Internet Connection Technical Problems And Snow In Tuscon, Arizona (GA21)

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 March 6th.

 

 

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 15, 2012…

 

 

Yesterday I published about seven hours later than usual. When I fired up my computer at my normal time of about 5:00 AM…no internet signal!

 

 

I played around with it for about 30 minutes doing things I’ve learned to do to rectify the problem. Nope…not working today. I got on my cellphone and called Verizon Technical Support. This is what my Verizon Modem looks like…

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

He had me run some more tests and concluded that I had a defective SIM Card. In the above photo you can see where the SIM Card slips into the Modem. He identified the location of the nearest Verizon Wireless Store…about 15 miles distant from my current location about 20 miles north of Tucson, Arizona where I could get a new replacement SIM Card.

Once there the customer service rep swapped out the SIM Card, updated the Verizon Access Manager and Modem software. It functioned…kinds-sorta. It worked work only some time and when it did…did it slowly. He finally declared the Modem to be defective. He ordered a replacement shipped over night at Verizon’s cost.

I’ll return to the store later this morning to pickup my replacement unit. In the mean time I’m struggling along with the old semi-functioning modem.

 

 

While dealing with this problem…the day had become cold and cloudy. At noon it was only 41 degrees and it started to snow! Snow it did…for about an hour. We got a total of one inch and by 2:30 PM it was all gone. A rare…but fun happening.

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So why am I making a big deal out of a little bit of snow. Here’s why…

I’m in my 17th year of full-time RVing and I spend all my Winters in the warm, sunny south land. In 17 years of doing so…this is the first time I’ve ever been snowed upon. It was a fun happening…but if it doesn’t happen again for another 17 years…that will be just fine with me!

 

 

 

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/2012/02/15/how-did-you-meet/

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 78 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 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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