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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. She is busy with personal matters. She departs with her 14-year-old grandson for a trip to Turkey on April 17th.

In other news…

Three days ago I got my Ford Bronco II back after a transmission rebuild. It seems to run fine. However as part of the 3 year, 50,000 mile warranty, they require to re-inspect the vehicle after two weeks. So I’ll return to the transmission shop on Monday, April 21st. During the next few days, I’ll be busy with routine maintenance and cleaning on both the Bronco and motorhome. My actual departure date will be determined by the receipt of the telephone call discussed below.

Last September during my eye exam at the Seattle, Washington VA Hospital I was told I have a large cataract in my right eye that should be attended to in the next year.

On March 24th, we drove the Bronco 104 miles (one way) to the VA Medical Center at Livermore, California for my new eye exam which confirmed my cataract in my right eye. I was told I’m a candidate for surgery. I now await a phone call to establish an appointment for a consultation with an eye surgeon.

During my eye exam I was told that the surgery would be performed at the large Palo Alto facility near San Francisco. Just like being in the military, I am now standing in line and waiting! 🙂

A more relaxed mode..

After our 682 day on-the-go 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States, we have decided to slip into a more relaxed mode. In the next few months we will be traveling through areas previously explored. Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padre_Island_National_Seashore

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 79 degrees. Forecast for today is a sunny day at 77 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows our 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

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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 500 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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas – Day 2

The motorhome has been parked at Malaquite Beach on Padre Island National Seashore along the Gulf of Mexico about 25 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas for the last two nights. While there, even with our amplifier system, we were unable to pull an Internet signal. We departed this morning and expect to arrive at Rockport, Texas this afternoon.

In the below Google Earth image, X marks our parking location, CC locates Corpus Christi and PA identifies Port Aransas 30 miles north of Malaquite Beach where we went for a day trip yesterday…

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Arriving at Port Aransas our first stop was the library to use their Internet signal to publish yesterday’s Blog entry. The librarian recommended Jay’s Seafood and Spaghetti Works for our lunch where Mary had Blackened Fish Tacos and I had the Blackened Shrimp Tacos…

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Then to the ferry to see if our motorhome would fit. It would but because of real low tides right now we elected to double back through Corpus Christi before heading north for Rockport this morning…

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Then to the small Port Aransas Museum…

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Then to the Farley Boat Works which is part of the museum…

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Here’s the museum’s website link…
http://portaransasmuseum.org/

Last stop of the day was at the Felder Art Gallery so Mary could get her art fix…

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To see the other 33 photos that I took yesterday, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/PortAransasTexas

Enjoying beautiful island seaports is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…(look closely on the Texas coast…)

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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/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Padre Island National Seashore, Texas – Day 1

The motorhome is parked at Malaquite Beach on Padre Island National Seashore along the Gulf of Mexico about 25 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas. We expect to depart here tomorrow morning.

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 the view from thew dinette window…

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The National Park Service identifies this place as…”The Longest Stretch of Undeveloped Barrier Island in The World”.

To read about the Padre Island National Seashore you can click on the official government website link…
http://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm

You can also click upon this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padre_Island_National_Seashore

In the below Google Earth image, X marks our parking location and CC locates Corpus Christi…

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After arrival yesterday…we took a one hour stroll with a park ranger along the beach and in the afternoon we took to a two-hour bird watching tour with park volunteers. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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Enjoying beautiful national seashores is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…(look closely on the Texas coast…)

USA1C

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/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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