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Presidio – Monterey, California #3

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.

Change of plans…

2015 is proving to be an overwhelming year for Mary. Her to-do plate is overflowing. Among the many things requiring her time is the completion of construction of a rental property in Rogue River, Oregon. Mary will be driving there on Saturday, May 9 for a few days of hands-on involvement, then return home to continue dealing with her over-flowing plate.

Mary’s stuff can only be attended to by herself…she’s always telling me she can not get anything done when I’m around. 🙂

So, I’ll depart her home with the motorhome and Bronco tomorrow and arrive at Rogue River on May 9th for a couple-day stay after which I’ll head for the Oregon Pacific Coast for about a six-week visit and then into the State of Washington for the summer.

We are now hoping for Mary to rejoin me sometime after July 4th. Our planned trip to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will hopefully now occur after the Labor Day holiday.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 15th.

Today’s subject – Presidio (Fort)…

The Original Presidio of Monterey

The military has played a vital role on the Monterey Peninsula since the area was “discovered” and claimed for Spain by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. Vizcaino named the Bay Monterey, in honor of his benefactor, Gaspar de Zuniga y Acevedo, Conde de (count of) Monterrey, then viceroy of New Spain (Mexico).

You can read an excellent history of this fort by clicking this link…http://www.monterey.army.mil/About/history.html

In the below Google Earth image, the yellow “X” marks the location of the Presidio…

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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From the museum looking at the point where El Castillo de Monterey stood…

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On the point of the hill…

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In the old days the soldiers would have cleared the trees for a clear view of the harbor…

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A 180 degree panorama view…

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Municipal Wharf #2 (furthest) and the end of Old Fisherman’s Wharf (closest)…

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Tourists view seal lions from the end of Old Fisherman’s Wharf…

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The Sloat monument was erected in honor of John Drake Sloat, a Navy commodore whose military force he commanded landed in Monterey bay taking control of the capital of California from Mexico in 1846…

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This concludes the Presidio photo set.

You can read all about the Presidio by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio_of_Monterey,_California

You can read all about Monterey, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 74 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 600 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 2015

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Presidio – Monterey, California #1

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.

Change of plans…

2015 is proving to be an overwhelming year for Mary. Her to-do plate is overflowing. Among the many things requiring her time is the completion of construction of a rental property in Rogue River, Oregon. Mary will be driving there on Saturday, May 9 for a few days of hands-on involvement, then return home to continue dealing with her over-flowing plate.

Mary’s stuff can only be attended to by herself…she’s always telling me she can not get anything done when I’m around. 🙂

So, I’ll depart her home with the motorhome and Bronco on Thursday, May 7th and arrive at Rogue River on May 9th for a couple-day stay after which I’ll head for the Oregon Pacific Coast for about a six-week visit and then into the State of Washington for the summer.

We are now hoping for Mary to rejoin me sometime after July 4th. Our planned trip to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will hopefully now occur after the Labor Day holiday.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 15th.

Today’s subject – Presidio (Fort)…

The Original Presidio of Monterey

The military has played a vital role on the Monterey Peninsula since the area was “discovered” and claimed for Spain by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. Vizcaino named the Bay Monterey, in honor of his benefactor, Gaspar de Zuniga y Acevedo, Conde de (count of) Monterrey, then viceroy of New Spain (Mexico).

You can read an excellent history of this fort by clicking this link…http://www.monterey.army.mil/About/history.html

In the below Google Earth image, the yellow “X” marks the location of the Presidio…

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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More tomorrow…

You can read all about the Persidio by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio_of_Monterey,_California

You can read all about Monterey, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 80 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…

MU

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 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/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 2015

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San Angelo, Texas – Day 3

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues. She underwent successful carotid artery surgery yesterday. I’m hoping to get her back for New Years Eve.

The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #1815. I expect to be here another couple of days.

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about one mile to Fort Concho National landmark. Established in December, 1867, it was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area. It was deactivated In 1889. It claims to be one of the best reserved forts of the Indian Wars Era (1866-1891). It is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo.

You can read all about Fort Concho by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Concho

Here’s the official website link…
http://www.fortconcho.com/

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…

Enjoying old military museums is another joy in the life 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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Where It All Began In Las Vegas, Nevada…

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I visited the Old Mormon Fort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The following words come from the Nevada park’s brochure…

“More than 150 years ago, a spring-fed creek flowed through this valley, creating an oasis in the desert. With the only free-flowing water and grass for miles around, the site attracted native Paiute people as well as traders, emigrants and gold seekers traveling the Old Spanish Trail to California. The Spaniards called the place Las Vegas, Spanish for the meadows.”

Like so many other notable places in the desert southwest of the United States…an oasis in the desert was the attracting element. Water! The stuff of life…without it we would not be here!

We started with photos from the Visitors Center…
Here’s a view depicting The Meadows before the arrival of the Mormons

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Here the Mormons are arriving…

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Here an oxen-pulled wagon approaches the fort…

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Every 4th Saturday of the month, volunteers Jim Edwards and Evie Ward dress in period costumes and greet visitors…

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They even get visitors to dress in costumes…

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Out on to the fort grounds for photos…
Here’s an interior view of part of an original wall over 150 years old, still standing…

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A picture of the barracks before restoration…

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An old wagon…

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The facing wall is the only part of the original fort…

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The Yankee Colonel and his lady on the fort grounds…

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The volunteers were very knowledgeable about the fort’s history and greatly added to the enjoyment of our visit. It was really neat to learn about the beginning history of this very unique city.

Here’s the official website link…
http://parks.nv.gov/olvmf.htm

Here’s a link to the National Park Service lesson plan…
http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/122fort/index.htm

Here’s a Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Las_Vegas_Mormon_State_Historic_Park

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/panamaorbust

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