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Atop The San Andreas Fault…

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.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort…about 20 miles east of Palm Springs, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 17th.

 

I first posted this info in December, 2010…

 

While working on yesterday’s Blog, I noticed that I was quite near the San Andreas Fault. I knew it was in this area somewhere nearby, but didn’t know quite where. In case you are not aware, it is the best known earthquake fault in California.

Well, a little research on the Internet and I found out it’s only a 10 minute drive or 7.5 miles distant. It’s only about 5 miles the way the crow flies..supposedly in a straight line from my current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort. It’s located in the Coachella Valley Preserve which is also a National Wildlife Preserve. It is also known as 1000 Palms Canyon.

In the first photo below, the black line indicates the San Andreas Fault in this area…

 

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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This next photo I used Google Earth to give you a different view…

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Unfortunately (or better yet, fortunately), there are no gaping openings in the earth. In this photo I’m directly atop the fault looking southeast.

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In this photo, I looking northwest…

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You can find many websites on the internet by putting San Andreas Fault in the search box.

The following three links provide a lot of information about the fault in this, the Coachella Valley, area…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Andreas_Fault

http://geology.about.com/od/geology_ca/ig/safsouth/

http://geology.about.com/od/geology_ca/ig/safsouth/

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with other past blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 78 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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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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Coachella Valley Preserve And The San Andreas Fault

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort at Palm Desert, California. Mary remains at home and I expecting her to rejoin me in mid-January.

In 2010, Mary and I visited the Coachella Valley Preserve which sits atop the San Andreas Fault. In case you are not aware, it is the best known earthquake fault in California. It passes through the Coachella Valley Preserve which is also a National Wildlife Preserve. It is also known as 1000 Palms Canyon.

It’s only a 10 minute drive or 7.5 miles distant. It’s only about 5 miles the way the crow flies…supposedly in a straight line from our current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort. We took a 2 mile walk through the preserve

Here are six photos that I took…

Here’s the official Coachella Valley Preserve website link…
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wildlife/watchable/areas/coachella.html

You can find many websites on the internet by putting San Andreas Fault in the search box.

The following two links provide a lot of information about the fault in this, the Coachella Valley, area…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Andreas_Fault

http://geology.about.com/od/geology_ca/ig/safsouth/

To see the other 31 photos I took at the Visitors Center, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/CoachellaValleyPreserve

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a partly cloudy day at 64 degrees.  Forecast for today is partly cloudy and 65 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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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 inLuckenbach, 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/panamaorbustAll original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014
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POOPING THE DOG AND OTHER ISSUES

Historically, signs were meant to guide people who couldn’t read. They never seemed to need a picture to direct them to the pub, but the shoemaker or scribe…well, that was another matter. In any case, signs are a good thing. There are a lot of people who can read but don’t bother, I’ve noticed.

Sometimes the people who initiate a sign aren’t always clear about what they mean. Does this mean to wreck slowly so the impact of your crash will be easier? Or the wreck ahead is slow?  By the time you consider, you are in the middle of it.

Why not just put up a bigger sign that reads this road is  narrow, muddy, steep, full of chuck holes, has sharp curves and you can’t turn around on it?  That way we wouldn’t have gone there.

Now this is what a sign was meant to be, you know you’ll get a cup of something hot to drink even if you don’t read the the words coffee at the bottom.

This sign is clever and also gets the point across.

But this one really lets you know what you’re in for if you stop at their roadside coffee shop.  Hopefully the coffee is better than their spelling.

I don’t know when it became popular to let you know when you are entering a new city. But its a good thing be it crude like the one for Wimer, Oregon…

…or fancy like this one  for LaConner, Washington.

Now this is a good thing to know when you enter the town that marks the first kilometer of the Death Train, in Thailand. At least the city has nice people. In Thailand a sign costs one price for Thai, higher for Thai and Chinese and higher still for Thai and English.

But the signs you really want to pay attention to are where not to poop the dog. The people above were quite polite about it. No, No, not here!

Parks and municipalities are graphically clear about the issue. Can’t misread that sign.

Pooping the dog in the wrong yard  can actually get you or your dog killed. It has happened. I think its called doggy poop rage. You’ve been warned!!!

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