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About ramblinmanjimj

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Jaillet was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on December 5, 1940 and, like a true Sagittarius he says he is "addicted to the life of a traveler." He built his first "RV" in the form of a converted International Panel Truck in 1962. Painted a beautiful metallic green with "The Weekend Wanderer" in a gold color, it was the first of many RVs he has owned over the years. He has been RVing full-time since he retired in 1995 and he says he somewhat resembles that old Johnny Cash song "I've been everywhere, man!" He hopes to be the first 100-year-old RVer!

Laredo, Texas Day 2 (GA238)

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.
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 Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I’m planning to depart tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at Casa Blanca International State Park. I’ll be departing later this morning.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about five miles to Old Laredo. My goal was to visit two museums there.

 

 

Arriving in Zaragoza Street I parked directly across the street from American Legion Post #59. Originally I had thought about bringing the motorhome down to this area and park in the church parking lot. Glad I didn’t…streets are so narrow it’s no place for a wide-body motorhome. The Rio Grande River with Mexico on the other side is directly behind the American Legion building…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

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I walked up the street to the plaza…

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The church was originally built in 1755…

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Directly across the street is the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. The building originally was the Garcia house and served as the capital building of the 283 day Republic over which seven flags have flown. You can read about the history of the Republic by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_the_Rio_Grande

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are some of the photos I took there…

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Next I walked up the street to the Border Heritage Museum…only it was not a museum as such. All they had on display was a number of photos taken by local photographers as entries for the Webb County Historical Society 2013 Calendar. So I got to see a lot of the city without having to walk all over the place. Here are some of my photos of those photos…

 

 

 

 

 

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By time I finished there it was time for lunch so I asked the attendant where I could get some good Mexican food nearby. He sent me only one block away which I never would have found by myself since it has no outdoor signs and is known only to the locals…

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s the dining area…

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And finally the delicious chicken enchilada meal I enjoyed…

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If you want to see the other 37 photos that I took yesterday…click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/LaredoTexas

 

 

Enjoying old historical cities is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 81 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

usa1ma

 

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 -2018

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Laredo, Texas Day 1 (GA237)

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.
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 Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 15, 2012

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 150 miles from San Antonio to Laredo, Texas at the Rio Grande River and across from Mexico. I’m parked at the Casa Blanca International State Park a few short miles from the river. I expect to visit the city today and depart tomorrow morning.

 

 

Yesterday’s drive was not particularly enjoyable. First, 98% of the drive was on Interstate Highway 35. I really dislike driving on Interstate Highways, but here in south Texas there are few choices of roads to choose from to get from one place to another. Secondly, the first half of the trip was under heavy gray skies with a light rain. When the rain finally stopped, I had to buck a strong headwind the remainder of the trip. Thirdly, since Laredo is the nation’s largest inland port, there were hundreds of 18 wheelers on the Interstate Highway where the speed limit is 75 MPH. I was passed by MANY 18 wheelers doing in excess of 80 MPH! Not a fun journey.

 

 

Laredo has a population of 236,091 with about another 400,00 across the river in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The elevation is 438 feet. To read more about Laredo, click this Wikipedia Informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laredo,_Texas

 

 

The first photo shows the Interstate Highway. I didn’t dare try to take a photo while surrounded by 18 wheelers.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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I always like to show the view out of the dinette window…

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Enjoying beautiful state parks is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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/2012/12/15/gun-law-reform-imperative/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 80 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

usa1ma

 

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 -2018

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San Antonio, Texas Day 4 (GA236)

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 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 14, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #70 about 15 miles from downtown. I will depart later this morning. I was last in San Antonio in 1979. It is located at 513 feet of elevation and has a population of 1,144,646. To read more about San Antonio you need to click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio

 

 

Yesterday I visited the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It has five missions all along the San Antonio River over a distance of about 15 miles south of San Antonio. All the missions are more or less about three miles apart from each other. Here is the official government website…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm

 

 

I wrote a Blog entry about the first mission I visited two days ago…Mission San Antonio de Valero also known as The Alamo. In case you missed that post, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-6kE

 

 

I visited the other four missions yesterday, starting with Mission Concepcion…considered to be in the best condition of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/concepcion.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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To see the other 18 photos of Mission Concepcion, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionConcepcionSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

Second stop was at Mission San Jose…considered to be the most beautiful of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

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To see the other 35 photos of Mission San Jose, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJoseSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

Third stop was at Mission San Juan which was in the process of being restored so I did not get to go inside. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjuan.htm

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To see the other 5 photos of Mission San Juan, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJuanSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

The final stop was at Mission Espada. It’s a smaller mission and a Wednesday wedding was just concluding as I arrived. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/espada.htm

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To see the other 9 photos of Mission Espada, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionEspadaSanAntonioTexas

 

 

Enjoying beautiful old missions is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

usa1ma

 

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 -2018

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San Antonio, Texas Day 3 (GA235)

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 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 13, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #70 about 15 miles from downtown. I expect to depart here Friday morning. I was last in San Antonio in 1979. It is located at 513 feet of elevation and has a population of 1,144,646. To read more about San Antonio you need to click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio

 

 

Yesterday I showed photos of The Alamo. Another one of the things that makes San Antonio a unique city is the River Walk. If you do not know about the River Walk, you can find out by clicking these two links…
http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/play/the-river-walk/index.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_River_Walk

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying beautiful River Walks is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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/2012/12/13/christmas-caroling-lost/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

usa1ma

 

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 -2018

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Two Recent Minor Repair Projects…

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 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I’m expecting to depart here April 26th.

 

During my visits to Mary’s now twice a year, it’s the perfect time for me to do routine maintenance, minor repairs and deep cleaning of both my vehicles. Last week I completed two minor repairs on the Bronco. It’s now 32 years old and every once in a while it asks for a new part. Both projects turned out to be a pain in the butt, but still needed doing.

 

The first involved replacing the heater core…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s located in a difficult place under the passengers side of the dash-board. Since our bad accident almost six years ago, I no longer crawl under vehicles. so this time I had my local mechanic do it.

 

I bought the part on Amazon. Despite their assurance, once he got it out we found out it was a slightly different configuration and would not fit. Fortunately,  the nearby O’Reilly’s had the correct one and Amazon has great a great return policy which requires only a little inconvenience. Project completed!

 

The next project was replacing a dead driver’s side power door lock actuator…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was also a pain in the butt. It required removing the door panel and putting the hand through a small opening and doing everything by feel as you cannot inside that part of the door. An awkward and difficult situation was complicated by an intermittent power relay which I finally figured out.

 

But all is now well. I have lots of heat when I need it and the power door locks are working fine once again.   🙂

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 76 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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 -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Antonio, Texas Day 2 (GA234)

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 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 12, 2012

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #70 about 15 miles from downtown. I expect to depart here Friday morning. I was last in San Antonio in 1979. It is located at 513 feet of elevation and has a population of 1,144,646. To read more about San Antonio you need to click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio

 

 

One of the things that makes San Antonio a unique city is The Alamo. If you do not know the history about this famous place, you can find out by clicking these two links…
http://thealamo.org/battle/battle.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alamo

 

 

A couple of days cold front is moving through the area. Yesterday was only 54 degrees. It was 28 degrees when I awoke at 5:00 AM this morning. The high for today is forecasted at 60 degrees.

 

 

Yesterday morning I braved a 49 degree temperature to revisit The Alamo. Photography is not allowed in the Church and the Long Barracks, the only two remaining structures from the March 6, 1836 battle during which Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie among others died…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying historical sites is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 69 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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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 -2018

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