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Albuquerque, New Mexico Day 1 (GA264)

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 14, 2012…

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The motorhome is now parked at the Sandia Casino about 10 miles north of Albuquerque. I usually do not park at casinos, but I’ve met up with some friends who are here.

 

 

I was in Albuquerque for about three weeks earlier this past spring. There are somethings that can only be found in Albuquerque in New Mexico such as a Costco, a Workhorse Chassis Dealer for the motorhome and the only good used book store in the state. I expect to be in the area for a few days.

 

 

There are better than 100 RV’s parked here because of the annual balloon fiesta. Here are some views from the parking lot…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

I always like to show the view from the dinette window. My friend Randy’s trailer is on the left and his friend Laurie’s is on the right…

 

 

 

 

 

Stepping outside on the passenger side you can see the casino in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

A 180 degree panorama of that side…

 

 

 

 

 

A view to the rear shows the Sandia Mountains in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

The balloon fiesta headquarters are a few miles south of the casino and since the fiesta ends today, they had some fireworks last night to celebrate the ending. My camera has a fireworks setting but I’m still so new to my camera I couldn’t remember how to find it, so I shot the following photos in the night setting. In addition you should really use a tripod for fireworks but I was too lazy to get it out. These photos are hand-held. This is the first time I’ve shot fireworks with my new camera…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying good friends and fireworks is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 72 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…

 

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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STATE TO STATE-MOVIN’ ON

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From Point Pleasant, we drove across the river to a lovely city Park Kordel which surrounds Fort Randolph and has a motor home park and dump station.  There we hunkered in and waited out torrential rain.

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Signs on the road advertised an “event” taking place at Fort Randolph over the weekend. In the morning, we saw a War Enactment group that had set-up the night before and spent a wet night in their rudimentary tents. Or, they may have slept in their cars.

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Geese waddled through the sopping wet grass and made for the lake as we were leaving.

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We crossed into Ohio and took this beauty of a bridge across the Ohio river at Pomeroy.

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We stopped at a rest stop for lunch and nearby was a tiny church. We are traveling back roads and this little gem is on State Highway 7.

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I couldn’t resist tromping over to have a look-see.

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A central altar, stained glass windows, six pews that hold two people each.

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To the right of the altar is a basket for prayer requests.

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Who wouldn’t be charmed by this sweet little church by the side of the road?

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Then as I turned to go back out the door, was this sampler. Some group put a lot of loving attention to this tiny roadside respite and I was charmed.

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We moved on and crossed over another bridge back into West Virginia. Our trajectory is fairly straight, staying away for the inter-states with their high speeds  and heavy truck traffic. We will be meeting my step-daughter, Karen Littlefield and her family in Winchester, Virginia in a week.  Sometimes I get confused where I am as we cross borders in and out of a state so easily.

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We landed at Parkersburg, West Virginia VFW Post 1212. Lisa, the Quartermaster, hugs every veteran who comes in, male or female. She is a bright spirit in the lives of many. I heard one gentleman tell her after the hug, “I needed that.” Lisa will celebrate her birthday at the Post today and she is a woman who requires fireworks for her birthday. She reminds you of a sparkler and the fireworks are quite fitting.

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We enjoyed a huge fish and chips dinner at the bar and kept company with Sheryl and Bruce who told us what to see in Parkersburg.  And though we won’t be staying long enough to enjoy it, if you travel this way, you might want to visit Blennerhasset Island. It holds a mansion, rebuilt after a fire. It was a beacon of aristocratic wealth for anyone traveling the river. Blennerhasset got into financial trouble and teamed up with Aaron Burr, and along with Burr was tried for treason. He lost his fortune defending himself and fled back to England. You can see pictures of the mansion from early post cards at this site:

http://electricearl.com/parkersburg/island.html

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Albuquerque, New Mexico – Day 1

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The motorhome is now parked at the Sandia Casino about 10 miles north of Albuquerque. I usually do not park at casinos, but I’ve met up with some friends who are here.

I was in Albuquerque for about three weeks earlier this past spring. There are somethings that can only be found in Albuquerque in New Mexico such as a Costco, a Workhorse Chassis Dealer for the motorhome and the only good used book store in the state. I expect to be in the area for a few days.

There are better than 100 RV’s parked here because of the annual balloon fiesta. Here are some views from the parking lot…

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…

I always like to show the view from the dinette window. My friend Randy’s trailer is on the left and his friend Laurie’s is on the right…

Stepping outside on the passenger side you can see the casino in the background…

A 180 degree panorama of that side…

A view to the rear shows the Sandia Mountains in the background…

The balloon fiesta headquarters are a few miles south of the casino and since the fiesta ends today, they had some fireworks last night to celebrate the ending. My camera has a fireworks setting but I’m still so new to my camera I couldn’t remember how to find it, so I shot the following photos in the night setting. In addition you should really use a tripod for fireworks but I was too lazy to get it out. These photos are hand-held. This is the first time I’ve shot fireworks with my new camera…

Enjoying good friends and fireworks is another joy of a full-time RVer!

 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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