Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 41 (GA189)

 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 Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m currently scheduled to depart here October 4th..



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!</div?



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 July 30, 2012…

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident.



More good news regarding my recovery. The accident happened nine weeks ago yesterday. As with everything I’ve done since the accident, I do slowly. Normally I remove my elastic bandage about 9:00 PM as I get ready to sleep. Yesterday, at 3:00 PM as I was readying to read for the afternoon, I decided to remove the elastic bandage, I tried this about two weeks ago and after five minutes, had to put the bandage back on. Anyways, I made it to bedtime with no elastic bandage with no apparent problems. Awakening this morning, I once again put the elastic chest bandage back on. I don’t want to push my luck. Perhaps at 3:00 PM today I’ll remove the bandage again.



I continue taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred nine weeks and one day ago today. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished and be back on the road again?



Today I’m going to divert from showing photos of the area for two reasons…



First: I had totally forgotten about this until I accidentally stumbled across it yesterday. Some time last year I got an Email requesting permission to use one of my photographs in the 2012 Washington State Visitors Guide. The photo is of an old motorcycle at the Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Chehalis, Washington and appears on page 78 of the guide…






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’s a close-up of the photo with my credit shown vertically on the right…



Pretty neat to have a photo in the Washington State Visitors Guide as I lived there for 16 years and just love that state!



Second: I’m pleased to announce the publishing of my new Ramblin’ Man’ Photo Blog where every day I will publish one of my favorite photos. What’s the sense of having lots of photos if no one gets to see them???

To get to my new Blog, simply click this link…



If you like my new Blog, simple scroll down and click the Follow Button.






Okay, I’ll show you two photos taken about 45 minutes before sunrise yesterday morning…






And in the watercolor mode…



Enjoying the beauty and serenity of early morning is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!









 Forecast for today is rain showers and 65 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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