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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts Day 2 (GA566)

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The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

 

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 July 31, 2013…

 

 

 

 

The motorhome is parked at my cousin Bob’s home in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We are planning to depart next Tuesday.

 

 

Yesterday was 84 degrees with humidity in the 70% range. Still too hot and humid for my liking.

 

 

Yesterday afternoon I drove the Bronco the about 65 miles to Logan Airport at Boston, Massachusetts. Mary has returned to me. It’s nice to have her back…

 

 

 

 

 

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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Today we will be visiting with long-time friends of mine in Revere, Massachusetts, so we stayed in a hotel here last night. I lived in Revere from the ages of 10-18. In the afternoon rush (?) hour drive, the 7.5 mile ride from the airport to the hotel only took one hour. I wonder why it’s called rush hour?  🙂

 

 

This afternoon we’ll head back to North Dartmouth.

 

 

Enjoying meeting up with old friends 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 Massachusetts. 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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 67 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 Arizona. 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

 

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

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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 600 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

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2019

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A Visit With Old Friends…

The motorhome is parked it my cousin Bob’s home at North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Mary flew into Boston, Massachusetts to meet up with me once again the day before yesterday. We spent the night in a hotel at Revere, Massachusetts (about five miles North of Boston), and yesterday spent some time with some long-time old friends.

Yesterday was a semi-decent day. With a light cloud cover the high temperature was 79 degrees with 80% humidity. Still too hot and humid for my liking.

We met Bill and Loretta at 10:00 AM. I became friends with Bill at age 10 and Loretta at age 16…

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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The four of us spent 1.5 hours riding around the area looking at old places we frequented 50+ years ago…reliving many stories from those by-gone days. One of the first stop was at Lee’s Trailer Court where my family moved to when I was age 10 and after my father’s welding business went through bankruptcy proceeding…so we must have been financially pressed. We lived there until I was age 14…

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Then moved to this apartment building on Hichborn Street where I lived until age 18. The building was old when we lived there 50+ years ago and appears now to have received little care since that time. We lived in the first floor apartment, right-side…

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We passed by Sufflolk Downs, a horse racing track where I worked from ages 14-16…

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Among a number of other places we also went to the Old Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, one of the oldest graveyards in the area, where the first recorded burial occurred in 1693…

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We finally ended up at Demaino’s Italian Restaurant on Malden Street where we used to go for great pizza at age 16…

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This is the original area from those long ago days. Yesterday we sat in addition to the left…

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At noon, we were joined by Dolly and Arthur…

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I just had to have a sausage and pepperoni pizza…just like the old days…

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Everyone enjoyed their favorite meal…

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We had the waitress take our all-together photo…

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Back at age 10, I also met Al, who now lives in the State of Washington and whom I will once again see in late September when we return to that area. Bill, AL and I were like the Three Musketeers… always seen together. As teenagers we were last together when I was age almost 18. Bill brought me a photo when all three of us met in Revere in June 1991…22 years ago. He printed this photo using his computer printer, hence some lack of definition…

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I dug back in to my archives files and found this photo. Bill is in the top row, furthest on the left. Al and I are in the lower row. Al is furthest right and I’m the third from right…

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Compare to above two photos and see what a difference 40 years can make!  🙂

So we ended up spending a total of four hours with these old friends. It was a great day. Mary and I departed at 2:00 PM to avoid the afternoon rush-hour traffic as we had to go through Boston to return to the motorhome at North Dartmouth…about 65 miles to the south.

Last night Mary and I went out with my cousin Bob and his wife Donna to a great Portuguese restaurant for another great meal. The annual Portuguese Festival in nearby New Bedford begins today and runs through the weekend. I’m betting Mary and I will both have gained a couple more pounds by time we depart next Tuesday. All in all, yesterday was another great day!

Enjoying visiting with old friends 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 Massachusetts. 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 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
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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She’s Back!

The motorhome is parked at my cousin Bob’s home in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We are planning to depart next Tuesday.

Yesterday was 84 degrees with humidity in the 70% range. Still too hot and humid for my liking.

Yesterday afternoon I drove the Bronco the about 65 miles to Logan Airport at Boston, Massachusetts. Mary has returned to me. It’s nice to have her back…

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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Today we will be visiting with long-time friends of mine in Revere, Massachusetts, so we stayed in a hotel here last night. I lived in Revere from the ages of 10-18. In the afternoon rush (?) hour drive, the 7.5 mile ride from the airport to the hotel only took one hour. I wonder why it’s called rush hour?  🙂

This afternoon we’ll head back to North Dartmouth.

Enjoying meeting up with old friends 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 Massachusetts. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

USA1W

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

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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome about 25 miles from Rochester to North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. I expect to depart here in about one week.

Mary will fly in to meet me at Boston, Massachusetts this afternoon.

Yesterday was a semi-decent day. With a light cloud cover the high temperature was 81 degrees with 81% humidity. Finally a day without air conditioning. Still too hot and humid for my liking.

The motorhme is parked at the home of my cousin Bob and his wife, Donna..

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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And the usual dinette window photo…

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Along the way here yesterday, I passed through the town of Fairhaven where I lived as a young child from ages 5-10. For it is here that you can get the best meal of Fish ‘n’ Chips in the whole world! At Gene’s Famous Seafood which has been here since 1963…

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They have a great menu of fresh seafood…

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There’s another big piece of fresh Cod fish under all those fries for only $8.95…

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The interior dining area. They also have an outside eating area…

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Enjoying Fish ‘n’ Chips at Gene’s in Fairhaven, Massachusetts is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer! YUM!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Massachusetts. 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 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
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Outdoor World Campground, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, – Day 5

The motorhome is parked at the Outdoor World Campground in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. I expect to depart here on Sunday.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts on July 30th.

I’m hiding out in the air-conditioning of the motorhome during a week-long heat wave. For the next two days the temperatures are supposed to be mid-90’s with similar humidity. YUK!!!

In the below Google Earth image my location is marked by the yellow dot…

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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The temperature when I arose at 5:00 AM was 78 degrees with 93% humidity. It was so hot and humid I had the air-conditioning run on all through the night. Good thing I like to read because that’s what I’ll spend most of my day doing!

Because of the excessive heat, I talk my daily walk at 5:30 AM. Lots of bugs and mosquitoes are out at that time of the day.

This campground has a nice pond which is very still at 5:30 AM. This Google Earth image shows the pond…

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Hare are some more pond photos…

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I’ll have more pond photos tomorrow.

Enjoying air-conditioning in my motorhome is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

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

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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

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50 Years Ago Today…

50 Years ago today I received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy. At that time I was serving as a Radarman Petty Officer Third Class aboard the U.S.S. Boston CAG-1. It was the World’s first heavy guided missile cruiser and home-ported in Boston, Massachusetts.

I found the below photo of the ship online when it was docked at Genoa, Italy on January 27, 1962. I was serving on board at the time on my third and final Mediterranean Sea cruise…

To see other photos of the ship and read about its history, click this link…
http://navysite.de/cg/cag1.htm

Here is the only photo I have of myself from those days. I remember it was taken in 1961 when the ship was in Amsterdam, Holland. I would have been 20 years old at the time…

Here’s a photo of me that Mary took of me a couple of months ago while we were in Tombstone, Arizona…

What a difference 51 years makes in the way a person looks. How has the 50 years since my discharge gone so rapidly?

All things considered…I’m glad I’m still around to have my photo taken.

I’ve had a blessed life…most of it in a traveling capacity. I’ve been many places, have met many people and lived through many experiences.

I’m most pleased that I still enjoy good health so that I may continue to travel as a full-time RVer. I cannot think of a finer way to spend my golden years!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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