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Murphys To Nicolaus, California…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 113 miles from Murphys to Nicolaus, California.

 

After some shopping at Costco for gas and groceries, I stopped to have the motorhome washed…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

My normal stop is at the 49er Truck Stop which has two wash bays. With several vehicles in front of me meant at least a three-hour wait, so I passed. I’ll find another place further down the road to get the motorhome washed…

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My camping spot at Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort…

 

 

 

 

And the usual dinette window photo…

 

I expect to be here until May 9th.

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 86 degrees. Too Danged Hot!

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 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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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

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 -2019

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Nicolaus To Murphys, California

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 113 miles from Nicolaus to Murphys, California. I’m now at Mary’s home and am scheduled to depart November 26th. While here, I’ll do cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to both vehicles.

 

 

The first stop was at a truck/RV wash. The motorhome was quite dirty and ready for this happening. The initial wet-down…

 

 

 

 

 

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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I do not allow the large rotary brushes which tend to remove decals…so I pay a few bucks extra for a hand-wash. Three Mexicans do a good job of scrubbing it down, including the roof, in about 30 minutes…

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The final rinse…

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Nice and clean once again…

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After a gas and grocery stop at Costco I proceeded on to Murphys about 85 miles distant…

 

 

 

 

 

I’m parked in my usual spot. You can see the Bronco in the background…

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and the usual dinette window where I get a partial view of Mary’s bottle collection…

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To read all about Murphys, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Forecast for today is sunny and 68 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 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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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 2018

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Nicolaus To Murphys, California

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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 113 miles from Nicolaus to Murphys, California. I’m now at Mary’s home and am scheduled to depart November 28th. While here, I’ll do cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to both vehicles.

Today’s Subject…Nicolaus to Murphys, California…

The first stop was at a truck/RV wash. The motorhome was quite dirty and ready for this happening. The initial wet-down…

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…

DSC07873

I do not allow the large rotary brushes which tend to remove decals…so I pay a few bucks extra for a hand-wash. Three Mexicans do a good job of scrubbing it down, including the roof, in about 30 minutes…

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The final rinse…

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Nice and clean once again…

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After a gas and grocery stop at Costco I proceeded on to Murphys about 85 miles distant…

I’m parked in my usual spot. You can see the Bronco in the background…

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and the usual dinette window where I get a partial view of Mary’s bottle collection…

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To read all about Murphys, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 77 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapmurphys

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 2016

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Manteca, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 67 miles from Murphys to Manteca, California. After a grocery shopping stop at a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Costco I arrived at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort. Mary and I are members of the Thousand Trails system…

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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As always, I like to show a photo of the random view out of the dinette window…

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I’ll continue my journey south later this morning.

Yesterday was a mostly sunny day at 67 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly sunny/cloudy with a passing shower and 62 degrees.

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

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013

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Harlingen, Texas – Day 18

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort and is scheduled to be here until January 10th.

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco for a tour of the Rio Grande Valley since she has never been here before. By time we got back to the motorhome we had covered 160 miles.

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…

Along the way we saw lots of fertile soil with green stuff growing…

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and grapefruit trees…

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First stop was at the old Hildago Pump Station that was used for many years to pump water from the Rio Grande River to irrigate the growing fields. It operated from 1909 to 1983. The station was closed on a Saturday so we didn’t get to take the tour. You can read about it by clicking this link…
http://www.texasescapes.com/SouthTexasTowns/HidalgoTexas/Hidalgo-Texas-Old-Hidalgo-Pumping-Station.htm

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Also at the site was a World Birding Center which you can read about by clicking this link…
http://www.theworldbirdingcenter.com/Hidalgo.html

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It was so cold we didn’t try to catch a photo of the many birds we could hear but we got these nice flower photos…

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Being right on the Rio Grande River, the Border Patrol was to be seen everywhere…

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A few more miles down the road we stopped at the La Lomita Chapel which was also closed on a Saturday. You can read about it by clicking this link…
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/tx/tx15.htm

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About one mile down the road is the remnants of an old mission on the grounds of a now Catholic Academy. Of course the gates were locked…

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By then it was time for lunch. We stopped at the small El Rodeo Restaurant. I had the Chalupa plate…

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Mary had the enchilada plate…

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A couple of strolling musicians stopped by to sing a few songs for tips…

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Then onto the only hand-pulled ferry left remaining on the Rio Grande River. I was here in 1997 when all there was the ferry at the end of a narrow road with a small Border Patrol Station. Here’s a photo I took in 1997…

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Because of 9/11, there is now a huge Border Patrol Station. Everything was shut down because of high fast-flowing water on the river so the ferry was not operating. We walked alongside the chain link fence to get down to the river. It has an interesting history and you can read about the ferry by clicking this link…
http://www.wintertexansonline.com/ebanosferry.htm

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Final stop of the day was at the only Costco in the Rio Grande Valley for some groceries.

Enjoying the many attractions of an area is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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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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Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort, Lakehills, Texas – Day 12

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 60 miles round-trip into the outskirts of San Antonio for a grocery shopping trip to Costco and Wal-Mart. Since the motorhome is parked out in the country all there is a small local grocery store with the barest of provisions. I was last in San Antonio in 1979 and my memory of the place was the traffic congestion. It hasn’t gotten any better in the last 33 years.

Along the way I had to go right by another famous old Texas honkytonk. John T. Floore’s started out in the 1940’s as a country store and became a cafe and honkytonk. You can read about it by clicking this link…
http://www.liveatfloores.com/floores_history.html

While waiting for my tasty grilled chicken sandwich for lunch, I chatted with Darcy, the Day Manager. She told me that the place remains essentially the same since she started coming here more than 40 years ago. The only real change was that back then it was really out in the sticks. That’s no longer the case since now the San Antonio city limits are now less than five miles away.

All of the old-time Country and Western singers have performed here. Willie Nelson last was here on October 11th of this year with a $40 admission price. Speaking of Willie and since I’m in Willie country, I just finished reading a 900+ page hardcover book entitled…”Willie Nelson…A Epic Life”, published in 2008 and covering the first 75 years of his life. Willie will become 80 years old on April 29, 2013. When asked when he was going to retire, he replied…”All I do is play music and golf. Why would I want to stop doing that?”.

I ordered a bottle of Lone Star Beer with my lunch only to be told…no bottles. She explained that since there was a show that night, they only stock the coolers with cans. What does that tell you? Anyways, Here are the photos that I took.. Note the signs that say $100 fine for fighting…

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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Enjoying old honkytonks is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

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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