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A Google Earth View Of Coachella Valley…

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.

Today you get to see about 20 miles worth of the Coachella Valley looking West along Interstate Highway 10. Continue another 120 miles or so and you’d be in downtown Los Angeles…No, Thanks!

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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On the lower right is the City of Indio which in Spanish means Indian. Thousand Trails RV Resort (my current location) is marked by the yellow pin. Palm Springs sits at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Thousand Trails RV Resort is at 246 feet of elevation while the San Jacinto Mountains have several peaks in excess of 10,000 feet. These mountains protect Palm Springs from the westerly winds and hence Palm Springs has an annual rainfall average of only 3.00 inches and upwards of 360 sunny days per year which is why this area is so popular.

Below is a Wikipedia link that tells you everything you would ever want to know about the Coachella Valley…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coachella_Valley

Yesterday was a sunny day at 77 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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 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:
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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Honky Tonkin’ With Hank Williams Sr. & Patsy Cline…

We are parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort of which we are members. It’s about 20 miles east of Palm Springs, California. We will depart from here on February 19th. The resort is set on 25 acres and has 805 tall date trees.

Yesterday was a partly cloudy day at 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 80 degrees.

Yesterday I drove the Bronco 8 miles to the Indio Performing Arts Center and here’s what we saw…

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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You can read about the performance by clicking this link… http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/HONKY-TONKIN-with-HANK-WILLIAMS-PATSY-CLINE-7102013204730

Han Williams Sr. is played by Cowboy Jack Johnson and Patsy Cline by Bethany Owen. Bethany opened the show with an imitation of Minnie Pearl…

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Hank followed…

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And then Patsy…

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Though in real life Hank and Patsy never performed on the same stage…they sang several duets yesterday…

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After the program the players met with the audience in the lobby…

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Both performers did a credible job as well as the four-member band. All in all, an enjoyable time.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Enjoying nice weather 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

usa1pd

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 500 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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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I Now Have A Firm Foundation For My Butt…

Yesterday while in Riverside, California, I had my side of our dinette cushions re-foamed. The old cushions were approaching six years old and they were ready to have this happen. Mary said her side was fine, so her cushions were not redone. I had the work done at Neff’s Upholstery, the place that originally manufactured the cushions for Fleetwood…the manufacturer of our motorhome. They’re located in an industrial park…

Here’s an interior photo. My cushions to be reworked are leaning against the work table…

Here’s a photo of the final product installed in our motorhome. I now have a firm foundation for my butt. A real improvement from the old worn-out foam…

In other news…

In yesterday’s Blog entry I described the forecasted high winds for this area. When I finished my business at Neff’s at 10:00 AM, the winds didn’t seem to bad at that time so I decided to head down the road. I had used Google Earth prior to my departure to identify several places along the way where I might find refuge if the winds got to strong.

It huffed and it puffed, so I keep my speed down to 45-50 miles per hour. It was kind of white-knuckle driving as this stretch of Interstate Highway 10 between Riverside and Indio is one of the most dangerous roadways in the United States. Over the years I’ve witnessed a number of vehicle accidents on this highway.

Despite the winds and dangerous roadway, I managed to arrive safely at my destination of Thousand Trails RV Resort in Thousand Palms, California, about 20 miles east of Palm Springs. It was 68 degrees, cloudy and still windy when I arrived at 11:30 AM. I’ve been in this campground numerous times and know that this weather is unusual…but the sun is soon scheduled to return. I expect to be here for a couple of weeks.

As you approach Palm Springs heading east on Interstate Highway 10, for several miles there is a huge wind generation farm with over one thousand windmills. While I’ve seen this sight many times, I never seen it like this…

They had them all locked down so that they could not rotate. My guess is because of expected high-velocity winds, they must have a maximum wind tolerance. Being an ex-engineer I cannot think of another reason to have them locked down. Normally they are all whirling away like crazy! Interesting…at least to an ex-engineer. 🙂

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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More San Andreas Fault Photos…

Jim says:

While working on yesterday’s Blog, I saw on the Internet where I could see more of the San Andreas Fault off of Dillon Rd, east of Indio, and about a 10 miles drive from my current location at Thousand Trails RV Resort in 1000 Palms, California. So off I went.

The first three photos are using Google Earth.

This first two photos show the relative location to Indio…

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This third photo shows a closer view of the fault…

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These next four photos were taken at the first rise on the dirt road leading into the fault…

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It’s been fun getting up close and personal with the San Andreas Fault.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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