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2011-2013 – Circumnavigation Of The USA…Final Update

This  final Blog posting is to document the completion of an 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 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 just had to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates were to send us. Other than our near fatal accident on Memorial Day of 2012, it was a fine trip. We saw many interesting things and meet some really neat people.

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. The trip ended on October 10, 2013 with 48,635.4 on the odometer which means I drove 12,678.9 miles with the motorhome. I also drove the Bronco about an additional 10,000 miles on side trips.

Our journey brought us to 28 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas,  Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana,  Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

In addition to showing the route taken, I’m documenting where I/we parked during this journey. I/We parked at 175 different places as follows:

37 – VFW
22 – State Parks
21 – Other/Miscellaneous
16 –  Moose Club
14 – American Legion
14 – RV Parks/Campground
13 –  Thousand Trails/Affiliated RV Resort
11 – Eagles Club
8 – Friend/Relative
6 – Elks Club
4 – Casino
4 – Museum Parking Lot
4 – National Park/Monument/Seashore
3 – Wal-Mart

Here’s the map showing the complete route taken which you may click on to see in a larger view…

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#        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

027 – 03/21/12 – Faywood, NM – City of Rocks State Park

028 – 03/22/12 – Silver City, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1718

029 – 04/03/12 – Caballo, NM – Lake Caballo State Park

030 – 04/05/12 – Truth or Consequences, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2050

031 – 04/16/12 – Elephant Butte, NM – Elephant Butte State Park

032 – 04/17/12 – Elephant Butte, NM South Monticello Campground

033 – 04/18/12 – San Antonio, NM Owl Bar and Cafe parking lot

034 – 04/19/12 – Socorro, New Mexico Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #4017

035 – 04/21/12 – Belen, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1680

036 – 04/22/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2241

037 – 04/23/12 – Albuquerque, NM – VFW Post #401

038 – 05/12/12 – Casa Blanca, NM – Dancing Eagle Casino RV Park

039 – 05/14/12 – Grants, NM – VFW Post #3221

040 – 05/16/12 – Prewitt, NM – Bluewater State Park

041 – 05/20/12 – Gallup, NM – Red Rock Park Campground

042 – 05/22/12 – Window Rock, AZ – Navajo Nation Museum

043 – 05/24/12 – Chinle, AZ – Canyon de Chelly Cottonwood Campground

044 – 06/05/12 – Cortez, CO – American Legion Post #75

045 – 06/08/12 – Mesa Verde National Park, CO

046 – 06/11/12 – Durango, CO – American Legion Post #28

047 – 06/14/12 – Navajo Dam, NM – Navajo Lake State Park Cottonwood Campground

048 – 06/18/12 – Farmington, NM – Downtown Parking Lot

049 – 06/19/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Woodland Creek Campground

050 – 07/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

051 – 08/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – El Vado State Park

052 – 08/23/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

053 – 09/14/12 – Taos, NM –  Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3489

054 – 09.25/12 – Los Alamos, NM – VFW Post #8872

055 – 10/03/12 – Espanola, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3695

056 – 10/08/12 – Santa Fe, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #2811

057 – 10/13/12 – Albuquerque – NM- Sandia Casino

058 – 10/16/12 – Albuquerque, – NM – Wal-Mart parking lot

059 – 10/17/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Pisano Street across from Advantage Automotive

060 – 10/18/12 – Santa Rosa, NM – Santa Rose Lake State Park

061 – 10/25/12 – Fort Sumner, NM – Sumner Lake State Park

062 – 10/28/12 – Clovis, NM – Fraternal Order of Eagles #3245

063 – 11/01/12 – Littlefield, TX – Waylon Jennings RV Park

064 – 11/05/12 – Lubbock, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #4271

065 – 11;10/12 – Roscoe, TX – American Legion Post #217

066 – 11/11/12 – Sweetwater, TX – WASP Museum

067 – 11/12/12 – San Angelo, TX – VFW Post #1815

068 – 11/17/12 – Brady, TX – VFW Post #3234

069 – 11/18/12 – Kerrville, TX – VFW Post #1480

070 – 11/19/12 – Lakehills, TX – Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort

071 – 12/10/12 – San Antonio, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #70

072 – 12/14/12 – Laredo, TX – Casa Blanca International State Park

073 – 12/16/12 – Roma, TX – VFW Post #9175

074 – 12/19/12 – Harlingen, TX – American Legion Post #205

075 – 12/20/12 – Harlingen, TX – Tropic Winds RV Resort

076 – 01/10/13 – Port Isabel, TX – Wal-Mart

077 – 01/11/13 – Brownsville, TX – VFW Post #2085

078 – 01/12/13 – Kingsville, TX – Elks Club #1926

079 – 01/17/13 – Padre Island National Seashore, TX – Malaquite Beach

080 – 01/19/13 – Rockport, TX – American Legion Post #363

081 – 01/21/13 – Port Lavaca, TX – VFW Post #4403

082 – 01/23/13 – Palacios, TX – VFW Post #2467

083 – 01/25/13 – Wadsworth, TX – Colorado River Trail Parking Area

084 – 01/26/13 – Freeport, TX – VFW Post #4341

085 – 01/27/13 – Galveston, TX – VFW Post #8248

086 – 01/31/13 – Port Arthur, TX – American Legion Post #7

087 – 02/05/13 – Sulphur, LA – American Legion Post #179

088 – 02/06/13 – Westlake, LA – Sam Houston Jones State Park

089 – 02/15/13 – Sulphur, LA – VFW Post #8107

090 – 02/16/13 – Holly Beach, LA

091 – 02/17/13 – Grand Chenier. LA – Dirty Miller’s Driveway

092 – 02/18/13 – Sweet Lake LA – Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

093 – 02/19/13 – Lake Arthur, LA – American Legion Post #403

094 – 02/23/13 – Iota, LA – side street

095 – 02/24/13 – Near Villa Platte, LA – Chicot State Park

096 – 03/01/13 – Mamou, LA – Chestnut Street

097 – 03/02/13 – Eunice, LA – Rear parking lot if fire station

098 – 03/03/13 – Duson, LA – VFW Post #9833

099 – 03/10/13 – Baker, LA – VFW Post #4224

100 – 03/18/13 – Natchez, Mississippi – Moose Lodge #1662

101 – 04/03/13 – Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi

102 – 04/05/13 – Vicksburg, MS – Moose Lodge #1581

103 – 04/12/13 – Greenville, MS – VFW Post #4438

104 – 04/13/14 – Lula, MS – Delma Firmiss Hospitality Center

105 – 04/14/13 – Southaven, MS – VFW Post #10567

106 – 04/24/13 – Saulsbury, TN – Thousand Trails Cherokee Landing RV Resort

107 – 04/28/13 – Savannah, TN – Moose Lodge #1918

108 – 05/01/13 – Camden, TN – Elks Lodge #2156

109 – 05/02/13 – Clarksville, TN – VFW Post #4895

110 – 05/05/13 – Bowling Green, KY – Wal-Mart

111 – 05/06/13 – Park City, KY – Diamond Cavern Campground

112 – 05/10/13 – Bardstown, KY – Moose Lodge #2408

113 – 05/14/13 – Ashland, KY – Eagles Club #2329

114 – 05/16/13 – Point Pleasant, WV – Krobel Park

115 – 05/17/13 – Parkersburg, WV – VFW Post #1212

116 – 05/18/13 – Clarksburg, WV – VFW #573

117 – 05/18/13 – Grafton, WV – Tygart Lake State Park

118 – 05/20/13 – Winchester, VA – Moose Lodge #1283

119 – 05/23/13 – Dillsburg, PA – American legion Post #6671

120 – 05/24/13 – Lebanon, PR – Thousand Trails Hershey RV Resort

121 – 05/28/13 – Allentown, PA – American Legion #367

122 – 05/31/13 – Oakland, NJ – Elks Club #2617

123 – 06/06/13 – Danbury, CT Welcome Center

124 – 06/07/13 – Ivoryton, CT – My son’s home

125 – 07/14/13 – Sturbridge, MA – Outdoor World Campground

126 – 07/21/13 – Sudbury, MA – American Legion Post #191

127 – 07/24/13 – East Bridgewater, MA – Camping USA

128 – 07/27/13 – Rochester, MA – Gateway to Cape Cod Campground

129 – 07/29/13 – North Dartmouth, MA –  My Cousin Bob and Donna’s home

130 – 08/06/13 – Ivoryton, Connecticut – My son’s home

131 – 08/12/13 – Scotrun, PA – Outdoor World campground

132 – 08/13/13 – Clarion, PA – Moose Lodge #14

133 – 08/14/13 – Norwalk, OH – Elks Lodge #730

134 – 08/15/13 – Grossse Ile, MI – Friend’s driveway

135 – 08/16/13 – Flint, MI – VFW #3027

136 – 08/17/13 – Indian River, MI – VFW 37439

137 – 08/18/13 – St. Ignace, MI – VFW #5114

138 – 08/19/13 – Escanaba, MI – VFW Post #2899

139 – 08/20/13 – Menominee, MI – VFW Post #1887

140 – 08/21/13 – Bark River, MI – Mary’s friend’s home

141 – 08/25/13 – Iron Mountain, MI – Elks Lodge #700

142 – 08/27/13 – Iron River, MI – VFW Post #3134

143 – 08/28/13 – Hurley, WI – VFW Post #1580

144 – 08/29/13 – Ashland, WI – Kreher RV Park

145 – 08/30/13 – Superior, WI – City Park

146 – 08/31/13 – Grand Rapids, MN – Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot

147 – 09/01/13 – Bemidji, MN – Eagles Airee #351

148 – 09/02/13 – Crookston, MN – Central Park

149 – 09/03/13 – Devils Lake, ND – Nite Owl Lounge

150 – 09/04/13 – Towner, ND – Free City Park

151 – 09/05/13 – Stanley, ND – 2nd Ave SE

152 – 09/06/13 – Culbertson, MT – Lions City Park

153 – 09/07/13 – Glasgow, MT = VFW Post #3107

154 – 09/08/13 – Malta, MT – Phillips County Museum

155 – 09/09/13 – Chinook, MT – VFW Auxiliary Post #4620

156 – 09/10/13 – Chester, MT – Chester City Park

157 – 09/11/13 – Cut Bank, MT – City Park

158 – 09/12/13 – Browning, MT – Museum of the Plains Indian

159 – 09/13/13 – West Glacier, MT – Glacier National Park

160 – 09/15/13 – Kailispell, MT – Elks Lodge #725

161 – 09/16/13 – Libby, MT – VFW Post #1504

162 –  09/17/13 – Sandpoint, ID – VFW Post #1540

163 – 09/18/13 –  Newport, WA – Thousand Trails Little Diamond RV Resort

164 – 09/19/13 – Airway Heights, WA – VFW Post #3386

165 – 09/20/13 – Coulee City, WA – City Community Park

166 – 09/21/13 – Cashmere, WA – American Legion Post #64

167 – 09/22/13 – Leavenworth, WA – Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Resort

168 – 09/24/13 – Monroe, WA – Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort

169 – 10/02/13 – Lacey, WA – American Legion Post #94

170 – 10/04/13 – Wilsonville, OR – Moose Lodge #1598

171 – 10/05/13 – Springfield, OR – Moose Lodge #1726

172 – 10/06/13 – Medford, OR – Eagles Club #2093

173 – 10/08/13 – Redding, CA – Moose Club #1006

174 – 10/09/13 – Nicolaus, CA – Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort

175 – 10/10/13 – Murphys, CA – Mary’s Home

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…

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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 would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

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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Scotrun, Pennsylvania

The motorhome is parked  at Outdoor World Campground in Scotrun, Pennsylvania. This campground is part of the Thousand Trails RV Resort system of which we are members, so we got to stay here for free.

I drove the motorhome 213 miles yesterday, part of which we crawled along on Interstate Highway 80…

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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We gassed up in eastern Pennsylvania for $3.40.0 credit card price. In Connecticut the credit card price was $4.09.9, a difference of $0,69 per gallon. In Connecticut the 40 gallons we bought would have cost us an additional $28.00 for the same amount of fuel!

We are in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania which are not very high. Our campground elevation is at about 1,100 feet, 5:30 AM temperature was 67 degrees with 83% humidity and light rain. Heavy rain forecasted for our travels today.

And in the campground…

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The usual dinette window shot…

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A closer look at the small lake…

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Enjoying a lake view is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer We will continue westward later this morning.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Pennsylvania. 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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Ivoryton, Connecticut – Day 6

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home in Ivoryton, Connecticut, We plan to depart for the west coast later this morning.

Yesterday was my only grandson’s 16th birthday. We spent an enjoyable afternoon and evening celebrating the event. I’ve done a few Blog entries about Eric during my visit in New England…they can be found in the archives. Eric aspires to be a major league baseball catcher. Good luck, Eric!

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 below map in red shows the route the motorhome has traveled since I left Mary’s home in November, 2011. The green route shows our projected route to Monroe, Washington with an expected arrival date of September 24th. Then back to Mary’s home expecting to arrive no later than October 15th…

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Enjoying visiting family 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 Connecticut. 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

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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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…

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#        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

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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Dream Girls

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home in Ivoryton, Connecticut. We are planning to depart for the west coast next Monday.

The famous Ivoryton Playhouse is only about one mile from my son’s home. During my previous visit here in June I wrote a rather complete Blog entry about the history of the Playhouse which you can read by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-8uG

Yesterday Mary and I went to the Ivoryton Playhouse for the premier performance of Dream Girls. If you are unfamiliar with the story plot, you can read it here by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamgirls

No photography is allowed of the set or during the program. They allowed me to take a few interior photos before the show began…

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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Speaking of Dream Girls…here’s mine…

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Mary and I were both disappointed with the performance. While the story line is a good one, the performers semi-sing (screech) their lines rather than speaking them. In addition because we were so late in buying our tickets, we ended up in the last row of the balcony…which was okay…but even back there the orchestra volume was too loud making is difficult to hear the performers. Oh well, you buy your tickets and take your chances!

This was very different from the great performance of The Buddy Holly Story which we saw here in 2010 and you can read about by clicking this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-sJ

Enjoying a good play 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 Connecticut. 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

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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Ivoryton, Connecticut – Day 1

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 100 miles from North Dartmouth, Massachusetts to Ivoryton, Connecticut. It’s parked at my son’s home.

Upon arrival yesterday, I could not get an Internet signal. After an hour on the telephone with Verizon technical support, they decided I had a bad SIM Card. So I drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to the local Verizon store. After about one hour there, I finally had an Internet signal. Back to the motorhome where once again…no Internet signal. Another hour on the phone with Verizon technical support to no avail…back to the Verizon store. Another hour and it was finally working once again. By time I got back to the motorhome it was 8:00 PM, but at least we now have an Internet signal. Computers are great when they work correctly, but when they don’t, they can be a real pain!

By then it was too dark to take my arrival photos. The first photo is of when I first arrived here in early June. Since I’m in the same exact position, it’s just like it would have been if I took it yesterday…

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 usual dinette photo was also taken on my arrival here in early June. It wasn’t raining yesterday…

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We expect to depart for the west coast next Monday.

Enjoying family 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 Connecticut. 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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