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3 Miles Beyond The Edge Of The World (GA4)

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’m planning to depart here February 12th.

 

 

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 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 January 29, 2012…

 

 

That’s according to this cute little sign we saw in the Ajo, Arizona Museum. Here’s the proof…

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent our second night at VFW Post #3578 where they have a very nice veterans memorial in front of their building. Three separate memorial gravestones list the names of those from Ajo who lost their lives in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. Yesterday was chili cook-off day. At 7:00 AM, I was outside helping the men set up tents and tables for the event while Mary went inside to help the women cook…

 

 

 

 

 

Later in the morning we wandered around the downtown plaza area…

 

 

 

 

 

A very huge part of Ajo’s history revolves around the big open-pit copper mine which has been closed for some time…

 

 

 

 

 

This Google Earth view of Ajo shows why the mine played such a large part on Ajo’s history…

 

 

 

To read all about the New Cornelia Mine, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Cornelia_mine

 

 

 

 

 

Then we went for about a one hour visit at the Ajo Museum where a very knowledgeable docent did a wonderful job of telling us about the mine…

 

 

 

 

 

And other interesting facts about Ajo’s history…

 

 

 

To read all about Ajo, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajo,_Arizona

 

 

 

Then back to the VFW Post for lots of chili! We sampled the five different competitor’s entries and because I’m an ex-quality control engineer…I picked the ultimate winner. Mary chose some one other than my selection. In addition there was a salsa challenge, an open auction, a silent auction and musical entertainment. Everyone was very friendly and we had an enjoyable time.

 

 

 

To see the other 33 photos I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/AjoArizona

 

 

 

Later this morning we’ll head about 40 miles south to Organ Pipe National Monument. That means we’ll be out in the toolies…which means a questionable Internet signal. If you do not hear from us for several days…not to worry.

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 84 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 84 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…

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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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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…

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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

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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Bisbee, Arizona

Our motorhome was still parked at Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch when we drove the Bronco 12 miles west to Bisbee, Arizona…county seat of Cochise County. This whole area was once upon a time…heavy Apache Indian country.

To read all about Bisbee, Arizona, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisbee,_Arizona

As we approached town we appreciated the beautiful soil colors…

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...

and took a look into the Lavender Copper Mine Pit…

In town the first stop was at the visitors center. They use a large motorhome as a rolling billboard to advertise the city…

To the Mining and History Museum, where no photography was allowed inside the building. Boo…on them…

We wandered some streets and alleyways…

Including the Copper Queen Hotel…

In the clean up of the Old West, Brewery Gulch got changed to Brewery Avenue. It still didn’t stop it from being Mary’s favorite street in the city…

To see the other 40 photos I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/BisbeeArizona

Another enjoyable day of RVing!

In other news…

We had one other stop planned in the Chiracauha Mountains, but with an approaching high wind and cold temperature weather forecast we decided to go instead to Columbus, New Mexico. So this morning we’ll depart Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch and complete our enjoyable six-week visit to Southern Arizona. It’s been most interesting and fun..

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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