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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The motorhome is parked the Thousand Trails RV Resort located La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here several times in past years. I’ll depart here September 2nd.

I’m just hanging out taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

Mary’s personal to-do list plate, which can only be handled by herself, continues to over-flow. Recently we acknowledged that her meeting up with me in September, just is not going to happen.   😦

I’ll next likely see her when I arrive at her home in November. A friend recently expressed a concern about the status of our relationship. Not to worry…it continues to function per our original agreement when we met in October, 2008. That is…I remain on the road and she will join me when her other life allows. We talk every day on the phone…sometimes more than once. It’s just the way life is!

On July 12th, I blogged about the great Civil War photo book I found in a Goodwill store. If you missed that posting, here’s the link…

I’ve really enjoyed reading this book reminding me of the many places I’ve been that played an important role in the Civil War. I’ve decided it would be a great time to re-visit some of the places and share them with you. If I’m writing a blog entry about a place, means I read about it in this great Civil War photo book with nearly 4,000 photographs and I have been there! I’ll continue these Blog postings until I’ve until I do them all in my collection.

Today’s subject: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia…

You can read all about today’s subject in The Civil War by clicking this link…

You can read about Harpers Ferry, West Virginia by clicking this link…,_West_Virginia

I took these photos in May 15, 2010…

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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To see the other 35 photos in this Picasa web album, click the below photo…




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Yesterday was a cloudy/rainy and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers and 71 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 Washington. 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






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.

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There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Harpers Ferry National Park

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I drove about 100 miles through four different states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Along the way we spent a nice three hours roaming around Harpers Ferry (West Virginia) National Park. Harpers Ferry was a critical crossroads during the Civil War and changed hands eight times during those times. There’s a lot of history here.

I started taking photographs in 1974. I went back through my old photos and cannot find any of Harpers ferry which means I was last here in pre-1974. Also, I remembered the streets in Harpers Ferry to be steep and narrow. So we left the motorhome in Charles Town, West Virginia and drove the six miles in the Bronco to Harpers Ferry. Good thing as there was absolutely no place in Harpers Ferry where I could have parked the motorhome.

This kiosk sign describes the park.
This painting depicts Harpers Ferry circa 1860 at the beginning of the Civil War.

To see the other 40 photos I took, click this link…

Here’s the official government website link…

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Harpers Ferry, West Virginia…,_West_Virginia

We parked in a VFW parking lot at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where we will tour the Gettysburg National Military Park today. Here’s a photo taken at our parking site…

The view from our motorhome in the VFW parking lot at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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