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Enjoy Memorial Day…But Remember The 1,354,664+Dead!

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 VFW Post #9650 in Anderson, California. I’ll depart here tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

Enjoy Memorial Day…but remember the reason for it!

 

 

Yeah, most folks enjoy the Memorial Day weekend as a kickoff of the Summer season. Many totally ignore the real reason for Memorial Day.

 

 

According to this Wikipedia link there are 1,354,664+ dead from all U.S. Wars… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

 

 

Here’s the Wikipedia link that describes the history of Memorial Day…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

 

 

I took the below photo of the National  Cemetery at Fort Bayard in Grant County, New Mexico in 2012. Fort Bayard National Cemetery has an interesting history which you can read about by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard_National_Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

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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To see the other 35 photos I took at Fort Bayard, click my Picasa Web Album link…https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOiuGyKqUvjuV7I7924EEt8AQDIfFhrjp2AZeOz

 

 

To read the rich history of Fort Bayard, click this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard_Historic_District

 

 

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran!

 

Mary sent the following to me yesterday…

 

 

Keep it 
moving, please, even if you’ve seen it before.

It is the
 
VETERAN
, 
 not the preacher, 
 who has given us freedom of religion. 

It is 
the
 VETERAN, 
 not the reporter, 
  who has given us freedom of the press.

It is 
the
 VETERAN, 
 not the poet, 
who has given us freedom of speech.

   

It is 
the
 VETERAN, 
not the campus organizer, 
who has given us freedom to assemble. 

    

It is 
the
 VETERAN, 
 not the lawyer, 
who has given us the right to a fair trial. 


 

It is 
the
 VETERAN, 
 not the politician, 
Who has given us the right to vote.
 

 
 


  

 
 
 

It is the
 
VETERAN
 who 
salutes the Flag,
 


 

 


 
 
 

It is 
the
 
VETERAN
who serves 
under the Flag,
 


ETERNAL 
REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON 
THEM.
 

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 95 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 95 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…

anderson

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 -2017

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I’ll Be Making Some Adjustments… (GA89)

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 VFW Post #9650 in Anderson, California. I’ll depart here May 30th.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 April 23, 2012…

 

 

 

hopefully later today.

 

 

I arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday on a Sunday morning at 10:00 hoping for light traffic. The below map from the visitors center shows that Albuquerque has two intersecting Interstate Highways forming, more or less, a big plus (+) sign in the middle of the city. I-25 running North to South and I-40 running East to West…

 

 

 

 

 

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 must admit I was truly surprised at how much traffic there was on a Sunday morning. Sure glad I didn’t decide to come in on a weekday!

 

 

 

 

 

I settled in at Moose Lodge #2241 shown as #1 on the map….

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view out of the dinette window…not bad for a large city…

 

 

 

 

 

It was difficult to find a relatively flat piece of ground in the sloping grade of the parking lot. The reason I chose this location is because it is very near to the only Workhorse Chassis (the kind on the motorhome) repair facility in the area. You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I entered Truth or Consequences that the ABS light came on…

 

 

I stopped at the local Chevrolet dealership there…but their three different diagnostic scanners would not communicate with the Workhorse Chassis. Hence my current appointment at the only Workhorse Chassis repair facility in the Albuquerque area at 9:00 AM this morning. Hopefully by noon the ABS light situation will be rectified and the Anti-Locking Brake System will be working properly.

 

 

 

 

 

So…what adjustments am I talking about. If you look at the above Moose parking lot photo once again…

 

 

On the far right side of the building you can see a sound barrier wall. Directly on the other side of the wall is eight lanes of a very busy Interstate Highway 40. The sound barrier wall really doesn’t work. The parking lot is VERY NOISY FROM THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT! Get the picture? Trying to get some sleep last night was a real nightmare! Pun intended! It’s interesting to note that on the left side of the above building…just on the other side of those trees…is a KOA Campground where folks are paying $46 a night and listening to the same noise I had last night.

 

 

 

 

 

So, what to do? Yesterday I took the Bronco and did some scouting of the area. One of the places I went to is VFW Post #401 shown as point #2 on the map…

 

 

It’s located very near the airport where I’m scheduled to meet Mary one week from tomorrow. It’s situated in an industrial complex with a locked gate at night and quite quiet for being in a large city. Once the ABS light is fixed…hopefully today…I’ll be moving over to the VFW Post. The Commander there said there’s no problem with a long-term stay.

 

 

The only potential glitch with moving today is the Workhorse Chassis repair facility might not have the parts to affect the repair. If that’s the case…I’ll play it all by ear.

 

 

A few days ago when I was camped at South Monticello Campground on Elephant Butte Lake…I mentioned that the quiet there was almost deafening and that I would be wishing I had some of that quiet here in Albuquerque. I was so right!

 

 

 

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…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/a-better-burger/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 91 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 94 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…

anderson

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 -2017

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Nicolaus To Anderson, California…

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

Yesterday I drove the 127 miles from Nicolaus to Anderson, California.

 

Arriving at Anderson, California I parked at the rear of very friendly VFW Post#9650. I’ve been stopping here for several years. They even provide me with a 30 amp electrical hookup.

 

Normally I only spend one night here, but this year I’m going to spend four nights here so I don’t have to deal with heavy holiday weekend traffic…

 

 

 

 

 

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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And here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 81 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 90 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…

anderson

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 -2017

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Quebradas National Back Country Byway – New Mexico (GA88)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’ll leave here later this morning.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 April 22, 2012…

 

 

 

Two days ago while in Socorro, New Mexico I decided to take the 24 mile Quebradas National Back Country Byway drive with my Ford Bronco II…not a place for the motorhome!

 

 

To read about this byway, you can click these two links…
http://byways.org/explore/byways/2090
http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/socorro/quebradas_backcountry_byway.html

 

 

It’s located a few miles east of Socorro and claims to be total wilderness never less than ten miles away from a major highway. To get there you first have to cross the Rio Grande River…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now to the Byway photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a map of the drive from the above Byways link…

 

 

If I had to describe the drive in one word it would be DUSTY! The land is incredibly dry in this area. They warn you that the road is only maintained annually and to be prepared for loose sand.

 

 

There were lots of rather steep up and down grades requiring the use of first and second gears. It was a good test for my newly rebuilt transmission although I never had to use the 4 wheel drive.

 

 

It was a pretty and peaceful drive that took about 1.5 hours. Another fun thing to do as a full-time RVer is go exploring the back country!

 

 

I spent the night at Moose Lodge #1680 in Belen, New Mexico. Today…on an early Sunday morning I’ll enter Albuquerque. It’s a large city approaching 900,000 people that I’ve not been to before so I hoping for very light traffic.

 

 

 

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…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/earth-day/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 83 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…

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 -2017

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Socorro, New Mexico (GA87)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to leave here tomorrow morning.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 April 21, 2012…

 

 

 

The day before yesterday I arrived in Socorro, New Mexico. Once I was parked and settled in at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #4017…I decided to go downtown and look around.

 

 

To read about the history of this city, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro,_New_Mexico

 

 

In the above link you read about the mission that was built. Here’s what the mission looks like today…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is currently going through an extensive interior renovation…

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of small blocks away is a pretty central plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

I took the next photo for Mary who collects photos of benches…

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street from the plaza, the Capital Bar has been there since 1896…

 

 

 

 

 

I took the below photo of the bartender at the Capital Bar for Mary…because if she were here with me she would have taken his picture…

 

 

 

 

 

To read about the history of the Capital Bar, click this link…
http://www.socorro-nm.com/CapitolBar.htm

 

 

 

 

 

The interior of the Capital Bar…

 

 

 

 

 

The plaza as seen from the opposite end…

 

 

 

 

 

A tiled history of the Old Socorro Plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby Spanish-style building…

 

 

 

 

 

A Socorro historical marker…

 

 

 

 

 

A few blocks away the Hammel Museum, which used to be a brewery, was closed when I stopped by…

 

 

To read about the history of the Hammel Brewery, click this link…
http://www.socorrohistory.org/

 

 

To see the other 19 photos that I took, click this link…
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOOhwyJ8AuTdysNq-n1B_lt4UQVtXku3DDNsi-e

 

 

It was really fun and interesting to visit this community that was here 22 years before the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. Visiting really old places is another of my favorite things to do as a full-time RVer!

 

 

This morning I’ll continue drifting north towards Albuquerque which I plan to enter tomorrow (Sunday) morning when hopefully traffic will be very light.

 

 

 

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…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/fight-for-a-free-press/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 88 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 77 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…

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 -2017

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Fort Craig – New Mexico (GA86)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to leave here May 26th.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 April 20, 2012…

 

 

 

Two days ago I visited the site of this old fort located about 40 miles north of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

 

 

Even in today’s world it seemed very isolated to me…and I wondered how the soldiers felt about being stationed here 150 years ago. It once was the largest fort in the Southwest with over 2,000 soldiers. The only major battle in the Civil War fought in the Southwest…the Battle of Valverde occurred only a few miles from this fort site. To read about that battle, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valverde

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

These two Google Earth images will give you the big picture…

 

 

 

 

 

The outline of the fort is clearly visible from an altitude of 6,449 feet…

 

 

 

 

 

From an altitude of 38,445 feet you can see the five-mile road from New Mexico Highway 1 to the fort’s location adjacent to the Rio Grande River…

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of the five-mile road…

 

 

 

 

 

The road was quite rough and very dusty. 20 minutes later the green trees along the Rio Grande River come into view…

 

 

 

 

 

According to the legend the soldiers put logs on the ramparts to make the enemy believe they had more cannons than they really had…

 

 

 

 

 

A small portion of the rock walls remain…

 

 

 

 

 

The Commanding General’s headquarters are the most visible remains…

 

 

 

 

 

Another view with the flag pole in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

The supplies storage area…

 

 

 

 

 

From these ramparts the soldiers fought off the Apache Indians…

 

 

 

 

 

A 180 degree panorama photo of the fort looking from North to East to South…

 

 

 

 

 

Finally a photo  taken off the sign in front of the corral area…

 

 

To see the other 20 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/FortCraigNewMexico

 

 

Here’s the official government website link…
http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/socorro/fort_craig.html

 

 

And a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Craig

 

 

Visiting old military installations is one of my favorite things to do as a full-time RVer!

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome to Socorro, New Mexico where I’m parked at the Fraternal order Of Eagles Airee #4017.

 

 

 

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…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/right-out-of-dickens/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 99 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 87 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…

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 -2017

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