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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 8 (GA252)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 2, 2012…

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to depart this morning.

 

 

Yesterday was a different day than I expected.

 

 

First, a local VFW member indicated last Friday that he wanted to show me somethings yesterday that tourists never get to see here in Los Alamos. By 10:00 AM he had not contacted me, and just because I expected to depart in the morning, (today), I decided to check the air pressure on the motorhome tire that has been giving me problems and hope I finally got repaired a week ago Monday.

 

 

NOPE! Instead of 90 pounds of air pressure, the tire had 10 Pounds! What to do, Now ?

 

 

I decided to call the shop that did the repair work last week, about 65 miles from my current location. He apologized and put me in touch with their closer shop 30 miles from my current location.

 

 

After some discussion, they agreed to send a service truck and technician to my location…at no cost to me. Now, that’s customer service!

 

 

He arrived by 11:30 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make a long story short…he could not get the leak to stop. So I went and bought another new valve stem at the local Napa Auto Parts store. He could not get that one not to leak! Finally he had to change to a different kind of valve stem (that he had with him) and it finally stopped leaking. At least, I hope so as since it’s still dark now as I write this Blog entry, I’ve not checked it this morning. He was here  a total of two hours…at no cost to me! Great customer service!

 

 

If you are here in New Mexico, Garcia’s Tire Service has several locations and I highly recommend them to you.

 

 

In other news…

In yesterday’s Blog I tried to share a local news article about myself and was informed by a number of you that it would not unlock. So I’ve played around with it and it follows…

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The road keeps calling his name

Modern day nomad: Pays a visit to Los Alamos out of curiosity

By Tris DeRoma

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm (Updated: September 29, 8:00 pm)

Seventeen years ago, Jim Jaillet sold his house, jettisoned nearly all his possessions, bought an RV and hit the road.

Jim Jaillet spends his time traveling in his Recreational Vehicle and blogging about it. This week, the 71-year-old was in Los Alamos, chronicling his experiences.

This week, the retired engineer’s curiosity got the better of him and he decided to see what Los Alamos was all about.

“I love history, and being an ex-engineer I’m a very technical person,” Jaillet said, adding that the Bradbury Museum was a big reason why he decided to take his 26-foot Class A Fleetwood Terra RV (with Ford Bronco in tow) up “the Hill” to see what it was all about.

“I really enjoyed the museum,” he said noting he enjoyed reading about all the details of the Manhattan Project. Jaillet also visited the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Valdes Caldera, where he said he really lucked out.

“I had the tour bus driver all to myself and we spent three hours driving around the Caldera,” Jaillet said. He snapped a lot of pictures while he was at Bradbury and the Caldera, and you can view them on his blogs at blog.seattlepi.com/ramblinman/ and otrwjam.wordpress.com/.

All in all he said, Los Alamos is a pretty neat town.

“The town has a nice karma, a nice aura to it and you can’t say that about every place you go,” Jaillet said. “It’s also a very pleasant town, the way it’s laid out. It’s very easy to find your way around.”

But not every place has been kind to him; Jaillet recently spent many months recuperating from a tour bus accident in Arizona.

But ever the optimist, Jaillet likes to use the experience as learning tool for anyone who asks him about his seemingly carefree life of a traveler.

“I’ve been telling people for years, retire as early as you can, because no one knows how much time we have. Four months ago, I could have died that day,” Jaillet said of his accident. “When the truck went upside down, the soil was soft. Had it been rock I would have been dead. The guy who died was only sitting six feet from me. Who knows how much time we have?”

On a lighter note, Jaillet said making the decision to chuck it all and hit the road comes down to commitment and choosing your goals carefully.

“One of the reasons I can do what I do is that whenever I look at a home now, I see something that’s very expensive and a lot of work, and I don’t want either one of those things in my life,” Jaillet said. “I choose to live this way, and it’s very inexpensive.”

Jaillet figures he spends about $500 a month when he’s parked somewhere and about $1,000 when he’s traveling to somewhere.

“A lot of that is gas,” he said.

Jaillet said he’s been a traveler all his life, even when he was working and raising a family, explaining how he would take off on a weekend for short getaways.

“It’s in my blood,” he said. I’m a Sagittarian, and if you know anything about Sagittarians, we’re travelers,” he said.
Jaillet left home at 17 and joined the Navy. From there he spent many years working as an industrial radiographer for General Dynamics Electric Boat, then as a quality control engineer in the commercial power field. He ended his career as the owner of a real estate agency in Olympia, Wash.

But all that time, he said, he always found time to travel.

Now 71, he said he’s right in the middle of a two-year circumnavigation of the United States. In 2013, he hopes to be in Connecticut to see one of his granddaughters graduate from high school.

Jaillet said he doesn’t have any real favorite or memorable places, though he does like to spend his summers in Washington near the Puget Sound.

“I’ve been so many, many places that I have trouble recalling specifics, though I do remember a few places. But for the most part, I just like to call my 17 years on the road a ‘pleasant blur.’ ”

Besides the United States, Jaillet has also spent some time south of the border. You can buy books about his travels to Central America at lulu.com/panamaorbust.

Though he’s had plenty of frightening traffic scares, (he suggests you buy his book to get the full story) he said he’s never run into a problem with crime.

“You just learn to use your common sense,” he said. “You don’t drive at night, stay away from the very remote areas as well as the big cities and you’ll be fine. Don’t flash a lot of money or jewelry, just use common sense.”

Keep those rules in mind, Jaillet said, and the rest is easy. “It just takes three easy steps,” he said. “Buy an RV, sell all your stuff and hit the road.”

Jaillet’s next destination is Bandelier National Monument, and from there, it will depend  on the weather.

“I mostly like to keep it between 65-75 degrees wherever I go,” he said.

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He used the following two photos in the article…

 

 

It was the lead story in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor. They must really be hurting for news local news stories in this town!  🙂

 

 

I’ve had a nice visit in Los Alamos. I particularly want to thanks VFW Post #8874 for their hospitality and friendliness while I was here. By the way, the local tourist guy never did show up. I guess he ended up having to work.

 

 

Enjoying historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

 

  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…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 76 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…

 

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 7 (GA251)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 1, 2012…

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to depart tomorrow.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about six miles to an ancient Pueblo Indian site called Tsankawi (sank-ah-WEE), an undeveloped and unexcavated detached portion on Bandelier National Monument where they lived in rock caves.

 

 

To get a better understanding about these people you should click this Wikipedia informational link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsankawi

 

 

The volcanic rock here is called soft tuff and is almost like a hardened mud with very gritty sand. As a rock it is soft, so after centuries the footpaths have worn into the rock. As you look at today’s photos, look for what might be called “canals” worn into the rock, sometimes several feet deep.

 

 

The interesting thing about this national monument is rather than walking on asphalt walkways, you are allowed to walk on the actual trails walked on by these ancient Indians. I walked a 1.5 mile loop trail to get these photographs.

 

 

I’m coming to find that when I photograph “old things”, I prefer using the watercolor mode on my camera…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying historical sites is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

 

  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 post this date.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 77 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…

 

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 6 (GA250)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted September 30, 2012…

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here for a couple of more days.

 

Because of my central in-town location, yesterday I walked about five minutes to arrive at the Fuller Lodge. A building of historical significance in Los Alamos. You can read all about this place by clicking this link…
http://www.losalamoshistory.org/room234.htm

 

Their brochure also provides historical information…
http://www.losalamosnm.us/cs/Documents/Fuller_Lodge_Brochure_2pg_May_2010.pdf

 

 

Here are some photos I took yesterday. With the exception of the first and last photo, all of the other photos are in the watercolor painting mode…

 

 

 

 

 

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 Art Center is now attached to Fuller Lodge…

 

 

Enjoying historical buildings is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

In other news…
I’m in today’s Los Alamos Monitor Newspaper…

http://www.lamonitor.com/content/road-keeps-calling-his-name

 

 

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

 

 

  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 post this date.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 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…

 

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 5 (GA249)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted September 29, 2012…

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here for a couple of more days.

 

 

Because of my central in-town location, yesterday I walked about five minutes to arrive at the Bradbury Science Museum. Being an ex-engineer, I found it to be a very interesting museum. Here’s their website link…
http://www.lanl.gov/museum/index.shtml

 

 

This Wikipedia link will tell you about Norris Bradbury for whom the museum is named…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norris_E._Bradbury

 

 

From the museum brochure…

History: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II, the United States began a secret project, called the Manhattan Project, to build a new atomic weapon. The mission to build the atomic bomb brought scientists from around the world to Los Alamos. Their work would affect not only the small mesa-top town but would change the course of history.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a scientific research laboratory focusing on National Security. The Laboratory was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, the nation’s top-secret program to develop the atomic bomb.

Since 1943, the Laboratory has strengthened our national security by developing and applying the best science and technology to these three primary goals:
* Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent;
* Reducing global threats; and
* Solving other emerging national security challenges. 

The total lab area is 36 square miles. There are 47 technical areas. There are 2,000 facilities/buildings. There are 11,837 employees including students, consultants and special program guests. Of these numbers about 4,000 are scientists and engineers. The protective force is 419, other contractors 606 for a total of 12,862. The total annual budget is $2.0 billion.

 

 

Here’s the Wikipedia link that will inform you all about the Los Alamos National Laboratory…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory

 

 

Here are some photos I took at the Bradbury Science Museum yesterday…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying interesting museums is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

  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…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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 Arizona. 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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 4 (GA248)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted September 28, 2012…

 

The motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here a few days more.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco about 20 miles up to about 8,500 feet elevation to Valles Caldera…one of only six known land-based super volcanoes in the world. It has a diameter of 12 miles. You can read all about this place by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valles_Caldera

 

 

Also yesterday, I was really lucky. It was four months to the day since the tragic accident suffered on a tour in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Yesterday I booked a ride on a 2.5 hour van photo tour…the first tour I’ve taken since the accident…and we got back safely! Secondly, there were three other people registered for the tour…but they didn’t show up…so I was the only one on what ended up to be a three-hour tour. I struck up a very nice rapport with the driver/tour guide Jim Trout. He is very knowledgeable of the volcano and its history and made many stops to explain things. He also stopped at my request so that I could take photos. We covered 28 miles in three hours. A real enjoyable day!

 

 

Once again, I was there during mid-day…the worst of photographic conditions. It’s a photography fact of life…overhead lighting on landscapes means washed-out, flat-looking pictures. So I resorted to my favorite remedy and shot most of the photos in the watercolor painting mode…

 

 

Here are some photos from yesterday…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying interesting historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

  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…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 73 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…

 

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 3 (GA247)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted September 27, 2012…

 

The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here several days.

 

 

Because of my central in-town location, yesterday I walked about five minutes to arrive at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. It’s rather small, but very interesting.

 

 

Los Alamos is a picturesque place built upon four mesas at about the 7,200 elevation level. It was the location of the secret town where the first atomic bombs created for World War II were assembled. You can read all about Los Alamos by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Alamos,_New_Mexico

 

 

The making of the atomic bomb was known as the Manhattan Project. To read about it, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project

 

 

Here are some photos from yesterday…

 

 

 

 

 

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 atomic bomb test was conducted at a place known as Trinity Site, about 250 miles south of Los Alamos. It’s only open to the public twice a year…the first Saturday in April and October. I happened to be in New Mexico in April of 2007. Here’s the link to the photos I took there…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/TrinitySite

 

 

Enjoying interesting historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

In other news…

The accident happened four months ago today. I remain wearing my elastic chest bandage until 2:00 PM daily, taking Ibuprofen twice a day and icing my chest twice a day. If you missed the Blog entry about the accident, click this link… http://wp.me/pDCku-4Eh To fully understand this tragic accident, you’ll need to read the several subsequent Blog entries. It appears it’s going to be a long, slow healing process.

 

 

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

 

 

  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 post this date.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy 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 Arizona. 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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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