5 Days From Today…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Moose Club #2178 in Bakersfield, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

In the past few months I’ve indicated my 50+ year RVing life is changing. In my humble opinion, just like the world and the United States in general, not for the good.

 

 

 

5 days ago, I published my last blog posting on this topic. In case you missed it, here’s the link…

 

 

I’ve also indicated that on October 14th, I’m scheduled to arrive at a mystery location. A place my motorhome has never been to before. In addition, many other surprising changes await me there!

 

I’ve been having some fun offering clues about my mystery destination. My location here in Bakersfield, California has me a mere 293 miles distant, waiting out hopefully lower temperatures.  🙂

 

 

So far the clues have revealed about this mysterious destination…

  • It gets really hot there in the summertime.
  • It’s in California
  • It’s a place of beautiful sunrises
  • It’s an oasis… an island in the desert…
  • It’s in Riverside County

 

Here’s today’s really big clue… The elevation is 722 feet according to Google earth.

 

 

 

I’ve shown several beautiful sunrises as seen in photos provided by a friend. They also have some beautiful sunsets like the one seen in this photo provided by the same friend…

 

 

 

 

 

 

More clues and other changes coming soon!  🙂

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photo.

Forecast for today is sunny and 74 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…

 

united-states-mapBakersfield

 

 

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 -2019

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Manteca To Bakersfield, California

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

Yesterday, I drove the 232 miles from Manteca to Bakersfield, California with no problems. Lots of traffic, 18-wheelers and idiotic drivers! That plus the numerous rough and beat-up patches of roadway made for a tiring and tense drive.

 

Arriving in Bakersfield I parked at Moose Club #2178. I have parked here on my way south for a number of years. A nice 30 amp electric hookup here allows me to have an extra enjoyable stay.

 

Normally I only stay one night, but since I have the time and temperatures are a little on the warm side, this time I’ll stay for two nights and rest after the tiring drive.

 

It’s a very active and friendly club and I always enjoy a great Taco Tuesday. Large and tasty taco salad for only $3. I’ll enjoy the salad and some nice conversation this afternoon like I always do here.

 

 

 

 

 

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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As usual, the view from the dinette window…

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I’ll depart here tomorrow morning.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 87 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…

 

united-states-mapBakersfield

 

 

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 -2019

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Central America Trip #91

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand trails turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Today… A trip down memory lane!

 

 

 

2004 Central America trip…

This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.

 

Today…Mexico (north-bound) 16…

 

 

 

 

The motorhome is in Oaxaca, awaiting a new engine. I had no idea that it would take two months. In the meantime we explore Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. In our two months there…we got to know it well…

 

 

Another day trip in the Bronco, this time to the village of San Antonio Arrazola where alejibras (mythical animals) are made from copal wood…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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#939

 

 

 

#940

 

 

 

#941

 

 

 

#942

 

 

 

#943

 

 

 

A small church in one of the prettiest and cleanest villages of the trip…

#944

 

 

 

Rather plain in comparison to others we’ve seen…

#945

 

 

 

Music is everywhere in Mexico…

#946

 

 

 

This 12 piece band played traditional Banda music…

#947

 

 

 

Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Forecast for today is sunny and 88 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…

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapmanteca

 

 

 

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 -2019

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Central America Trip #90

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand trails turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

Today… A trip down memory lane!

 

 

 

2004 Central America trip…

This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.

 

Today…Mexico (north-bound) 15…

 

 

 

 

The motorhome is in Oaxaca, awaiting a new engine. I had no idea that it would take two months. In the meantime we explore Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. In our two months there…we got to know it well…

 

Another day trip in the Bronco, this time to the village of El Tule…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

Where we saw another church…

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#929

 

 

 

And also, reputedly the world’s largest tree estimated at 2,000 years old. It’s about 189 feet around at the base and weighs an estimated 550 tons. It’s so big I had to attach two side-by-side photos to show it all at one time…

#930

 

 

 

A different view of the tree…

#931

 

 

 

Back in Oaxaca, this pretty little Mexican girl is already working at her mother’s eatery…

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Another helper…

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Another church…

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These gals are practicing their dance for tonight’s fiesta…

#935

 

 

 

Another curio shop…

#936

 

 

 

There are no billboards in Mexico. Most signs are painted on walls…

#937

 

 

Here’s my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Forecast for today is sunny and 85 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…

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapmanteca

 

 

 

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 -2019

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All My Loving (Beatles Parody)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here October 7th.

 

 

A friend sent me this in an email recently and I thought I’d share it with you…

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video.

 

Forecast for today is sunny and 82 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…

 

 

 

united-states-mapmanteca

 

 

 

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 -2019

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10 Days From Today…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here October 7th.

 

 

 

In the past few months I’ve indicated my 50+ year RVing life is changing. In my humble opinion, just like the world and the United States in general, not for the good.

 

 

 

5 days ago, I published my last blog posting on this topic. In case you missed it, here’s the link…

 

 

I’ve also indicated that on October 14th, I’m scheduled to arrive at a mystery location. A place my motorhome has never been to before. In addition, many other surprising changes await me there!

 

I’ve been having some fun offering clues about my mystery destination. My location here in Manteca, California has me a mere 505 miles distant, waiting out hopefully lower temperatures.  🙂

 

 

So far the clues have revealed about this mysterious destination…

  • It gets really hot there in the summertime.
  • It’s in California
  • It’s a place of beautiful sunrises
  • It’s an oasis… an island in the desert…

 

Here’s today’s really big clue… It’s within the boundaries of Riverside County…

 

 

 

In the meantime here is another photo of a recent sunrise sent to me by a friend…

 

 

 

 

 

 

More clues and other changes coming soon!  🙂

 

 

Now… to a totally different topic…

 

TODAY IS MARY’S 79TH BIRTHDAY!

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know that I met Mary in 2008 and that she traveled with me part-time for six years… kind of two months on and two months off scenario. We shared many delightful experiences together. Out of the 5,602 postings on this blog site, Mary has published 1,800 of them.

You will also know just last week I finished up a nice four day visit with her at her home in Murphys, California. You will also know that about eight months ago, she was diagnosed with, and since that time has been battling colon cancer.

I’m most pleased to tell you that I found Mary looking surprisingly well. Other than being a little thinner than when we traveled together, to look at her you would never know she is dealing with cancer. She is still quite a sparkling and resilient personality, calling herself a tough old bird! Those of you who have met her will remember her well. She’s definitely a character and not easily forgotten.

Looks aside, battling cancer is mentally fatiguing, but she told me that she’s still hoping to “get a few more years out of this life”.

She may get mad at me for doing this, but I’m going to give you an email address, just in case you might want wish her well. You can send your message to mgmatzek@sbcglobal.net

Here’s a couple of photos…

Her 75th Birthday…

 

 

The latest photo I have of her…

 

HAPPY 79TH BIRTHDAY, MARY! Keep on carrying on, one day at a time, like we all must do!

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Forecast for today is sunny and 78 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…

 

 

 

united-states-mapmanteca

 

 

 

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 -2019

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