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Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 24 (GA172)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd 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 13th.

 

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.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!</div?

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

This entry was posted July 13, 2012…

The motorhome is still parked here at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident.

 

 

My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m pleased to report some progress…with the exceptions of a cough or a sneeze, the poppings, with the associated pains, in my chest have finally stopped! I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and five days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished?

 

 

The locals tell me July through September is monsoon season here in New Mexico. June was hot and dry. About a week ago we started getting rain sporadically, but certainly nothing I’d call a monsoon. Typically it will start to cloud up in the mid-afternoon…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rather quickly dark ominous clouds appear and then the rain  starts to fall, usually in large heavy raindrops. Still nothing I’d call a monsoon. That all changed last night at about 7:30 PM, when we had a real gully-washer! It rained HARD for about 1.5 hours, the wind rocked the motorhome and there where a number of nearby lightning strikes…

 

 

While not the worst thunder and lightning storm I’ve ever experienced (that was back in Pennsylvania in the mid-1970’s when I thought the World was ending!), it still was impressive!

 

 

This area really needs the rain as everything is tinder-dry. The rain here usually means lower temperatures, yeah!, and the air has a nice and clean smell and taste. So long as the storms do not pelt the motorhome with baseball-sized hail…let it rain!

 

 

To read about the monsoons in this area, you need to click this link…
http://www.climas.arizona.edu/feature-articles/jun-2012

 

 

Enjoying the many elements of the weather (most of them !), is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

 

 

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 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
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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
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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 24

The motorhome is still parked here at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident.

My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m pleased to report some progress…with the exceptions of a cough or a sneeze, the poppings, with the associated pains, in my chest have finally stopped! I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and five days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished?

The locals tell me July through September is monsoon season here in New Mexico. June was hot and dry. About a week ago we started getting rain sporadically, but certainly nothing I’d call a monsoon. Typically it will start to cloud up in the mid-afternoon…

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…

Rather quickly dark ominous clouds appear and then the rain  starts to fall, usually in large heavy raindrops. Still nothing I’d call a monsoon. That all changed last night at about 7:30 PM, when we had a real gully-washer! It rained HARD for about 1.5 hours, the wind rocked the motorhome and there where a number of nearby lightning strikes…

While not the worst thunder and lightning storm I’ve ever experienced (that was back in Pennsylvania in the mid-1970’s when I thought the World was ending!), it still was impressive!

This area really needs the rain as everything is tinder-dry. The rain here usually means lower temperatures, yeah!, and the air has a nice and clean smell and taste. So long as the storms do not pelt the motorhome with baseball-sized hail…let it rain!

To read about the monsoons in this area, you need to click this link…
http://www.climas.arizona.edu/feature-articles/jun-2012

Enjoying the many elements of the weather (most of them !), is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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