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Cannery Row – Monterey, California #3

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

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. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. During my time at Mary’s, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Cannery Row…

Cannery Row is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories.

Cannery Row is the name of the street that runs parallel to the Monterey shoreline and nearest to the water.

The Monterey fishing industry began in the mid-1800s when Chinese fishing families arrived by boat. Located too far from their markets to sell fresh fish, they dried it using techniques learned in their home country. Later, Japanese fishermen arrived to fish for salmon, and by the time of the famed “cannery row” John Steinbeck wrote about, Sicilian immigrants had taken over as the area’s primary fishermen.

In the early twentieth century, plentiful sardines in the Monterey Bay combined with a shutdown in East Coast fishing (due to worries about German submarines) to propel Monterey into a sardine-catching and -canning frenzy. By the middle of the century, the sardine population declined due to natural cycles and overfishing, and by the 1950s, most of the canneries were closed.

In January 1958, the City of Monterey officially re-named Ocean View Avenue “Cannery Row” in honor of John Steinbeck and his novel that described a colorful past set amid the cannery culture of the time.  Now, Cannery Row’s buildings are updated, shinier versions of turn-of-the-century canneries. They house an eclectic blend of specialty shops, local artists’ galleries, and more than 25 restaurants and world-class attractions that make Cannery Row a top tourist destination.

 In the below Google Earth image, “SCB” indicates the location of San Carlos Beach and “CR” Cannery Row……

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…

Three days ago I blogged about San Carlos Beach. I left the Bronco parked there and walked along the shoreline the about 2/3’s of a mile to Cannery Row…

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John Steinbeck wrote of Cannery Row in the first paragraph of his book…

“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, ‘whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,’ by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, ‘Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,’ and he would have meant the same thing.”

Here’s an old photo of Cannery Row…

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Here’s a close-up map of modern-day Cannery Row…

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Note about the crossovers…

Empty cans were shuttled from warehouses on the inland side of Cannery Row to canneries on the bay side of the street. After the cans were filled and cooked, they were shuttled back over the street  to enclosed crossovers to warehouses and rail sidings. The crossover became a distinctive architectural feature on Cannery Row.

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More tomorrow…

You can read all about Cannery Row by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannery_Row

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 83 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 90 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

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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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cannery Row – Monterey, California #2

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

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. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. During my time at Mary’s, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Cannery Row…

Cannery Row is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories.

Cannery Row is the name of the street that runs parallel to the Monterey shoreline and nearest to the water.

The Monterey fishing industry began in the mid-1800s when Chinese fishing families arrived by boat. Located too far from their markets to sell fresh fish, they dried it using techniques learned in their home country. Later, Japanese fishermen arrived to fish for salmon, and by the time of the famed “cannery row” John Steinbeck wrote about, Sicilian immigrants had taken over as the area’s primary fishermen.

In the early twentieth century, plentiful sardines in the Monterey Bay combined with a shutdown in East Coast fishing (due to worries about German submarines) to propel Monterey into a sardine-catching and -canning frenzy. By the middle of the century, the sardine population declined due to natural cycles and overfishing, and by the 1950s, most of the canneries were closed.

In January 1958, the City of Monterey officially re-named Ocean View Avenue “Cannery Row” in honor of John Steinbeck and his novel that described a colorful past set amid the cannery culture of the time.  Now, Cannery Row’s buildings are updated, shinier versions of turn-of-the-century canneries. They house an eclectic blend of specialty shops, local artists’ galleries, and more than 25 restaurants and world-class attractions that make Cannery Row a top tourist destination.

 In the below Google Earth image, “SCB” indicates the location of San Carlos Beach and “CR” Cannery Row……

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…

Yesterday I blogged about San Carlos Beach. I left the Bronco parked there and walked along the shoreline the about 2/3’s of a mile to Cannery Row…

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John Steinbeck wrote of Cannery Row in the first paragraph of his book…

“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, ‘whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,’ by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, ‘Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,’ and he would have meant the same thing.”

Here’s an old photo of Cannery Row…

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Here’s a close-up map of modern-day Cannery Row…

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Note about the crossovers…

Empty cans were shuttled from warehouses on the inland side of Cannery Row (left) to canneries on the bay side of the street (right). After the cans were filled and cooked, they were shuttled back over the street  to enclosed crossovers to warehouses and rail sidings. The crossover became a distinctive architectural feature on Cannery Row.

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More tomorrow…

You can read all about Cannery Row by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannery_Row

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 80 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 88 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

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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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cannery Row – Monterey, California #1

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

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. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. During my time at Mary’s, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Cannery Row…

Cannery Row is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories.

Cannery Row is the name of the street that runs parallel to the Monterey shoreline and nearest to the water.

The Monterey fishing industry began in the mid-1800s when Chinese fishing families arrived by boat. Located too far from their markets to sell fresh fish, they dried it using techniques learned in their home country. Later, Japanese fishermen arrived to fish for salmon, and by the time of the famed “cannery row” John Steinbeck wrote about, Sicilian immigrants had taken over as the area’s primary fishermen.

In the early twentieth century, plentiful sardines in the Monterey Bay combined with a shutdown in East Coast fishing (due to worries about German submarines) to propel Monterey into a sardine-catching and -canning frenzy. By the middle of the century, the sardine population declined due to natural cycles and overfishing, and by the 1950s, most of the canneries were closed.

In January 1958, the City of Monterey officially re-named Ocean View Avenue “Cannery Row” in honor of John Steinbeck and his novel that described a colorful past set amid the cannery culture of the time.  Now, Cannery Row’s buildings are updated, shinier versions of turn-of-the-century canneries. They house an eclectic blend of specialty shops, local artists’ galleries, and more than 25 restaurants and world-class attractions that make Cannery Row a top tourist destination.

 In the below Google Earth image, “SCB” indicates the location of San Carlos Beach and “CR” Cannery Row……

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…

Yesterday I blogged about San Carlos Beach. I left the Bronco parked there and walked along the shoreline the about 2/3’s of a mile to Cannery Row…

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John Steinbeck wrote of Cannery Row in the first paragraph of his book…

“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, ‘whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,’ by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, ‘Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,’ and he would have meant the same thing.”

Here’s an old photo of Cannery Row…

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Here’s a close-up map of modern-day Cannery Row…

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Leaving from San Carlos Beach and heading for Cannery Row……

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More tomorrow…

You can read all about Cannery Row by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannery_Row

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 80 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 84 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

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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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

National Steinbeck Center #5 – Salinas, California

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California. I’ll depart from here later this morning.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #5.

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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This concludes the National Steinbeck Center photos.

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

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Attention Monterey Peninsula residents: The Gathering place (a refuge for unsheltered women) holds a gathering for homeless women every Tuesday at noon at Moose Club #876. The provide a hot meal, and other items such as clothing, toiletries, etc.. If you know a homeless woman who could benefit or you would care to donate such items or money, you may write to:

The Gathering Place

PO Box 601

Monterey, CA 93942

info@TheGatheringPlaceMonterey.org

or call 831-238-7794, ask for Mary Eileen Kinney.

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Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is /sunny and 68 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…

MO

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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Steinbeck Center #4 – Salinas, California

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #4.

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…

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 62 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…

MO

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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

National Steinbeck Center #3 – Salinas, California

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #3.

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…

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was sunny and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 64 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…

MO

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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