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Hotel San Carlos – Yuma, Arizona

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I was expecting to leave here recently, but I’ve changed my mind. I currently have reservations at Thousand Trails in Palm Desert, California, February 13th. Between now and then???? For the moment I remain in Yuma.

 

 

I just love the ability to change plans at a moments notice. As I tell everyone…All my plans are firmly etched in Jello!

 

 

Since I’ve been coming to the Yuma area for a number of years during the Winter, I’ve explored the area pretty thoroughly. Rather than re-visit each place again, I’ve decided to show photos I’ve taken in the past. All these places are within about a one-hour drive from Yuma.

 

 

 

This blog was first published in January, 2015…

 

 

Once the gem of downtown Yuma, the San Carlos Hotel is now residential apartments for seniors on a limited income. This Art Deco building was built in 1930. The hotel often hosted casts and crews making western movies. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places…

 

 

 

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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Mounted in a glass frame are the autographs of some of the famous people who have stayed here. I was able to identify…Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Herbert Hoover, Jim Thorpe, Spenser Tracy, Harry Carey, Boris Karloff and Tony Martin. Can you find others you know???

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I also found this short video about the Hotel San Carlos…

If the video does not work, click this link…http://youtu.be/irJ7IXbM46U

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.

 


 Yesterday was sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 74 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 Arizona. 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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Hotel San Carlos – Yuma, Arizona

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres Mobile Home and RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here February 25th.

 

Once the gems of downtown Yuma, the San Carlos Hotel is now residential apartments for seniors on a limited income. This Art Deco building was built in 1930. The hotel often hosted casts and crews making western movies. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places…

 

I published the below photos in January, 2015…

 

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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Mounted in a glass frame are the autographs of some of the famous people who have stayed here. I was able to identify…Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Herbert Hoover, Jim Thorpe, Spenser Tracy, Harry Carey, Boris Karloff and Tony Martin. Can you find others you know???

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I also found this short video about the Hotel San Carlos…

If the video does not work, click this link…http://youtu.be/irJ7IXbM46U

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with Yuma area blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 82 degrees. We are in a stretch for the next week or so with weather about 10-15 degrees above normal. Now it’s to dang hot!

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 Arizona. 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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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/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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2016

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Hotel San Carlos – Yuma, Arizona

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is currently dealing with some medical issues. Her return-to-me date is now looking like mid-February.

Once the gem of downtown Yuma, the San Carlos Hotel is now residential apartments for seniors on a limited income. This Art Deco building was built in 1930. The hotel often hosted casts and crews making western movies. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places…

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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Mounted in a glass frame are the autographs of some of the famous people who have stayed here. I was able to identify…Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Herbert Hoover, Jim Thorpe, Spenser Tracy, Harry Carey, Boris Karloff and Tony Martin. Can you find others you know???

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I also found this short video about the Hotel San Carlos…

If the video does not work, click this link…http://youtu.be/irJ7IXbM46U

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 71 degrees.  Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 73 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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Reno, Nevada – Day 3

Jim says:

Yesterday my good friend Randy and I went to the National Automobile Museum…the remains of the Harrah automobile collection. We spent a very enjoyable 3.5 hours viewing the over 200 automobiles. The thing I found most interesting was the perfection of restoration. All the vehicles with the exception of a couple of minor flaws were in “showroom condition”.

Some of the autos in the museum were owned by folks like Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Al Jolson, Lana Turner, John Wayne, John Kennedy and Andy Griffith.

In the meantime Mary went to the Nevada Museum Of Art, only to find it closed on a Tuesday. She intends to go today.

Here are 13 photos that I took…

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To see the other 93 photos, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/NationalAutoMuseum092110#

Here’s the official Natiional Automobile Museum website link…
http://www.automuseum.org

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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AMERICAN NOSTALGIA

I thought I’d never been to Tuscon before visiting it last month. Then, I happened across these familiar places and realized how wrong I was. Anyone who has seen a few western movies is familiar with Tuscon. The Old Tuscon Movie Studio , a permanent Western set with wonderful buildings surrounded by the familiar skyline of mountainous Arizona desert, rolling hills and piney woods. Perfect for over 300 movies and television segments.

This signature mountain peak, these ranch gates, have been seen in many films. Only the name changes.

Look familiar? Just one of the places in Gunfight At OK Corral. (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas)

A touch of old Mexico. Rio Bravo (John Wayne, Walter Brennan.)

This is the oldest working steam engine in the U.S. Used in Cannon Ball Run, 3:10 To Yuma, to name two. Clint Eastwood took over the train from the bad guys in one movie and he got so excited about running the train he forgot to signal the brakeman (lying on the floor beneath him) and he nearly ran the train off the tracks.
Ghosts of Tombstone and numerous tear filled scenes.

This school house was used in movies but isn’t part of the set. It was on the grounds of Old Tuscon when the property was purchased and is the genuine article, historically preserved as it once was.

In The Outlaw Josey Wales, several of the guys galloped into town and removed the dust in this old bathhouse.

Robbers on the silver screen robbed this stage so many times, the horses stop automatically the minute they detect the bandits.

We got a pretty good idea of how a huckster works selling his sure cures with magic elixirs.

A land office sometimes, other times the bank tellers window. In fact I know I’ve seen that face before.
Just a few notables that walked the streets of Old Tuscon: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Ronald Reagan, Jack Palance, Paul Newman, Ward Bond, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson, Robert Mitchum, Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Sidney Poitier, Charles Bronson…. great nostalgia.
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