Four Corners, USA (GA134)

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 Mount Vernon RV Resort at Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here August 2nd..

 

 

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 June 6, 2012…

After a 12 day visit to Canyon de Chelly near Chinle, Arizona, I drove the motorhome 140 miles to Cortez, Colorado yesterday.

 

 

It was the first time for me to drive the motorhome since the tragic accident ten days ago. My chest is still wrapped with the  elastic bandage and I’m still taking my pain medications. I really would have preferred a shorter trip for the first day, but this area is so remote I had to drive that far to reach this city with a population of 8,284 at an elevation of 6,200 feet. We passed through a lot of empty space yesterday.. Mary took this photo with my camera…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way we passed through a location known as Four Corners. This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point…Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Through the magic of Google Earth, I can show you an image of what it looks like directly overhead from an elevation of 6,367 feet above the site. Since this image has due North at the top of your computer screen, you can see the four states. Like looking at a clock, 12-3 is Colorado,  3-6 is New Mexico, 6-9 is Arizona and 9-12 is Utah…

 

 

The site is maintained by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. Here’s their official website link…
http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/fourcorners.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Down on the ground, this is what it looks like…

 

 

 

 

 

The marker is in the center of this plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

Once there, everyone performs this ritual. Here’s Mary doing her thing. Her left arm is in New Mexico, her right arm in Arizona, her right foot in Utah and her left foot in Colorado…

 

 

 

 

 

In each quadrant there is a brass replica of each state’s seal…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The area is really remote…no electricity, no running water, no telephones…for miles. I took this photo looking North…Utah on the left, Colorado on the right…

 

 

 

 

 

40 miles later we arrived in Cortez, Colorado where we are parked at American Legion Post #75…

 

 

I expect we will be in this area for 2-3 days…seeing the sights.

 

 

 

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.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 73 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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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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