Manteca To Murphys, California…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 90 miles from Manteca to Mary’s home at Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 22nd.


Prior to arriving, I went to the VA Clinic in Sonora for my annual physical. Once again, all is well.  🙂


In the past few weeks I’ve published some blogs dealing with excessive and inappropriate taxes… especially here in California. Here’s a real life example…


According to Google the average price for gasoline is $2.82.2. In Alabama it’s $2.82.2. Yesterday at Costco for regular gas I paid $3.65.9. Along the way I saw several stations advertising at $4.19.9! Here in Murphys, it.s $3.99! FYI… the motorhome gets 8.6 miles per gallon. Hmmm….






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…






I’m parked in my usual spot. You can see the Bronco in the background…






and the usual dinette window where I get a partial view of Mary’s bottle collection…



Immediately upon arrival at Mary’s, I drove to Bronco to Angels Camp. My mechanic there did an oil change and lube. I also had him change the rear and front differential and transfer case fluids.



I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 80 degrees.


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


“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison


“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain


The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…







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.

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2019

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