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 16, 2012…
You would have thought it would have been easy!!! Just unplug the old device and insert the new device and away you go. No way could it be that easy!
Yesterday I went to the Verizon Store about 15 miles away and picked up my replacement modem. By rights I should have been able to just plug it in to the router and have our Internet signal. But real life just doesn’t work that way. In the below photo the modem is on the left and the router is on the right…
Arriving back at the motorhome…first thing…the modem plugged directly into my computer…but the computer wouldn’t recognize it. BUT IT WORKED AT THE STORE!!! I spent about three hours trying to make thee darn thing work. But no dice. I finally gave up and decided to have my happy hour. I really needed a drink by then! I decided to attack it once again in the morning when I’m rested after a good night’s sleep.
Okay…back at it this morning. I finally got the computer to recognize the modem and got a weak Internet signal which I’m using to publish this Blog entry. It’s weak because I’m too far away from our amplifier system to plug it into the modem.
Now the router is a totally different matter. It doesn’t want anything to do with the new device…despite that it’s identical to the old device! Oh no…that would be too easy!
The next apparent step will be to call technical support at the router store and get some technical help to resolve that problem. However they do not open until 9:00 AM Central Time which means that I cannot call them until about 1.5 hours from now. Grrr!!! Hopefully 24 hours from now I have this problem resolved.
Why can’t things like this be easy? If I were in charge of the world…guaranteed things like this would be easy! But I’m not in charge of the world, so I guess it’s a matter of c’est la vie…which in French means…such is life!
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…!!!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Yesterday was sunny and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 83 degrees.
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
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