Posts Tagged With: mansion

Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi Day 2 (GA448)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted April 4, 2013…

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

————————————————————————————————————–

The motorhome is parked at the Military State Park in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. I expect to depart from here tomorrow morning.

 

 

Yesterday, on a cold, windy and rainy day, I drove the Bronco about 50 miles in search of a couple of ghosts from the past.

 

 

The first is Windsor Ruins. Set 10 miles from the nearest main road where access is by a narrow, winding and hilly road. It struck me as being remote even by today’s standards. Completed in 1861 it was the largest antebellum Greek Revival Mansion ever built in the State of Mississippi. The mansion burned to the ground by accident in 1890 after being occupied by both Confederate and Union forces and all that remain are 23 columns. All photos and drawings were destroyed in the fire. I urge you to take the time to read its intriguing history by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Ruins

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

On a brochure I found this drawing attributed to a soldier in 1861…

001

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s an artist’s interpretation…

003

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what I saw at the site…

005

 

 

 

 

 

011

 

 

 

 

 

015

 

 

 

 

 

016

 

 

 

 

 

019

 

 

 

 

 

022

 

 

 

 

 

026

 

 

 

 

 

028

 

 

This is a most unusual place to visit. I was left with a cold and eerie feeling.

 

 

Continuing on many miles of back-country sandy/muddy roads without any signs for help, I stumbled upon my second unusual quest. However, today is laundry day for me, so I’m saving that story for tomorrow’s Blog entry.

 

 

After finding my second quest, it took me about 10 miles more of those back-country roads to finally reach U.S. Highway 61 and the Old Country Store Restaurant, where owner Arthur Davis claims to make heavenly fried chicken. I just had to stop and find out if it was true.

 

 

 

 

 

The building has been there since 1875 and has housed many businesses. It was quite different from what I expected. Here are some photos that I took…

103

 

 

 

 

 

I was not expecting such a large interior and the white cloth tablecloths…

109

 

 

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

 

 

110

 

 

 

 

 

He says…I hope you brought your appetite! The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The buffet includes fried chicken and other meats (sometimes catfish and ribs), tossed salad, cucumber/tomato salad, potato salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, corn on the cob, green beans, turnip greens, dirty rice, field peas, sweet potatoes, dressing and cornbread for only $10.95

118

 

 

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

He showed me a number of magazine and newspaper articles that have been written about him in his 15 years of business. Here is his brochure…

121

 

 

 

 

 

I had three helpings. No need for supper last night…

122

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not normally a dessert eater…but when he mentioned the hot peach cobbler with the melting ice cream…I just could not resist…

123

 

 

Here’s a special extra you won’t get at other eateries…Just click the YouTube link…
http://youtu.be/L6fhj5-qpi8

 

 

Lorman is located on Highway 61 about 40 miles south of Vicksburg,

 

 

Enjoying historic places 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 Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1PG

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 sunny and 71 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-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natchez, Mississippi Day 15 (GA446)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted April 2, 2013…

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

————————————————————————————————————–

The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi. Yesterday’s forecasted thunderstorms never did happen. Morning fog hung around until late morning. Nice afternoon. I expect to leave Natchez today.

 

 

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

 

 

Yesterday I posted an entry about the only antebellum home in Natchez that allows interior photography. It’s called the Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home…circa 1812. You can read about Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home by clicking their official website link…
http://www.auburnmuseum.org/

 

 

If you missed my Blog entry of yesterday, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7AL

 

 

 

 

 

Besides allowing photography it is unique because it is the first of the many mansions in the Natchez antebellum period…it also has a freestanding wooden circular staircase…

024

 

 

You saw the above photo in yesterday’s entry. However..you did not see the creative photography of this unique staircase. I love playing with my camera and one of the funnest things to photograph is patterns as shown in the below photos…

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

011

 

 

 

 

 

012

 

 

 

 

 

013

 

 

 

 

 

014

 

 

 

 

 

016

 

 

 

 

 

018

 

 

 

 

 

020

 

 

 

 

 

064

 

 

 

 

 

065

 

 

 

 

 

066

 

 

 

 

 

069

 

 

 

 

 

Needing to get out of the motorhome for some fresh air and exercise, I decided to take the five-minute drive back across the Mississippi River to Vidalia, Louisiana and walk along the riverfront. Here I was able to photograph Natchez across the river and both bridges. Because of high noontime harsh sun which makes for flat photographs…I shot them in the watercolor mode which makes for a more enjoyable final result. I hope you enjoy them…

006

 

 

 

 

 

007

 

 

 

 

 

008

 

 

 

 

 

017

 

 

 

 

 

019a

 

 

 

 

 

021

 

 

 

 

 

023

 

 

 

 

 

027

 

 

 

 

 

029

 

 

 

 

 

035

 

 

 

 

 

036

 

 

 

 

 

039

 

 

 

 

 

041

 

 

 

 

 

042

 

 

 

 

 

049

 

 

 

 

 

051

 

 

So, yesterday was the final time to walk upon Louisiana soil for this year. Thanks for a great 2013 visit, Louisiana! It also completes a very enjoyable 15 day visit to the Natchez area. Thanks, Natchez!

 

 

Enjoying historic places 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 Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1NAT

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 mostly sunny 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Natchez, Mississippi Day 14 (GA445)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted April 1, 2013…

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

————————————————————————————————————–

The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi. I had planned to leave Natchez today…however forecasted thunderstorms now has me leaving tomorrow.

 

 

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

 

 

If you are a regular follower of my Blog postings…you know that I tend to avoid places that have a no photography edict. The policy is stupid as well put by my partner Mary which you can read by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7yr

 

 

In Natchez there are many antebellum mansions…all of whom have a no photography rule. So instead of patronizing and giving free publicity to those places…I instead visited the only one without a photography ban.

 

 

It’s called the Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home…circa 1812.. Besides allowing photography it is unique because it is the first of the many mansions in the Natchez antebellum period…it also has a freestanding wooden circular staircase. You can read about Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home by clicking their official website link…
http://www.auburnmuseum.org/

 

 

My thanks to Clark Feiser for making a special trip to open the home exclusively for my photographic purposes and a detailed history of the property. As far as I’m concerned…if you like photographic images of special places you visit…the Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home is the one to choose in Natchez. I’ve been in many old mansions in my years on the road and most have struck me as being cold and sterile. Not so with Auburn…it has a nice comfortable homey feeling.

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

123a

 

 

 

 

 

001

 

 

 

 

 

006

 

 

 

 

 

015

 

 

 

 

 

021

 

 

 

 

 

024

 

 

 

 

 

025

 

 

 

 

 

030

 

 

 

 

 

038

 

 

 

 

 

044

 

 

 

 

 

048

 

 

 

 

 

050

 

 

 

 

 

056

 

 

 

 

 

058

 

 

 

 

 

059

 

 

 

 

 

061

 

 

 

 

 

072

 

 

 

 

 

073

 

 

 

 

 

076

 

 

 

 

 

085

 

 

 

 

 

088

 

 

 

 

 

089

 

 

 

 

 

090

 

 

 

 

 

091

 

 

 

 

 

092

 

 

 

 

 

093

 

 

 

 

 

095

 

 

 

 

 

043

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

102

 

 

 

 

 

103

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

 

Be sure to see tomorrow’s Blog entry for some creative photography I did while at the Auburn home.

 

 

Enjoying historic places 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 Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1NAT

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natchez, Mississippi Day 8 (GA439)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted March 26, 2013…

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

————————————————————————————————————–

The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi.

 

 

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about one mile to the Longwood Mansion. It’s reputedly the most unusual mansion in all of Natchez. Out tour guide Gay Guercio did a great job telling us of its history.

 

 

You can read all about Longwood by clicking these two links…

http://www.natchezpilgrimage.com/dailylongwood.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_%28Natchez,_Mississippi%29

 

 

If you looked at the above history links, you know the family lived in the 10,000 square foot basement while the upper floors were never completed. This “basement” was lavishly furnished for its time. My only complaint about my visit to Longwood is that no photography is allowed in the furnished basement. As usual…I saw nothing unusual in the basement that would make the world stop turning if photography was allowed. I would think someone would be more likely to visit Longwood is they could get to see some of the furnishings in the basement. I just cannot understand that narrow and misguided thinking.

 

 

One thing about my Blog postings…you know you are going to get my honest opinion. ‘Nuf said!

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

001

 

 

 

 

 

008

 

 

 

 

 

017

 

 

 

 

 

018

 

 

 

 

 

010

 

 

 

 

 

012

 

 

 

 

 

013

 

 

 

 

 

014

 

 

 

 

 

020

 

 

 

 

 

021

 

 

 

 

 

022

 

 

 

 

 

023

 

 

 

 

 

025

 

 

 

 

 

027

 

 

 

 

 

028

 

 

 

 

 

029

 

 

 

 

 

036

 

 

 

 

 

048

 

 

 

 

 

033

 

 

 

 

 

034

 

 

 

 

 

038

 

 

 

 

 

039

 

 

 

 

 

040

 

 

 

 

 

041

 

 

 

 

 

043

 

 

 

 

 

044

 

 

 

 

 

045

 

 

 

 

 

046

 

 

 

 

 

051

 

 

 

 

 

052

 

 

 

 

 

053

 

 

 

 

 

055

 

 

 

 

 

058

 

 

I found this YouTube video about Longwood on the Internet which you can watch bu clicking this link…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl0Ilch2I9Y

 

 

I’ll explore more of Natchez today.

 

 

Enjoying historic places 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 Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1NAT

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 cloudy and 69 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-mapLACO

 

 

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 -2018

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JAPANESE QUILTS

DSC08304 (Copy)

I’ve seen Japanese quilts before, but this show had some very creative ideas and stories to them. Like a series of little kimonos and shirts as wall hangings.

DSC08310 (Copy)

Kimono portrait here is a beauty, with extraordinary quilting patterns. The fabric is Japanese themed in many of the quilts.

DSC08343 (Copy)

A wall hanging of closed and opened fans. One, partially opened fan near the bottom.

DSC08344 (Copy)

On close inspection I realized that part of the quilting pattern inside the fans is chop sticks.

DSC08338 (Copy)

We Americans, who think we invented quilting, certainly a particular style, anyway, talk of our heritage of using every scrap of fabric, not wasting. Used fabrics, parts of clothing that were once a treasured dress or pair of pants carry memories. I loved the Japanese metaphor of cloth traveling through many hands carrying wishes and thoughts.

DSC08317 (Copy)

And, here a quilt that expresses the tradition of Sange.

DSC08309 (Copy)

The Quilt Museum is held in an old Victorian mansion. The third floor held quilts all made by one woman. This quilt is the equivalent of flour sacks quilts in early Americana.

DSC08303 (Copy)

Interesting.

DSC08302 (Copy)

Utilitarian quilts, using homely fabrics. I’ve done that, made denim quilts, and suit fabrics. Often tied together. Utilitarian fabrics here are quilted in larger stitching but very full, straight fill stitching without any particular pattern.

DSC08349 (Copy)

Not all Japanese quilt artists use Japanese materials.  This applique is a beauty.

DSC08362 (Copy)

A gorgeous silk quilt with tiny beads. Not meant for a bed, obviously.

DSC08363 (Copy)

An origami decoration, several in fact.

DSC08352 (Copy)

I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. I heard three Japanese women talking about this show and comparing it to another that made them cringe. They were very enthused with this one.

DSC08355 (Copy)

An unusual thing about this show, the docent said we were allowed to handle the quilts by putting on white gloves. I declined because I don’t think exhibit quilts should be handled by anyone except those who hang the show. My own quilt guild has that policy and I think it is a good one.

DSC08332 (Copy)

The narrow halls of this old mansion make it difficult to photograph these quilts. So, if you can, go see it, and don’t depend on my choices. There were many really beautiful pieces.

 

 

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Longwood Mansion – Natchez, Mississippi

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. My scheduled departure date is July 8th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She has made her flight reservations to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

A more relaxed mode..

After our 682 day on-the-go 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States, we have decided to slip into a more relaxed mode. In the next few months we will be traveling through areas previously explored. Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_%28Natchez,_Mississippi%29

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Longwood Mansion, Natchez, Mississippi

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy with showers day at 67 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather 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…

MO

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

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/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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.