Gila Cliffs Dwellings National Monument -New Mexico (GA67)

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 Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to leave here May 8th. While here, I’ll be doing routine maintenance, repairs and general cleaning.

 

 

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 2011-2013, 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 April 1, 2012…

 

 

 

Yesterday I drove the 44 miles (88 miles round trip) from Silver City, New Mexico to this location…for two different reasons. First was to experience this very unique historical location and second…was to test my newly rebuilt transmission in my 1986 Ford Bronco II which I got out of the shop two days ago. The 44 miles one way is a lot of twisty mountainous roads…so much so they advise a driving time of two hours. Because it was so steep and twisting…out of the total of 88 miles…I drove about 80 of those miles in second gear. I’m pleased to report the transmission performed strongly and satisfactorily. The site location was also a very nice experience.

 

 

Under very difficult photography conditions…that is brilliant overhead sunshine and very dark shady interiors of the dwellings…I ventured forth.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

Through the magic of Google Earth…I offer you these bird’s-eye view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way I stopped at this scenic overlook at 7,440 feet elevation. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are still about 30 miles distant from this point…

 

 

 

 

 

And at the Cliff Dwellings…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 50 photos I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/GilaCliffDwellingsNationalMonumentNewMexico

 

 

To read all about this place…click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Cliff_Dwellings_National_Monument

 

 

Here’s the official government website link…
http://www.nps.gov/gicl/index.htm

 

 

Another enjoyable day in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

In other news…

I’ve completed all the things I wanted to see in this area. However, the next two-day weather forecast is for very windy conditions…so I may just sit where I am and wait it out.

 

 

 

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/2012/04/01/thick-rain/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny  and 71 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

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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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2 thoughts on “Gila Cliffs Dwellings National Monument -New Mexico (GA67)

  1. Nice pictures! 🙂

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