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Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado – Day 3 (GA140)

 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 Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here August 23rd.




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 June 11, 2012…





Yesterday was our second full day of exploration in this huge national park. We drove our Ford Bronco II the about 50 miles round-trip and explored the eastern-most of the two “legs” into the park…Chapin Mesa. First stop was at the museum and then to Cliff Palace…at 150 rooms…the largest cliff dwelling in the park.



Here’s the official government website link…

and a Wikipedia informational link…



Under terrible photography conditions…brilliant sunshine and dark shadows…we ventured forth.






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…






Here are some photos that I took…
















































To see the other 79 photos that I took, click this link…



During our outing yesterday, I started feeling a little weary. I believe it was from over-doing things the day before. It’s hard for me to remember the terrible accident occurred just 15 days ago and that it will take a little while yet before I’m completely healed. Pains in my chest and a shortness of breath (accident related) limited our outing yesterday. I really should not be out climbing up and down mountainsides,,,especially at 7,000+ feet elevation…quite yet.



It’s  been 15 days since the accident during which I took a severe hit to my right rib cage. The rib cage is still quite swollen, tender and sore. With absolutely no warning I’m still subject to a stabbing-like pain. Not as bad as the first few days which felt like a sharp knife. Now it feels like a dull knife! Any burp, sneeze, cough, turning or bending over motion can bring it on. I’m still wrapping my chest daily with the elastic bandage which I remove 2-3 times a day to ice the swollen area for 20 minutes. I remove the elastic bandage for sleeping. Still taking my pain medication, but at a reduced dosage. I’m trying to stretch out my dwindling supply hoping not to run out of medication before I run out of pain.  Moving slowly seems to be the best way to minimize the pain attacks.



Today we’ll move on to Durango, Colorado.







 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 78 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


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…


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.

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There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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Monroe, Washington

Yesterday Mary and I arrived at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m here for a two-week stay and on Monday I’ll drive Mary, the about 50 miles, to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. She’s heading first to Southern California for a grandson’s high school graduation…then she’ll drive with her oldest daughter to Las Vegas, Nevada for another grandson’s high school graduation. Then she’ll fly to her home in Central California for a family reunion and also attend to lots of miscellaneous business. I’m hoping to get her back with me on July 13th.

In the meanwhile, I’ll hang out here in Monroe for two weeks. I have a life-long friend who lives just up the road from our campgound…so I’ll get a chance to visit some with him. In addition, my cracker-jack mechanic friend Mike also lives here in Monroe. I’ve got several items for him to attend to on our Ford Bronco II. All together I’m expecting a couple of days working with Mike.

I have always really liked Monroe and always look forward to returning to this area. After my two weeks here are up, I’ll move the motorhome about 75 miles northwest to the Thousand Trails RV Resort in LaConnor, Washington…another of my favorite places! As I’ve said a number of times in the past…it’s a lousy job, but someone’s got to do it!

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