Posts Tagged With: Manteca

Central America Trip #88

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand trails turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here October 7th.

 

 

 

 

 

Today… A trip down memory lane!

 

 

 

2004 Central America trip…

This trip ended up being 343 days and 16,000+ miles through the back-country of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 11 rigs started the trip, within a week we broke into three smaller groups for ease of traveling. Only myself and one other rig went the full, pre-planned route. All the others dropped out for various reasons. All returned safely to the United States. I’m planning to show these photos, more or less, 10 a day, whenever I’m not doing something else deserving a blog entry. FINALLY, it must be remembered these photos are prior to my switching to digital in 2006. The films were developed during our trip and the lack of quality control sometimes is plainly evident.

 

Today…Mexico (north-bound) 13…

 

 

 

 

The motorhome is in Oaxaca, awaiting a new engine. I had no idea that it would take two months. In the meantime we explore Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. In our two months there…we got to know it well…

 

A day trip in the Bronco to the ruins of Yagul, which was a large Zapotec and Mixtec Indian religious center. The large ball court and tombs were very interesting. Atop a hill overlooking the ruins, we enjoyed a beautiful view of the Oaxaca Valley which is 50 miles long…

 

 

 

 

 

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 my trip website link…http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Forecast for today is sunny and 79 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 California. 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 -2019

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One Of Paul Harvey’s Best…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here October 7th.

 

 

 

 

Just for the record… I do not purposefully hunt these types of videos. They randomly present themselves as I watch general YouTube videos while eating my breakfast.

 

This is the 17th video which I guess is becoming a series about how politicians are destroying our beautiful country. In this case… politicians in general.

 

The video published several days ago runs 54:54 minutes. I watched the entire thing and really enjoyed it! To me, he still makes real common sense even in our crazy world of today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you feel about this topic????

 

 

 

If you agree with this message, I encourage you to share it with your friends.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video.

 

 

 

I hope you will enjoy the future blog postings.

Forecast for today is sunny and 74 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 California.. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapmanteca

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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…

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

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 -2019

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Murphys To Manteca, California

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 65 miles from Murphys to Manteca, California where the motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort. I’m scheduled to depart here October 8th.

 

Today’s Subject…Murphys to Manteca, California…

 

As much as I enjoy being with Mary…it’s time for me to head south and my mysterious destination. I’ll pause here for a few days while I’ll await the temperatures to continue to cool down a bit at that location. That destination is 505 miles distant

 

 

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…

 

 

 

My current parking location…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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You can read about this location by clicking this link…

https://www.thousandtrails.com/california/turtle-beach-rv-resort/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Forecast for today is 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 my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapmurphys

 

 

 

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 -2019

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Manteca To Murphys, California…

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.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 90 miles from Manteca to Mary’s home at Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 22nd.

 

Prior to arriving, I went to the VA Clinic in Sonora for my annual physical. Once again, all is well.  🙂

 

In the past few weeks I’ve published some blogs dealing with excessive and inappropriate taxes… especially here in California. Here’s a real life example…

 

According to Google the average price for gasoline is $2.82.2. In Alabama it’s $2.82.2. Yesterday at Costco for regular gas I paid $3.65.9. Along the way I saw several stations advertising at $4.19.9! Here in Murphys, it.s $3.99! FYI… the motorhome gets 8.6 miles per gallon. Hmmm….

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

I’m parked in my usual spot. You can see the Bronco in the background…

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and the usual dinette window where I get a partial view of Mary’s bottle collection…

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Immediately upon arrival at Mary’s, I drove to Bronco to Angels Camp. My mechanic there did an oil change and lube. I also had him change the rear and front differential and transfer case fluids.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 80 degrees.

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

 

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

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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…

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

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 -2019

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Being A Good Little Taxpayer Is NOT Patriotic!

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.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

Just for the record… I do not purposefully hunt these types of videos. They randomly present themselves as I watch general YouTube videos while eating my breakfast.

 

This is the 11th video which I guess is becoming a series about how politicians are destroying our beautiful country… in this case… once again excessive and inappropriate taxes.

 

Here’s an intelligent woman who calls herself The Patriotic Nurse offers her thoughts. The title of the blog is hers … not mine…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you agree with this message, I encourage you to share it with your friends.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video.

Forecast for today is sunny and 70 degrees.

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

 

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

usa1ma

 

 

 

 

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

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 -2019

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Burma Shave Road Signs…

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.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort in Manteca, California. I’m scheduled to depart here April 17th.

 

If you are an old person like myself, you remember the Burma Shave Road Signs.

A friend sent this to me in an Email and I thought I’d share it with you…

 

 

 

TRAINS DON’T WANDER 
ALL OVER THE MAP 
‘CAUSE NOBODY SITS 
IN THE ENGINEER’S LAP 
Burma Shave 

SHE  KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH 
BY MISTAKE 
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS 
HER HUSBAND JAKE 
Burma Shave 

Remember these?  For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, 
here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930’s and ’40’s.  Before there were interstates, 
when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads,  Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers’ fields.  They were small red signs with white letters. 
Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet……
and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream. 
Here are more of the actual signs: 

DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD 
TO GAIN A  MINUTE 
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD 
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT 
Burma  Shave 

DROVE TOO LONG 
DRIVER SNOOZING 
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
 IS NOT AMUSING 
Burma Shave 

BROTHER SPEEDER 
LET’S REHEARSE 
ALL TOGETHER 
GOOD MORNING, NURSE 
Burma Shave 

CAUTIOUS RIDER 
TO HER  RECKLESS DEAR 
LET’S HAVE LESS BULL 
AND MORE STEER 
Burma Shave 

SPEED WAS HIGH 
WEATHER WAS HOT 
TIRES WERE THIN 
X MARKS THE  SPOT 
Burma Shave 

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE 
OF PAUL FOR BEER 
LED TO A WARMER 
HEMISPHERE 
Burma Shave 

AROUND THE CURVE 
LICKETY-SPLIT 
BEAUTIFUL CAR 
WASN’T IT? 
Burma Shave 

NO  MATTER THE PRICE 
NO MATTER HOW NEW 
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE 
IN THE CAR IS YOU 
Burma Shave 

A GUY WHO DRIVES 
A CAR WIDE OPEN 
IS NOT THINKIN’ 
HE’S JUST HOPIN’ 
Burma Shave 

AT INTERSECTIONS 
LOOK EACH  WAY 
A HARP SOUNDS NICE 
BUT IT’S HARD TO PLAY 
Burma Shave 

BOTH  HANDS ON THE WHEEL 
EYES ON THE ROAD 
THAT’S THE SKILLFUL 
DRIVER’S  CODE 
Burma Shave 

THE ONE WHO DRIVES 
WHEN HE’S BEEN DRINKING 
DEPENDS ON YOU 
TO DO HIS THINKING 
Burma Shave 

CAR IN  DITCH 
DRIVER IN TREE 
THE MOON WAS FULL 
AND SO WAS HE. 
Burma Shave 

and my all-time favorite: 

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE 
TAKE IT SLOW 
LET OUR LITTLE 
SHAVERS GROW 
Burma Shave 

DON’T STICK YOUR ELBOW 
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
Burma Shave

 

 

 

 

And finally one sent to me by another friend…

a man a miss
a car a curve
He kissed the miss
& missed the curve
Burma Shave

 

Here’s a link to a bunch more of Burma Shave signs…

https://fiftiesweb.com/pop/burma-shave-1/

 

 

To read about how the Burma Shave signs came about and where they went, click this link…

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/66-burmashave/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the signs.

Forecast for today is partly sunny 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 California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

usa1ma

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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

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 -2019

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