50 Years Ago Today… (GA77)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicoulas, California. I expect to be here until May 26th.

 

 

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 12, 2012…

 

 

 

50 Years ago today I received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy. At that time I was serving as a Radarman Petty Officer Third Class aboard the U.S.S. Boston CAG-1. It was the World’s first heavy guided missile cruiser and home-ported in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

 

I found the below photo of the ship online when it was docked at Genoa, Italy on January 27, 1962. I was serving on board at the time on my third and final Mediterranean Sea cruise…

 

 

To see other photos of the ship and read about its history, click this link…
http://navysite.de/cg/cag1.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the only photo I have of myself from those days. I remember it was taken in 1961 when the ship was in Amsterdam, Holland. I would have been 20 years old at the time…

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of me that Mary took of me a couple of months ago while we were in Tombstone, Arizona…

 

 

What a difference 51 years makes in the way a person looks. How has the 50 years since my discharge gone so rapidly?

 

 

All things considered…I’m glad I’m still around to have my photo taken.

 

 

I’ve had a blessed life…most of it in a traveling capacity. I’ve been many places, have met many people and lived through many experiences.

 

 

I’m most pleased that I still enjoy good health so that I may continue to travel as a full-time RVer. I cannot think of a finer way to spend my golden years!

 

 

 

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/2012/04/11/meet-the-family/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 68 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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