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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!

We’re In Navajo Country! (GA120)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 23, 2012…

 

 

 

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 35 miles from Red Rock Park Campground near Gallup, New Mexico. After morning activities of doing laundry, then grocery shopping, we arrived mid-afternoon in Window Rock, Arizona,

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

By double-clicking on the map you’ll be able to see the red star I’ve placed at Window Rock, which is just a couple of miles from the New Mexico border. The red star is appropriate as Window Rock is the capital of the Navajo Nation…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are parked along side of the Navajo Nation Museum which we will visit today along with other local attractions.

 

 

 

 

 

In this long-range photo, we are parked at the base of the furthest rock,,,

 

 

 

 

 

A closer view…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back in the other direction…

 

 

 

 

 

The view from our dinette window…

 

 

 

 

 

The door to our motorhome faces the front door of the Navajo Nation Museum…

 

 

We expect to depart tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2017

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Gallup, New Mexico – Day 2 (GA119)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 22, 2012…

 

 

On our last full day of exploring Gallup, New Mexico, we visited four museums where we learned about the Navajo Code Talkers, a couple of Indian jewelry stores and the famous El Rancho Motel…Home to the Movie Stars.

 

 

If you missed Day 1 and desire to read that Blog entry, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-4xn

 

 

If you are not aware of who the Navajo Code Talkers were, this official website link will cure that malady…
http://www.navajocodetalkers.org/

 

 

If you are unaware of the history of the El Rancho Hotel, this website link will cure that malady…
http://elranchohotel.com/about_hotel.cfm

 

 

Because we covered so many things yesterday, the photos in this Blog entry will be a mish-mash of paintings, photographs from the past, Indian Jewelry, blankets, pottery, etc… and some of the El Rancho Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 100 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/GallupNewMexicoDay2

 

 

In other news…

Now that we have completed our visit to Gallup, New Mexico…today we’ll move on to a new destination within the Navajo Nation. It’s the largest Indian Nation within the United States consisting of 27,000 square miles within New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.. Here’s the map…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the next couple of weeks we may end up in locations where this is no Internet signal. Not to worry. As soon as we have one there will be another Blog entry.

 

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 64 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2017

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I’m Just An Old Guy That Likes To Get High… (GA118)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 21, 2012…

 

 

 

is what “Fergie” said to me 800 feet above the New Mexico desert.

 

 

Let me explain…

 

 

Yesterday when we pulled into the Red Rock Park campground near Gallup, New Mexico,, we ended up…unbeknownst to us in the middle of a beehive…kinda sorta.

 

 

For in this campground were a whole lot of people participating in something called the Route 66 Freedom Flight & Ride. Rather than me trying to explain it to you, the info is all in this link…
http://www.freedomrideandflight.com/

 

 

As you read in the above link, this activity involves both motorcyclists and hot air balloonists. We ended up camped in the middle of the hot air balloonists without the knowledge that this event was even taking place. If you are a regular follower of my Blog, you know we neither watch TV or read newspapers…so we do not know what is going on in the world. We did get to chatting with a couple of them and were informed the balloons would start taking off in an adjourning field at 6:30 AM.

 

 

Needless to say, we were there and this is what happened…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

As we were told, the balloonists started arriving shortly after 6:00 AM…

 

 

 

 

 

Before to long the balloons began inflating…

 

 

 

 

 

The pilots began testing their burners…

 

 

 

 

 

And soon they started going aloft…

 

 

 

 

 

I found myself attracted to this group. The guy in the long white beard…”Fergie” aka Ken Furgerson, told me I could get as close as I wanted and take as many photos as I wanted, but…”Don’t step on the balloon!” Despite being very busy Fergie and crew were most cooperative in answering my many questions. If you remember, I’m an ex-engineer and I like to know how things work…

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby by other crews were also busy…

 

 

 

 

 

While Fergie and crew continued with their work…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon the shadows of the balloons started appearing on the canyon walls…

 

 

 

 

 

There were so many bright colors they almost hurt the eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

Fergie invited me to step up to the opening of the balloon to take photos of the inside…

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a 180 degree panorama of the inside…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon Fergie ignited his burner to start the hot air into the balloon…

 

 

 

 

 

And soon the 105,000 cubic foot balloon was upright…

 

 

 

 

 

And soon Fergie and three passengers were on their way…but not before he invited Mary and I to ride along with the chase crew…

 

 

 

 

 

And there they go…

 

 

 

 

 

A close-up of them up there…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon other balloons were airborne…

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a couple of balloons just clearing the east canyon wall…

 

 

 

 

 

Other balloons take off with Church Rock in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

Fergie and passengers are now the smallest balloon on the upper right…

 

 

 

 

 

About 45 minutes later in the company of the chase crew, we met Fergie at his landing spot. Much to our great surprise, Fergie invited us for a ride and we were soon airborne…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon we were 800 feet in the air looking towards Gallup, New Mexico to the west. This is about the time Fergie told us…”I’m just an old guy who likes to get high!”

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a 180 degree panorama looking west at 800 feet above the desert floor…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking straight down the earth looks like the surface of the Moon…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon we will need to land before the upcoming ridge…

 

 

 

 

 

Fergie tells us he has only two controls…to go up or go down. Here we start our decent…

 

 

 

 

 

Getting close to the ground now…

 

 

 

 

 

After a very smooth landing the crew starts the closing down of the balloon…

 

 

 

 

 

Squeezing the air from the balloon is called milking…

 

 

 

 

 

Time to start stuffing the balloon into its storage bag…

 

 

 

 

 

Without knowing it, Fergie had managed to land next to a motocross race track which provided lots of dust to contend with…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon the balloon is almost into its storage bag…

 

 

 

 

 

And soon the whole balloon assembly is in its transport/storage trailer…

 

 

 

 

 

Fergie calls his balloon Itsa Touchie Subject and his crew wear embroidered shirts…

 

 

 

 

 

We were driven back to the campground and invited to attend a “ceremony”. It began with Fergie presenting a very humorous, yet factual, history of ballooning…

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, a ceremony requires liquid refreshment…

 

 

 

 

 

During the ceremony, we found out virgin balloon riders are called Turkeys…

 

 

 

 

 

Soon we found ourselves receiving our official balloon pins. Women get pinned very near their hearts…

 

 

 

 

 

And men get pinned, by the opposite sex, very near their brains!

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a final photo of our ad-hoc ballooning crew…

 

 

In the end, Fergie estimated that 40-50 balloons were involved in the event and we enjoyed a 30 minute hot air balloon ride.

 

 

To see the other 98 photos that I took, you can click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/FreedomFlightRideGallupNewMexico

 

 

Thank you Fergie and fellow crew members for a most delightful experience!!!

 

 

We had planned to move on this morning, but because of our unexpected delightful day of yesterday…today we will do what we had planned yesterday…today…and leave tomorrow morning. Got it?

 

 

Running into unexpected and delightful experiences is yet another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 64 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2017

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Gallup, New Mexico – Day 1 (GA117)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 20, 2012…

 

 

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Bluewater State Park to Red Rock Park near Gallup, New Mexico. Since we arrived so early we decided to go into Gallup because Mary wanted to by some more Indian jewelry. While she shopped, I took photos…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

From Red Rock Park…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallup kind of reminds me of Mexico…lots of shops selling the same stuff. I took these photos while Mary was shopping…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back at Red Rock Park, our site…

 

 

 

 

 

and the view from our dinette window…

 

 

 

 

Finally this formation known as Church Rock…

 

 

To see the other 26 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/GallupNewMexicoDay1

 

 

Today we’ll return to Gallup for further exploration and tell you about it tomorrow.

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2017

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

More Photos Of Bluewater State Park – Prewitt, New Mexico (GA116)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 19, 2012…

 

 

The motorhome has been parked here for the last three days. In my last Blog entry, I showed some photos of here at Bluewater State Park.
http://wp.me/pDCku-4vT

 

 

During the last two days Mary and I took a couple of walks and took some additional photos of the park.

 

 

Here are some more of mine…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

There are some rather large Raptors around here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sign says you are allowed to catch only one fish and it must be OVER 40 inches long…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boat launching area…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dam that creates the lake…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Heron as taken from the motorhome…

 

 

 

 

 

At the north end of the lake looking south…

 

 

 

 

 

A reflection of the western shore…

 

 

 

 

 

A view of our motorhome from across the lake…

 

 

 

 

 

While on our walk…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dam from across the lake…

 

 

 

 

 

A wind came up raising small whitecaps on the lake…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During our three days stay here the weather has been sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. The peace and quiet here has made for a most enjoyable stay. Today we will move on to Gallup, New Mexico about 50 miles distant.

 

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 64 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2017

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Bluewater State Park – Prewitt, New Mexico… (GA114)

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 in La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 18, 2012…

 

 

Two days ago we drove the motorhome the about 35 miles from Grants to Prewitt, New Mexico to Bluewater State Park. 28 miles of that trip was done on old historic Route 66.

 

 

Here’s the official Bluewater State Park website link…
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/bluewater.htm

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

On the way to the state park…

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a Google Earth view of the lake and our campsite location…

 

 

 

 

 

Our campsite…

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the back of our campsite…

 

 

 

 

 

And the view from our dinette window…

 

 

 

 

 

In the above photo, the horses roam the park freely and no one bothers them. Here are some closer views of the horses…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the last few weeks of big city noise…we are really enjoying the peace and quiet of this park. We expect to be here for three days.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 67 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…

 

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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…

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 -2017

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