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My Son Performs In Las Vegas!

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be overwhelmed with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries…or discuss a different topic.

Five days ago I published a Blog entry about my son’s arrival here in las Vegas…

His time here is the primary reason for my being in Las Vegas at this time. I last saw him in August, 2013 during my last circumnavigation of the United Sates (almost two years long and my sixth time around). I last saw him here in Las Vegas in February, 2011.

My only son Jim is now 50 years old. He’s been coming to Las Vegas for the annual World of Concrete Convention for better than 20 years. He was a featured speaker for about 10 of those years at the convention. He is currently the regional sales manager in the northeastern United States for a large concrete corporation.

During this visit he and I got to watch the Super Bowl together in his hotel suite. A nice happening!

In addition to his concrete career field, since a younger man in his late teens, he has become a base guitar player playing with several different bands over the years and playing at area county fairs and drinking establishments…Bars. 🙂 He also does lead and backup vocals.

He has been playing bass guitar for the Association Society of Concrete Contractors Band at this annual convention for about six years. This band only plays one evening a year…at the Kickoff Bash which happened last Monday evening. He emailed me this photo (not mine) that someone took of this group. He’s on the right playing the bass guitar…


Okay, he’s not a show headliner…his name is not on the marquee…but it still allows for pretty neat bragging rights! It’s not every Dad who can claim that his son has performed on the Vegas Strip! 🙂

In my year 2000 archives I found this photo of his annual July 4th Party,  in his backyard in Connecticut. He’s wearing a red shirt and playing his bass guitar…


I’m not sure where he gets his musical talent from…certainly not me. A long time ago I had a guitar for about five years…and finally decided I have no musical talent and sold it hoping it would have a better life with a new owner.

Yesterday I drove him to the airport to catch his flight back home to sub-zero temperatures and 18 inches of snow…with another 18 inches expected next week. In addition to the excessive heat and humidity in the summer time, it’s another reason why I no longer live there! 🙂

The major downside of a Ramblin’ Mans life is not getting to see my family and my many friends on a regular and often basis. It’s just goes with the territory. Fortunately with today’s technology it’s easy to at least have somewhat regular communications.


Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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