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.
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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 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.
The motorhome is parked at my cousin Bob’s and his wife Donna’s home at North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We are planning to depart tomorrow.
Yesterday was a somewhat decent day. With a light cloud cover the high temperature was 79 degrees with 63% humidity. Still too humid for my liking.
Yesterday we drove the Bronco the about five miles to New Bedford. Our first stop was Saint Anthony’s of Padua Church where my mother and father were married in 1938. I wanted Mary to see this beautiful structure built 101 years ago. It’s spire is 256 feet…making it the tallest in New England.
You can read all about this beautiful church by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Anthony_of_Padua_Church_%28New_Bedford,_Massachusetts%29
I really recommend you view these church photos in full screen!
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…
Padua is a city in northern Italy…
Then we drove a couple of miles to downtown New Bedford and went to the New Bedford Art Museum which is rather small and does not allow photography…Boo on them!
In this part of Old New Bedford, a number of cobblestone streets are still in existence…
A couple of blocks away we arrived at the Old Star Store. Once New Bedford’s leading department store for many years, it apparently fell victim to today’s modern malls. My grandmother worked at the Star Store for many years as a saleslady in ladies clothing…
Today the old Star Store houses an extension of UMASS-Dartmouth and has a few old photos and paintings…
We visited New Bedford extensively during our visit here in 2010. You can see those Blog entries in our archives during the summer months. In the mid-1800’s, New Bedford was the most famous city in the world because of its whaling industry. It was known as the City That lit The World. You can read this history on the official government New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park which we visited in 2010… http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm
You can read all about New Bedford by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Bedford,_Massachusetts
Enjoying beautiful old buildings 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…
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!
I hope you enjoyed the photos.
Forecast for today is sunny and 61 degrees.
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
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…
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.
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
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