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Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution… (GA97)

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.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods in Lacey, Washington. I’ll depart later this morning.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted May 1, 2012…

 

 

 

 

I’m currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I’m awaiting Mary’s arrival today. Once she arrives we’ll spend the next 10 days or so exploring the area together before moving on.

 

 

Yesterday I published a Blog entry that told of a stolen plaque from the first Microsoft location here in Albuquerque. You can read that entry by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-4jO

 

 

Three days ago I went to the New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science. There I spent an enjoyable three hours going through an exhibit called “Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution”. I met a very knowledgeable volunteer docent there by the name of Jane Dobbs. Back in the 1970’s when she work with Bill Gates and Paul Allen she was Jane Lockett. She provided me with some very interesting stories about their early days. She preferred not to be photographed.

 

 

From their brochure…

Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution takes visitors through important technological developments that have transformed science and society – from the creation of the Altair (the first commercially successful personal computer) in Albuquerque, to the universal role that computers play in modern life.

Take a hands-on look at the world of computing and its origins in the great American Southwest as the exhibit chronicles the people, places, and events that released the power of  computing to a fervent public. Visitors of all ages will be intrigued , amazed and inspired.

 

 

Here’s the official Startup Gallery website link…
http://startup.nmnaturalhistory.org/

 

 

To read about the history of personal computers, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_computers

 

 

To read about the history of Microsoft, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft

 

 

Here are some photos I took while there. Once again very difficult photographic conditions…very dimly lit mostly by overhead spotlights. Difficult at best…but nonetheless…I ventured forward…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first personal computer…

 

 

 

 

 

In this next photo, Bill Gates is on the lower left…

 

 

 

 

 

The first mouse…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 23 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/StartupGalleryAlbuquerqueNeMexico

 

 

Visiting interesting museums are another joy in the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

 Mary did not write a blog posting this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 22 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 66 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

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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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Chehalis To Lacey, Washington

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.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 49 miles from Chehalis to Lacey, Washington.

 

Upon arrival, I parked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods. It’s a nice clean, safe and quiet location. I’ll leave here tomorrow morning after visiting friends in the area.

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

The store is about 500 feet away…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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To read all about Lacey, Washington, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey,_Washington

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 62 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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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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Lacey To Chehalis, Washington

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.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 50 miles from Lacey to Chehalis, Washington.

 

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about early October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

 

 Today’s subject…

 

I’m at Thousand Trails Chehalis RV Resort.

 

I’ve been here several times before and was last here in 2015. I’ll be here for several days.

 

Here’s the ranger station and check-in…

 

 

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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I ended up with a nice site at the top of the hill…

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The usual dinette photo…

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A Google earth image where the TT marks my campsite location…

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Later in the afternoon I drove the 10 miles back to town to shop for used books and movies and also an enjoyable happy-hour visit with the friendly folks at Eagle Club #1550.

 

 

 

To read all about Chehalis, Washington, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chehalis,_Washington

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 67 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…

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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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 2016

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Sunrise Over Cabela’s – Lacey, Washington

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.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods in Lacey, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about the beginning of October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

 

Today’s subject…

 

 

Yesterday I witnessed a beautiful sunrise over Cabela’s in Lacey Washington.

 

Here are some of the photos that I took…

 

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 8 photos that I took, click this link…

(Note: Once there, you may click on any photo to make it larger)

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273/album/AF1QipMfglcsUVO_byTVSFNOdOvAocfSNzwLxLgVy0rO?source=pwa

 

 

 

To read all about Lacey, Washington, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey,_Washington

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 67 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…

united-states-mapoly

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 2016

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Monroe To Lacey, Washington

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.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 95 miles from Monroe to Lacey, Washington.

I’ll be hanging out in this general area until about the beginning of October, taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

 Today’s subject…

 

 

Along the way I went past Snoqualmie Falls, which you can read all about by clicking this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoqualmie_Falls

 

 

Mary and I visited the falls in 2011. The below photos are from that visit.

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo is of a picture on an information sign…

 

 

 

 

Upon arrival, I parked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods. It’s a nice clean, safe and quiet location. I’ll leave here tomorrow morning after visiting friends in this area today.

 

 

 

The store is about 500 feet away…

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The usual dinette window photo…

dsc02951

 

 

 

 

 

To read all about Lacey, Washington, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey,_Washington

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 70 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…

united-states-mapoly

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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 2016

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Lacey, Washington – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #94 in Lacey, Washington. I’ll depart later this morning.

I lived in this area from 1980 – 1995. Yesterday I visited with some old friends.

I enjoy stopping in unannounced…you know sort of a surprise…just walk through the door and say hello…

First was Keri Kauffman who was my hair stylist for many years…

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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Sometimes they surprise me by not being where they are supposed to be. At Public Access Thurston County Television (from 1992 – 1995, I hosted 95 TV programs here), I stopped to see Deb Vinsel the manager there for many years. She wasn’t there because she had a doctor’s appointment and they were not quite sure of her return time. So I passed about one hour with Robert (center) and Vicki (right) whom I had not met before. They were intrigued with my lifestyle, Blog and YouTube Videos. If you would like to see my YouTube Videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

Susan Willis, (left) whom I knew back then came in about 10 minutes before I departed…

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I had said my good-byes and actually reached my Bronco, when I heard HEY!!! It was Deb, so I got to chat with her for a few minutes…

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Which made me late leaving for my lunch appointment with my ex-attorney and friend Shawn Newman. He was running on a tight schedule and combined with a mix-up on my part about the location of the restaurant where we were supposed to meet for lunch, I missed him by five minutes. I did not have his cell phone number, so back I went to the motorhome for lunch. Shawn and I chatted later in the day…see you next year!

Larry Seaberg stopped in at 1:00 PM. His wife Jan had other things to attend to…

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At 2:30 PM, I drove the Bronco the about the two miles to visit with Jim and Joan Belluomini. They are now living in their 22 foot RoadTrek RV full-time and have been RVing since 1958…

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It was nice to see my old friends all apparently well and doing well!

Yesterday’s high temperature was 58 degrees with partly cloudy/sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 40 degrees! Brrr! Time to put on some miles heading south!

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1932 – Tarzan, The Ape Man starring Johnny Weissmuller. Another classic!

Enjoying old 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 Washington. 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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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