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More Beautiful Winter Skies At Yuma, Arizona

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
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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.

 

 

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This blog was first published in January, 2014…

 

 

Yesterday was a cloudy day which made for a beautiful sunrise…

 

 

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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And a beautiful sunset!

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 61 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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I Visit With Good Friends Bud Kuball And Julie Paradise…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ll depart 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.

Yesterday I visited with my good friends…Bud Kuball and Julie Paradise who live here in Las Vegas.

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 first met Bud Kuball in December, 2003 in Gila Bend, AZ where we had gathered to begin our 343 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip through Mexico and the seven countries of Central America. As things turned out Bud was the only person with his motorhome, beside myself, to go the full preplanned route and schedule. We returned to the United States at Douglas, AZ on December 9, 2004. Earlier in life Bud was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, he was a pilot for Trans-World Airlines for 36 years. Bud has lived in Las Vegas since 1982. Bud is now 85 years old and yesterday he went skiing! What a guy!

I first met Julie when she flew into Cancun, Mexico to join Bud for a visit. During the course of our journey, Julie flew down to visit Bud several times. In her earlier life Julie was a flight attendant for Trans-World Airlines for 40 years. In my Panama or Bust book there is a full-page photo of Julie dancing on a bar in Leon, Mexico… and here it is…

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We enjoyed a nice three-hour visit during which they  treated me to a nice meal at the Outback Steak House.

Both of these fine people have become good friends despite the fact we seldom get to see each other. I was last in Las Vegas in January, 2011.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 76 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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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Erotic Heritage Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is tomorrow.

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’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published January 24, 2011…

Erotic Heritage Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

If you follow my Blog on a regular basis, you know that Mary and I are avid museum-goers. I’ve been in many a museum in my 49 years of RVing. This one was one of the most unusual and interesting I’ve experienced.

From their brochure…
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Voted by ABC News as the 4th KINKIEST MUSEUM IN THE WORLD!

Voted the BEST MUSEUM by the Las Vegas Journal

Voted BEST PICK for “CULTURE AND BEST FIRST DATE” BY 944 Magazine

The Erotic Heritage Museum is the only non-profit of its kind that promotes sex education through the arts.

The Erotic Heritage Museum is dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasures are fun and natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us.
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The museum presents this delicate topic in a professional and tasteful way. Here are three views of the lower of the two floors of the museum…

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Here are some other photos that I took at the museum…

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Here’s their official website link…
http://www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com/#!

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

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 71 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LV

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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The National Atomic Testing Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

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’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published February 04, 2009…

The National Atomic Testing Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday I spent an enjoyable three hours at the National Atomic Testing Museum here in Las Vegas, NV. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonion Institute. It does a great job of telling the story of atomic bomb testing. The only disappointment is that they do not allow cameras, hence I have no pictures to show you expect that of Miss Atomic Bomb of 1957. Atomic Bomb testing was moved to Nevada in 1951. Click the following link to visit the Atomic Testing Museum website.

http://www.atomictestingmuseum.org

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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The first at atomic bomb test occurred at the Trinity Site, 230 miles South of Los Alamos, NM where the bomb was first devised in the Manhattan Project. I was fortunate to do something that I had wanted to do for many years; that is visit Ground Zero of the first atomic bomb test which occurred on July 16, 1945. It’s really difficult to visit the site because it’s only open two weekends a year; the first weekend in April and October. I was lucky to be in the area in April, 2007 where I got on a Chamber of Commerce tour bus. I drove about 100 miles to get to the base where I parked the Bronco. We boarded the bus at the base gate entry and 72 miles later got to Ground Zero. At elevation 4,900 feet it was quite cold that day but nevertheless a most interesting day visiting a most unique place. Click the following link to see the 32 photos I took at Ground Zero.

https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/TrinitySite

End of Blog reprint…

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 72 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LV

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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MGM Grand Hotel/Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be overwhelmed 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’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published February 11, 2011…

MGM Grand Hotel/Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday Mary and I spent a couple of hours wandering around the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard (“The Strip”) and Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Click the below link to find out all about the MGM Grand…

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGM_Grand_Las_Vegas

The purpose of our visit was two-fold. First, we have tickets for Cirque De Soleil – Ka, next Tuesday evening and we wanted to get a general feel for the layout, parking, etc…rather than a first-time visit at night.

The second reason was to see the Lion Habitat with live lions behind thick glass in the casino area. The photography conditions were terrible. First lots of people, then trying to shoot the lions behind glass with lots of reflections and finally the casino was very dark. The following photos are the best I could do under these conditions…

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The read about the Lion Habitat, click this link…

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/on_the_strip/lionhabitat.html

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

IN OTHER NEWS…

The last three days have broken all-time temperature highs here in Las Vegas. The average is 61 degrees. Yesterday it was 78 degrees…17 degrees above normal!

Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy and 78 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 73 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LV

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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Bellagio Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be overwhelmed 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’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published February 9, 2011…

Bellagio Hotel And casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday afternoon Mary and I spent two hours wandering around the Bellagio Hotel and Casino at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo. It’s one of the largest and most elegant of all the buildings in Las Vegas.

Here are some photos I took while there…

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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Here’s the official Bellagio website link…
http//www.bellagio.com/?CMP=KNC-MSN-Bellagio_Corp

Here’s a Wikipedia link that will tell you all about Bellagio…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellagio_Las_Vegas

End of Blog reprint…

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 77 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

LV

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

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