Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here
The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.
This entry was posted September 28, 2012…
The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here a few days more.
Yesterday I drove the Bronco about 20 miles up to about 8,500 feet elevation to Valles Caldera…one of only six known land-based super volcanoes in the world. It has a diameter of 12 miles. You can read all about this place by clicking this Wikipedia link…
Also yesterday, I was really lucky. It was four months to the day since the tragic accident suffered on a tour in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Yesterday I booked a ride on a 2.5 hour van photo tour…the first tour I’ve taken since the accident…and we got back safely! Secondly, there were three other people registered for the tour…but they didn’t show up…so I was the only one on what ended up to be a three-hour tour. I struck up a very nice rapport with the driver/tour guide Jim Trout. He is very knowledgeable of the volcano and its history and made many stops to explain things. He also stopped at my request so that I could take photos. We covered 28 miles in three hours. A real enjoyable day!
Once again, I was there during mid-day…the worst of photographic conditions. It’s a photography fact of life…overhead lighting on landscapes means washed-out, flat-looking pictures. So I resorted to my favorite remedy and shot most of the photos in the watercolor painting mode…
Here are some photos from yesterday…
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…
Enjoying interesting historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!
If you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
I hope you enjoyed the photos.
Forecast for today is mostly cloudy 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 Arizona. 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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…
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.
If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos
There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver
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