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Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 47 (GA195)

 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 Seaside, Oregon. I’m scheduled to depart here October 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!</div?

 

 

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 August 5, 2012…

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident. To read about my recovery status, click this link… https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/medical-condition-status-page/

 

 

A few days back I drove the Bronco over to the south (bottom) to neighboring (lower left) El Vado Lake. My current campsite is shown by the “X”.

 

 

Yesterday’s photos showed the Rio Chama as seen from the El Vado Lake Dam. Today’s photos are of Ospreys taken in that area…

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying beautiful birds is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 53 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…

 

 

 

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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Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 23 (GA171)

 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 Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 13th.

 

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!</div?

 

 

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 July 12, 2012…

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park, here in New Mexico.

 

 

I still need more rest and recuperation from my May 27th accident. My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m still experiencing the occasional popping in my chest with the associated mild burning pain. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and four days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finalized?

 

 

In Yesterday’s Blog entry I showed a photo of an Osprey nest…where the chick was hiding because of the noise I made during my approach. I had occasion to go by that nest again yesterday and got some pics of Momma Osprey with baby chick. The rangers tell me that the chick is nearly old enough as to be ready for flight soon. This time I approached the nest in the Bronco and stopped about 100 yards away. Rather than using my tripod…these photos were taken by hand-holding the camera while sitting in the driver’s seat of the Bronco…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday I started out to circle El Vado Lake but had to turn back because of a soft and slippery muddy road. I did get this one photo that shows how low the water level is down because of a several year drought…

 

 

 

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 light rain and 60 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

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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Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 22 (GA170)

 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 Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 13th.

 

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!</div?

 

 

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 July 11, 2012…

As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park, which I have been doing here at Heron Lake. My three weeks were up yesterday and I had planned to move on to El Vado Lake State Park about 30 miles away. After six days I could then return here to Heron Lake State Park.

 

 

Because the campground was not full last weekend, at the last moment, I decided to ask the head park ranger if he would give me a one-time exemption to the six-day-out rule. I gave him the Blog entry link about my May 27th accident to help him understand the reason for my request. He got together with the campground host and they decided to let me stay here until next Monday, at which time they will look at the possibility of another additional week. So, for the moment, I’m good to stay here for at least another six days.

 

 

There are two major factors which I need to consider regarding the move. I need to stay at higher elevations in order to stay in decent weather temperatures. El Vado Lake State Park is 300 feet lower in elevation and hence a little warmer. In addition, I need to minimize my physical movements to aid in my accident recovery. So, if I can avoid the physical effort involved in hooking up the Bronco to the motorhome and then driving the 60 miles (there and back), so much the better.

 

 

I still need more rest and recuperation from my May 27th accident. My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m still experiencing the occasional popping in my chest with the associated mild burning pain. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and three days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finalized?

 

 

I had been told there are a number of Osprey nests in the area. I found the first one about 1,000 feet away from the back of the visitors center. 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

To reach that far out at such a small subject required using the full 30x power of the optical zoom lens on my camera. That’s the equivalent of a 750 mm lens which is impossible to hand-hold steady enough to get a picture. So I used my small, somewhat shaky tripod and managed to get this one good photo…

 

 

 

 

 

I then went in search of another nest about one mile away. As I drove up I could see the chick’s heads sticking out of the nest, but the noise of the Bronco approaching made them camera-shy…

 

 

 

 

 

Mama Osprey was watching over the nest on another pole about 10 feet away. It was a difficult photo to get because I was shooing almost directly into the sun. Also, this is a hand-held photo…

 

 

It was fun to capture these photos, but bird/animal photography takes both patience and a bit of luck.

 

 

 

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 light rain and 66 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…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

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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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 23

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park, here in New Mexico.

I still need more rest and recuperation from my May 27th accident. My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m still experiencing the occasional popping in my chest with the associated mild burning pain. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and four days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finalized?

In Yesterday’s Blog entry I showed a photo of an Osprey nest…where the chick was hiding because of the noise I made during my approach. I had occasion to go by that nest again yesterday and got some pics of Momma Osprey with baby chick. The rangers tell me that the chick is nearly old enough as to be ready for flight soon. This time I approached the nest in the Bronco and stopped about 100 yards away. Rather than using my tripod…these photos were taken by hand-holding the camera while sitting in the driver’s seat of the Bronco…

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…

Yesterday I started out to circle El Vado Lake but had to turn back because of a soft and slippery muddy road. I did get this one photo that shows how low the water level is down because of a several year drought…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 22

As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park, which I have been doing here at Heron Lake. My three weeks were up yesterday and I had planned to move on to El Vado Lake State Park about 30 miles away. After six days I could then return here to Heron Lake State Park.

Because the campground was not full last weekend, at the last moment, I decided to ask the head park ranger if he would give me a one-time exemption to the six-day-out rule. I gave him the Blog entry link about my May 27th accident to help him understand the reason for my request. He got together with the campground host and they decided to let me stay here until next Monday, at which time they will look at the possibility of another additional week. So, for the moment, I’m good to stay here for at least another six days.

There are two major factors which I need to consider regarding the move. I need to stay at higher elevations in order to stay in decent weather temperatures. El Vado Lake State Park is 300 feet lower in elevation and hence a little warmer. In addition, I need to minimize my physical movements to aid in my accident recovery. So, if I can avoid the physical effort involved in hooking up the Bronco to the motorhome and then driving the 60 miles (there and back), so much the better.

I still need more rest and recuperation from my May 27th accident. My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m still experiencing the occasional popping in my chest with the associated mild burning pain. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks and three days ago. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finalized?

I had been told there are a number of Osprey nests in the area. I found the first one about 1,000 feet away from the back of the visitors center. 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…

To reach that far out at such a small subject required using the full 30x power of the optical zoom lens on my camera. That’s the equivalent of a 750 mm lens which is impossible to hand-hold steady enough to get a picture. So I used my small, somewhat shaky tripod and managed to get this one good photo…

I then went in search of another nest about one mile away. As I drove up I could see the chick’s heads sticking out of the nest, but the noise of the Bronco approaching made them camera-shy…

Mama Osprey was watching over the nest on another pole about 10 feet away. It was a difficult photo to get because I was shooing almost directly into the sun. Also, this is a hand-held photo…

It was fun to capture these photos, but bird/animal photography takes both patience and a bit of luck.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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