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Travel Addicts…

After re-reading Blue Highways (see yesterday’s Blog entry) I was reminded of a file I had saved in my documents file. It’s a list of sayings from people who liked to travel…


For the born traveler, traveling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.

– Aldous Huxley

…from the midst of dark pine forests, the isolated snowy peaks were looking out like giants. They served us for grand beacons to show the route at which we advanced in our journey.
– John C. Freemont, 1843

The traveler may feel assured, he will meet with no difficulties or dangers, excepting in rare cases, nearly so bad as he beforehand anticipates. In a moral point of view, the effect ought to be, to teach him good-humored patience, freedom from selfishness, the habit of acting for himself, and of making the best of every occurrence…Traveling ought also to teach him distrust; but at the same time he will discover, how many truly kind-hearted people there are, with whom he never before had, or ever again will have any further communication, who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistance.

– Charles Darwin

To have been the Dreamer for so long and now to be the Doer, inside the dream instead of outside it, still feels like a dream.

Alyce Cornyn-Selby

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.

~Ray Bradbury

Muhammad says, ‘Love of one’s country is a part of the faith.’ But don’t take that literally! Your real ‘country’ is where you’re heading, not where you are.

– Rumi

I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.

~Lord Dunsany

the open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.

– William Least Heat Moon

Everybody needs places to play in…where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.

– John Muir

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

— James Michener

. . .If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere, there would not be much point in moving from one place to another.

– Paul Bowles

I hesitated a moment to view this immense mountain, the top of which was obscured in the clouds, and the ascent appeared to be almost perpendicular.

– William Clark (Lewis and Clark)

Traveling is a learning process that takes place in a real rather than an artificial environment.

– Peopleโ€™s Guide to Mexico

There are places that have great strength for one that knows how to understand and feel. They are places of unique power that comes out of the depths of the earth. It can be a place apart, somewhere in the fields, in the mountains, surrounded by rocks or boulders, at the entrance of a cave, at the high summit or at the rim of a canyon…

Romayne Wheeler
Life Through the Eyes of a Tarahumara

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

– Douglas Adams

Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing.

– Helen Keller


Here’s my favorite saying that I picked up somewhere along the way…

A bad day of RVing, beats a good day at work!

Here’s a photo of our magic carpet, that takes us to so many wonderful places, taken at the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Soledad Canyon, California.

As Charles Kuralt from the old “On The Road” TV series used to say…”Wonder what’s around the bend?” Travel On!!!!

(By the way…I so enjoyed re-reading Blue Highways, I decided to re-read it a third time…starting again yesterday…only slower this time!)

All original material Copyright โ€“ Jim Jaillet 2011
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We Got Baked!

Jim says:

Yesterday my 12-year-old grandson Eric and I went to a AA minor league ballgame at the home field of the New Britain Rock Cats. They are a farm club for the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately, they are at the bottom of their division and got beat by the Reading (PA) Phillies 8-2.

The view from our seats.

Another unfortunately was, according to the field signboard, we got baked at 98 degrees for 3.5 hours! Despite the high heat and humidity, I really enjoyed the companionship of my grandson. He really knows the game of baseball and kept my clued in on what was going on during the game.

Eric chowing down.

Upon return to my son’s home, I retreated with my book to his breezeway while the motorhome’s air-conditioner worked on bringing down the temperature there. Once livable there I continued my reading. Later in the evening I enjoyed Volume two of On The Road with Charles Kuralt. Another great two-hour program about the interesting people and places encountered while living the RVing lifestyle!

On The Road – Volume 2.

Today my nine-year-old grand-daughter Jaime are going to the movies where the theater will be air-conditioned!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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A Nice Visit from Jaime

Jim says:

Another hot and humid day yesterday. While in the air-conditioned motorhome about 11:00 AM doing computer research about our upcoming return trip to California, my nine-year-old grand-daughter Jaime knocked on my door. She had a chess set and a deck of cards with her.

We had an interesting game of chess. She beat me by bending the rules a little! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jaime’s ready for our chess match.

She discovered our stash of Belgian Chocolate…need I say more?

She loves our Belgian Chocolate!

Then a hot game of cards playing her specialty…Slapjack. A little more rule-bending and I was defeated once again. ๐Ÿ™‚

We got to talking about old TV shows which prompted her to go fetch her Cartoon DVD collection.

We watched two hours of Cartoons.

We enjoyed a late afternoon snack of sliced chicken, cheese, crackers and pepperoni. She left about 5:00 PM. A nice six-hour visit. She’s such a real fun little gal!

I was in the mood to watch a little more TV, so I dug out our DVD set of the old On The Road with Charles Kuralt. The first volume ran two hours…four 30 minute programs. It was a really great series about the interesting people and places one comes across while On The Road. No wonder I like RVing so much!

A great RVing series!

Eric and I are going to a minor league baseball game today. Forecast is for a high of 84 degrees. Somewhat better than the high 90’s we’ve experienced for the last few day…but still too hot for the Weather Wimp…that’s me!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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