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
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 12, 2012…
Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.
The motorhome is parked at Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #2811. I expect to depart tomorrow.
Santa Fe has a population of about 68,000 and is at about 7,000 feet of elevation. You can read all about this city by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles south of Santa Fe to the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch where dozens of movies have been filmed since 1955 including one of my very favorites…Lonesome Dove. In addition numerous TV shows, commercials, music videos, magazine and catalog photo shoots have been accomplished here.
Here’s their website link…
Here’s a link identifying some of the movies made here…
Bonanza Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch, visited by appointment only. It is distinctive because unlike on a typical movie set, the buildings here are real structures and not one-sided façades. It is set on 12,000 beautiful acres.
Our tour guide was Jack Caffery who has worked on this ranch for 33 years. During the 2.5 hour tour he shared lots of stories about the movie stars he has worked with and funny happenings during some of the productions. He has also been in many movies as an extra. If you remember Lonesome Dove, he played Clara Allen’s faithful Mexican worker, Cholo. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I got to ride in his vehicle with him…just he and I…so I got a lot of extra stories. If you are in the Santa Fe area, I highly recommend his tour to you.
Here are a few of my favorite 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…
To see the remaining 48 photos that I took, you need to click this Picasa web album link…
Enjoying interesting places is another joy of a full-time RVer!
If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
I hope you enjoyed the photos.
Forecast for today is partly sunny and 72 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
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.
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/
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