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2011-2013 – 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA…Update #6

This Blog posting…which I will post from time-to-time…will be used to present my/our travels on this almost two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my 6th…Mary’s 2nd. During these circumnavigations, I try to travel on roads I’ve not seen before…I’m about 90% successful in that regard.

The only things I knew about our potential destinations during this upcoming adventure is that I/we planned to spend a good portion of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. In 2013 we planned to attend my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June in southeastern Connecticut…which we did. Other than that…we’ll just have to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates will send us.

When we depart New England on August 12th we’ll head for Monroe, Washington and expect to arrive there around September 23rd.

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer.It now reads 44,174.9 which means I’ve traveled 8,218.4 miles with the motorhome so far. I’ve also put about 8,000 miles on the Bronco on side trips.

In addition to showing the route taken, I intend to also document where I/we parked during this journey. My guess is that within the about 700 days of the trip we will park in about 150+ different places.

Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…

USA 2011-13-3

#        Date          Location

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001 – 11/29/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #2178

002 – 11/30/11 – Riverside, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles – Airee #997

003 – 12/01/11 – Thousand Palms, CA – Thousand Trails RV Resort

004 – 12/17/11 – Slab City, CA

005 – 12/18/11 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

006 – 12/20/11 – Yuma, Arizona – About 12 miles north on BLM land

007 – 01/03/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

008 – 01/09/12 – Slab City, CA

009 – 01/16/12 – El Centro, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #1033

010 – 01/17/12 – Winterhaven, CA – About 8 miles west on BLM land.

011 – 01/18/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Pilot Knob RV Park

012 – 01/22/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Quechen Indian Casino

013 – 01/23/12 – Yuma, AZ – American Legion Post #19

014 – 01/24/12 – Wellton, AZ – VFW Post #6790

015 – 01/25/12 – Painted Rocks Historic Park, AZ

016 – 01/27/12 – Ajo, AZ – VFW Post #3570

017 – 01/28/12 – Organ pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

018 – 02/02/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #2039

019 – 02/03/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Golden Sun RV Resort

020 – 02/13/12 – Tucson, AZ – About 20 miles north at Mary’s friend’s home.

020 – 02/17/12 – Tucson, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #1964

021 – 02/24/12 – Nogales, AZ – VFW Post #2066

022 – 02/27/12 – Lake Patagonia, AZ – Arizona State Park

023 – 02/29/12 – Sierra Vista, AZ – VFW Post #9972

024 – 03/03/12 – Douglas, AZ – Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch

025 – 03/06/12 – Columbus, NM – Pancho Villa State Park

026 – 03/11/12 – Deming, New Mexico – Rockhound State Park

027 – 03/21/12 – Faywood, NM – City of Rocks State Park

027 – 03/22/12 – Silver City, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1718

028 – 04/03/12 – Caballo, NM – Lake Caballo State Park

029 – 04/05/12 – Truth or Consequences, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2050

030 – 04/16/12 – Elephant Butte, NM – Elephant Butte State Park

031 – 04/17/12 – Elephant Butte, NM South Monticello Campground

032 – 04/18/12 – San Antonio, NM Owl Bar and Cafe parking lot

033 – 04/19/12 – Socorro, New Mexico Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #4017

034 – 04/21/12 – Belen, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1680

035 – 04/22/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2241

036 – 04/23/12 – Albuquerque, NM – VFW Post #401

037 – 05/12/12 – Casa Blanca, NM – Dancing Eagle Casino RV Park

038 – 05/14/12 – Grants, NM – VFW Post #3221

039 – 05/16/12 – Prewitt, NM – Bluewater State Park

040 – 05/20/12 – Gallup, NM – Red Rock Park Campground

041 – 05/22/12 – Window Rock, AZ – Navajo Nation Museum

042 – 05/24/12 – Chinle, AZ – Canyon de Chelly Cottonwood Campground

043 – 06/05/12 – Cortez, CO – American Legion Post #75

044 – 06/08/12 – Mesa Verde National Park, CO

045 – 06/11/12 – Durango, CO – American Legion Post #28

046 – 06/14/12 – Navajo Dam, NM – Navajo Lake State Park Cottonwood Campground

047 – 06/18/12 – Farmington, NM – Downtown Parking Lot

048 – 06/19/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Woodland Creek Campground

049 – 07/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

050 – 08/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – El Vado State Park

051 – 08/23/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

052 – 09/14/12 – Taos, NM =  Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3489

052 – 09.25/12 – Los Alamos, NM – VFW Post #8872

053 – 10/03/12 – Espanola, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3695

054 – 10/08/12 – Santa Fe, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #2811

055 – 10/13/12 – Albuquerque – NM- Sandia Casino

056 – 10/16/12 – Albuquerque, – NM – Wal-Mart parking lot

057 – 10/17/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Pisano Street across from Advantage Automotive

058 – 10/18/12 – Santa Rosa, NM – Santa Rose Lake State Park

059 – 10/25/12 – Fort Sumner, NM – Sumner Lake State Park

060 – 10/28/12 – Clovis, NM – Fraternal Order of Eagles #3245

061 – 11/01/12 – Littlefield, TX – Waylon Jennings RV Park

062 – 11/05/12 – Lubbock, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #4271

063 – 11;10/12 – Roscoe, TX – American Legion Post #217

064 – 11/11/12 – Sweetwater, TX – WASP Museum

065 – 11/12/12 – San Angelo, TX – VFW Post #1815

066 – 11/17/12 – Brady, TX – VFW Post #3234

067 – 11/18/12 – Kerrville, TX – VFW Post #1480

068 – 11/19/12 – Lakehills, TX – Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort

069 – 12/10/12 – San Antonio, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #70

070 – 12/14/12 – Laredo, TX – Casa Blanca International State Park

071 – 12/16/12 – Roma, TX – VFW Post #9175

072 – 12/19/12 – Harlingen, TX – American Legion Post #205

073 – 12/20/12 – Harlingen, TX – Tropic Winds RV Resort

074 – 01/10/13 – Port Isabel, TX – Wal-Mart

075 – 01/11/13 – Brownsville, TX – VFW Post #2085

076 – 01/12/13 – Kingsville, TX – Elks Club #1926

077 – 01/17/13 – Padre Island National Seashore, TX – Malaquite Beach

078 – 01/19/13 – Rockport, TX – American Legion Post #363

079 – 01/21/13 – Port Lavaca, TX – VFW Post #4403

080 – 01/23/13 – Palacios, TX – VFW Post #2467

081 – 01/25/13 – Wadsworth, TX – Colorado River Trail Parking Area

082 – 01/26/13 – Freeport, TX – VFW Post #4341

083 – 01/27/13 – Galveston, TX – VFW Post #8248

084 – 01/31/13 – Port Arthur, TX – American Legion Post #7

085 – 02/05/13 – Sulphur, LA – American Legion Post #179

086 – 02/06/13 – Westlake, LA – Sam Houston Jones State Park

087 – 02/15/13 – Sulphur, LA – VFW Post #8107

088 – 02/16/13 – Holly Beach, LA

089 – 02/17/13 – Grand Chenier. LA – Dirty Miller’s Driveway

090 – 02/18/13 – Sweet Lake LA – Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

091 – 02/19/13 – Lake Arthur, LA – American Legion Post #403

092 – 02/23/13 – Iota, LA – side street

093 – 02/24/13 – Near Villa Platte, LA – Chicot State Park

094 – 03/01/13 – Mamou, LA – Chestnut Street

095 – 03/02/13 – Eunice, LA – Rear parking lot if fire station

096 – 03/03/13 – Duson, LA – VFW Post #9833

097 – 03/10/13 – Baker, LA – VFW Post #4224

098 – 03/18/13 – Natchez, Mississippi – Moose Lodge #1662

099 – 04/03/13 – Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi

100 – 04/05/13 – Vicksburg, MS – Moose Lodge #1581

101 – 04/12/13 – Greenville, MS – VFW Post #4438

102 – 04/13/14 – Lula, MS – Delma Firmiss Hospitality Center

103 – 04/14/13 – Southaven, MS – VFW Post #10567

104 – 04/24/13 – Saulsbury, TN – Thousand trails Cherokee Landing RV Resort

105 – 04/28/13 – Savannah, TN – Moose Lodge #1918

106 – 05/01/13 – Camden, TN – Elks Lodge #2156

107 – 05/02/13 – Clarksville, TN – VFW Post #4895

108 – 05/05/13 – Bowling Green, KY – Wal-Mart

109 – 05/06/13 – Park City, KY – Diamond Cavern Campground

110 – 05/10/13 – Bardstown, KY – Moose Lodge #2408

111 – 05/14/13 – Ashland, KY – Eagles Club #2329

112 – 05/16/13 – Point Pleasant, WV – Krobel Park

113 – 05/17/13 – Parkersburg, WV – VFW Post #1212

113 – 05/18/13 – Clarksburg, WV – VFW #573

114 – 05/18/13 – Grafton, WV – Tygart Lake State Park

115 – 05/20/13 – Winchester, VA – Moose Lodge #1283

116 – 05/23/13 – Dillsburg, PA – American legion Post #6671

117 – 05/24/13 – Lebanon, PR – Thousand Trails Hershey RV Resort

118 – 05/28/13 – Allentown, PA – American Legion #367

119 – 05/31/13 – Oakland, NJ – Elks Club #2617

120 – 06/06/13 – Danbury, CT Welcome Center

121 – 06/07/13 – Ivoryton, CT – My son’s home

122 – 07/14/13 – Sturbridge, MA – Outdoor World Campground

123 – 07/21/13 – Sudbury, MA – American Legion Post #191

124 – 07/24/13 – East Bridgewater, MA – Camping USA

125 – 07/27/13 – Rochester, MA – Gateway to Cape Cod Campground

126 – 07/29/13 – North Dartmouth, My Cousin Bob and Donna’s home

127 – 08/06/13 – Ivoryton, Connecticut – My son’s home

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM FAR AND NEAR

As a kid, growing up in rural Michigan, I never thought I’d become a world traveler. It still boggles my mind.
And looking back at this wonderful year of traveling across the United States and back, the wonderful experiences I’ve had, the amazing places and things I’ve seen, I’m in awe of my great good fortune to have met a ramblin’ man who seeks to be an adventurer and pulled out of the ruts of life to follow his dreams.

I mentioned being a world traveler as well. Before I retired, I was interested in the world, other cultures, other peoples, other customs. It was my good fortune to become acquainted with the Republic of Indonesia via an exchange student who became an integral part of my life and introduced me to a whole new world of experiences. And, today I received greetings from Linda Djamaludin, one of the nicest, most interesting women I’ve ever met.

This is Linda, third from left, in costume, with some of her friends.
Below is Linda experiencing snow for the first time, at Bear Valley, something rather rare in Indonesia. (Photo from 1986).
Linda, who is muslim, also sent me the words to a song, Stand Up For Love. There are words worth repeating:
There are times I find it hard to sleep at night,
We are living through such troubling times.
And every child that reaches out for someone to hold,
For one moment they become my own.
If we all stand together this one time
Then no one will get left behind.
Stand up for life
Stand up for love.

If we could see the world as a world full of people who all want basically the same thing. Love, friendship, family, good health and the ability to have free choices, what a peaceable world this would be. Which is, by the way, my wish for the New Year. A WORLD FULL OF PEACE AND LOVE.

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