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Southaven, Mississippi Day 3 (GA463)

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 Thousand Trails RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart September 24th.

 

 

 

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 April 17, 2013…

The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We will stay here while we explore the Memphis area for the next several days.

 

 

Yesterday was both hot and humid. About 85 degrees and 85% humidity. The Weather Wimp…as Mary calls me, says…Yuk!!!

 

 

I drove the Bronco the about seven miles to meet Mary at the Memphis Airport. She arrived at 6:00 PM. She was in a condition of which I have not seen her before. A few days ago she re-arranged her living room furniture and a couple of days later ended up with a very painful neck…and cannot lift anything…

 

 

 

 

 

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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She got a good night’s sleep and feels somewhat better this morning. As I write this, she thinks she will call an acupuncturist first thing this morning and try to get an appointment asap. One thing we have both noticed is that she tends to feel physically better on the road in the motorhome than at her home in California. Hopefully she will soon be up and jumping around again. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

It was so hot in the motorhome when we returned that we sat outside enjoying a nice breeze and watched a hazy sunset…

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In addition to hopefully get an acupuncture appointment, we need to get her unpacked and moved back in and probably do a little grocery shopping. Hopefully by tomorrow she’ll feel well enough to start doing a little sightseeing.

 

 

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

 

 

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location near Memphis in the State of Tennessee. 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/

 

 

 

 

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 65 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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Just One Day Every Other Year…

is what we were told.

Yesterday afternoon about 4:00 PM Mary and I went for a walk at our campground…Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Connor, Washington. Out of the 60 resorts in the system…Thousand Trails does not own the property on which this campground is situated…but leases it from the Swinomish Indian Tribe.

While on our walk I noticed a lot of vehicles parked on Lone Tree Point…and I knew what was going on…the one day every other year when the tribe harvests salmon from this location. Mary took this photo of me overlooking the scene…

I told Mary I could tell the tide was incoming and we should get closer to watch the proceedings which I had seen in past years. Gaining a better viewing point I got these photos…

Once the net is in on the shore..they throw the salmon into big bins to be hauled away by a truck. Here’s a short video showing the flying fish…watch the person on the far left taking pictures…that’s Mary getting in close to the action…

If the video does not work…click this link..

http://youtu.be/GO6SMVZl-Mk

While this is a one day every other year activity…it is a full day activity and they had four large bins on a truck ready to be hauled away.

Remember the first photo above? Well we watched the activities for perhaps 20 minutes and when we left the tide had indeed come in…the passage was now covered with water about 25 feet wide and ankle-deep! Since we had no other choice…in we went and walked back to our motorhome with soaking wet shoes and socks. No problem…by this morning they were all dried out and wearable once again.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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A Day Trip To Orcas Island, Washington – Part 2…

Last Friday…A day that started foggy and cool which turned into a delightful sunny and 71 degree day…I drove the Bronco II on to the Washington State Ferry Yakima…for the 50 minute trip to Orcas Island..part of the beautiful San Juan Islands of Puget Sound. We spent about five hours on the island savoring the abundant beauty.

Here is a Google Earth view of the area…

This illustration is from the below Wikipedia link. There are MANY smaller islands not shown…

Below are just a few photos. You can left click on each photo and they should open to a larger view…

Here we are arriving in the hamlet of Orcas…

Here is a view of the ferry landing as seen from a cafe deck…

On the cafe deck was a wooden replica of an Orca Whale…

First stop was at Rosario Resort (see below link) which was the mansion built in 1909 by Seattle shipbuilder magnate Robert Moran…

Old time photos direct you to the appropriate rest room…

Not a bad view with which to enjoy a meal…

Part of Robert Moran’s library atop an unusual fireplace mantel…

The music room…

Includes a huge organ..

Here’s another view of the music room…

Lot of colorful flowers here…

The Rosario Marina. We had lunch overlooking this view…

Then we moved on to the small artist’s hamlet of Olga…

Where I met this guy…

Here’s a local artist’s interpretation of an Orcas Island scene…

And another view…

From here we moved on to 2,409 foot high Mount Constitution…the highest point on Orcas Island.

Here are four links describing this paradise…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orcas_Island

http://www.visitsanjuans.com/The-Islands/Orcas-Island/

http://www.orcasisland.org/

http://www.rosarioresort.com/

Tomorrow you get to see more photos that I took atop of the island. See you then…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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