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Hillsboro, Oregon To Woodland, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 49 miles from Hillsboro, Oregon to Woodland, Washington.

 

In yesterday’s blog I was still in the shop in Hillsboro, Oregon getting repair work done. I described running into a problem with burnt spark plug wires.

 

Here’s what they (all eight to some degree) looked like…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A c;loser view of the damaged area…

 

 

 

 

I had bought them off of Ebay and as luck would have it, they had been shipped from Scapoose, Oregon, only 25 miles away. I contacted the seller and they agreed to honor the warranty and rep;laced the wires for free and only charge me $25 for the thermal socks. A quick trip in the Bronco and I returned with my new wires…

 

After the wires were installed and my paying a final total bill of $655, I was on my way. I hate going to dealerships because they are so expensive. But if this finally cures my low intermittent power problem, I’ll be a happy camper!  🙂

 

 

 

 

Passing through Portland, I stopped to get motorhome washed. The bay was so huge I was able to fit behind a fire truck with my motorhome and Bronco attached…

 

 

 

 

There was a sign saying all drivers must exit the vehicle before washing, but the next thing I knew washing commenced with me inside…

 

After paying my $32 wash fee, I was once again on my way.

 

45 minutes later,I arrived in Woodland, Woodland where I’m parked behind Moose Club #2394. I’ve stayed here in the past…

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and the usual the dinette window view. Here it’s along side of the Lewis River…

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Another club full of friendly people.

 

I expect to depart here tomorrow.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 64 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 -2018

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In The Shop…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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 Bruce Chevrolet (a Workhorse Chassis Service Center) in Hillsboro, Oregon. I expect to depart today.

 

In yesterday’s blog I described arriving here to hopefully discover what is behind my intermittent low power that has been frustrating me for the last 2.5 years.

 

“Red” is an RV tech with 35+ years of experience working on motorhomes and has all the fancy equipment to assist him in his labors. In most shops, they require you to wait in the waiting room while the tech does his work. Red allowed me to stay in the motorhome and read my book while he was working. He also allowed me to peek over his shoulder and explain the readouts on his fancy diagnostic equipment. I read while he worked and tried to not pester him.

 

Here’s a photo of his work area as taken from my kitchen window…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine is accessed either through this doghouse opening between the two front seats or from beneath the vehicle…

 

 

 

 

I’ve long suspected that my intermittent low power problem was associated with a poor electrical connection(s). Being intermittent makes them extremely difficult to find. Red found three questionable ground wires which he thoroughly cleaned and reconnected. The critical engine ground had a wrong size bolt and might have been the culprit. He replaced it with a new one. While under the engine he discovered my starter cable was corroded and insulation burnt from the manifold pipe..

I asked him to repair it in order to preclude future problems in that area. He cut off the defective end and put on a new connector…

 

He also did and oil change with new filter and lubed the chassis.

 

The next item he discovered was my spark plug wires are burnt from excessive heat. When replacing them last summer I elected to go with a 10mm wire instead of the original 7mm. The spark plug boots were to large for the then installed metal heat shields. I was led to believe the High Heat Resistance wire that I ordered was adequate to the chore. I now know that I should have used an additional thermal heat sock. The company I bought them from just happens to be only 25 miles from my current location. I got a text message from them late in the day yesterday. I’m expecting a phone call from them at 8 AM this morning. The results of that call will determine weather I leave here today or not. I’ll let you know what happened in tomorrow’s blog posting.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 75 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 Oregon. 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…

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 -2018

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2012 In Review…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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 Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. I have an 8 AM appointment to attempt to diagnose my intermittent low power problem. I hope to be on the road again this afternoon.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary is at home in California enjoying the holidays with her family. She has made her airline reservations to join me here at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort and is scheduled to be here until January 10th. While I await Mary’s arrival on the 3rd, I’ll be seeing some local attractions, performing repairs and preventative maintenance on both the motorhome and Bronco, plus thoroughly cleaning both vehicles.

 

 

Yesterday I received the 2012 Annual Report from WordPress.com telling us we had 96,000 views from 158 different countries of our Blog On The Road With Jim And Mary during the year!

 

 

You can read the report next…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 96,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

 

 

Click here to see the complete report. (once you get there, just scroll down)…

 

 

Thank you to all 1,392 followers of our Blog! Your interest in what we do fuels our interest to carry on!

 

 

Enjoying sharing our experiences on the road is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the info.

 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

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 -2018

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Gold Hill To Hillsboro, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 275 miles from Gold Hill to Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

I don’t really care to drive that many miles a day anymore. The weather was nice and I was feeling really good. Most of the drive was on Interstate Highway 5.

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I have been dealing with an intermittent low power problem. Unfortunately, it is not giving any codes for the computer scanner to offer any clues of what might be the problem. With no codes, I’ve only been able to start replacing likely parts. After 2.5 years of frustration, I’ve decided to take it to a Workhorse Chassis Center.

 

I was last in this area in 2015 when I was having an electrical problem and ended up at Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. The RV Technician “Red” really impressed me with his abilities and how quickly he fixed that problem.

 

So, I have an 8 AM appointment with Red tomorrow. I’m hoping with his advanced skills and equipment, He’ll be able to figure out the cause of my low power problem.

 

I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’m parked at the back of the shop where I have an electrical hookup so that I can run my air conditioner to fight off the 88 degrees temperature…

 

 

 

 

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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My new dinette window view…

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I’m hoping to be back on the road by Monday afternoon.

 

Fortunately, there is a very friendly Eagles Club just a couple of miles from here which I’ll visit while I;m waiting for Monday morning.

 

Interesting side note from my visit in 2015…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 88 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

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 -2018

 

 

 

 

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Anderson, California To Gold Hill, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ 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

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 178 miles from Anderson, California to Gold Hill, Oregon..

 

 

 

Most of yesterday’s travel was on Interstate Highway 5. In the first photo below…I’m approaching Mount Shasta…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

You can read all about Mount Shasta by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta

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As I pass Mount Shasta I got a good view of Black Butte which you can read all about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Butte_%28Siskiyou_County,_California%29

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A little further north I passed through the (proposed) State of Jefferson which you can read all about by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_%28proposed_Pacific_state%29

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I parked overnight at Moose Club #178 in Gold Hill, Oregon…

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And the usual dinette photo…

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Another very friendly stop. Thanks for an enjoyable stay.

 

 

To read all about Gold Hill, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Hill,_Oregon

 

 

 

 

I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

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

 

Today’s forecast is sunny and 74 degrees.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 -2018

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Wimer, Oregon 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 motorhome 198 miles from Wimer, Oregon to Anderson California.

 

I spent the last eight days parked at Mary’s rental property. It is under contract to be sold and is scheduled to close by Thanksgiving. During this time, Mary, myself and a local gal by the name of Susan whom Mary hired had been really busy getting rid of the furnishings and doing cleaning.

 

The house is now empty and clean…

 

 

 

 

You may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary’s van is full of stuff. Here’s the side view…

 

 

 

 

And the rear view…

 

 

 

 

My Bronco is also full. Here’s the side view…

 

 

 

 

And the rear view…

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way I passed Lake Shasta…

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Arriving at Anderson, I parked in the back of VFW Post #9650 where they have a 30 amp electrical outlet…

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The usual dinette window photo…

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I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California around November 9th. I’ll depart November 27th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 71 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…

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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

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://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/

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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