w5

 

 

Being an ex-military guy and ex-engineer…I tend to be somewhat neat and organized. Mary…on the other hand…hmmm. Let’s just say she’s a “collector”. At her home in California she has lots of “stuff”. I’ve told her many times all she needs to do is put up a sign and she could open her own museum. She’s trying hard to break this habit…but she’s not there yet!

 

 

Here’s a photo of what our table looked like first thing this morning. Can you guess which side of the table is hers?  🙂

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today it wasn’t too bad…it’s been worse! For whatever reason it reminded me of a pack rat’s midden. She also has several other “stashes” in our motorhome that I haven’t shown you. She’s really trying to get better. In the past she’s had my side of the table covered with her stuff. Since I’ve threatened to draw a line down the middle of the table…she’s gotten somewhat better.

 

 

Mary’s slogan is…”Bite off more than you can chew and chew it!” That can also be translated into…”Put ten pounds of stuff into a five-pound sack”. She just has a tendency to load things to their capacity and more. Here’s an example…

 

 

A photo of our refrigerator the day before she rejoined me about 2,5 weeks ago…

 

 

 

Here’s what it looked like a few days later…

 

 

She’s really trying to curb her stuffing tendencies…it’s been crammed tighter than this in the past.

 

 

Like I said earlier…she brings lots of laughter into my life. I wouldn’t trade her for the world!  🙂

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/lost-in-apache-junction/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is partly 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…

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

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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 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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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