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Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch Near Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 will make 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.

Today I’ll travel to the VA Outpatient Clinic in Sonora to meet my new primary care doctor.

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.

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Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch Near Santa Fe, New Mexico


Yesterday was a partly sunny/cloudy day at 60 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy day at 64 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…


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


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.

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There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Santa Fe, New Mexico – Day 4

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is parked at Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #2811. I expect to depart tomorrow.

Santa Fe has a population of about 68,000 and is at about 7,000 feet of elevation. You can read all about this city by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…,_New_Mexico

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles south of Santa Fe to the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch where dozens of movies have been filmed since 1955  including one of my very favorites…Lonesome Dove. In addition numerous TV shows, commercials, music videos, magazine and catalog photo shoots have been accomplished here.

Here’s their website link…

Here’s a link identifying some of the movies made here…,%20Santa%20Fe,%20New%20Mexico,%20USA&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Bonanza%20Creek%20Ranch%20-%2015%20Bonanza%20Creek%20Lane,%20Santa%20Fe,%20New%20Mexico,%20USA

Bonanza Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch, visited by appointment only. It is distinctive because unlike on a typical movie set, the buildings here are real structures and not one-sided façades. It is set on 12,000 beautiful acres.

Our tour guide was Jack Caffery who has worked on this ranch for 33 years. During the 2.5 hour tour he shared lots of stories about the movie stars he has worked with and funny happenings during some of the productions. He has also been in many movies as an extra. If you remember Lonesome Dove, he played Clara Allen’s faithful Mexican worker, Cholo. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I got to ride in his vehicle with him…just he and I…so I got a lot of extra stories. If you are in the Santa Fe area, I highly recommend his tour to you.

Here are a few of my favorite 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…

To see the remaining 48 photos that I took, you need to click this Picasa web album link…

Enjoying interesting places is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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