Posts Tagged With: North Rim

North Rim Of Canyon De Chelly National Monument – Chinle, Arizona (GA123)

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 Connor, Washington. I’ll depart here July 24th.

 

 

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 May 26, 2012…

 

 

Our motorhome is currently parked in the Cottonwood Campground in Chinle, Arizona. In this location we are unable to receive our Verizon Internet signal and are dependent upon a wi-fi signal from the lodge. The wi-fi signal is intended for the benefit of those staying in the lodge…not us campers. So we changed campsite location…twice…yesterday to get closer to the signal. We are now in the campsite closest to the lodge.

 

 

Yesterday I had problems loading pictures…today hopefully not.

 

 

Yesterday, in constant 50+ mile per hour winds, we ventured out on the north rim of Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) National Monument. We took photos from three overlooks,,,Antelope House, Mummy Cave and Massacre cave.

 

 

You can read about this place by clicking this official government website link…
http://www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm

 

 

and also this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyon_de_Chelly_National_Monument

 

 

Here are some 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took an additional 51 photos but you’ll just have to wait and see them later after I get them uploaded to my Picasa Web Albums file.

 

Note: 7/17/17 – here’s the link to the other 51 photos…

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipML9P3Fwlqu_HviaBJpeSHVXTTobg-pYlreLnhY

 

 

 

 

Visiting beautiful National Monuments 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 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 Washington. 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 -2017

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NORTH RIM CANYON DE CHELLY

At this site yesterday, with 50 mile per hour winds, my stomach did a tumble.   It felt like I  was going to be blown into the abyss. It made for difficult picture-taking. We kept hoping the wind would let up, but it stayed with us the whole day.

 

 

 

 

 

Massacre Cave Overlook tells the story of the Spanish chasing the Puebloan people who climbed high and hid in caves. Then from the cliffs they shot them and picked them off, killing 25 people, mostly women and children.

 

 

 

The Mummy Cave overlook, tells of a woman grappling with a Spanish soldier and pulling him with her over the edge to save the life of the person he was shooting for.

This old Anasazi ruins dates to 368 A.D.  It is called Antelope House because of the drawings on the walls.  It was used by Puebloan people as late as the 1300’s and the antelope drawings were made in the 1800’s. We will jeep tour the canyon floor on Sunday and see it up close.   The winds were so fierce, the motor home was decorated with grit and grime. We moved to a site closer to the Thunderbird Lodge to get their signal since ours didn’t work yesterday, and the lodge signal from a distance was slow and difficult.  We felt trapped because of the strong winds and grit. We didn’t venture out the door for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

To see the rest of my pictures, click on the following link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/106530979158681190260/2012525NorthRimCnyDeChelly?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKsxozb3_L5zgE

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