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 San Benito RV Resort, Paicines, California. I’ll depart from here April 19th.
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 March 19, 2012…
This Blog posting…which I will post from time-to-time…will be used to present my/our travels on this almost two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my 6th…Mary’s 2nd. During these circumnavigations, I try to travel on roads I’ve not seen before…I’m about 90% successful in that regard.
The only things I know about our potential destinations during this upcoming adventure is that I/we plan to spend a good portion of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. In 2013 we’re planning to attend my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June in southeastern Connecticut. Other than that…we’ll just have to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates will send us.
The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. In addition to showing the route taken, I intend to also document where I/we parked during this journey. My guess is that within the about next 700+ days we will park in about 250-500 different places.
Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…
# Date Location
001 – 11/29/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #2178
002 – 11/30/11 – Riverside, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles – Airee #997
003 – 12/01/11 – Thousand Palms, CA – Thousand Trails RV Resort
004 – 12/17/11 – Slab City, CA
005 – 12/18/11 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino
006 – 12/20/11 – Yuma, Arizona – About 12 miles north on BLM land
007 – 01/03/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino
008 – 01/09/12 – Slab City, CA
009 – 01/16/12 – El Centro, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #1033
010 – 01/17/12 – Winterhaven, CA – About 8 miles west on BLM land.
011 – 01/18/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Pilot Knob RV Park
012 – 01/22/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Quechen Indian Casino
013 – 01/23/12 – Yuma, AZ – American Legion Post #19
014 – 01/24/12 – Wellton, AZ – VFW Post #6790
015 – 01/25/12 – Painted Rocks Historic Park, AZ
016 – 01/27/12 – Ajo, AZ – VFW Post #3570
017 – 01/28/12 – Organ pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
018 – 02/02/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #2039
019 – 02/03/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Golden Sun RV Resort
020 – 02/13/12 – Tucson, AZ – About 20 miles north at Mary’s friend’s home.
020 – 02/17/12 – Tucson, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #1964
021 – 02/24/12 – Nogales, AZ – VFW Post #2066
022 – 02/27/12 – Lake Patagonia, AZ – Arizona State Park
023 – 02/29/12 – Sierra Vista, AZ – VFW Post #9972
024 – 03/03/12 – Douglas, AZ – Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch
025 – 03/06/12 – Columbus, NM – Pancho Villa State Park
026 – 03/11/12 – Deming, New Mexico – Rockhound State Park
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 INFO.
Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 62 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
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