Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico – Day 1 (GA149)

 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.

(Note: My slow,intermittent Verizon signal continues awaiting attention. Some irregularities may occur.)
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 20, 2012…

Yesterday Mary caught the 7:00 AM Albuquerque Airport Shuttle from Farmington, New Mexico. Here she is with her baggage. You cannot see that she is wearing a large backpack. I just chuckled at her load…all the stuff she had collected and bought in the last several weeks…







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…











Shortly thereafter I fired up the motorhome to begin the about 130 mile drive to Heron Lake State Park. Along the way I passed though Dulce (in Spanish means sweet) Valley…






I made the trip in just four hours including being delayed about 30 minutes for road repair delays…



I’m pleased that I was able to make the drive without using the small pillow between my seat belt and right rib cage area. I’ve had to that while driving since the May 27th accident. I hope that’s a sign that I’m healing.






Upon arriving I found a nice large level site…






This is my view from the dinette window…



I’ve got a good Internet/cell phone signal and an electrical hookup so I can have air-conditioning (83 degrees yesterday)…so life is good!



In other news…

Mary got replaced by our bathroom door…kinda-sorta!






She used to help me in applying the elastic bandage around my chest that I’ve needed since the accident. But now that she’s gone, how am I going to properly apply the bandage? There’s an old saying…necessity is the mother of invention. I had Mary take these photos before she departed. The process now involves locking the end of the bandage in the bathroom door and “rolling” myself in to it…


















I’m pleased to report that I  had a good nights sleep and feeling good this morning. I’ve only got a five-day supply of my codeine-based pain medication left. After that I’ll be on just the Ibuprofen. I’m hoping by time I leave here (expecting that will be 14 days),..I’ll have gotten sufficient rest and recuperation that I’ll no longer have to wear the elastic bandage.



While here, I’m planning just to take life easy, get lots of rest and get out for some nice walks and photography.




Mary do not post an entry on this date.


 Forecast for today is partly cloudy and 70 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…

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!

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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