A Day In Window Rock, Arizona… (GA121)

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 24, 2012…

 

 

 

We arrived in Window Rock mid-afternoon, the day before yesterday and parked adjacent to the Navajo Nation Museum.

 

 

Window Rock is to the Navajo Nation, as Washington, D.C. is to the United States. It’s the capital of the Navajo Nation.

 

 

We started our day yesterday by leaving the Bronco attached to the motorhome and walked uphill about 1.5 miles to see Window Rock…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

which, at the base, is the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park…

 

 

 

 

 

With a beautiful statue honoring the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II…

 

 

 

 

 

The area adjacent to the memorial park contains all of the Navajo Nation government buildings including the office of the President. We stopped by to meet him, but he was in a meeting. The is the Navajo Nation Council Chamber building where the 24 representatives of the Navajo Nation meet to conduct their business…

 

 

 

 

 

When we tried to enter the front door, it was locked. Darn, what to do? We came across these two gentlemen who came to our aid. On the right is Edmund E, Yazzie, Chairman of Law and Order, and one of the 24 representatives, called Delegates, of the Navajo Nation. On the left is Eldridge A. Anderson, Legislative District Assistant to Council Delegate Roscoe Smith…

 

 

 

 

 

Eldridge proved most helpful to us. First he gained us entrance to the Navajo Nation Council Chamber building and turned on the lights so we could take photos. This first photo is a 180 degree photo of the council chamber looking from the rear towards the Speakers desk…

 

 

 

 

 

This second photo is the opposite…looking from the Speaker’s desk out over the chamber…

 

 

 

 

 

and then up close to the Speaker’s location…

 

 

 

 

 

Eldridge continued to provide us with all sorts information as he volunteered to drive us back down to the major intersection of the town where we went to the flea market…where Mary bought some more Navajo Indian jewelry…of course! She’ll soon have enough to open her own store! Thank you Eldridge for all your help. You truly made our visit to Window Rock more enjoyable and you would make a great Ambassador for the Navajo Nation!

 

 

 

 

 

After the flea market, we ate lunch where I had a Navajo Taco…

 

 

 

 

 

We spent the afternoon in the Navajo Nation Museum enjoying the beautiful paintings and photographs depicting the history of the Navajo Indian people…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 53 photos I took while in Window Rock, Arizona, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/WindowRockArizona#

 

 

This is the official Navajo Nation government website link…
http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/

 

 

And here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the Navajo Nation…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navaho_Reservation

 

 

All in all, we had a very enjoyable visit to Window Rock, Arizona. Visiting capitol cities of various locations is another joy in the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

Today we will move further on down the road.

 

 

 

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 66 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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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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RELIVING OUR BALLOON RIDE AT REDROCK, N.M.

Jim has repeating blogs from our 892 day circumnavigation of the U.S.  Don’t know if that number is correct or just close. But we were visiting New Mexico in May of 2012 and like many of our adventures, we happened upon a balloon launch and ended up, as Fergie would say, “getting high”. 800 feet high. Of course, he also says, “I’m drinkin and drinkin’ and thinkin’ of drinkin.” He invited us into their small circle and made us members. I finally got to see the two balloon blogs today and remember the fun of that time. So, go look if you are inclined.

With Google taking over WordPress, they’ve tweaked our blog and I can blog but I can’t see what Jim is blogging even though we share the same page. They’ve quit supporting our editing program. I dislike google’s intrusive business model and I avoid anything Google if I can. But, they bought WordPress and they own my other Blog, Blogspot.

My handy helpers worked all day yesterday and tore apart my guest outbuilding because it had gotten some black mold that came through when the siding got damp and soil accumulated against the wood. Then I got the news, that not only mold, but termites had invaded. They had to cut into the sheet rock and use Terminex which is stinky stuff. Hopefully the smell will be gone soon when they return to finish the job on Saturday.

One good thing, I was forced to face some of my infamous collections. Being a collectiholic is incurable, but space is now more crowded than ever and I am tossing things I’ve saved for years. I ran across my rejection slips from when I was freelancing in the 1980s. I figured I’d have to wallpaper the bathroom with them, but luckily that didn’t happen.

I ran across a Lefthander magazine, that I put in the rack because my daughter Kristanne is a south-paw.

I found, in Virginia’s neat handwriting, a luscious recipe for gingerbread using fresh ginger. I have tons of stuff to find a home for, but it is fun to look. I’m hoping to find space to take my artwork seriously because, I never made it to the outbuilding to create. I just stored stuff for “some day.”

Here are pictures of the treated building.

The Terminex kills the termites. The bleach solution kills the mold, which had to be scraped in some places off the cement floor.

Drawers under the bed in the guest room had to have the bottom removed. Termites like to eat the easy stuff. Sunlight and lack of moisture should put an end to them.

The breeze-way between the buildings is full of shelving. It is NOT going back in because it is time to downsize collections. I took magazines to the library today, old magazines and they were glad to get them. People love them I was told, just like I did.

I guess I’m looking at my past and my future at the same time. That is a direct quote.

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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…

 

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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 -2017

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