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INCLINE VILLAGE HOLIDAY-2

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Sunday was ski day at Incline. I don’t ski, I’m the photographer, mule. There is a lot of clothing, gear and ticketing, and waiting around.

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The sun was very bright. The weather balmy. The predicted rain didn’t show.

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Cedric dons his goggles.

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No,wait!  Virginia is going to wear the goggles. Cedric put on a light weight pair of sunglasses.

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Sisters.  Aren’t they sweet?  Where did those goggles go?

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Finally, they are ready to go. Kristanne is skiing for the first time since high school. Austin is skiing for the first time. Last year he chose snowboarding, but this was their togetherness plan. Notice that the dark clothing.

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Am I supposed to pick them out from all the rest from a great distance?

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Owen only uses a snowboard. Doesn’t like to ski. And, of course he does it in all black clothing.

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Theo only skis. Dressed in black. Both boys use the big runs.

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Both Austin and Kris had a brush up lesson and skied three of the beginner hills, which was fine with them.

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The emergency services brought in this injured skier, a reminder of how dangerous this sport is. There were two accidents that day.

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People like to start their kids at a very young age. This little guy didn’t ski, but he wasn’t much younger than others I saw on the bunny slope.

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Mt. Rose Ski area supplies incentives by entertaining the kids and a disc jockey playing popular music LOUDLY that appeals to young people.

Everyone had fun. We packed a great lunch and everyone went out for a couple more hours. I read Virginia’s newspaper and started a new book.

At the condo the non skiers watched the Patriots vs. Ducks?  Or Sea Hawks? And hung out visiting and snacking. We had another big family dinner. This time, I cooked the dinner of chicken boudin, Virginia prepared several salads to go with it. Doug’s and Virginia’s cookies, Cedric’s pies and Sees candy. No lack of desserts. Yum.

And, while we were gone, Laurie finished the puzzle.

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Minute Man National Park, Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #191 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. I expect to depart here tomorrow.

Mary is back at  her home in California tending to some personal business. She has made her plane reservations and will fly to meet me in Boston, Massachusetts on July 30th.

The heat wave is supposed to be over but you cannot prove it by me. Yesterday was 89 degrees in the shade with 50% humidity. I ran the motorhome air-conditioner from about 1:00 – 9:00 PM.

Yesterday I visited the Minute Man National Park…in five stops. This park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. To refresh your memory of the events occurring on that date, I recommend you click this link… http://www.battleroad.org/history.html

I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles to the first stop which was at the headquarters of the park located in Lincoln, situated between Lexington and Concord. I viewed an excellent 25 minute multimedia presentation about the fateful day that began an eight-year war resulting in the birth of a new nation. Here are some of the 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…

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Then I drove about three miles east to the Lexington Green. No one knows who fired the shot where the first blood of the war resulted…

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Then about four miles back west to the Paul Revere capture site. You can read the words of all three markers by clicking this link… http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMA88_Paul_Revere_Capture_Site

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Then about two miles west to the Hartwell Tavern which you can read about by clicking this link… http://www.nps.gov/mima/forteachers/the-historic-hartwell-tavern.htm

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This is the actual North Great Road also known as the Battle Road Trail, on which the British Troops and Patriot Minute Men walked upon. Note the concrete marker on the right…

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Now barely readable because of being worn by the elements over the years…it reads…Boston Harbor 14M (meaning miles)…

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Then about four more miles west to the final stop of the North Bridge. It was here the Patriots repulsed the British Troops and fired “the shot heard around the world”. The British advanced the bridge from this side of the Concord River, The Patriots were waiting for them on the other side of the bridge…

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1/4 mile later on a walking path I came to the North Bridge visitors center…

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The bridge as seen from the visitors center…

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The park does a great job in presenting the details of April 19, 1775. It was a very emotional visit to walk on such hallowed ground. Here’s the Minute Man National Park official website link… http://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm

Enjoying historical places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

After sitting so long at my son’s home and then waiting out the week-long heat wave…I had grown tired of sitting around. It’s nice to be back on the move once again!

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