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Parker To Bullhead City, Arizona

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 90 miles from Parker to Bullhead City, Arizona. Mary continues to be overwhelmed with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Immediately leaving Parker, I crossed the Colorado River into California…

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…


This next photo looks left about 45 degrees in the driver’s seat and shows the 7″ LCD color monitor for my rear view camera system. The monitor is held in place by a suction cup and sits on a leather pillow to help support the weight…


Except for one small highway junction, for 65 miles there is essentially no civilization…


If you remember the movie The Grapes of Wrath…the Joad Family followed U.S. Highway Route 66 and crossed the Colorado River into California at Needles. Along the way yesterday I passed through Needles and took a few photos that driving in the traffic would allow…









Needles has apparently one homeless person…It’s really hard to imagine this guy’s life…


Once again I cross the Colorado River…this time back into Arizona…


About 20 miles later I parked in the rear of friendly VFW Post #10005 where they provided me with an electrical hookup…


Here’s the usual dinette window photo…


You can read about Bullhead City, Arizona by clicking this link…,_Arizona

I’ll continue my travels north towards Las Vegas, Nevada later this morning.


Yesterday was a cloudy around at 72 degrees.  Forecast for today is cloudy with periods of showers and 63 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. 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


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…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Acupuncture is such a clean business. Fairly swift, bloodless, clean. This is my second experience with acupuncture and it was very different from the first with Dr. Xu, pronounced (Shu).

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From the picture you may not be able to see all the needles, beginning with one  in each ankle, then at the back of the knees.

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The needles are about four inches long. After Dr. Xu inserts them, he twists certain ones  to penetrate a bit deeper and then attaches an electrode to those. It feels like they are continually twisting, and it looks like he used ten needles on my back and buttocks.

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This little machine supplies the electrical charge.

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The treatment was for neck pain. I have an identified damaged disk in my neck. Dr.Xu claims that regular treatments will retard aging of the bone and help healing of the damaged disk. Hmmm! I can see 12 needles on my back and shoulders.

Then he had me lie on my back and inserted needles in my face, hands, wrists, elbows, and stomach. No electrodes this time.  The whole process took an hour. We left with an expensive compound he made for pain. The process immediately took away my  head ache I’ve had for days, and I was able to move my neck gently back and forth without much pain.

With a noticeable improvement, I’m still exercising a lot of care in my movements. Avoiding any lifting or strain of any kind. I feel an all over soreness around my back and shoulders.  I was surprised at this treatment because I’ve had acupuncture once before, for the same disk injury  and it was very different.

Dr. Suzanne used needles about seven inches long, much of it handle. She inserted them in very specific order then tapped them and wiggled them a bit. After 10 minutes, it hadn’t helped the pain. She tried a second set. It didn’t help either. Then a third course. I remember the third one specifically because she inserted between my toes and into my ear. That didn’t work either. She apologized for her failure.

By evening, I was pain free and could do everything I was able to do before I visited her. The next day, I called her back to tell her the treatment worked. Kind of makes me think there is the all over, catch-all treatment, with electrical stimulation and the “old” way, specific, educated choice. If I ever use an acupuncturist again, I’ll choose  some one old and ancient.

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