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2011-2013 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA – Update #3 (GA108)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here July 5th.

 

 

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.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted May 12, 2012…

 

 

 

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

 

 

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. 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 next 700+ days we will park in about 250+ different places. Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

#        Date          Location

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

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

 

 

In other news…

After an almost three-week stay in Albuquerque…today we’ll start moving again. The plan is to move a bit in a westerly direction towards Gallup, New Mexico. The Interstate Highway 40 has paved over portions of the old Route 66. However there are still remaining portions of old Route 66 which we will travel upon whenever we can find them. You’ll be seeing these Blog entries in the very near future.

 

 

 

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.

 Yesterday was party sunny and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 73 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 Washington. 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

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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…

DSC040481b

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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 -2017

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Great Adventure Post #1

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I was expecting to leave here recently, but I’ve changed my mind. I currently have reservations at Thousand Trails in Palm Desert, California, February 13th. Between now and then???? For the moment I remain in Yuma.

 

 

I just love the ability to change plans at a moments notice. As I tell everyone…All my plans are firmly etched in Jello!

 

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.

 

In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 10,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

This entry was posted January 25, 2012…

 

 

“Stagnant Mode” is the best phrase that I could think of to describe the time when I’m not out seeing and doing new things.

Mary and I arrived back at her home in California on October 10, 2011 where I spent the about next seven weeks cleaning and doing preventative maintenance on the motorhome and towed Ford Bronco II.

 

 

This is the map from our 2010, 286 day trip covering 11,046 miles in the motorhome and 5,000+ miles in the Bronco…

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After Thanksgiving I headed out for the warmer weather. On to Palm Springs and Slab City, California and then to the Yuma, Arizona area where I hung-out for about one month while waiting for Mary to rejoin me. All places I been to numerous times before…mostly dictated by good weather.

 

Mary re-joined me on January 18th and after taking care of her dental needs in Los Algodones, Mexico the day before yesterday…my “Stagnant Mode” has finally come to an end! It’s time to get out on the road and returning to seeing and doing once again!

 

After a few miscellaneous stops in Yuma, Arizona yesterday morning…we finally got out of Dodge! We only drove about 30 miles and ended up spending the night in the small town of Wellton, Arizona. We parked at the VFW Post #6790.

 

 

 

As always you may click upon a photo to see and enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About one small block away the VFW has a courtesy RV site with electric and water. That’s where we actually spent the night.

 

 

 

No matter that it’s along the road…wasn’t that much traffic!

 

 

For everything you could ever want to know about Wellton, click this Wikipedia link…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellton,_Arizona

 

 

No…it’s not quite the Grand Canyon…but at least we’re seeing and doing new stuff once again.

 

 

Today’s planned destination is the Painted Rocks Petroglyphs…about 80 miles distant. In the next few coming days we will kind of be out in the toolies and may not be able to pull in an Internet signal. So if you do not see a daily Blog from us…don’t worry. We’ll be back with a new entry soon.

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 76 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…

yuma

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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 -2017

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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

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

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

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Santa Rosa Lake State Park – Day 4

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is currently parked at Santa Rosa Lake State Park, about 125 miles east of Albuquerque.

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2011-2013 – 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA…Update #4

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

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. 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 next 700+ days we will park in about 250+ different places.

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

#        Date          Location

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

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

o38 – 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 -Dwontown 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

In other news…

When I depart Santa Rosa Lake State Park in New Mexico, I will turn in a southeasterly direction in the general direction of deep south Texas where I plan to avoid the cold Winter weather as much as possible.

Enjoying beautiful places is another joy in the life 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…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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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2011-2013 – 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA…Update #2

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

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. 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 next 700+ days we will park in about 250-500 different places. Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…

#        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

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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The Great Adventure Will Soon Begin…

and you are invited to join us!

For years I’ve had many people tell me…”I envy the way you live!” I have, tounge-in-cheek, replied…”Anyone can do it. It only requires three easy steps…

1) Sell everything you own.  2) Buy an RV.  3) Hit the road.”

Regardless of these three easy steps…some folks still haven’t hit the road…yet.

Within the next few days Mary and I will begin…her 2nd and my 6th…circumnavigation of the United States. It officially began in November, 2011 and is expected to be completed in November, 2013. I’ve been standing-by in the Yuma, Arizona area awaiting Mary’s joining me after enjoying the holidays with her family. She arrived yesterday at the airport in Yuma, Arizona.

In case you are interested, here’s the route we took from November, 2009 to October, 2010…

Here’s the route I’ve taken so far starting on November, 29, 2011…

Right now all I know about this upcoming trip is…we’re planning to spend the next couple of months exploring Arizona…south of Interstate Highway 8 to the Mexico border. We will then spend a good portion of the remainder of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. I’ve promised my oldest grand-daughter that when she graduates from high school in June of 2013 in southeastern Connecticut…that we will be there.

What routes we will take during these explorations…right now…I haven’t a clue. We’ll just have to see which way the winds blow us!

If you would like to travel along with us…all you have to do is click this link to our mutual Blog…
https://otrwjam.wordpress.com

Once you get there, click on “Subscribe To Our Blog”. Scroll down and click on “Sign Me Up”. You will then receive an email every time we post a Blog entry.

So far as I know, we are the only RVing couple that operates in this manner…which is…

As we experience the experience…we both write separate Blog entries about what we experienced! Therefore…you get two different perspectives of the same happening!

As an ex-engineer I tend to be “just the facts” kind of guy…plus I also tend to make use of lots of photos. Mary on the other hand is an ex-journalist and tends wordy verbose…hence you’ll get the real “inside scoop”,

We hope you will join us on our travels… it going to be a blast!

Don’t forget to tell your friends so they can follow along as well!

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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