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A Pre-Feast…Feast!

The motorhome is parked at my cousin Bob’s and his wife Donna’s home at North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Yesterday was a semi-decent day. With a light cloud cover the high temperature was 81 degrees with 79% humidity. Still too hot and humid for my liking.

My cousin Bob’s mother, and my aunt Yvonne…long deceased…had a fantastic talent. In addition to being a school teacher and a world traveler…she was a fantastic artist. I remember, as a youngster, being barely able to walk through her home because she had so many huge paintings. Here are four which are in Bob and Donna’s home…

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…





When you visit Bob and Donna’s home…no one goes hungry! Yesterday we enjoyed a New England Feast!

We started with large shrimp and cheese and crackers…


Then we enjoyed a 1 1/4 pound lobster…



The lobster remains…


Then a New England Clam Boil. In this pot are clams, hot dogs, linguisa, sausage, potatoes, and onions…






The corn gets cooked separately…


The clam boil remains…because we were so full…we were unable to eat…


Sasha the Cat took the proceedings in stride…



This afternoon we will drive the about five miles to attend the 99th annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament…the world’s largest Portuguese Feast! You can read all about it by clicking their official website link…

New Bedford remains a large fishing port and has always had a large Portuguese presence. You can read about this presence by clicking this link…

See the photos in tomorrow’s Blog!

Enjoying visiting with relatives and friends is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Massachusetts. 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.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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Does it make sense to have a door where you must warn people who may inadvertently touch it? I’ve extolled the virtues of staying at this beautiful resort in Palm Springs, and the weather here is cool and nice. But it puzzles me why anyone would choose a metal door when cool and nice are only winter temperatures. The summers here are brutal. So brutal, this park closes from mid-May to mid Sept.

Another sign I noticed at the lodge is this newspaper rack with the above sign. I can’t say  I understand the sign and why the rack is on vacation. Maybe it is a local paper and they haven’t caught up with the returning snow birds yet? It beats me. And then there is all the asphalt parking lots around town without a shade tree in sight. Makes me wonder how the year round population copes.
Since I have family in Las Vegas, I know that people stay inside in their air conditioned cubicles and venture from house to the pool if they are lucky enough to have one. Also, in Vegas, a special type of asphalt that is cool to the touch in even the hottest temperatures are required by law so that children can’t burn themselves on playgrounds. Makes me wonder if they use it around here?
Its been another day of morning walk, morning hot tub, and resting Jim’s cold and reading. My arm has improved dramatically using the hot tub.
Most of the snowbirds are headed for Borego Anzo for a big pot luck and feed. The featured food is the current southwest rage called a Sonoran Hot Dog. Its a Mexican import that now has many stands in Tuscson and other places in Arizona. I looked it up on line. Its a hot dog in a steamed botillo roll, or a regular soft bun of any sort. It is grilled with bacon, covered in warmed pinto beans and chopped tomatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeno peppers are added along with a long list of  possibilities including roasted green onions and pineapple.  I looked up a recipe online and tried a version for supper last night. It was good, but I’ll have to try an official version because praise for them is overwhelming. Let me know if you find the secret. I love finding niche food.

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