Posts Tagged With: abstracts

Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 1 (GA610)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
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

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The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I’m planning to depart here April 22nd.

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted September 14, 2013…

 

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 75 miles from Browning to Glacier National Park, Montana.

 

We continued traveling along U.S.Highway 2 West.

 

Here are some photos of our trip along the way…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

Approaching the Rocky Mountains…

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Getting closer…

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We unexpectedly came upon a herd pf Buffalo and no place to pull over. Mary grab her camera and shot this photo with her camera set on the wrong setting…

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I doctored it up as much as I could then decided…let’s really make this look like long ago, so I turned it into a black and white photo…

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After more than 1,000 miles of crossing the Great Plains where trees are few to be found, it felt a little strange to be among so many trees once again…

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Now in the Rockies, we ran alongside the Flathead River…

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We arrive at Glacier National Park…

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We ended up in a nice pull-thru site. No utilities at the individual sites. With our Golden Age Pass camping is $10 a night. We’ll be here for two nights…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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We drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to MacDonald Lodge…

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Mary really liked this table…

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Where we boarded this boat for a one-hour Ranger-narrated MacDonald Lake cruise…

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It’s so pretty here, it’s hard to take a bad photo…

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This was one of my funnest days ever as a photographer. I really enjoy shooting colors, reflections, shapes and patterns that result in abstracts. On land, everything remains static. On water, everything is constantly changing. Here are some of the photos taken during the cruise…

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To see the other 47 photos, you need to click the following Picasa Web Album Link. To fully appreciate the beauty here, I recommend you view with them in the slide show mode at full screen… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/GlacierNationalParkMontanaDay1

 

 

To read all about this beautiful park, click this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_National_Park_%28U.S.%29

 

 

Here’s the official government website link… http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

 

 

We will further explore the park today.

 

 

Yesterday was a decent day. 79 degrees…humidity still far to high. Today’s forecast 83 degrees. YUCKITTY!

 

 

We’ll continue our westward travel later this morning.

 

 

Enjoying beautiful national parks is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/glacier-national-park/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 81 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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

 

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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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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

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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Silent Wings Museum – Lubbock, Texas

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. She is busy with personal matters.

Last September during my eye exam at the Seattle, Washington VA Hospital I was told I have a large cataract in my right eye that should be attended to in the next year. My new doctor has made the necessary arrangements to have my eye problem corrected. I’m hoping to have my cataract surgery completed prior to Mary going to Turkey with her grandson on April 18th.

My new eye exam date is now March 19th.

Some extra photos today. Yesterday early morning, I saw a portion of Mary’s bottle wall being reflected in the motorhome driver’s outside rear view mirror…

s 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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The sunlight created an additional reflection on the inside of the driver’s windshield…

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From which I got these abstracts…

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A more relaxed mode..

After our 682 day on-the-go 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States, we have decided to slip into a more relaxed mode. In the next few months we will be traveling through areas previously explored. Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Wings_Museum

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, Texas

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is a sunny day at 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

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

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

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

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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VARIATIONS ON A SINGLE DAY.

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We started our day as usual with this same group of speed walkers. They tend to walk in clumps, some ahead and some behind, anywhere from 12 to 15 people. We’ve been joining them about midway since my ankle gave me a problem the first day here. DSC03355 (Copy)

Yesterday, I dropped out after 15 minutes because I wanted to try the Zumba group. It is a 45 minute program on tape. It definitely gives you a cardio workout. I quit after 30 minutes. It basically uses all of my yoga and tai chi moves, only all upright and faster to fun music. It was good.

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Bruce and Pat arrived just before 10:00 for water aerobics. But, they had changed their minds and decided to head home early.

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We said our goodbyes. Bruce and Pat are such fun people to be with. We had a great time. They will visit me in Murphys sometime in March/April. After lunch, Jim and I decided to go to a movie, “The Dallas Buyers CLub,” which he had heard was a good movie. And it was a good movie. It was the story of AIDS patient Ron Woodruff who pushed the FDA to allow drugs to AIDS victims before they were approved. And, he exposed the testing procedures for AIDS as flawed. It was a depressing movie, so we decided to see “Nebraska.” It too, was depressing despite some comedic relief in places. The acting in both movies was great. Can we pick ’em?” I guess I like happiness and joy in entertainment. Our government machinations are already depressing enough.

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The night was so balmy we decided to take a night walk and see what kind of pictures we could come up with in our cameras. All hand-held, no tripods.

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This one reminded me of a little village amidst the palms. I guess it is in a way.DSC03375 (Copy)

This picture was just a black sky with a light streak in it. Adding light gave me a beautiful abstract.DSC03421 (Copy)

This entirely black sky also turned into an abstract with light added. Don’t understand what the lens picks up to allow this to happen.

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As we circumnavigated the park, I aimed at cars and trucks passing on the highway and got their lights streaking by.

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And interesting light shows from lights in the park.

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We peeked in at the evening card players in the recreation hall. Very concentrated on their cards, they paid us no attention.

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People were enjoying the hot tub.

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And a rousing game of water volleyball.

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We keep wondering what our pictures would be like with an expensive camera. Technology changes so fast, it is likely to happen.

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These little yard ornaments came out pretty clear. We had never taken a series of night pictures before. We learned a bit about our camera’s ability. We both own the same Sony,  HX200Z.

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