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 VFW Post #9745 in Winston, Oregon. I’ll depart here later this morning.
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 25, 2012…
In the last two Blog entries I’ve discussed the process associated with finding a good parking place in a new-to-you large city area. Three days ago I arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico…a large city approaching 900,000 which I’ve not visited before.
Therefore, in a parking place, I was looking for the following items…all relative to each other…
* a location relatively convenient to the only garage that could work on my ABS which stayed lit,
* a location relatively convenient to the airport where I’ll soon meet Mary,
* a location relatively level,
* a location relatively safe,
* a location relatively quiet,
* a location relatively clean.
With these several factors there’s always some give-and-take relative to each other.
I finally ended up at VFW Post #401 which is located in an industrial business park which has locked security gates from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM. It provides a nice feeling of security in the very large city…
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…
However in yesterday’s Blog entry I indicated that all was not Ideal…
Those relatively minor items were cured when I discovered an electrical outlet on the end of the building. I negotiated a fair fee for this electrical connection which cured the following items…
* I now have use of my motorhome air-conditioner to provide relief from the near-record high temperatures currently being experienced here,
* While the air conditioner is running it blocks all exterior city noises.
The noisy “musicians” I complained about did not “practice” last night…maybe the 87 degrees yesterday had some thing to do with that. This next photo is from the dinette window and looks at the storage area where they were practicing…
In this location, I’m only (the way the crow flies…presumably in a straight line)…
* 0.71 miles from the airport terminal,
* 0.57 miles from a laundromat,
* 3.3 miles from an RV dump station,
* 1.8 miles from a Wal-mart Supercenter for grocery shopping,
* 4.9 miles from Costco for more grocery shopping,
* 5.2 miles from the motorhome garage.
* within 10 miles of all major attractions we will want to visit while here
In addition to the locked security gates, the area is very well-lighted at night…
It took a little while, but “relatively” speaking this locations suits our needs very well.
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 partly cloudy and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is partly cloudy and 67 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!
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