Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado – Day 3 (GA140)

 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 RV Resort at La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here August 23rd.

 

 

 

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 11, 2012…

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was our second full day of exploration in this huge national park. We drove our Ford Bronco II the about 50 miles round-trip and explored the eastern-most of the two “legs” into the park…Chapin Mesa. First stop was at the museum and then to Cliff Palace…at 150 rooms…the largest cliff dwelling in the park.

 

 

Here’s the official government website link…

http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

and a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_Verde_National_Park

 

 

Under terrible photography conditions…brilliant sunshine and dark shadows…we 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…

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 79 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MesaVerdeNationalParkChapinMesaColorado

 

 

During our outing yesterday, I started feeling a little weary. I believe it was from over-doing things the day before. It’s hard for me to remember the terrible accident occurred just 15 days ago and that it will take a little while yet before I’m completely healed. Pains in my chest and a shortness of breath (accident related) limited our outing yesterday. I really should not be out climbing up and down mountainsides,,,especially at 7,000+ feet elevation…quite yet.

 

 

It’s  been 15 days since the accident during which I took a severe hit to my right rib cage. The rib cage is still quite swollen, tender and sore. With absolutely no warning I’m still subject to a stabbing-like pain. Not as bad as the first few days which felt like a sharp knife. Now it feels like a dull knife! Any burp, sneeze, cough, turning or bending over motion can bring it on. I’m still wrapping my chest daily with the elastic bandage which I remove 2-3 times a day to ice the swollen area for 20 minutes. I remove the elastic bandage for sleeping. Still taking my pain medication, but at a reduced dosage. I’m trying to stretch out my dwindling supply hoping not to run out of medication before I run out of pain.  Moving slowly seems to be the best way to minimize the pain attacks.

 

 

Today we’ll move on to Durango, Colorado.

 

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/2012/06/11/mesa-verde-cliff-palace/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 78 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…

united-states-mapLACO

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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