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Ivoryton, Connecticut – Day 29

The motorhome is parked at my son’s home where I’m expected to remain until July 17th visiting with my family.

Mary is back at  her home in California readying for a family reunion. She has a tentative return-to-me-date of July 16th.

In three recent days, I introduced to you the Village of Essex less than five miles from my son’s home.

In those entries I’ve started showing images taken at the Connecticut River Museum located in Essex. In the next several Blog entries I’ll share more photos with you.

Today I want to discuss the Connecticut River itself…

At 407 miles, it’s the longest river in New England. Starting at the New Hampshire/Canada border it flows into Long Island Sound. You can read all about the Connecticut River by clicking this Wikipedia link…

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…


Essex is only six miles from the sound. The below image marks Essex with the yellow arrow. The upper bridge is Interstate Highway 95 and the lower bridge is a long-standing railroad bridge…


Below the railroad bridge is Long Island Sound…


Here’s a nautical chart of the area…


A closer view…


The Connecticut River Museum is located at the end of Main Street right on the river…


More photos in following Blog entries…

Enjoying historical places is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

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


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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


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.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, Connecticut

Jim says:

Yesterday we drove to motorhome and Bronco to Rocky Neck State Park about 10 miles from my son’s home in Ivoryton, CT. It’s located on Long Island Sound. We’re parked right across the road from my son’s family campsite and his wife’s sister’s family campsite.


Here’s the official Rocky Neck State Park website link which describes the park…

My son left us last night as he has to fly to Chicago on business. We’ll be here for three days visiting with my daughter-in-law and grand-kids.

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