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My Grandson Seeks A Role In College Baseball…

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. During the next two months I’ll be attending to my cataract surgery, cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to the motorhome and Bronco in addition to assisting Mary with her activities. My current departure date is scheduled for December 1st.

My only grandson Eric aspires to be a major league baseball catcher. The next logical step in his progression is college baseball. Which college is the next question needing to be answered.

Yesterday my son sent me an email telling of Eric’s recruitment video which he recently created. He used some of my photos and video from our 2013 visit to Connecticut in the early part of the recruitment video. In these videos, Eric is wearing uniform #5.

At the young age of recently-turned 17, Eric has already worked out with Boston Red Sox scouts on four different occasions.

If you know of anyone associated with the selection process in college baseball…please advise them of this video adding that Eric’s contact information is at the end of the video.

In the below photo, Eric visited us in our motorhome during the summer of 2013 when he was still 15 years old…

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…


So…with a huge amount of grandfatherly pride…you can view Eric’s recruitment video by clicking this link…


With regards to my upcoming cataract pre-op exam and consultation is set for today at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny/rainy day and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/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 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.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

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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The day after Christmas, we celebrated with Ted, Bev, their children, and the grandmas, Eunice and Ruth, who are family members of Kristanne’s boys, Austin and Alec. Las Vegas is a long way to go for a visit and Murphys is much closer for them.

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Alec and Austin with cousins Abby and Daniel. (Ted is visible in he background.) The kids are sucking orange juice up through a peppermint stick “straw”.

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After dinner, the gift exchange. Grandma Eunice gave Austin what looked like a huge bag of cash. But, hidden inside the bag was a family tradition. This year Austin got “the ugly cup.”

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It has been a tradition for several generations In Eunice’s family for someone to pass on the ugly cup at Christmas. It is inscribed with these words: “I had a choice of being rich or good lookin'” Austin will now have to pass it on next year. She gave college-age grandson Alec, a gift-card of gas for his car. What clever gifts!

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The boys enjoyed the Guinness Book of World Records Austin received from his cousin Owen, who is in Italy.

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Bev and her Mom.

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Then, later in the day, Austin in his new pajamas, texting.

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Mason, texting.

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Alec texting.

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Emil texting.

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Naturally, boys love to wrestle and/or show off their strength. Alec is a student but he works full-time as a manager of a Golds Gym. So, it isn’t all texting.

Next, is Christmas with my nearby siblings.  I absolutely love the holidays and the extended family get-togethers.


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